Southern Pines Brewing Co. (SPBC) opened their taproom in September of 2014. The location is not far from the Downtown Southern Pines, NC area of Broad/May St. The day before the All American Races at Ft. Bragg NC, I headed out to Southern Pines Brewing company (a not so wise idea before a race), arriving around 5:30pm.
The taprooms’ vibe is atmospherically inviting. As you walk in, the first thing you notice is the tall ceilings and a wooden pergola covered in dainty lights over the serving area. SPBC strategically added large windows into their taproom to show patrons their brewhouse. They are not shy to show off the cleanliness and heart of the business. The walls are painted a clover green that compliments the stained cement floors. Rustic wood carpentry is found on the bar and art designs though out the taproom, bringing the pine woods indoors. The taproom wraps around the bar, which creates a feel of two different rooms in one space.
In the past, the crowd at SPBC can be a little intimidating. It is most likely due to the nature of Southern Pines and how small the community is. The crowd is friendly and excited about SPBC! The demographic consists of an older crowd, craft beer lovers, military personnel and their families. That’s right, Families! SPBC is family friendly and common ground for family outings.
Time to get a beer! There was only one menu to circulate around this particular end of the bar. The menu has a lot to offer, from IPA’s, Saisons, Cream ales, stouts, scotch ales, porters, and nitros! The menu is always changing and is a reflection of SPBC’s ability to innovate! Flights are served in beautifully crafted wooded paddles. Single pints are served in beer glassware that is etched or pressed with the SPBC logo. Every glass is spotless and cleaned before each use. There were three brew tenders behind the bar serving, cleaning and working tabs. The brew tenders are nice and knowledgeable on the product they are selling. However, I do feel they at times they are too busy to notice patrons at the bar that need service. Ladies, you’ll be happy to know under the bar are newly installed purse hooks!
Occasionally SPBC will have a food truck in the parking lot of the facility to offer patrons the opportunity to grab a quick bite and stay a while. You can also purchase their beer glassware, Belgian growlers, insulated stainless steel growlers, local beer soap and local pork grinds. SPBC is truly “Rooted in the community” supporting other local businesses and engaging on community events. SPBC taps are featured in local restaurants in Souther Pines, NC and Fayetteville, NC. As SPBC continues to grow, locals hope to see their taproom expand by offering an outdoor patio to enjoy those sweet summer days in the Sandhills. This brewery is a wonderful addition in the historically charming town of Southern Pines. SPBC serves their community well and offers something for everyone. SPBC is Veteran owned and operated! Visit them at; Mon-Fri 12-10pm 565 Air Tool Drive, Suite E, Southern Pines, NC ; http://www.Southernpinesbrewing.com
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