CLEMSON, S.C., September 17, 2020
Patrick Square is pleased to announce the addition of Kite Hill Brewing Co. to the Town Center’s newest and largest mixed-use commercial building.
Kite Hill Brewing Co. is owned by Clemson University alumni, Bobby Congdon and Bryon Leggett, who met at Clemson in 1998. The two have always been passionate about craft beer and in September of 2017, began the conversation about starting a brewery together. They knew from the beginning that they wanted the brewery to be located in Clemson. They had a vision for what they wanted and searched for the perfect location for 3 years.
“We were drawn to the existing year-round residential community in and around Patrick Square. It’s important for us to be connected to the community and we felt the Town Center in Patrick Square offered that,” said Congdon when asked how they chose their location.
The new 4,500 sq.ft. brewery with 10-barrel brewing system, taproom, and outdoor beer garden is set to open in summer 2021 and will offer area residents and visitors a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere with a local vibe. “Our goal is to create a space where the community can come and hang out. It’s as much about the people as it is about the beer,” said Leggett.
The plans for the building include an outdoor area with roll-up door, patio, and enclosed lawn where friends, neighbors, and families can gather with kids and dogs. The Kite Hill Brewing Co. team will brew and sell 100% of their beer on site and will have something for everybody. With 12-15 beers on tap at any given time, customers can look forward to a wide variety, from hoppy IPAs to fruity sours and plenty in between.
The brewery will also offer a small food menu featuring high-quality, local ingredients. Congdon and Leggett are looking forward to the opportunity to partner with the other restaurants and businesses in Patrick Square to offer pop-up dinners and other special events for the community.
According to Chris Hodge, Patrick Square’s Town Center Manager, “Kite Hill will be Clemson’s first brewery and I’m thrilled that a couple of great Clemson Alumni will accomplish that milestone. We’ve designed a spectacular space that showcases the brewing process while also creating a comfortable social atmosphere for the Clemson community.”
The public can learn more about the new brewery by visiting kitehillbrewing.com.
The two-story, 24,000 sq.ft. building named “The Exchange” will also include a restaurant space, ground floor retail, and a variety of office suites. The Oxford Barber, Melt: Wax and Skin Studio, and Friar Dixon: Allstate Insurance have also committed to leasing space in the new building. The project was designed by DP3 Architects and will be built by Hogan Construction. The Exchange will accommodate dozens of new businesses, in addition to the 40+ businesses already open at Patrick Square.
About Patrick Square
Patrick Square is a traditional neighborhood development (TND) in Clemson, South Carolina. The 173-acre community includes single-family homes, townhomes, a Town Center featuring restaurants, retail, medical and office space, centers for education and a vibrant social culture. Patrick Square’s authentic TND features include traditional town planning principles and added design features to create a charming, hometown feel. For more information, please visit http://www.patricksquare.com/.