Atlantic Beach Blonde ABV 4.7 – Pale Lager
This light Pilsner-style lager is the perfect easy-going beer anytime of the year. Brewed with Pilsner, Rice, and Carolina grown Rye malt from Riverbend Malt House - along with a healthy dose of Crystal hops, which lend a subtle lemon character - our AB Blonde is the perfect thirst quencher.
Crystal Coast IPA ABV 6.4 – American IPA
There’s that special feeling when you see the coast crest upon the horizon, and the sea greets you while crossing the Intracoastal Waterway. There’s a sense of wonder brought upon as the beacon flashes from the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. There’s a moment of exhilaration as the Shackleford horses breeze past, running free on the beach. This culmination of experiences are what make the Crystal Coast such an extraordinary place. It’s the moments like these that inspired us to brew this IPA - hopped with Simcoe and Citra - giving it a character of candied tangerines and peach rings - concluding with a pleasant malt finish.
Hazy Coast IPA ABV 6.0 – New England IPA
Reminiscent of those days on the coast where there is a blanket of fog rising up from the tides, this IPA will envelop your palate like a mist with its silky body and tongue coating citrus hop character.
Money Island Black Lager ABV 5.1 – Schwarzbier
A century ago, this island was also known as the Atlantic City of the South. With the construction of casinos, bath houses, and other lavished features, some even began calling it Money Island due to all the extravagance and wealth being laid out. As the depression of 30’s began hitting the country, it too hit this region, and Money Island went as dark as this beer. Although black in color, this German-style Schwarzbier is an easy drinking lager with notes of mocha and bittersweet cocoa.
Eastern "Bock" Turtle Amber Lager ABV 6.2 - Single Bock
As an homage to our native dome-backed Terrapene, whom we’ll sometimes find wandering into the brewery, we created this Dunkles-style Bock. This beautiful amber lager is characterized by a toasty-rich malt character, with notes of creamy caramel accented with dark fruit. Brewed with locally grown Carolina Malt House Pilsner and Dark Munich malts.
Wild Pony Pils ABV 4.9 – German Pilsner
Running wild and free, the horses of Shackleford Banks are the decedents of Spanish mustangs that were turned loose in the 1500’s. Much like these horses, this beer’s roots trace back to the Old World. Following tradition, this beer was brewed with a simple recipe - Pilsner malt, Hallertau hops and Bohemian lager yeast. With a golden-yellow hue and a smooth bitterness, this beer will provide a balanced mix that will provide a refreshing enjoyment on these hot, summer days.
Breakwater Coffee Brown Ale ABV 5.3 - English Brown Ale
Designed to protect our coast from inclement weather, breakwaters work hard to keep our shores beautiful - Just like these structures, we worked hard with our friends at Crystal Coast Coffee Roasters to develop this brown ale that carries a bright and lively coffee character, but is still balanced by underlying chocolate and nutty notes that finishes with dark fruit. Brewed with North Carolina malted heritage barley from Riverbend Malt House and Ethiopian/Panamanian cold press blend from Crystal Coast Coffee Roasters.
Kill Devil Belgian Golden Ale ABV 8.3 – Belgian Golden Ale
As lore goes, there's a stash buried beneath those hills strong enough to kill the Devil himself. As the trickster he is, he passed on this recipe of deceitful strength. With it, we crafted this beautiful golden ale. Smooth and devious, this libation will catch you when least expected - just like the original charlatan himself.
Sea of Fog Double IPA ABV 9.3 – Imperial IPA
Standing on the edge, piercing into the unknown. Contemplation takes the wanderer. Thoughts of the future and past wrap around the mind and soul, as the ever present fog wraps around the body, stretching indefinitely out toward the sea. Brewed with Mosaic, Simcoe, and Centennial.
Macon Waves Double IPA with Raspberries ABV 9.0 – Imperial IPA
For eleven long hours, cannons bombarded the fort's shore in 1862. Only until the end, surrender was never a thought as an overwhelming force was laid upon those Macon waves. As a tribute, we brewed this Double India Pale Ale. Blush red and triple dry hopped, this beer is brewed with Appalachian grown malted red wheat and raspberries, in addition to mosaic and loral hops.
Festbier ABV 6.1 - Festbier
Dating back two centuries, Oktoberfest has always been a time of great celebration for the residents of Bavaria. Each of the representing breweries attending proudly bring their rendition of the beloved festbier, with the main differences between them being the use of their local maltster. To follow this same suit, we decided to use ours - Carolina Malt House, based out of Cleveland, NC. 100% of the malt was sourced from CMH, all grown within 30 miles of their facility. As a result, we have this deep gold lager characterized by a malt flavor of toasted bread, with a subtle noble hop finish.
Sundew Hoppy Pils ABV 5.0 - Hoppy German Pilsner
Bright. Hoppy. Deceptive. Named after the misleading carnivorous plant, this hoppy pilsner will lure you in with its beautiful golden appearance. Instead of getting the blast of citrus one might expect from Citra, you’ll instead be consumed by the wonderful flavors lychee, guava and gooseberry.
Cutter Farmhouse Pale Ale ABV 5.4 - Farmhouse Ale
This farmhouse pale ale is driven by an fine balance between yeast and hops. Equanot and Opal deliver notes of ruby red grapefruit and white pepper that are then followed through with a distinctive rustic character and slight tartness provided by our saison yeast. This is then concluded with a subtle lingering bitterness and dry finish
Mama's Got A Squeeze Box Sour IPA ABV 6.2 - American IPA (Bhramari Brewing Collaboration)
Putting our minds together with Asheville-based Bhramari Brewing Company, we created this beautiful and bright sour IPA. The profile begins with a tropical bouquet, leading up to a pleasant tartness mid-palate, and concluding with a creamy vanilla note. As a whole, the best way to describe this beer is a mango pineapple creamsicle.
Black Pelican Maple Porter ABV 5.8 - English Porter
Seen soaring around the Kitty Hawk Lifesaving Station, the Black Pelican was a beacon of hope to wary sailors. If a threatening storm ever arose, these men knew they could depend on this winged savior to guide them to safety, even in the most unbridled conditions.
In honor of the Black Pelican, we brewed this Breakfast Porter. Brewed with Golden Promise, Golden Naked Oats, Vanilla and Lactose – along with a hearty addition of maple syrup – this beer will keep you content indoors, so you don’t have to challenge the wrath of the sea and find safety behind the wing the Black Pelican.
2018 NC Brewers Cup Gold Medal
2018 NC Brewers Cup Silver Medal
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Monday 4 - 9:30pm
Tuesday 4 - 9pm
Wednesday 4 - 9pm
Thursday 4 - 10pm
Friday 4 - 11pm
Saturday 12 - 11pm
Sunday 12 - 7pm
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AB Taproom Hours
Wednesday 4 - 10pm
Thursday 4 - 11pm
Friday 4 - 11pm
Saturday 12 - 11pm
Sunday 12 - 7pm