Our original brewery in Manteo was a 5 barrel system (that’s only 10 standard kegs!) with three 5 barrel fermenters. Now we brew 20 barrel batches with six 20 barrel primary fermenters and sixteen 20 barrel aging tanks.
The original brewery could only brew three styles of beer at a time and often during the busy summer season we were lucky to have two styles available. Now we offer up to seven draft choices as well as seasonal favorites, including of course our famous Christmas Beer and our Oktoberfest style beer. One of our seasonals is called Bitter Bee, infused with local Virginia honey.
Our beer now comes packaged in 16 oz cans, 1 Liter refillable bottles, 5 Liter Mini Kegs, and 5 or 15.5 gallon kegs. A far cry from the liter bottles we began with!
Also available in cans is our homemade Root Beer. This non-alcoholic sweet treat is a customer favorite. And it makes the best Root Beer Floats!
We only sell our beer locally, either on premise, or self distributed on the Outer Banks. The self distribution gives local restaurants a chance to order for the first time ever custom filled kegs of beer directly from a local brewery.
Beer and Brat Tour: Every Tuesday at 11 am. Reservations recommended.
This tour is normally given by Uli, starting with the history of N.C.’s oldest brewery and the evolution over the last 30 years from Reinheitsgebot Beer to Reinheitsgebot food. Every one of the beer samples is also served with a sausage sample from the in house butchery as well as a sample of house made curry ketchup and beer mustard. The tour begins on the viewing platform overlooking the brewery and ends with a tour of the artisan butchery facility with smokehouse.
Duration 60 minutes, Cost $10 for everybody above 14 years. Three 3 oz. samples of beer (root beer sample for the under 21 year olds) together with three sausage samples.
Brewery Tour: Every Wednesday at 11 am Reservations recommended.
This tour is normally given by Uli, whereby he goes through the history of the law change in 1985, which allowed breweries to flourish now all over North Carolina. The tour not only describes the brewing process with a view from the platform overlooking the brewery, but it also goes into the idea of local food and the reason, why the Weeping Radish was one of the first integrated farm brewery and butcheries in the south.
Duration 35 minutes, Cost $5 for everybody above 14 years. Three 3 oz. samples of beer (root beer sample for the under 21 year olds)