Patuxent Brewing looks to open craft brewery
Owners hope atmosphere makes place for ‘everybody to mingle’
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.”
Pictured are Kendra and Davie Feaster, owners of Patuxent Brewing Co. located on Industrial Park Drive in Waldorf.