Yes, it's worth the drive for great Craft Beer
We are normally working most days and will provide retail sales if available, but here are our hours:
Wednesday - Friday 3:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 - 6:00 pm
(Hours may vary due to weather
and seasonal conditions)
Looking for a relaxing, kid friendly environment to enjoy a cold beer, horseshoes, corn hole and some great tunes. Follow us on social media for upcoming events. Most events are "FREE" for our customers!
Great for the entire family
Looking for a great place for a birthday party, class reunion, wedding, or business gathering? We provide a low-cost alternative with plenty of room for you and your guest.
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.
We are a locally owned and operated craft beer brewery located in Lancaster, SC. Our beers are brewed in 30 barrel batches on a small farm. Our land is fortunate to have a pure well water source tapped into the water table of three known springs located on premises. This natural gift gives us great tasting pure and healthy drinking water and is the key to brewing great craft beer. Our beers are brewed with only natural based ingredients staying true to brewing traditions.
Instead of storing our spent grains on site waiting for a farmer to pick them up, we easily dump our grains onsite to feed our livestock. There is something unique about consuming a beer while watching our cows roam the fields. It's definitively more relaxing and easier to carry a conversation than having cars zoom down a highway!
Just when you think this is a small operation.... We distribute in SC, NC, and TN. We brew and package thousands of gallons of product per year and focus on sales in craft beer retail shops and grocery chains to offer our brand close to you!