This Fri., Sept. 8, Saint Benjamin Brewing Co. will debut Parkway Centennial Pale Ale in honor of the 100th anniversary of “Philadelphia’s Champs-Élysées,” the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
The limited-edition Parkway Centennial Pale Ale will be released citywide at events up and down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, including Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden at the Academy of Natural Science. In addition, Parkway Centennial Pale Ale will be on draft at Saint Benjamin’s Taproom (1710 North 5th Street) in an ongoing and year-long celebration of the Taproom’s one-year anniversary.
What’s even cooler? Sept. 8 is also the Parkway 100 We Are Connected Festival, presented by the Parkway Council and co-hosted by the district’s many cultural institutions. From 4–10 p.m., visitors will enjoy complimentary or “pay what you wish” access to six institutions, as well as entertainment and giant dot-to-dot puzzles illustrating the connectedness of the Parkway. And, of course, Parkway Centennial Pale Ale will be available on draft at various Philadelphia area bars and restaurants throughout Parkway 100.
Parkway Centennial Pale Ale is St. Ben’s first pale brewed in its portfolio. It’s brewed with Cascade hops in the kettle, then dry-hopped with Centennial hops. Pilsner malt gives it a light color and stages a simple backdrop for the hops.