The story of where it

All Began

Quest Brewing Company is the brainchild of owners Don Richardson and Andrew Watts.

Don has been in the beer industry for over twenty years, the majority as a brewmaster. He has gained a stellar reputation in the beer industry for his award-winning beer recipes while he brewed at Boulder Beer Co. in Colorado and Cottonwood Brewery in North Carolina. Don’s most recent job was brokering some of the top Belgian imported beer brands in the US. He is eager to get back into the brew house to create some more award-winning beers for Quest!

Andrew has been a craft beer fan and home-brewer for over a decade. He comes to the craft beer industry from the IT field in order to run the business side of the company while Don creates the magic. Andrew’s designation is Chief Drinking Officer.

Sean Watts, the late brother of Andrew, is Quest’s silent partner. Without his inspiration, the company would never have gotten off the ground. We miss you, SBW.

Other members of the Quest team include Adam (brewer), Jeremy (production), Lee (taproom manager), and Jeannette (sales manager).


2013
27 May

Producing our first beer

One of the most sought-after stouts in Bell's history, Black Note Stout blends the complex aromatics of Expedition Stout with the velvety smooth texture of Double Cream Stout and ages the combination in freshly retired oak bourbon barrels for months.

August

Opening the Doors

Naturally soured by farm valley winds blowing wild yeast into our oak casks. Finally, after a year and a half of patient coaxing Wisconsin dark malts whirl in a kaleidoscope of cedar, caramel and tart green plum exuberance.

2012
January

It all started over a beer

After being introduced by a mutual friend, Andrew & Don shared a beer and a vision which would later become a great Quest.

February

Choosing a Name

"Quest" was chosen to invoke the spirit of Greenville and serve all the adventurous people who call it home.