Benford Brewing was started in 2012 as Boxcar Brewery, LLC. Shortly after we started ordering glassware and growlers, we were notified by a group in West Chester, PA that we infringed on their brewery name. So, we went back to the drawing board. Naming a brewery is harder than you think. We wanted the name to mean something. My father suggested Benford Brewing for two reasons: first, because it fits the existing logo, and second, because of the history of the Benford name in our family. Since then, the Benford name has been carried forward in our family and remains an important part of our history. Our Irish family migrated through the Charleston Harbor in the late 1800's and many Benford O'Neal's worked their way into Louisiana. (Ironically, our current brewing equipment was purchased from Tin Roof Brewing in Baton Rouge, LA.) My uncle's name is Robert Benford O'Neal, Grandfather - Paul Benford O'Neal, Great Grandfather - Benford O'Neal, and Great Uncle - Benford George O'Neal. Naming the brewery Benford Brewing was the perfect way to five ourselves an identity that was singular yet meaningful.
Now you know the story! Thanks for visiting! Bryan O'Neal - Owner.