April 7, 2018

North Carolina Craft Beer Month

April is North Carolina Craft Beer Month. An entire month devoted to a 2 billion dollar industry that all started right here on the Outer Banks. […]
March 12, 2018

What to Expect When You’re Expecting… a Restaurant?

Recently several of my friends and acquaintances have been having babies, many of them being their first children. In every case these first time parents were […]
February 14, 2018

Salt vs. Sodium Nitrate

Warning: This post is going to get salty. Specifically sodium nitrate and its cousin sodium nitrite. And full disclaimer, I know these are different chemical compounds, […]
January 26, 2018

Busy February!

Jack Frost came pounding on our door to help us drain the kegs before closing the restaurant for the winter. I guess he developed a taste […]
January 16, 2018

New Year New You

It’s January. A new year, a fresh start, and our best intentions put forth into society in the form of resolutions. Does anyone keep New Year’s […]
December 25, 2017

Christmas Spirit

I think we can all agree that the last few weeks have not been the best for news. Every time I turn on the news or […]
November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Woes

I drive a lot. I have a fairly long commute to work and work itself requires a good amount of driving too. Our butchery makes value […]
October 9, 2017


Did anyone else have the saying “just because it’s popular doesn’t make it right” drilled into them as a child? For some things it definitely makes […]
July 9, 2017

Brunch Bill

Summer is here! A tiny bit of an understatement when the air is so heavy with humidity you need gills to stay outside for more than […]
June 9, 2017

Memory Lane Bottle Edition

Being the first microbrewery in North Carolina obviously means we aren’t afraid to try new things. The art of brewing is thousands of years old and […]
May 15, 2017

Hurricane BushWeed

The purchase of Wicked Weed Brewing Company by Anheiser Busch-InBev’s, aka Budweiser, has sent shockwaves through the brewing world. Beer enthusiasts are boycotting in disgust and […]
May 1, 2017

Momentous Occasions in History

Momentous occasions in history are often associated with entire years: 1492 Columbus crossed the Atlantic, 1776 Declaration of Independence, 1415 Agincourt, 1969 Moon Landing, 1903 First […]
April 9, 2017

The Changing Face of an Outer Banks Original

Nothing stays the same forever. That saying is trite and cliché and absolutely true. The Outer Banks, with its constantly shifting sands, is a living embodiment […]