Southern Pines Brewing Company first started as an idea in the spring of 2013. Micah, John, and Jason were at the mid-point of their military careers as Green Berets in the U.S. Army, and all had served on the same Operational Detachment Alpha Team. The three had homebrewed some in the past and enjoyed the social atmosphere that homebrewing provided. After being reassigned to new jobs, they came up with the idea of starting their own business after hearing an investor talk about his ownership in a local, North Carolina craft brewery. The entrepreneurial spark was ignited, and the three began to develop a plan to open a craft brewery of their own.
“While living in an RV out of White Lab’s parking lot, they were able to learn about the microbiology and chemistry of brewing…”
They spent the next year working on their business plan, visiting as many breweries as possible, and increasing their knowledge of how to make beer. John and Micah took Siebel Institute of Technology’s Concise Course on Brewing Technology, and then travelled out to San Diego to take the Essential Quality Control Course at White Labs. While living in an RV out of White Lab’s parking lot, they were able to learn about the microbiology and chemistry of brewing from giants in the brewing industry like Chris White and Lyn Kruger. The training was critical for developing the practices used to start the brewery off on the right foot.
Southern Pines brewed the first batch of beer on their 15 BBL Premier Stainless brewhouse on June 23rd of 2014, one year and two days after officially filing the paperwork to become an LLC. The taproom opened its doors to the public on September 23rd, 2014, and the business was off. Southern Pines currently self-distributes beer in central North Carolina, and is excited to further promote the craft beer industry in its local market. Beyond the production batches of beer that Southern Pines distributes, it is excited to continually brew new, artisanal batches of beer on its small, 2.5 BBL pilot system. Stop by Southern Pines Brewing Company and enjoy the community atmosphere that craft beer provides!
565 Air Tool Drive
Southern Pines, NC 28387
12 p.m. to 10 p.m.