So, how does it feel?

August 30th, 2015 | Posted in Featured, News

Follow your dreams. Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life. Find your passion. These are all things you may hear in a graduation speech. But today, I find myself living these clichés. Several years ago I began brewing beer as nothing more than a hobby. I quickly became a weekly back porch home brewer. Brewing combined a lot of things I loved: cooking, tinkering with gadgets, creativity, and, well, beer. The home brewing/craft

Friends of the Pond – Join us as a VIP.

June 9th, 2015 | Posted in Featured, News

Beginning June 10th,  we will be offering the Friends of the Pond program as a means of inviting our friends, family, fans, and craft beer aficionados to become an integral part of our launch by choosing one of 2 levels of support, in exchange for special recognition and VIP status at The Pond, and all kinds of other good stuff that comes with supporting your local craft brewery! We will be taking orders from the first wave of participants for

Beer and Food…but which ones?

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Featured, News

It seems obvious that great beers are a natural compliment to great food…but how do we know what beer goes with what dish?  Too many times I have ordered a beer that “sounds” like it should go with a certain dish, only to find the beer either competes with the dish, or just plain doesn’t work, ruining both the food and the beer experience. So, how does one decide?  Here is a basic guide: I have made it a habit

Why here, why now?

October 8th, 2014 | Posted in Featured, News

The craft brewery market, especially the North Carolina market, is growing exponentially but still has abundant room for unique, high quality breweries.   This is why we decided to enter this business. There are so many great beers coming from our industry, but we offer beers made with “out of the box” thinking using only the highest quality ingredients. With our mix of product and branding, we strive to make beer and labels that are artistic, intellectually witty and appeal to

Why Koi Pond for a name?

September 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Featured, News
Why Koi Pond for a name?

One of the beauties of a “startup”…especially in an industry like brewing…is that creativity is encouraged, valued, and what makes a brand special. Koi fish have long symbolized strength, perseverance and an energetic life force, demonstrated by their ability to swim against currents, travel upstream, and even conquer waterfalls. Koi Pond Brewing Company was born from the story of a Japanese-style tattoo sleeve that covers Eric Ghiloni’s left arm. The tattoo is of a pair of Koi in a pond

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