Saint Benjamin Brewing’s Tap Room | Photo by Kelly Alderfer
About a month ago, we wrote about Saint Benjamin Brewing Company’s expansion, including a new taproom in the works. Well, that taproom is finished up, and the St. Ben’s team is softly opened this week for Craft Brewers Conference—and it’s pretty sweet.
This past Saturday, I was lucky enough to stop in to check out the taproom at 1710 North 5th Street, while on a Liberty Brew Tour as the finishing touches were being done. Quite possibly the coolest feature of the taproom is the retouched exposed brick and plaster walls, a labor of love by co-owner Christina Burris. She wanted the walls to be as close to the state as they were originally back in the 1800s when the three story building was built.
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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.
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Saint Benjamin’s and Aldine at Amis.
Aldine and Saint Benjamin’s Brewing are teaming up for 2016’s first Industry Night at Amis. Tonight, Monday, January 4th, Aldine’s George Sabatino will be serving up tasty bites while Saint Benjamin’s pours discounted beers.
The event kicks off at 10 p.m., bring proof of hospitality employment as admission.
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Last month La Peg at Fringe Arts on Delaware Avenue kicked off its monthly dinner series with a wine dinner. Tonight, Wednesday, December 2nd, the series returns with a five-beer, four-course dinner for $50. Saint Benjamin’s Brewing Co. is the featured brewer. The hearty dinner is highlighted by a fois gras terrine and seafood choucroute.
Saint Benjamin’s is bringing out their Koffee Kolsch, Liason Saison, Inca India Cream Ale, Saison Du Jour VII and the aptly named Foul Weather Jack English Ale.
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South Philly’s neighborhood bar Watkins Drinkery is teaming up with Kensington’s Saint Benjamin Brewing Company for a three-course beer dinner tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 27. The party will be at Watkins’s 10th Street location and Saint Benjamin will be there as the guest of honor — the kind of guest of honor who brings all the beer (read: the best kind).
Saint Benjamin Brewing Company is a three-barrel nanobrewery that distributes small batches of home-brewed beer to local Philadelphia bars. They paired up with Watkins Drinkery to host this special event in their cozy South Philly setting, catering to all patrons who want to enjoy a tasty fall dinner served with a side of seasonal brews.
For $50, guests can enjoy three courses — a starter, an entree, and dessert–each paired with a Saint Benjamin beer.Tickets are already going fast for this one so, you know, move fast.
Need help making up your mind? Maybe a look at the menu will help.
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Saint Benjamin Little Peat – a dry Irish stout with a taste of peat smoke.
Saint Benjamin Brewing is excited about their seasonal beers. So excited they’ve got a month worth of them to enjoy.
It starts tonight at West Philadelphia’s Local 44, where they are showing off their Little Peat Smoked Dry Stout and Koffee Kolsch. Try them individually or together in an original take on a Black & Tan. The Little Peat, is an Irish stout brewed with just a hint of peak smoke, and if it is anything like last year’s version, is a beer worth seeking out.
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Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 1st, Cooper River Distillers is going to be distributing its Single Run Series Whiskey outside of the distillery for the first time. 22 bottles of the whiskey will make their way to Benash Liquors in Cherry Hill (2405 Route 38).
It is the third run Cooper River has done of whiskey and it is distilled from a base of locally brewed beer. In this case, the whiskey is distilled from Saint Benjamin’s Foul Weather Jack English Mild. We were lucky to get a taster of an earlier Single Run whiskey (made with Saint Benjamin’s IPA) and were very impressed with the results.
Cooper River’s Single Run Whiskey is the first whiskey that has been distilled, aged, and sold in New Jersey in a long time, perhaps even since Prohibition.
But with just 22 bottles in this run, it won’t last long.
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On tap this Saturday at Saint Benjamin’s. Get a growler to go.
Saint Benjamin Brewing Company, the Kensington-based brewery is hosting its first round of tours this Saturday. The brewery opens up at 12 pm until 4 pm, with tours running until 3.
There will be samples of beer, the opportunity to fill your own Saint Benjamin’s growlers, keg sales and food provided by the Farm Truck.
The brewery plans to hold tours two Saturdays per month, with the next one being on April 25.
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Saint Benjamin Brewing Company’s latest release pays homage to to Philly’s beloved Little Pete’s. The beer, “Little Peat” is a 4.2% alcohol by volume dry stout with a hint of smoke and roasted flavors from the roasted barley, caramel malt and smoked peat malt.
Saint Benjamin’s Tim Patton said “we were engineering a rich yet easy drinking dark beer with a slight smoky peat essence that you might want to enjoy while sitting beside a fire on a cold night, when we learn that Philadelphia’s beloved Little Pete’s was doomed.” Realizing just how attached Philadelphians are to the 24-hour diner, he decided to name the beer after the landmark.
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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.
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