The dream of what would become Triptych began as many brewery dreams do, in a homebrewer’s garage…
In 2010, after experiencing modest success at numerous homebrew competitions, Anthony Benjamin decided to investigate opening a brewery to share his creations with others. He combined forces with two other homebrewing friends who also shared his vision. In January 2012, Anthony created a video and announced Triptych Brewing’s impending arrival with a Kickstarter page. That summer, he pushed in his chair and turned off his computer monitor one last time when he retired from an Information Technology career at the University of Illinois to pursue Triptych full-time. In February of 2013, Triptych opened and served its first beers.
Triptych has always been fortunate to have a strong group of loyal supporters and as a result of that support, Triptych can never seem to make enough beer. With expansion on his mind, in the fall of 2014, Anthony purchased all existing shares of the brewery and reorganized the company in preparation for receiving its first outside investment. Two new friends then joined Triptych and provided that investment. And in the summer of 2015, a third friend joined the family. Today, Triptych is jointly owned and operated by Anthony Benjamin, its head brewer and managing partner, Lyle Amacher, its facilities manager, Greg Altstetter, assistant brewer, and James Voigtlander, chief financial officer.
Together these four families have made and continue to make Anthony’s vision of exploring the intersection of community and the art of beer brewing, a reality.
Since opening in 2013, Triptych has brewed over 250 different varieties of beer. Our variation is a result of our brewer’s need to explore and create.
And while we don’t believe that EVERY Triptych beer will be for everyone, we hope that there is A Triptych beer for everyone.