January 1, 2014
Messy Brine Established
As the pickle research and development progressed, the co-founders agreed to form Messy Brine as a limited liability company (“LLC”). On January 1, 2014, Messy Brine LLC was formed in the in the State of New Jersey. It was a great way to start the new year!
Tasty & Messy Experimentation
Co-Founders Josh Siber, Evan Machowsky, and Andrew Guberman spent months learning the history, techniques, and safety regulations of pickles and the pickling process. They experimented with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, various flavors of vinegar, and an abundant amount of salt and spice! Needless to say, kitchens became messy. The Messy Brine name is a "shout-out" to the fun and mess made from all the testing and tasting of these pickles!
Messy Brine Is Born
3 financial guys, 9 professional licenses, 25 years of friendship, and a whole lot of passion for the culinary arts. Together, they cultivated this passion and transformed it into Messy Brine.
On a football Sunday, Co-Founder Evan Machowsky was helping himself to some food in Josh Siber’s fridge, as he often did. Rather than the leftover pizza, Josh’s homemade jar of pickled green beans caught Evan's eye. This pleasant surprise put Evan’s entrepreneurial mind into high gear. The idea clicked when the two met with Andrew Guberman, a lifelong friend of both and business partner of Evan's. After conducting initial research and deliberation, the three guys with finance backgrounds decided to hop into the world of pickles and other specialty foods.