In 2010, Circle Brewing Co. was founded by childhood friends Ben Sabel and Judson Mulherin. We began with little money and an over-abundance of passion. With some help from our friends and family, we pooled the money to retain a lease and start construction on the brewery in March of that year. After a long and grueling buildout, a few equipment delays, and a combination of good and bad luck, we brewed our first batch of beer on December 9th, 2010, our ENVY Amber.
People often ask us what the deal is with the name Circle. Understandable, it’s not particularly obvious. Ultimately, we were looking for a name that embodied our brewing philosophy of simplicity and purity in crafting uncomplicated, yet perfect beers. We believe our emphasis on brewing the finest beer from simply four ingredients produces the greatest results. For us, the circle resonates as a symbol of simplicity and perfection and ultimately exemplifies our brewing philosophy. Perfection through Purity. – www.circlebrewing.com