Our Mission

We are a craft brewery that produces the highest quality beer for our community in order to enhance the enjoyment of everyday life.

Our Story

We take great pride in the culture of our organization. We strive to uphold its guiding principles in every decision we make. Beer being communal by nature, was exactly what drew us to brewing this amazing industry. Whether you meet us in person, visit the taproom, or drink one of our beers at your favorite local establishment, we hope that your day will be just a little bit better when paired with one of our craft beers.


An idea is born

Southern Pines Brewing Company first started as an idea in March of 2013.  Micah, John, and Jason were at the mid-point of their military careers as Green Berets in the U.S. Army, and they all served on the same Operational Detachment Alpha Team in 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

We had home brewed some in the past, and we enjoyed the social atmosphere that home brewing provided. However, After being reassigned to new jobs, we came up with an idea of starting our own business.  The entrepreneurial spark was ignited, after hearing an investor talk about his ownership in a local craft brewery. We started developing a plan for our own brewery right away.


Training at White Labs

 We have visited as many breweries as possible, while increasing our 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.


The training was critical for developing the practices used to start the brewery off on the right foot.

While living in an RV out of White Lab’s parking lot, we were able to learn about the microbiology and chemistry of brewing from giants in the brewing industry like Chris White and Lyn Kruger.

June 23rd

Our first beer is born

We brewed our first batch of beer on their 15 BBL Premier Stainless brew house, one year and two days after officially filing the paperwork to become an LLC.

July 17th

Sold Our First Keg

September 23rd

Ready, set, and go!

We officially opened our taproom doors to the public.

October 18th

Grand Opening

We started off with no employees, a beautifully designed taproom, and four wholesale accounts! As the brewery has grown, it’s motto, “Rooted in the Community,” has been the cornerstone behind every decision.


We credit our military service for much of their drive, work ethic, and desire to give back to their community by starting a small business. It is their goal that the best of these traits can be observed in the taste of the beer, the branding on the cans, and most importantly, in personal interactions with everyone at the brewery.

Southern Pines Brewing is proud to be a 100% veteran owned business in the Sandhills of North Carolina, and it is proud to bring the best parts of the craft beer community to their community and yours.