Director of Operations
After earning a double major in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the College of Charleston, Cameron Read decided that becoming an educator was not the path toward his passion. Instead, he followed his budding obsession with home-brewing and landed a job at Southend Brewery & Smokehouse in Charleston, where he worked as Assistant Brewer for a year. During that time, Cameron met Scott Shor and Rich Carley and was hired to open and run The Greenville Beer Exchange (GBX), which he did until 2014. He also continued brewing his own beer and spearheading collaborations between GBX and upstate breweries RJ Rockers and Blue Ridge Brewing Co.
When planning for Edmund’s Oast began, Cameron was a natural fit to become Head Brewer. Given the freedom to create all manner of fantastical brews, Cameron keeps the house beer program at Edmund’s in a constant state of flux. He became Brewing Director for the restaurant as well as the newly opened Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.
Located in the Pacific Box & Crate development at 1505 King Street, Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. is less than a mile from Edmund’s Oast restaurant and Edmund’s Oast Exchange.
The 20,000 square foot brewery produces a variety of beers packaged in cans, bottles, and kegs for wide-reaching wholesale. The brewery sports over a dozen EOBC beers on tap and regularly cans a number of offerings. Brewing Director Cameron Read produces an array of beers for both immediate consumption and barrel-aging. The facility includes an area dedicated to extended non-sour or wild barrel-aging, and a sealed area for sour and wild fermentation. EOBC beers are available at the Edmund’s Oast restaurant, as well as other restaurants and bars in Charleston and beyond.
Edmund’s Oast veteran chefs Geoff Marquardt and Johnny Singleton oversee the kitchen, which features a wood-fired brick oven and a Polish smokehouse. The food is casual and approachable—with selections including pizza, sandwiches, and entrees.
The Taproom’s interior sports a 65-foot bar featuring 26 taps of house-brewed beers, wines, and cocktails. There is patio seating overlooking the courtyard and neighboring businesses. The venue is available to rent for special events. The taproom management team, led by Devin Marquardt and Jen Eppich, offers a variety of programming for guests to enjoy including weekly trivia, live music, sports, family friendly events, charitable fundraisers, pop-ups and more.