Both avid homebrewers with MBAs, LeAnn and Tara met after leaving their corporate jobs in tech and media to join the beer industry. Working together on a daily basis, their passions quickly aligned and they realized a shared vision: to create a totally different beer company that would expand the craft beer market.
After years of browsing beer aisles and visiting breweries, they found that despite the booming craft beer market, no breweries were actively trying to speak to customers like them. From confusing packaging and bearded bros with attitudes to dark, industrial taprooms, the male-dominated industry was lacking an approachable, inclusive perspective and voice.
Tara and LeAnn knew there was an opportunity to speak to a broader audience and launched TALEA, creating "easy-drinking beers, perhaps to replace that glass of rosé" (Florence Fabricant, The New York Times). TALEA's beers are at the intersection of high quality and low-bitterness with fruit-forward flavors; beers that you can comfortably share with your hard-seltzer and wine-drinking friends, or open with the most discerning beer connoisseur.
TALEA's flagship brewery and taproom opened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in March 2021! Opening every day at 9am, the space is the perfect environment to enjoy coffee and "work from TALEA" or have a flight of beers with friends.