Coffee Beer: Best Of Both Brews By St. Boniface Brewing – Sprudge

Best of Both Brews, Kenya Rioki. (7% ABV)
St. Boniface Brewing, Ephrata, PA
Coffee IPA
Tall cans with limited PA distribution

St. Boniface started as a business plan in 2010 and opened for business in the small Pennsylvania town of Ephrata in February 2011. An hour away from Philadelphia, Ephrata has about 14,000 residents that call it home and is a borough of Lancaster County, well-known as one of the largest Amish and Mennonite communities in the world. It’s a thriving small town with a large religious history and is also now home to one of the best breweries in PA.

Just 30 minutes away in Lancaster, PA, you’ll find another craft artisan excelling at what they do: roasting and serving coffee. Jess and Josh Steffy started Square One Coffee in 2007, and have become one of the best coffee roasters in the country. I can actually find their coffee here in Atlanta at The Fresh Market. A multiple Good Food Awards winner, they’re also active members in the barista competition circuit, and Jess is a certified judge and licensed Q Grader. Jess was on the cover of Barista Magazine back in the fall of 2014, and she’s a leader in the conversation around women’s equality in the coffee community. Square One now maintains locations in both Lancaster and Philadelphia.

In 2016, St. Boniface and Square One joined forces on the first version of their “Best of Both Brews” Coffee IPA. Square One’s Director of Education Hadassah Wilson is a beer enthusiast and had been interested in collaborating on a coffee IPA with a brewery for the whole time she’s been at SQ1. “I was really hoping to work with a brewery that she respected and felt was producing balanced and delicious beers,” Wilson tells me. “I became a fan of

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