Yonkers Brewing Company’s Grand Opening

John and Nick champagne Kegs use exterior Holly Perlowitz and John Rubbo cake 2YONKERS, NY– John Rubbo and Nick Califano, two under 30, made bringing brewing back to Yonkers their mission. With help from Community Capital, they were able to realize an unlikely dream: breaking ground on a brewery in Yonkers, the first since Dutch Shultz’s during prohibition. Community Capital makes it our mission to help businesses like John’s and Nick’s, so they can do more than succeed—so they can thrive.  The brewery, formerly the Yonkers Trolley Barn, is a Renaissance Revival building on the National Register of Historic Places. With soaring 20 foot ceilings and exposed brick, it’s the perfect location to bring together the old and the new Yonkers. Some 35 locals will be employed to brew and serve their honey-tinged amber ale and light craft beers, including those from a nearby culinary institute working to give past offenders a second chance and new vocation. The Yonkers Brewing Co. takes sustainability seriously, with all plates and utensils compostible. At their January 18th opening, John and Nick thanked Hudson River Ventures, NYBDC and Key Bank, but made a point of noting that Community Capital started the string of financing that they needed to begin. Start ups start with us.