Kinston natives Stephen Hill and his son-in-law Trent Mooring founded Mother Earth Brewing in 2008 in the old Pully’s Barbecue building on Herritage Street. Local artist Dinah Sharpe Sylivant designed each label of the brewery’s year-round beers to reflect the eastern region. The Dark Cloud label (pictured above) depicts a storm cloud rolling up over an eastern North Carolina tobacco farm. The tap room at Mother Earth offers tastes of the beer brewed in the adjoining room. Sampling a beer at the sleek bar, surrounded by brick, wood, and metal repurposed from the building’s previous lives, it feels like you’re leaving your mark on the old structure, too.
Mother Earth Brewing
311 North Herritage Street
Kinston, NC 28501
Read about the building’s past as Pully’s Barbecue.