Departed Soles Brewing Company opened its doors in the Powerhouse Arts District in Downtown Jersey City in the summer of 2015. While the brewery produces all sorts of Craft Beer, it is proud to be New Jersey's first Craft Brewery offering Craft Beer with 100% Gluten Free ingredients that can compete on the palate with traditional ales!
Departed Soles Brewing Company was initially a brew pub concept - the hair brain scheme of two best friends, sitting in one of their parents' house... drinking. One had a passion for craft beer and bar experience, while the other a way with people and resume full of restaurants; both with a passion for sneakers. Unlike virtually every other set of friends that has this conversation though, one of those friends had a personal motto:
"DON'T TALK ABOUT IT, BE ABOUT IT."
As time went on, each continued along their chosen career paths; one - Chris - a teacher, the other the Business Manager for his family's funeral home. The Teacher would antagonize the Business Manager, Brian Kulbacki, that he'd never leave the family business and take the risk to chase his dream.
On October 25th, 2010, things would change for the inseparable best friends..
On that day, Chris was commuting between his two jobs when he was involved in a one car accident that took his life. He left an indelible mark on hundreds of lives, and ever since that day Brian has aimed to make his departed friend proud.
In the Spring of 2012, Brian determined it was time to show that despite his friend's taunts, he would indeed chase their dream. Never wanting the lifestyle of a restaurant owner alone, Brian applied to the American Brewers Guild school for Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering - Brewery in Planning edition.
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