Monday, July 25, 2011

Outer Banks Brewing Station, Revisted

We last visited Outer Banks Brewing Station in the summer of 2008. While visiting the Outer Banks this summer we stopped in again. Despite arriving on the early side of dinnertime, the brewpub was full of patrons and we had a bit of a wait to get a table. However, once we were seated, the service was prompt and we had our beers, and then food, served very quickly.

Five beers were offered on draft during our visit. A sixth beer, the bottle-conditioned Lemon Grass Wheat Ale, was available in 500 ml bottles. Colleen opted to try Nitwit. This is Outer Banks' version of a Belgian Wit brewed with Belgian Wit yeast, Forbidden Fruit, Bitter Orange, Coriander and Black Pepper. The beer pours a light golden-yellow with a minimal white head. Carbonation is low. The aroma is peppery with a typical wit aroma. The flavor is has prominent pepper notes, and other spicy flavors. This is light and crisp beer. The ABV is a low 3.75, making the beer quite sessionable.

I selected the Golden Rogallo. This golden ale pours amber-orange in color, with a thin head. The beer is mildly carbonated. The aroma is sweet malt with a hint of fruit. The flavor is predominately sweet malt with a hint of citrus and Belgian yeast notes. The finish is clean with lightly sweet malt lingering.

Golden Rogallo
I made my dinner a "two-brewery" meal by pairing the Golden Rogallo with a Bratwurst Sausage Plate featuring brats from the Weeping Radish Butchery and Pub. The sausages were mildly flavored and matched the flavor of the Golden Rogallo quite well.

This brewpub and restaurant is very family-friendly. I noted there were a number of tables occupied by large family groups who were not ordering beers, but were obviously there for the food. The Outer Banks Brewing Station is a popular stop on the Outer Banks, for good reason.

1 comment:

  1. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

    The Brewing Station is one of my favs...and one of the few places on the OBX to get some great microbrews.

    You made me thirsty and hungry. Great review.

    We're so glad you chose the Outer Banks for your vacation.

    We'd love to help you plan your next OBX trip. Please let us know if we can help.

    Have fun!

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