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About the Block

Our Story

The Block Artisan Ice Co. was founded with a craftsman’s eye and appreciation for the elegance of clear craft ice. We strive for uncompromised quality and striking beauty with every cube.

Our story begins in 2018 when Matt Briggs realized he could use the same equipment utilized by ice sculpture artists to make clear ice cubes for craft cocktails. Matt dove right into the sub-zero world of ice, honing his craft and developing a process for creating hand-cut cubes that were flavorless, odorless, and perfectly clear.

But that was only the tip of the iceberg. Together with his siblings, Matt has created a family-owned business and began taking their craft ice to bars, restaurants, and hotels around the Sacramento area. The response was overwhelming. Block Artisan Ice began to be served with high-end cocktails in some of the hottest bars and eateries in Sacramento, Napa, Stockton, Tahoe, and beyond. Patrons were loving the result: cocktails that maintained their flavor and slow-melting ice that didn’t dilute the strength of their drinks.

Today, The Block continues to push the boundaries of innovation and craftsmanship, adding personalized touches like stamps and add-ons to their cubes. The Block is also making it easier for people to enjoy in the comfort of their own homes with the sales of bagged ice chips.

We’re constantly on the lookout for new ways to get our hand-cut, 7x filtered ice into the hands of everyone who loves craft unadulterated cocktails, mocktails, and coffee drinks. Once you’ve tasted the difference craft ice can make, you’ll never look at your glass the same way again.

Background of The Block Artisan Ice Co. logo mark and company mascot, Gus, a French Bulldog.

Matt Briggs

Ice Man

Heather Briggs


Toby Briggs