Clemson’s first-ever brewery started with an email. And maybe a little bit of drinking, too.
That’s how Bryon Leggett and Bobby Congdon – lifelong friends who met as students while working at Clemson University’s radio station – described the genesis of Kite Hill Brewing Company, the craft brewing operation and outdoor beer garden coming to Patrick Square next year.
“It was four or five years ago, I sent the message and asked, ‘Hey, you want to come down and open a brewery?'” Congdon, who now works at Clemson University, remembered.
“… And I may have been drinking.”