For Saint Benjamin Brewing Company the second time seems to be a charm. After being shot down by the Zoning Board during their first attempt, the potential nanobrewery has now received a unanimous green light from South Kensington Community Partners.
Their location at 1710 North Fifth Street will soon be officially cleared as a spot for creating and serving their delicious craft brews. Founder and brewmaster Tim Patton hopes to be brewing up beer by fall, and have a brewpub pouring house brews by the end of the year. Of course there are always hoops and holes to jump through when opening a business, especially one where alcohol is involved.
The brewery building fits perfectly with the historical aspect of the company, operating as a former carriage house and stables built sometime in the 1870s. Pending that the community support helps move things along through the Zoning Board and Patton has no trouble getting his brewery and brewpub license, Saint Benjamin will brew, package and distribute beer, and serve it to the public from the in-house bar in no time.
We certainly hope it’s sooner than later! Stay tuned for updates and be sure to show your support by LIKING them in Facebook.