Harris Derner

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Harris Derner is an American entrepreneur. Harris started Brine Brothers in 2017 and is based in New York City.[1]

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Brine Brothers


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Brine Brothers

Harris started Brine Brothers in 2017. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Brine Brothers?

In 2015, when I figured out Pickle Juice was curing my hangovers, I looked everywhere to find a drinkable pickle brine, but it did not exist.

It took me a couple months to realize that pickle juice was the main reason I was not getting a hangover. When I went out and took over 3 pickle back shots, the next morning I felt great.

> We invested a total of $11,000 in 2016 and had a business valuation of $200,000 3 years later.

This led me to drinking the leftover juice in pickle jars before I went to sleep after a long night out. After chugging countless pickle jars, throwing out pickles, and straining all the seeds, I searched for a drinkable pickle juice and to my amazement I couldn't find anything.

I talked to Mike (who had just got his MBA from Haas School of Business at Cal Berkeley) about the possible endeavor and then we were on a mission to take every pickle back shot in NYC.

Fortunately, we didn’t have to go to 10,000 bars to realize they had the same problem as us. Every single bar we went to used the same unsanitary pickle juice in a plastic quart that they would usually grab off the floor. We knew we had something with our idea.

Brine Brothers started as a passion project but we always knew it was bound to catch fire.

Source [1]