After being open for a little more than a year, Patchogue Beer Project is revamping itself and changing its name to Darling Brewing Co.

The new name and beer menu has been in the works for a little over five months, co-owner Mckensie DiSpirito said.

“Patchogue is a great town and village, and we just felt it was time to bring something new here,” she said.

Collaborating with their new head brewer, Chris Dougherty, the team plans on creating more experimental drinks that other breweries aren’t bringing to the table.

“We wanted to bring something fresher for Patchogue,” Dougherty told GreaterPatchogue. “It’s going to be something new.”

The brewer of over five years said that he wants to experiment with different fruit flavors, hazy IPA’s and old-fashioned German pilsners.

Located at 76 West Main Street, directly behind Buttermilk’s Kitchen and Local Burger Co., the Darling Brewing is on the east side of Railroad Avenue.

And the simple new name has a much deeper meaning.

“William Faulkner popularized the term, ‘to kill your darlings,’ meaning to take the aspects of the work you’re most proud of and kill them to start over,” Dougherty said. “I always want to strive for something better.”

The brewery will feature two horizontal serving tanks that will be used for lager fermentation and will make “old-school German beer.”

“I’m so excited,” DiSpirito said. “I think we’re going to shake things up as far as beer goes in Patchogue.”

The team at Darling Brewing Co. is hoping for a mid-July opening.

Photo by Julianne Mosher