“From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.”
- Saint Arnold of Metz
In the early 1900’s St. Petersburg was known as the “City of Green Benches”. At their height some 2,500 benches lined the downtown sidewalks inviting passers-by to slow their pace and make friends of strangers. These benches were a gathering place for residents and tourists alike, and served as a symbol of our hospitality, bringing people together each day. As we searched for a name that would be original to the brewing world and representative of St. Petersburg, we needed to look no further than the image of the green bench.
True to their original purpose, we envision Green Bench Brewing Co. beer, and our tasting room, to serve as a modern day catalyst for community and cheer. People will congregate around a pint (or two) to share in both good times and bad, to discuss business or tell a joke, to reminisce about life or dream about the future, to get up and dance to the music or to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the brew.