Settlers Brewing Co. will have its grand opening from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, the brewery announced Monday.

“It’s finally here!! This Friday, February 7th, please join us from 4pm-10pm as we celebrate our opening day,” the post reads. “Thank you all for being so patient but we believe it will be well worth the wait!”

The brewery, 202 E. Randolph, will feature a bar, table area and an upstairs private room.

Settlers Brewing Co., started by owner Thomas Rowe, will feature eight beers when it opens Friday.

Rowe told the Enid News & Eagle in a story last summer he enjoys brewing and said his desire to give back added another reason he decided to start the brewery. The company will donate a portion of proceeds every month to a different charity, with a specific tap designated for that charity.

“I started homebrewing in the early ’90s,” Rowe said. “My wife and I have been to many breweries throughout the country and just always enjoyed the atmosphere in one, and we were trying to figure out a business that could help support help local children, so we decided a brewery was the best way to do that.”

Rowe’s stepson, Chandler Hofen, helped with rennovations to the building and will help run the brewery once it opens.

“We’re just trying to make another place for people to go and just hang out, get out of the house” Hofen said. “Bring their families, come down, maybe play some cornhole outside, parents can have a beer, kids can have a soda; just a nice place to hang out with your family.”

Rowe and his wife have lived in Enid for 17 years and both worked in the education system, which led them to a desire to devote some of their proceeds toward helping children in need, Rowe said. Rowe hopes to run the brewery while also coaching for the school district, but he’s had to take a yearlong hiatus to get the company up and running.

Story provided by Enid News & Eagle

Written by: Cass Rains