Saint Benjamin Brewing Company has some serious expansion plans underway, including an on-site taproom and a new German brewhouse that will increase their brewing capacity from 440 barrels a year to 4,400.
Yeah, that’s a big jump. And here’s how they’re planning to do it.
The new brewhouse has been in the works since February, and an increase in production means they’ll be expanding distribution outside of the greater Philadelphia area, including Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, and Delaware Counties.
Thanks to a $25,000 American Street Empowerment Zone Business Grant, owners Christina Burris and Tim Patton are building the new taproom, which will have 12 beers on tap including their core and experimental brews, and will also serve Pennsylvania wines and ciders. We can also expect a menu of seasonal, beer-friendly foods.
Starting tomorrow, Burris and Patton will also be canning their flagship beers: the West Coast-style India cream ale, Inca, and their spiced wheat beer, Wit or Witout. Following those will be Foul Weather Jack and Junto.
For now, they are aiming to open the taproom in May, and until construction is finished, they have halted brewery tours.
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