With more than 200 craft breweries in the state – the most in the South – local beer is an essential part of any North Carolina visitor’s experience. The Brewmaster’s Tour leads guests through the complete brewing process, allowing for a unique behind-the-scenes look at the operation of local craft breweries.
Pinehurst Brewing Co.
Set in the historic Village steam plant building that dates back to 1895, Pinehurst Brewing Co. is home to an array of craft beers brewed on site by head brewer, Hunter Downing. Regarded as one of the industry’s most accomplished brewers, Downing’s beers are well known for styles that are both welcoming and innovative.
Southern Pines Brewing Company
Founded by three former Green Berets stationed at nearby Fort Bragg, Southern Pines Brewing Company boasts a signature reputation. With a growing distribution throughout North Carolina, Southern Pines’ flagship beers Duck Hook and Man of Law have become prized local favorites.
Founded by military veterans, Railhouse Brewery is as dedicated to making great beer as they were to serving our country. With beer distributed in the Carolinas, Georgia and South Korea, Railhouse’s spacious taproom is a great spot to enjoy ever-changing, experimental small batch brews.
Up to 10 people – $1,800
Up to 15 people – $2,700
Groups can choose 2 of 3 breweries
Time for Activity
3 – 3.5 hours
The tour includes a visit to the breweries, Q&A session with brewers/owners, three tastes and one logo pint glass from each.
Josh Leap, Recreation Manager