5 Things to Know About Saint Benjamin Brewing

By Caroline Russock  |  May 19, 2016

Named for Philadelphia’s favorite founding father and beer enthusiast, this Kensington brewery has recently opened doors to a stunning new taproom and production space on an industrial stretch of North Fifth Street. Here’s why Saint Benjamin is moving Philly brewing in the right direction.

Historical Context
Setting up shop in a former brewery, Saint Benjamin’s digs are full of Philadelphia history. The expansive space is home to a new production facility that allows guests to gaze though the windows of a fully functioning brewery where the staff bottles, cans and kegs favorites like Liaison Saison and Wit or Witout.

Tap It
Twelve marble-backed taps are devoted to the breweries suds with flights, as well as half and full pours of pleasantly hopped Parley Summer IPA, malty Kumpelbeir Maibock and Junto coffee kolsch.

Grab a Growler
Kensington residents will be pleased to know that growlers, six packs and large format bottles are available to take home, making this an ideal drink-in, take-out destination.

Kitchen Confluence
The food menu is a beer-friendly mix of small and large plates (plus snacks) designed to highlight the rotating nature of the beer list. While it’s certainly not set in stone, the opening offerings have a decidedly Southern lean with andouille and tasso-studded shrimp and grits, tomato jam-topped mac 'n' cheese and beer braised brisket sandwiches.

Brunching with Beer
This part of the city isn’t exactly overrun with spots for Sunday brunching, which makes Saint Benjamin’s weekend offering of Benedicts, pancakes and omelets a welcome addition. French presses are loaded with ReAnimator beans, but why bother when you can start your day with a low alcohol coffee brew?

1710 N. Fifth St.; 215-232-4305