It is said that great artists suffer for their art. That can be true of brewers, too.
In an industry replete with remarkable stories, Brian Kulbacki’s stands out. I first spoke to Kulbacki back in March 2013 to find out about his award-winning gluten-free beer and the brewery he hoped to found some day. That day is almost here.
The name itself evokes tragedy and dedication. From tragedy is born inspiration and then, in fits and starts and through hoops and over obstacles, high quality gluten-free beer will finally be brewed at Jersey City’s first craft brewery. To get the whole story, head over to the Departed Soles Kickstarter page.
I once heard the oh-so-quotable Augie Carton, of Carton Brewing, say that brewery hopefuls should take their initial investment estimate and triple it. Kulbacki hit a lot closer to the mark, but he still needs a few bucks to clear that last hurdle and fire up the brew kettle. Read his story and decide for yourself.
In the end, this isn’t about gluten-free beer. It’s about a determined entrepreneur who makes beer you’re going to want to drink.