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Community Partner Highlight: Vecino Brewing Co.

Who they are

Simply put, Vecino is a brewery and restaurant built by neighbors, for neighbors. Located in the heart of Carrboro, NC, they take pride in offering great quality beer and food with a focus on locally-sourced products. 

At the heart of Vecino's core values is giving back to the neighborhood and community in which they get to live their passion. With their Brewing Neighbors program, they select one beer each month and 10% of sales go to support a local charitable organization. 

Quotes from GM Monica Molina

"We love to ensure that our community knows that Vecino is Spanish for Neighbor and that our space and great beer are, at their heart, for the love of our neighbors."

"We are committed to providing high quality craft beer. Our Head Brewer Andrew Turner is a microbiologist by trade which is a breadth of technical knowledge that ensures informed creativity and exceptional execution."

"Finally, it seems that our community still may not be aware that we have a kitchen and provide a mouthwatering menu of Central and South American classics with some of our Chef's own spin."

How we're partners

We are currently working closely with our neighbors at Vecino to establish our first ever residency (which we're calling "Sunday Sessions") for our House Band, the Fordham Boulevard Band. So far, we've had two Sunday Sessions and the response from our families and patrons of Vecino has been great! Our families love having space to spread out and enjoy the excellent food and craft beer at Vecino, and Carrboro natives who've stopped in for a pint have shared that they enjoy the live entertainment and watching awesome kids shine. 

Our relationship started shortly after Vecino opened its doors as we rocked out on their porch for the Public School Foundation's 5K for Education Packet Pick-Up Party in March of 2018. We loved the vibe so much that we returned in December of 2018 decked out in Santa hats for our School of Rock Chapel Hill Holiday Party featuring the Fordham Boulevard Band and our adult program band, the 15-501ers. 

Our students are constantly learning new songs and improving their skills, so to have a partner like Vecino where they have the opportunity to perform regularly is something for which we are very grateful. 

We hope we get to share our passion for tasty craft beer and incredible food with you! Come see us! Cheers!
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