Outer Banks Brewing Station, Kill Devil Hills, NC

We usually spend the month of July at the Outer Banks in North Carolina, and our favorite place to go for a meal and beer is the Outer Banks Brewing Station, which bills itself as the first wind-powered brewery in the United States.

We have been to the OBBS on many occasions, and the food and beer are always excellent, as is the service.  This link to their website will give you all the information you might want, including the menu and beer list:   http://www.obbrewing.com/.

They always have a Kölsch beer and Lemongrass wheat beer, along with a changing list of ales, porters and stouts.  You can order a sampler if you are not sure what you would be most interested in. 

Our favorite menu items have been Chef Pok’s salad, Caesar salad with chicken and North Cackalakee Fried Shrimp.  For dessert our favorite is the vanilla creme brulee.  The beers change seasonally.  Some of our favorites have been Slap-Happy Abbey, Santa’s Little Sledgehammer, and Abracadabra Brown Ale.

Wait times can be long, especially for large groups on Friday and Saturday nights, due to the large number of people at the beach in the summers.  It can be worth the wait if this is your only night in town.  We are always pleased with the the food and beer.  Our car knows the way to OBBS even when we haven’t planned to go there!  

They also have souvenir glasses and t-shirts available, as well as growlers and other items.

The most recent offering (in effect Summer of 2012) is a beer school, which happens every Wednesday at 3PM.  The school includes a brewery tour and guided tasting with the assistant brewer.  The cost is $8, and reservations are required, because space is limited.  Given the quality of their beer, the cost would be worth it.  We will do this if we have time, and will report on it when we do. 

OBBS also has live music in the back yard, as well as on stage inside the pub.  The back yard has play equipment for children as well as games for adults.  When the interior is crowded, one can always look for a spot to eat in the back yard.  OBBS truly has something to offer anyone, and they are most definitely family oriented.


Originally posted July 1, 2010


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