After years of planning, site searching, recipe developing and dealing with Philadelphia bureaucracy, Tim Patton and Christina Burris have brewed their first beer at Saint Benjamin Brewing Company, their Kensington nanobrewery.
The first batch happened yesterday at 1710 N 5th Street on the brewing operation’s three-barrel system and as Patton promised in a Facebook post, it will happen again today.
The goal is to have the beers ready for select events during this year’s Philly Beer Week, which takes place from May 30th to June 8th.
Saint Benjamin's beers will begin selling growlers to walk-up consumers by the summer and plans to open a 1,000 square foot brewpub on site.
Patton and Burris plan to produce and self distribute over a dozen varieties of beer in Philadelphia in 2014.
Initial recipes include:
- Cream Ale
- Coffee Kölsch
- Orange Blossom Ale
- Blaster Double IPA
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