Crew, it’s our privilege to introduce you to Patuxent Brewing Co! Located in Charles County, Maryland- Patuxent Brewing Co. is a tried and true nano-brewery that’s been brewing and distributing super fresh craft beer to the fine folks of Maryland since June 2019. We recently had the opportunity to get to know a bit more about the brewery and their vision- directly from the found and head brewer, Davie Feaster! We really love what the team is doing, so if you find yourself in the area and are in need of a good beer, please check them out!
Q: How did you get the idea or concept for your business? What motivated you to open it?
A: I remember being in welding class in high-school and telling people, “one day I am going to own a bar”. I was adamant that I would have a Cheers’esque type bar that everyone would feel comfortable patronizing. Flash forward - once I began brewing faithfully and witnessed family/friends at functions drinking more of my beer than the known brands - I realized, I just might be onto something! Each and every one of us in that welding class (Black, White and Brown) dreamed about what we would be once we got out of the “hood”. When I told family and my former welding classmate Tranice Watts about my plan - there was no turning back! Building a legacy for my family and ensuring the economic upward mobility of others has always been my motivation to open. I want our youth to know the power of manifestation, and the power that beer has to bring people together!
Q What services or products do you offer or manufacture? We’d like to hear this explained in your voice.
A: We are a tried and true nano-brewery. Thus, we can experiment almost every week with creating a different brew. Since Patuxent’s brewing is all small-batch, we do not have the fear of wasting a mass production, if the brew is not up to our standards. We manufacture and distribute super fresh craft brews ranging from Pale Ales; Golden Stouts; Black IPAs; Brown Ales; Fruity, Double, and Dry-hopped IPAs; to Wheat beers, Red Ales and Fruity Kumbacha beers. We are currently working on bringing The King’s Wife back and creating a yummy Lager.
Q: When did you open?
A: We officially opened June 2019 and were approved for our taproom late Fall of 2019.
Q What is unique about your business that you feel sets you apart?
A: We believe in Charles County, Maryland - and all the multi-faceted people that create our area. Our business works hard to get the word out nationally/internationally about our County. The fact that so many in the community play a part in our brewery also makes us unique - and has truly been a blessing. When you come to our brewery, you notice a warmth - like going to a good friend’s home. Whether you’re a first-timer or a regular, you’re our family and everyone in that bar is going to treat you like good family. We’ve had people come for marriage proposals, birthday roasts, karaoke, cornhole, spades and uno competitions, Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments, and really good magic shows. Patuxent Brewing even has family customers like Joe and Tony, who insist on helping us tidy up for the evening. We are a neighborhood within our neighborhood that has become a safe haven for people to hold discussions, get advice, or just chit-chat with a new friend.
Q: Do you have Mission or Vision Statement (or a Motto) that you operate by?
A: Our Motto: “We Do What the Big Boys Can’t!” Although, it is not our “business” vision statement - our other favorite saying is, “It’s not a Brown thing; Black thing; Light thing; nor White thing - it’s a BEER THING!”
Q: How many employees do you have?
A: As of June, there are five of us total.
Q: Does your company have any programs that support the community or charities?
A: Though we have only been open roughly a year, we have been sponsors for multiple events, including the Charles County 5K Running Festival. We also did successful drives for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program, and Kick’n’ Chick’n’ Coat Drive for the Homeless. We are hoping to a do another Back to School drive to support those in school and those in distance learning programs. Lastly, Patuxent Brewing is building out a brewer’s apprenticeship program and an initiative to put lesser known chefs/caterers on the map.
Q: What are your most popular services or products that you offer?
A: Patuxent Brewing’s best seller is our flagship brew, 301 Pale Ale (301 being the first MD area-code) . I think it has become such a hit because it’s an excellent full-bodied, aromatic Pale Ale that is ever so subtly reminiscent of an IPA when it touches the back of your taste buds. However, it is absolutely a Pale Ale. 301 is a lot like Patuxent Brewing, there’s so much more than what meets the eye! Our second-best seller is our Oops Series (experimental batches of hops where each brew is never the same as the last). Our other most popular product is our loyalty and smiles to consumers. If you’ve ever been to Patuxent Brewing and walk-in, the feeling is amazing when you hear everyone in the bar yell a big “HEYYYYY!” (whether they know you or not lol)!
How can you visit us? Patuxent Brewing Co. 70 Industrial Park Drive, Unit 2A, Waldorf, Maryland 20602
Get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org https://patuxentbrewing.square.site/
Who you should know: Davie S. Feaster – Brew Specialist &Mastermind Kevin Boseman – Brew Apprentice / Jack of All Trades Gene Lott – Associate / Networking Extraordinaire Tranice Watts – Business Guru / Muse