Inspired by the philanthropic spirit of owner Joe Gatewood, RAK cultivates generosity and is proud to take its name from a commitment to encourage Random Acts of Kindness. Joe and fellow owner Steve McIntyre look forward to welcoming you.
At our brewery, crafting exceptional beers is more than a passion—it’s our relentless pursuit. Nestled amid other great breweries in downtown Frederick, our brewery stands as a testament to the artistry of brewing. From innovative flavors to timeless classics, each batch is meticulously brewed, embracing tradition while pushing the boundaries of taste. We thrive on the thrill of creating unforgettable experiences, inviting beer enthusiasts on a journey through flavor, quality, and the soul of craftsmanship. Welcome to our brewery, where every pour tells a story worth savoring.
This brewery isn’t just about exceptional beers; it’s a unique space designed to give the community an upscale vibe in a relaxed atmosphere.
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS FOR US?
We greatly value your input! Is there a particular beer style or flavor profile you’d love to see us explore next? Your feedback shapes our brewing journey, and we’re always eager to create brews that resonate with our community.
Branden has been brewing for 5 ½ years and has brewed for Flying Dog and Sapwood Cellars. He is excited to start fresh at a brewery and be back brewing in his hometown. His vision for the beer styles at RAK Brewing Co. is to add a local spin to many of the classic and modern styles of beers you love. In his free time, he enjoys getting outdoors with his daughter, Nora, and dog, Peyton.
Nancy came over from Harpers Ferry Brewing with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, specializing in customer service. She believes in treating customers like family and creating a welcoming, fun environment. She is excited to be a part of the Downtown community and the opportunity here at RAK Brewing Co. When she isn’t working, Nancy loves to check out craft breweries throughout the DMV area and enjoy outdoor activities with her dog.
Brenna brings 14 years of Events experience from fundraising to community events and everything in between. She brings precision to her work, collaborates with her signature “tender-yet-direct” interpersonal style, and firmly believes that a great event starts with a great clipboard and to do list. Brenna is Nebraska-raised, Tennessee-made, and has been making her mark in the DMV since 2010. In her free time she can be found in the company of her husband and two children, who they are raising to be loyal Cornhusker football fans.
As an owner of RAK Brewing, the breweries name was inspired by Joe Gatewood’s philanthropic spirit. Joe has devoted his time to supporting the community through various charitable causes, projects, and businesses. Joe wears multiple hats as he is also the managing partner of TGP Homes, a local real estate team, and TGP Gives, a nonprofit committed to bettering the community through acts of kindness and generosity. With a passion for both business and giving back, Joe Gatewood exemplifies a modern entrepreneur with a vision beyond profit.
Steve is a Downtown resident who believes strongly in the community. Owning a downtown business has always been a goal for Steve. His love for breweries has allowed RAK Brewing Co. to be the perfect opportunity. Steve is also a hyperlocal Downtown Real Estate Agent, photographer at downtown.frederick.capture, and has many active roles within local organizations that support the Frederick area.