The Pinehurst Resort’s first venture into craft beer features space for more than 200 people, a capacity for 16 taps, a full cocktail menu, several varieties of wine, and an array of shareable plates crafted in the on-site smokehouse and pizza oven. See the full menu here.

The patio above — equipped with fans, heaters, separate bathrooms, audio/visual equipment, a front-row seat to the greenhouse and a huge window into the brewing room — comes with its own six-tap bar and can be rented for events.

The brewery serves as the revival of Pinehurst’s old steam plant, which powered the village in the 1890s. Old metal pipes were salvaged by architect Alan Staagard, and incorporated into a stage by the front door and the framework for tables.

A community table in the indoor/outdoor patio above — which has screened windows that will be replaced by plastic in winter — was milled from a tree demolished during construction.

A series of soft opens are planned. An official grand opening date has yet to be set, but look for an announcement near the middle of October.

“This is something like [the Pinehurst Resort] has never done,” says general manager Christian Draughn, who also opened The Deuce at Pinehurst No. 2. “We’re really breaking the chain here. This is dedicated to the locals and the wider community.”

Christian has been able to hand-pick his staff, bringing in people from all across the country – but tapping a North Carolinian in Eric Mitchell, of Heist Brewery in Charlotte.

When the brewery is at full capacity, it will produce a rotating selection of 10 beers. Eric has been crafting two brews off-site while Pinehurst’s equipment is installed.

We can’t tell you the names, but we do know it will be a saison and an IPA.

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