KCCO Beer coming soon. We’re seeking a brewery to partner with for creation of liquid gold (11 HQ Photos)

If you show up to theCHIVE office for a tour, the first thing that happens is you'll be led to theCHIVE's famous beer fridge. Taking a tour without a beer in hand is a silly thing.

When you open the fridge you notice a selection of the best beers around. At your eye level you'll find curious row of humble beers marked 'KCCO' on masking tape. For about 6 months, theCHIVE has been mastering two home brews in the office that are actually, well, fucking delicious.

The first is our Black Lager (German Schwarzbier). It's a toasty fucker with notes of chocolate but, unlike a heavy porter or stout, it's amazingly crisp, clean, and light. It's really a remarkable beer.

The second is a Gold Lager. Very light and clean with a nice hop backbone (we switched to a Czech hop a while back which did the trick). Both beers are amazingly balanced and sessionable. We drink a lot here and I don't like feeling full after 2 beers.

The beer has become so popular about Venice Beach, the new batches barely last a day.

We're going to need a bigger boat.

We want to share our special home brew with America, or at least a couple lucky cities to start. We'd like to partner with a quality brewer with a healthy capacity - emphasis on the word 'partner'. We know craft brewers are a passionate lot and we want your name proudly with ours on our label.

We want to make the highest quality beer possible here in America. It's time to get away from bloated Macro brewers who don't give a feathered fuck about their customers.

As theCHIVE moves forward, our primary interest is in connecting people. It's what our shirts do amazingly well. There isn't anything wrong with the digital likes, pokes, and winks in the digital space. But nothing beats a physical connection. - A room full of friends, laughter, and raised glasses. Let's give the Chivers a great, American beer to toast.

If you're interested contact the new President of KCCO Beers, Joe Michaels, at info@kccobrewery.com

If you're a bar owner/manager interested in carrying KCCO Dark or Gold, email us at iwantmybeer@kccobrewery.com

Sign up individually ON THIS AWESOME NEW WEBSITE to find out which bar will be carrying KCCO Beer in your neck of the woods.

Now enjoy theCHIVE's beer fridge!

You can sign up RIGHT HERE to be the very first to find out which bar is carrying KCCO Beer in your neck of the woods.

Bar owners are welcome to contact us at iwantmybeer@kccobrewery.com if you’re interested in carrying KCCO Black or KCCO Gold Beers. We’ll try to make enough for you to actually keep in stock.

To partner with KCCO Beer and help launch a beer revolution, contact Joe Michaels at info@kccobrewery.com

  • http://twitter.com/Lucky2100 @Lucky2100

    Try Freetail Brewing Co. In San Antonio, TX!!! They brew amazing beer and love KCCO!! Make it an IPA!!

    • JMAKK

      As a fellow SA Chiver I 2nd this motion!!!!

      • The_Dood

        And I second the motion to make an IPA.

        • Yuppp

          Stone Brewery just down the coast from the Chive if you want a good IPA.

          • TRB

            Ithaca makes a great IPA, But if you want a very large brewery that is not a macro brewery look into Saranac in Upstate New York.

      • Stopherson

        I 6th that motion! GO SPURS GO!

    • optimushall

      Third! Motion is passed!!

    • Apaine

      4th! Definitely an IPA

      • 13Aliens

        5th…. feed the hopheads!

    • Nervous

      +1, but good luck getting someone to lager the beer… ALEs are we need…

    • https://www.facebook.com/mtdoerre Matt Doerre

      also as a San Antonio Chiver I also agree

      • Master Blaster

        I agree as a Corpus Christi chiver. Wouldn't mind the drive for some KCCO goodness.

    • Felipe

      If they want it done right they better get one from Texas

  • Big Duke 6

    Hurry up and take my money.

    • Ross

      and keep the label. I like it as is.

  • Will


    and so it begins, the great shitstorm of our time

    • Joe

      I bet it's going to suck

  • Damon


    this is a very good move

    • Juan

      I just realized, John is in that pic!!! huh…didn't see him there…

  • PWT2


    Awesome Brewery here in Seattle !

    • Ryan

      +1 million for this brewery!!!!!!! Can't go wrong here.

    • Roy Johnson

      Yes Yes Yes!!! They make Men's Room Red – amazing beer!

      • HawkOne

        Who the hell would thumbs down Mens Room!!!

        • Craigery

          Never had it, but the reference to toilets doesn't make it sound appetizing.

          • roadhog0

            It's a Seattle thing, you gotta know it to understand it 😛

    • hippyj

      Why yes they are great beer & great people

    • Abusement_Park

      I'll have to throw in another vote for Elysian. Great group.

  • kranick

    #6 I'll take one of everything in this pic!

    • SouthernRebel18B

      I'll take 3. Especially that fine slice of life on the right. Good. God.

    • MylesofStyles

      I don't see what everyone is getting so excited about. You would have to be pretty shitty not to make the leaderboard after the first hole.

  • momo19256

    Mother of God and all that is holy.

  • Craigery

    You guys should have a contest to design the label. I think it should have a picture of a cupcake with a hipster mustache and it should be called "Bill Nye Brew".

  • Shay

    I don't suppose a case could perhaps, cross the border? Us Canadians love beer, ya know!

    • http://twitter.com/lisa83m @lisa83m


    • http://twitter.com/ajhouran @ajhouran

      Yes please! Shay speaks the truth

    • bugslinger81

      Yea, first case to Alberta though

    • Ben

      True story!!!

  • TheVanityScore

    fucking geniuses man i swear. send some out to Visalia, CA.

    • Craigery

      It doesn't take a fucking genius to come up with the idea of brewing, bottling, and selling beer. I like The Chive and I like beer, but c'mon, we're not talking genius-level thinking here.

      • TheVanityScore

        well FUCK okay then it was a "good idea" is that better? dick

    • sfb101

      Yea, Visalia could use all the help it can get…

      • TheVanityScore

        well it could use some better beer if thats what you mean. and i love how i got negative votes for over exaggerating with the word genius. everybody here takes shit to literally.

        • PFW


          • TheVanityScore


      • Andre

        Fresno, CA would love to accept some good ol Chive beer

        • Dickleg

          Dude, yes! I thought Fresno was Chive-less. Thought i was alone…

  • snapKRACKELpop

    mmmmm Beer. The German in me loves this concept (as does the Canadian in me)… & trust me, us Krauts take our beer very seriously. how seriously? serious enough to pass brewing laws back in 1516! don't believe me? check it out the "Reinheitsgebot"


    • ....

      The only good thing that law ever did was lead to the advent of unfruited Berlinner Weisse beers. The Reinheitsgebot is really pointless IMO.

      What's so bad about a bad having some flavorings like coffee, vanilla, or chocolate?

    • beerich

      That law was put into place because people were putting things into beer that were killing the populous. They've been restricted ever since, outside of wheat.

  • like beer

    I don't get it. I can understand wearing a shirt from this great site, but why would anyone want to drink beer just because it has the KCCO label? To ensure your pics get posted?

    • Shay

      or because it tastes good?

    • Uhhh


    • http://jasonreiss.wordpress.com jasonreiss

      you obviously don't get it.

      • toocoolforschool

        yeah i bet he wouldn't even use chive toothpaste. what a tool.

    • TheVanityScore

      ok buzzkillington you must be new here. we support the chive and whatever crazy shit they decide to do cause they are awesome

      • GlibTongue

        'We support the chive and whatever crazy shit they decide to do cause they are awesome'.

        Sounds like a page out of history.

        Ever heard of the word sycophant?

        • TheVanityScore

          so you think im trying to just win the favor of random people i dont know? it just so happens that i like this site, and i like beer, and im having trouble finding your problem with this lol what the fuck is wrong with chive beer? if you dont want it dont buy it dumbass. this is the last thing im saying anything on this subject cause its fucking retarded that im having to defend myself on this in the first place. ITS BEER dude. just beer.. nobody cares.

          • GlibTongue

            You're right.

            Beer dude, just beer. Nothing special. Nobody cares.

            Thank you for agreeing with me.

      • Craigery

        Including drinking the Kool-Aid? I would argue that some Chivers actually think for themselves.

    • former chiver

      Hey, let's put or logo on everthing and sell it! What happened to you Chive? I'm out it was nice while it lasted.

      • NDChiver

        Good riddance! Cheers chivers!

      • Later

        No I agree. I have been on this site since it started but lately it is buy this – buy that. I understand they are out to make a buck but subtlety went out the window some time back. I am sure they are cool guys and believe me, their daily lives are a hell of a lot more exciting than mine, but the Chive used to be an escape. Now it is one big commercial.

        • Dizzle

          No kidding. These guys are living the bachelor's dream life on their fans' dime. I'll keep comin to the chive until they start making people subscribe, but i would never buy anything from a bunch of greedy Peter Pan frat boys. I work too hard for my money.

          • toocoolforschool

            PPFB 4 life

          • Joe

            Couldn't have said it better dude.

        • ren


      • Jouhker

        Most of the stuff they sell is to make money. However, these items generally bring people together. I wore a BFM shirt in Reno to see the TOOL concert. I had close to 20 people give me the KCCO, buy me a beer, or give me a kiss on the cheek(1 guy, 1 girl). The beer would do the same thing. I wore my KCCO sweatshirt to a Crossfit event 2 weeks ago. Conversation starter with guys and girls alike. So instead of PBR or Sierra Nevada, you buy KCCO beer. If the beer tastes good, you get the best of both worlds. KCCO!

      • goatpunch

        Well I think the chive has proven to be a bunch that cares about quality, and be damned with quantity. (See tons of people bitching about how they never stock enough t-shirts even though they say all the time this is intentional) As John explained about the beer, and as they have proven many times over, the chive boys put out quality stuff, or at least attempt to, and until this is proven otherwise I'm certainly willing to give the beer a shot!

    • The_Ger

      Probably because beer is great, and trying new beer is great, and even if the beer is not great it's still beer. You drink it to support the website, craft brews, and your own alcohol induced euphoria.

    • BallzMcGee

      How about everyone just waits to try the beer themselves, then make a decision based on your experience. This is almost as bad as when people criticize movies they have never seen

    • Pretty Smile

      Chive=Buy Buy Buy Buy

    • Me

      Do you really need to ask why? It's beer! That is why we drink it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/OneShotOneKill01 Tom Crawford

      are you kidding me…

  • Jeff

    Can you share the recipe for home brewers on the other side of the country to try for themselves?

    • Zack

      I just sent an email to Joe asking this same question. Seriously doubt it will make it to Northwest Wyoming any time soon, and it would be cool to brew my own batch.

      • Wayne

        Same question. I'm a home brewer, and would love to try to make them.

        • dwart

          i just started brewing and would like to try and make it as well

          • toocoolforschool

            im sure you can buy it…

    • TreyD

      Then the home brewers will sell it on EBAY when chive cant produce enough or only release it in limited supply

    • mdubs

      Please Chive! Throw us home brewers the recipe!

  • Wet_tosti

    I call dibs on quality control!

    • Thad

      So you have a masters degree in chemistry? Because that's what QC at a brewery calls for, not drinking beer

  • MattKL

    #2 Do I hear a choir of angels singing?

  • Rick


  • Canucks_Rule

    #5 #6 – does she come with the beer?

    • acupofjoe

      OH YOU!

      • Canucks_Rule

        mr. plow reference ftw.

        • acupofjoe

          one of the greater episodes…

  • AngryBuddha

    St. Arnold's Brewery Houston

    • Where's Dildo

      Couldn't agree more. Also 512 in Austin

    • Brandon Neyman

      Make it Happen. !!

    • mdubs

      Would also like to see No Label out here in Katy brewing this stuff.

    • Boss

      All about st. Arneys!

  • Canadian Soldier

    WHAT ABOUT CANADA!!! This beer would do so well here up north!!!

  • hititrightyea

    will be overpriced and super limited. GHEYYYY

    • blue_bronco

      How about a design contest for the label???? :/

    • Bink


    • Definitely

      Totally agree!!!!

    • North

      I'd like hititrightyea's comment more then once if I could. If they mark up their beer like they mark up the price of a shitty quality t-shirt only idiots will buy it.

  • https://www.facebook.com/dusty.kelley Dusty

    Wow, as an experienced home brewer and lover of all things craft beer, I'm very excited about this. Awesome job guys. That Black Lager looks tasty. If you are ever needing advice on new recipes, hit me up.

    I hope I'll be able to find your beer around the midwest at some point!

  • Tony
  • BigBill

    Im…im just so happy

  • Steve Ambler

    My mouth just came. I swallowed and it came again

  • Tillman61

    And here we thought Google was going to run the future…
    They forgot about the beer part of world conquest.
    I, for one, welcome our new Internet Overlords.

    • https://www.facebook.com/jiggs26.2 Jiggs Verry
      • toocoolforschool


      • Tillman61

        Son of a… OK, you win. I'd rather have a Chive beer, though.

    • Really?

      Ass kisser

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.carnes.18 Jeremy Carnes

      Or have they… (Insert evil laugh)

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