Our History

tarboro brewing company store front

It all started when...

Stephen and Inez met in New York City in June of 2000.  They moved to Tarboro in October of 2002 to open On the Square Restaurant and Wine Store.    

In Summer of 2008, they bought the existing building on 526 North Main Street (home of Tarboro Brewing Company) because they fell in love with the property and the location.  It had been a longtime dream to begin a brewery, but it had been an even longer dream to make Tarboro a destination town for people of all ages and backgrounds.  They felt that TBC could be yet another business to synergize downtown Tarboro and attract more people and businesses. 

It wasn't long before they found Franklin Winslow, Director of Quality Assurance a.k.a. Head Beer Slammer at Yards Brewing in Philadelphia and fellow Tarboro native to become a partner and consult on all of the recipes.  With the help of many investors and lots of local support, the TBC dream became a reality this past February when they tapped their first beer.

Nana's Roof, a Belgian-style Pale Ale named after Inez' grandmother and namesake who had given Inez a monetary gift to make repairs on the failing roof of the building, was released on what would have been Nana's 97th birthday.  

The taproom opening followed in June, and since then, the beer hasn't stopped flowing.