Khris Johnson

Khris Johnson is the Founding Brewer and Owner of Green Bench Brewing Co., which opened in 2013 in St. Petersburg, FL. In 2015 they opened Green Bench Mead & Cider and in 2019 they opened Webb’s City Cellar, a facility that not only houses their cider and mead production, but also their fermentation forward program that includes oak fermentation, barrel blending, and a curated tasting room experience. Khris is also the Vice President of Beer Kulture, a board member of The Michael James Jackson Foundation for Brewing and Distilling, as well as a founding board member of the National Black Brewers Association.

Khris Johnson’s journey to becoming a Certified Pommelier™ was inspired by his love and passion for great cider! Before opening their brewery in 2013, they were already planning how and when they would be able to open their own cidery. Being in Florida, their selection of cider was limited, and their experiences with cider were so far removed from any direct understanding of apples because they don’t grow here. From day one it has been a goal of his to produce and introduce well-made and delicious cider and perry to their market here St. Petersburg, FL.