Pinehurst Brewing Company occupies what was the original steam plant that powered the Village of Pinehurst in 1895. Beautifully restored, the brewery perfectly captures the industrial chic feel. The new operation recruited Eric Mitchell, former head brewer of Heist Brewery in Charlotte, where he won numerous industry awards. “The beers are excellent and each one was impressive in its niche, but the standout that really wowed me was the Malvavisco, an imperial stout rested on Madagascar vanilla beans that is rich and creamy with a velvety texture," according to Larry Olmsted in a recent USA Today article. Definitely worth the visit!