Ben Birney

Elgin Park Brewery, 325 E. Reconciliation Way, is well-known for its New Haven-style pizza, delectable wings and scores of TVs. And the beers produced in the brewery are tailor-made for this high-end sports bar experience.

Ben Birney, a food science graduate of the University of Arkansas, has been the head brewer at Elgin Park since October 2017.

“I want people to be able to order a pitcher of a good beer that they can sit and responsibly drink with a buddy while they watch a game,” Birney says. “We wanted people to have more sessional beers, or a beer with lower alcohol point, which means you can sit and have a few during a game and still be able to drive home.”

Elgin Park year-round favorites will be joined by other October brews, like an Oktoberfest that Birney began brewing in August, a traditional German-style Kolsch and a Bavarian-style pilsner.

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