Kite Hill Brewing Co, the latest addition to the Upstate’s growing craft beer movement, is now open in Patrick Square. Clemson’s first brewery was founded by Clemson University alumni as a family-friendly community gathering space. Featuring beer made on site, select wines, and non-alcoholic options, as well as a small but tasty food menu.

Kite Hill Brewing Co. breaks ground on Clemson’s first brewery in the Patrick Square Town Center.

CLEMSON, S.C., September 17, 2020 | PatrickSquare.com

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 want to become a part of the community’: A look inside Kite Hill Brewing Company, Clemson’s first brewery

GREENVILLE, S.C., December 8, 2020 | Greenville News

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.”