Brunswick Memorial Home’s Business Manager Brewing On The Side

Brian Kulbacki, Business Manager at the Brunswick Memorial Home, has decided to take his hobby to the “next level.”

As a homebrewer for the last four years, he has been focused on developing great tasting gluten free beer for friends, family, and himself to imbibe.  In the Spring of 2012, Brian enrolled in the American Brewers Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course to learn about the nitty gritty of the craft, graduating in December of the same year. Shortly thereafter, Brian created a Gluten Free IPA that he calls GoodbíPA, and a brewery aptly named “Departed Soles,” honoring his time at the Funeral Home in East Brunswick, his love of sneakers, and a lost friend. The beer went on to win 3rd place Best in Show in a New York City Homebrew contest featuring entries from nearly 800 people.  The IPA also took home 1st place in the “Specialty” category.

An article about Brian’s efforts is in this month’s issue of NJ Monthly.  Check it out!