Help Us Put Oriental NC on This Map

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Raised by 150 people in 24 months
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

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Dear friends and supporters,
We hope to see you one week from today (Sunday, Sep. 3rd) as we release our very 1st two batches of craft beer - brewed right here in Oriental, NC: the Ol' Store Ale & the High Water IPA. Event kicks off at 3pm. All are welcome. We invite you to bring side dishes to go with local BBQ and if you have a musical instrument, bring that too! We can't wait to celebrate this happy occasion with all of you who helped to make it happen.
~Cheers,
Frank & Lili
One week from today!
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This weekend, on the occasion of the 8th annual Oriental Dragon Boat Festival, right here at the mouth of the Neuse River, The New Village Brewery & Taproom is partnering with the Inland Waterway Provision Co. & Sound Rivers to host a tap takeover by Neuse River Brewing Co. (out of Raleigh) to support our cherished Neuse River.

Sound Rivers is a nonprofit organization that guards the health of the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico rivers. They unite with concerned citizens to protect and preserve the watersheds that cover more than a quarter of North Carolina. Part of the proceeds for this weekend's beer sales will go to support Sound Rivers. The Lower Neuse Riverkeeper and volunteers will be on hand to tell you of the actions and benefits of Sound Rivers. Clean water is important to all of us, especially here in Pamlico County!

We will open at noon on Thurs, Fri & Sat and remain open until around 10pm. Follow our Facebook page or contact us by email to find out which brews we'll have on tap & more, including a super cool Neuse River group kayaking excursion at 9am on Sunday morning, Aug. 13 organized by Paddling in Pamlico!
Neuse River
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This video includes a special thank you and acknowledgment for our "village" of supporters from near and far.
Our taproom is open for business! Our brewery will begin producing some time later this month if all goes well (and serving by late August or early September).
Until then, each week we will be featuring craft beer from a different NC brewery. Follow our Facebook page for details.
Our days of operation will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon until 9pm or while supplies last.
Our house is your house!
~ Frank & Lili
It takes a village!
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Dear supporters,
If you are in Oriental for the Croaker Festival this weekend, please stop in and see us. This is NOT our Grand Opening, but our Taproom WILL BE OPEN on Friday and Saturday from Noon to 8 pm (while supplies last). Double Barley Brewing (Smithfield, NC) will be taking over our taps on Friday and Foothills Brewing Co. (Winston Salem) will be taking over our taps on Saturday. Come by, cool off, have a pint, bring the family and sit a spell. Our house is your house :-)
Hope to see you soon-
Frank & Lili
Tap Takeovers This Weekend!
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Dottie Osmun
17 months ago
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Great relocation plan!!!

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Patrick Del Rio
19 months ago
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Wow!! Great...you're on the map !!

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Chuck Forrest
19 months ago
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That was a great opening party! Thanks for the invite... Can't wait for you to open up for business..!

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Patrick Del Rio
24 months ago
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Definitely Chief of R&D material !

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Edward Gonzalez
24 months ago
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OMG!!! This is awesome. Congrats to yous guys.

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Monica
9 months ago

congrats, please help & share my campaign

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James D. Comer
9 months ago

Only one level ? $25-49 ?

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E Themayor Man
13 months ago

I have been sharing with no luck if you could help me share I would greatly appreciate it thanks

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Jennifer Craft Del Rio
13 months ago

We'll be there!

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Glenn Austin Sikes
14 months ago

Lili - I owe you for a few beers! Tom thought I paid and I thought Tom paid. I'll even up w/ you next time I'm in town.

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Wendy Blanpied
17 months ago

Great, how do we order?

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Nancy Elrick
17 months ago

Please see Sallie Belangia at the Bank and secure a commercial loan. She can help you if possible to get things done and make it up to code.

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Patrick Del Rio
23 months ago

That's very cool! (get it ?...cool?)

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Patrick Del Rio
24 months ago

Looks great ! Can you give us the location ?

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$50
Billy Spazante
4 months ago

We would love our names on the wall: Kristin Zoller and Billy Spazante. For the in house glasses, please put Amanda Barnes Moore and Jonathan Moore.

LM
$50
Lynn Murray
14 months ago
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I love your little place. So warm and friendly. I look forward to trying your new beers every week-end. You two are great hosts!

DM
$30
Dave Mauney
14 months ago
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Glad y'all are here. Great addition to O Town

SA
$50
Stan Aeschleman
15 months ago
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If you put a cork on the wall, please have it read Ellen & Stan Aeschleman

RP
$100
Rich and Lucy Preble
15 months ago
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We are so glad to have you in town and happy to participate!

Dottie Osmun
17 months ago
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Great relocation plan!!!

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Patrick Del Rio
19 months ago
1
1

Wow!! Great...you're on the map !!

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Chuck Forrest
19 months ago
1
1

That was a great opening party! Thanks for the invite... Can't wait for you to open up for business..!

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Patrick Del Rio
24 months ago
1
1

Definitely Chief of R&D material !

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Edward Gonzalez
24 months ago
1
1

OMG!!! This is awesome. Congrats to yous guys.

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Monica
9 months ago

congrats, please help & share my campaign

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James D. Comer
9 months ago

Only one level ? $25-49 ?

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E Themayor Man
13 months ago

I have been sharing with no luck if you could help me share I would greatly appreciate it thanks

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Jennifer Craft Del Rio
13 months ago

We'll be there!

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Glenn Austin Sikes
14 months ago

Lili - I owe you for a few beers! Tom thought I paid and I thought Tom paid. I'll even up w/ you next time I'm in town.

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Wendy Blanpied
17 months ago

Great, how do we order?

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Nancy Elrick
17 months ago

Please see Sallie Belangia at the Bank and secure a commercial loan. She can help you if possible to get things done and make it up to code.

+ Read More
Patrick Del Rio
23 months ago

That's very cool! (get it ?...cool?)

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Patrick Del Rio
24 months ago

Looks great ! Can you give us the location ?

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