Patux­ent Brew­ing looks to open craft brew­ery

Own­ers hope at­mos­phere makes place for ‘every­body to min­gle’

The Enterprise - - Front Page - By CAROL SMITH [email protected]­news.com

Ken­dra and Davie Feaster, own­ers of Patux­ent Brew­ing Co. lo­cated in Wal­dorf, say that so far, plans are on track to open Charles County’s first-ever craft brew­ery in early 2019.

“We are so proud to call Charles County our home and look for­ward to be­ing a bridge for the com­mu­nity and an­other tourist at­trac­tion for our county and state,” Davie Feaster said in a re­cent press re­lease. “Thanks to a lot of fundrais­ing, and guid­ance from many … we are truly ec­static to bring this craft brew­ery and tast­ing room.”

Patux­ent Brew­ing, lo­cated on In­dus­trial Park Drive, looks to pro­vide a fam­ily-friendly at­mos­phere that will fea­ture games, ac­tiv­i­ties and re­fresh­ments for kids, re­tail mer­chan­dise and growler sales, a bar area where drinks will be served, and a tast­ing room fur­nished with ta­bles and seats so guests can sit down, re­lax and en­joy their stay.

“There’s not go­ing to be any seat­ing at the bar,” Davie Feaster said. “We want every­body to min­gle, that’s why we’re putting in com­mu­nity ta­bles.”

Open­ing as a nano-brew­ery, Patux­ent Brew­ing will pour from its recipe col­lec­tion of craft beer fla­vors in­clud­ing The King’s Wife ale, Sweet Potato Bour­bon beer, 301 Pale Ale and oth­ers.

“I brew just about ev­ery­thing. The main styles I’ve been fo­cus­ing on now is the IPAs and the New Eng­land IPAs,” Davie Feaster said. “We’ve even been to Pitts­burgh, to one of the fes­ti­vals in Pitts­burgh, where I served The King’s Wife, it was a New Eng­land IPA I came up with.”

He said he looks to start out with eight beers on tap — four on tap at all times, two sea­son­als, one ex­per­i­men­tal, and one beer for mem­bers of the brew­ery’s “Pint Club” to try out and com­ment on.

“It’s a club we’re go­ing to start in here,” he said. “It gives ex­clu­sive beers to them … vot­ing rights on the beers, and hope­fully get an op­por­tu­nity to name some beers, too.”

Davie Feaster said he’s also in the process of re­fin­ing his recipe for a gin­ger ale soda and a root beer soda for tap­room guests who may not want to drink beer. “Mak­ing my own gin­ger ale, ac­tive cul­tures and ev­ery­thing else,” he said. “It just takes soda back to when soda was soda.”

Ken­dra Feaster, who holds a back­ground in mar­ket­ing and pub­lic re­la­tions, said she also sees the open­ing of the busi­ness as an op­por­tu­nity for Patux­ent Brew­ing to give back and sup­port the lo­cal com­mu­nity through coat drives to ben­e­fit peo­ple in need, as well as school sup­ply drives for area stu­dents.

She said she also plans to part­ner with the lo­cal hu­mane so­ci­ety to hold adop­tion events for pets.

“We’re go­ing to have a grand open­ing,” she said. “We’re go­ing to have food trucks, a photo booth and live en­ter­tain­ment here. It’s go­ing to be nice. This will be a good place for any­one to come, even if you don’t drink beer. Just come here, meet peo­ple and be a part of the com­mu­nity.”

STAFF PHOTO BY CAROL SMITH

Pic­tured are Ken­dra and Davie Feaster, own­ers of Patux­ent Brew­ing Co. lo­cated on In­dus­trial Park Drive in Wal­dorf.

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