The Hatchet Story
The history of Hatchet’s story and logo begin long before the beloved trend of craft beer and microbreweries - all the way back to the Vietnam War. There, small groups of Green Berets partnered with teams of indigenous Vietnamese soldiers to conduct covert missions in Laos, Cambodia, and North Vietnam, acting as a strike force for reconnaissance operations and locating missing/captured American serviceman. These teams were know as Hatchet Forces, and, to honor their legacy, special forces Operational detachment - alpha (SFODA) 3331 continued to carry "the patch" as it's team symbol on combat deployments throughout Afghanistan and Africa. It was a stark reminder that no success is ever achieved alone – it takes a team.
Founded in Brewing
Our owners, Greg and Mike, met while Greg was in Special Forces training and Mike was the Senior Operations Sergeant Major of the 82nd Airborne Division. Both quickly bonded over their love of brewing, as well as their shared experiences and values from their service in the military. Together, they spent two years blending these passions, preparing a taproom made for community, filling out endless paperwork, and perfecting their recipes. Finally, in November 2019 Hatchet Brewery opened – a place rooted in friendship, genuine and selfless relationships, and damn good craft beer.
Today Hatchet is the go-to place for hundreds of customers right in the heart of Southern Pines, NC. Our award winning craft beer and welcoming taproom atmosphere remains the pinnacle of our success. It began as a culture on SFODA 3331 and is still at the heart of everything we do with our beer, our employees, and the community – what we consider our own Hatchet Team. Come stop by, we can’t wait to see you there!