Long awaited brewpub Egan's Oast will now go by Edmund's Oast. The name change proceeded when co-owners Scott Shor and Rich Carley received a friendly email from NJ restaurateur Chris Egan explaining his plans to open a branch of his Irish pub franchise, Egan & Sons, in Charleston.
The three met and decided Charleston was big enough for two Egans, but then Shor and Carley had second thoughts. They concluded the proximity of Egan & Sons—the pub is slated to go into the old Moe's Downtown Tavern space—to their extensive brew shop Charleston Beer Exchange might confuse patrons as to which Egan is which. Consulting their branding team Stitch, Shor and Carley decided to give up the surname and use Edmund. The brewpub is named after Edmund Egan, a late 18th century beer producer in Charleston.
· Edmund's Oast [Official]
· Edmund's Oast [Facebook]