So what’s with the name?
Our name is inspired by some of our favorite things in New York. Radiant comes from our favorite NYC artist Jean-Michel Basquiat “the Radiant Child”. Pig actually doesn’t mean anything at all.
Seriously, Pig is completely arbitrary?
Okay, I guess it stands for our favorite types of New Yorkers – People In Gastropubs. People like us, who love great food and great beer.
Where can I find some of your delicious beer?
Places that pour beer on draft in NYC, Long Island and Westchester. Rather than list them out, let me refer you to our Find Us page. It’s kind of like a treasure map except at that end there is beer, not gold.
Where are you based out of?
We’re based out of NYC.
So the beer is made in New York?
Not exactly. If you’ve ever rented an apartment in NYC, you know how ridiculous rent can be. So right now we commute a couple hours to brew it, wait a couple weeks until it’s ready, then truck it back. But our dream is to open up a brewery in New York City. We’re thinking if you drink enough Radiant Pig you can actually help make it happen. It will be a great story to tell your kids – that you helped build a brewery in the greatest city in the world just by drinking beer.
I can’t find your beer at my local grocery store or bodega – what gives?
It’s only available on draft for now. However, cans of Junior IPA are coming very soon. Like, summer 2015 soon.
Did you have any brewing experience prior to this?
Not professionally, but we’ve been home-brewing in our apartment for years. We’ve also put 12+ years of careful research (drinking beer) towards this.
Exactly how many beers does Radiant Pig have?
We have three in regular rotation – Junior IPA, Gangster Duck American Red, and East Side Rapture Pale Wheat. Oh and we did a one off of an IPA for our Anniversary called Stop That Train. You can read more about them here.
Hang on, just three beers out there right now?
What can we say – we have high standards for our beer. So if it takes a while to get it right, we think it’s totally worth it.