"It all started at a small vineyard in Sonoma, California. A weird place to begin the history of a brewery, but that’s how we roll at Saint Patrick’s Brewing Company®. We have always found our own unique path." Founder and head brewer, Chris Phelps developed his concepts and palate from drinking Sauvignon, Carignane, Pinot, and Merlot.
The subtleties and depth of flavor Chris loved in his favorite wines were not found in the craft beers, specifically lagers, readily available at the time. Saint Patrick's Brewing Company® was born with a mission to reinvent what a lager beer can be while using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Our lager beers are deep, complex, flavorful, and smooth!
For the first three years, we only brewed bottle-conditioned lagers. Our cold fermented brews ranged from traditional styles, such as a Helles, to highly experimental beer, such as our cold-fermented fruited Saisons, lagered Imperial Stouts, and our Pumpkin Vanilla Chai Lager.
Fun fact: We were the first brewery to make a Pumpkin Vanilla Chai beer!
For the first three years, we only brewed bottle-conditioned lagers. Our cold fermented brews ranged from traditional styles like a Helles, to highly experimental beer such as our cold-fermented fruited Saisons, lagered Imperial Stouts and our Pumpkin Vanilla Chai Lager (we were the first brewery to make a Pumpkin Vanilla Chai beer).
In 2015, we expanded the party and moved to our Littleton, Colorado taproom with a beer garden directly on the South Platte River. Saint Patrick’s Brewing Company® quickly became the best craft beer garden experience in the Denver metro area. With a bigger taproom and more brewing capacity, we were able to add ales to our portfolio. In fact, we brewed more than 350 unique beers in four years.
Some of the favorite beer garden brews were:
- Peach Mango Blonde Ale
- Firemelon (Watermelon and fire-roasted chilis)
- Mojito Sour
- Lana’I Dry Hop Lager
- 317 Irish Red Lager
- Midnight Mocha
- Imperial Oak Oatmeal Stout
As 2019 rolled around and times changed in the craft beer industry, we sold our taproom so we could focus on production and wholesale of our delicious brews.
In 2020, Saint Patrick's Brewing Company® joined in a strategic alliance with Arthos US Inc., the US arm of the maker of the popular "Block Buster" and "Khajuraho" beer in India. In search of great beer, Arthos started the first brewery in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in 1976. Since then, Arthos has been setting the standard for high efficiency and low-cost production of high-quality beer.
In celebrating Saint Patrick's Brewing Company®'s eighth anniversary and the alliance with Arthos US Inc., we are excited to introduce our updated logo and packaging.
"Our new logo is based on the Celtic Tree of Life. The Celtic Tree of Life symbolizes the forces of nature that come together in perfect harmony to maintain balance in the universe. We took that concept and created the 'Celtic Tree of Beer.' Our Celtic Tree of Beer shows all the elements which come together in perfect harmony to brew the best beer: water, sun, grain, hops, brewer's yeast, and bees for pollination."