Before June gets away from us, we thought it worth mentioning that we enjoyed attending (a thunderstorm-shortened) Regulator Day Remembrance on the 19th just down the road from the brewhouse. It seemed only fitting that we be there.
The Regulator Historic Site in Hillsborough is tucked behind the Orange County Board of Education building on E. King Street. It commemorates the spot where six Regulators were hanged on June 19, 1771 after the Battle of Alamance at the order of the colonial Governor, William Tryon.
Local Historian Scott Washington recounted some of the history and Mayor Tom Stevens tolled a bell in their memory while a Regulator descendent read the names of those who met a rather gruesome end: Captain Benjamin Merrill, Captain Messer, Robert Matear, James Pugh, and two whose names are unknown.
Interested in more Regulator history?
What’s the connection to beer?
We’re glad you asked. The Regulators in pre-Revolutionary NC fought for the small farmers’ right to participate fairly in the local economy. Not only do we support this standard, we believe that products grown by local farms are better for us and our beer.