It’s 2015. Beer lovers and founders Michael Kennedy, Brian Siep, Tom St John and Greg Smith are frustrated by the lack of good craft beer produced in Paris and decide to do something about it. Their first collaboration is the Paname Brewery Taphouse in 19th district of Paris. It’s a success, and a few years later, in June 2018, they open a full production site at the Cité Fertile in the heart of Pantin, a historic industrial suburb reinventing itself at the edge of Paris.
Today, thanks to the efforts of Paname Brewing Company and others, the quality of the craft beer available in Paris is much better. The team will always be committed to making great beer, and now they have an additional mission. To support those who are reinventing and refreshing Paris, particularly in the east.
Since the beginning, the Beer Gods have blessed us with talented brewers. Our first Master Brewer, Benedick Steger from the VLB in Berlin, graced us with our first range of beers, each one better than the last, before returning to Germany to launch his own brewery, Blech Brut. But not before reaching out to VLB, where we recruited another master brewer, Filippo Ambrosi (dux of the class) who has continued the practice of mixing modern technology with traditional wisdom and creative flair to keep our brand alive and constantly evolving.
Filippo has since recruited a second Master Brewer, Paulo Pinheiro, to help him carry the load, complimenting the fine team behind them.