We don’t often associate beer with our founding fathers, but a new brewery in Philly has decided to do just that. The recently opened Saint Benjamin Brewing Company got its name from the “first American,” Ben Franklin. Philadelphia was home to Franklin during some of the most pivotal years of US history. The legend himself was even known to produce a home brew every now and then. It’s pretty comforting to know that the men who formed our country could enjoy knocking back a couple cold ones.
So, what’s the deal with the whole “saint” part? Founder Tim Patton explained it to be a playful reference to the Belgian beers he most likes, especially those made by monks. He had us fooled for a second too. (That’s right, Benjamin Franklin is definitely not a saint.)
The brewery has plans to self-distribute its brew throughout the city to craft beer bars. Eventually, they plan on opening a brewpub, so be on the lookout for that. The City of Brotherly Love is home to some of the best craft beers around, and Saint Ben is sure to add to that list.