Help Us Keep Oriental NC on This Map

We are Frank & Lili Bacon.  As most of you know, we got married almost one year ago.  During our courtship, we discovered we shared passions for music, art, craft beer, and a great love for Oriental, N.C. - the small fishing village where we both were raised.
Frank introduced Lili to his flavorful, locally-inspired homebrew recipes and his in-depth knowledge of craft brewing (and the science behind it).  In turn, Lili shared her experiences traveling the world and connecting with people from different cultures.  It was by seeing (and tasting) the beauty of other places that Lili came to truly appreciate the beauty of her own little village.  These experiences are a big part of who we each are as individuals, and by combining them, a common sense of purpose began to take shape.

Together, we have visited quite a few craft breweries in North Carolina and along the east coast, and have seen first-hand how local craft breweries can revive communities, create good jobs, and bring people closer together.   

We thought to ourselves, Wow, if every village had that, perhaps the world would feel a lot smaller, and a lot friendlier.  We have so much love for Pamlico County and for our little village of Oriental- its past, its present, its people, its places, its pastimes, its fishing and farming, its flora and fauna, and most of all, its future.

A question arose.  How can we re(connect) people with this place and share the beauty of our village?

The “Aha!” moment:  We can brew up and serve really great beer that is inspired by (and gives new life to) our village!     

The resounding answer:  The New Village Brewery turned into a brainwave, which in turn gave us a new mission in life.  With a little luck and resources, we have transformed that mission into a vision, by renting an ideal space in the heart of the village, investing in a state-of-the-art 1 barrel brewing system, and developing a business plan. 

Now, we need YOU to help bring our dream to life!

It will take at least several months to get all the proper licensing and permits.  In the meantime, we need to pay rent, procure raw materials, and obtain the rest of the equipment needed to get The New Village Brewery up and running.  The funds raised here, on GoFundMe, will help us stay on target to open our doors and begin sharing our local, hand-crafted beer with our patrons within the next 6 months.

We are asking you, our amazing family and friends, to help us make The New Village Brewery a reality.  With your support, we can put Oriental on the Great N.C. Beer Map!

Subscribe to Updates below, and we will keep you posted on donor perks, plans and progress.  Please know that any amount you give will get us closer to our goal.  You can fund all or part of a specific item (or items) the Brewery needs or just donate whatever amount you can to help us reach our fundraising goal. 

Anyone who donates $25 or more is eligible to receive a commemorative gift as a thank you for the part you played in getting The New Village Brewery off the ground.  The more you give, the cooler the rewards.

The first 100 donors giving $25 or more will be part of the prestigious Century Club.  Your name will be proudly displayed on the wall of donors in the tap room you helped fund!

Please click Subscribe to Updates and check our Reward Levels for details about perks we're sure you will love.  

Finally, if you are interested in co-creating a unique craft beer recipe tailored to you, your organization or a special event you are planning, or if you would like to become a supporter at the $1,000 level or above, please contact us directly.  

Cheers and thank y’all so much for your support!

Frank & Lili


  • Lynn Robinson 
    • $100 
    • 23 hrs
  • Dammit Tim Shoaf 
    • $10 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 4 d
  • Mark & Sarah Risso 
    • $50 
    • 17 d
  • Bob Miller 
    • $50 
    • 17 d
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Lili-Marguerite Bacon 
Oriental, NC
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