Twenty years after founding Buzzards Bay Brewing, Bill Russell said the greatest lesson he’s learned is to “not get drunk on big goals.”

“Pursue extravagant goals, but do it with the sobriety of the moment,” added Russell. “Take risks, but take them step by step, and definitely don’t stand still. Never stand still.”

The latest evidence of Russell’s mission to never stand still is rising up out of the fields beside the original brewery. The 40-by-40 steel-framed structure will be completed sometime in October. At the moment, Russell hasn’t decided if there will be seating inside the pavilion. Like most things, he’s taking it step by step, this time, letting the brewery’s growing customer base determine how it will shape up.

When finished, the unplumbed and unheated structure will have glass doors and windows offering spectacular views of the farmland where winter wheat grows to be used in the brews.

The idea for the building started with them thinking about it as a replacement for the tent on the property, something that will still stand when the wind gusts to 60 to 80 miles per hour. But as it turns out, people also like being under the tent in summer for the shade, so the tent will likely be back again next summer, said Russell.

On a sunny afternoon last month, Cindy Pineau and her daughter, Alyssa, stopped by Buzzards Bay Brewing to drop off a keg from a graduation party earlier this summer. And they took advantage of the warm afternoon to enjoy a beer outside and take in the scenic farm. “We just figured we’d have a beer while we’re here — look at it, it’s just gorgeous,” she said.

When asked about what she liked about the brewery, Pineau didn’t have to think too long about the response. “The outside, playing corn hole — it’s good for families, they have music, and of course, the beer,” she said.

Inside the taproom that day, a couple tourists were enjoying a flight of beers while another patron was trying his hand at darts.

In this era of gastro-pubs with bars so long it’s impossible to see the person at the opposite end, the tiny taproom with only four barstools seems almost like a throwback to another era.

But craft beers and breweries are big these days — popular enough to add on an extra building at Buzzards Bay. And unlike most bustling bars and clubs, it’s a place where people put down their phones to converse, play a game, take a yoga class, enjoy some fare from a food truck, and take in the scenery, said Russell. “And our beers are fresh and delicious,” he added.

Back when he started the brewery in August 1998, craft beer breweries were few and far between, and it wasn’t easy over the years, recalled Russell. The first batch that August was a pale ale.

Up until this year, Russell was also the winemaker at his family’s Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery around the corner from the brewery. He retired from his position as winemaker this year to devote time to the brewery and his other jobs around the family farm.

These days, they produce about 14 different brews a year that rotate out in different seasons. There are always four beers on tap at the taproom. The most popular is Lizzie’s Famous 81 Whacks, a fruity red IPA, said Russell. Other brews include Golden Flounder, Quacker Stout and the seasonal Horseneck IPA in the summer and Swamp Yankee in the winter.

Buzzards Bay Brewing is located at 98 Horseneck Road, Westport. Find out more at buzzardsbrew.com.