By: Lynne O’Meara,Southern Maryland Resturants

Charles County now has a brewery!! Patuxent Brewing Company opened on Industrial Park Drive (near the Humane Society) in July. Owner Davie Feaster started perfecting his art as a homebrewer about eight years ago. After 18 months of buildout and permits, Davie is open and ready for beer-lovers to stop in!

Davie has created a large, bright, comfortable place to enjoy his brews. He usually has four to six beers on tap and rotates these with old favorites and new creations. We went in this weekend and had a flight of the four beers on tap. They were Post Office Brown Ale, Agent M IPA (made with 007 hops), Peach Please (Hefeweizen) and Oops 2 Many Hops. In addition to these, some of his other brews are Red Rooster Amber Ale, Waldormelon Wheat, 301 Pale Ale, Bean Town Cream Ale, Snake Bite IPA, Annexation IPA, Infusion NEIPA, and The Kings Wife NEIPA.

Davie has help from, and gives credit to, his friends, to include Kevin Boseman (co-brewer/co-founder), Tranice Watts (business manager), and AB (apprentice brewer). In fact, AB provided creative input for Peach Please. AB told me “Everyone is family here. Come in as strangers and leave as family”. He said one of the best things about the beer is it’s consistent because it is crafted by the same people every time.

Davie is very friendly and personable, he’s always smiling! Of course, he is…he’s doing what he loves to do! When I asked him what he wants people to know, he told me “We are here, we’re first in the county and we do what others don’t”. He said, “My beer has more flavor than others because it’s artistically crafted.” He puts his heart and time into his brews. He brings in fresh, quality ingredients with each batch taking approximately 11 days (brewing and fermenting). No preservatives are added, and the beers are served fresh. Davie said he loves beer and his favorite is his 301 Pale Ale.

The flight I tasted was great! I’m not big on hoppy beer, so the Agent M IPA and Oops 2 Many Hops had a bit more hops than I usually drink but did enjoy them. My favorites were the Peach Please and the Post Office. I love anything peach (or fruity) and this was perfect! The Post Office was delicious and had a nice flavor balance. I’ve had the 301 Pale Ale before, and it is very good! I’m looking forward to his next batch of Bean Town Cream Ale because I love Cream Ale!

Stop in and watch the game, play cards or board games, visit with friends and enjoy these fabulous craft beers! The beer is served in pint pours or flights (4 5-ounce tastings). Beer purchased to-go is offered in cans or growlers (32 oz or 64 oz).

Although food is not served on-premises, they often have food trucks or restaurants serving great local fare. They also offer food from a new local food trailer, ChuckWagon Catering, which is parked at nearby Blue Dyer Distillery.

The next new beer release, Nightmare on 210 Black IPA, will take place on October 31st. Make sure you stop in to try that one!

Patuxent Brewing Company is very active on social media, so check out their Facebook and Instagram pages to find out what beers are on tap!

Patuxent Brewing Company is located at:

  • 70 Industrial Park Drive, #2A
  • Waldorf, MD 20601

Their hours are:

  • Monday- Wednesday – closed
  • Thursday – 4 pm-8 pm
  • Friday – 2pm-8pm
  • Saturday – 11 am-8 pm
  • Sunday – 12pm-5pm

Lynne O'Meara

Lynne retired after 30 years of federal service with the Office of Naval Intelligence in 2015. After retirement, she was a Commercial Real Estate Agent, which is where she learned about the business side...