Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
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2.99/5 rDev -20.7%
We made a detour on our recent trip south so I could visit Weeping Radish and pick up a case of Black Radish. Our GPS said we had arrived at our destination; of course we hadn’t – another 0.2 - 0.3 miles further on we spotted it on the west side of the highway. The gravel parking lot was plenty big for the afternoon meal crowd.
A somewhat long wait to be seated in the nearly empty restaurant afforded us each time to hit the restroom and gave me time to peruse the “beer to go” cooler and partial pallet of canned beers in four-packs. The four-packs were Black Radish, Ruddy Radish, OBX Beer, and Corolla Gold, all of which were also available on tap.
We ordered: my wife got the mushroom and Swiss burger and iced tea (They were out of their home made root beer) and I got the classic Reuben and a Black Radish. My wife says her burger was good and my Reuben was excellent; however my Black Radish was just OK. I first had Black Radish at a microfest at Stoudt’s in Adamstown in 2006 and loved it. Years later I purchased a case of bombers on line and still really liked it. Now something had changed, either the beer or my taste. My second beer was the IPA 25 which was only on tap – no cans. It was quite a decent IPA. The complete menu and beer list are on the Weeping Radish website.
Tours are only available one day a week – call ahead to schedule. However, there is a second floor observation area which you can visit any time. This overlooks the brewery; when I was there no one was working in the brewery.
A couple of months ago they switched from bombers to flip tops which cost you an extra $ 2/bottle. If you return the empty, you don’t pay the $ 2 on the next bottle. But it’s not a deposit – it’s only worth the $ 2 if you pick up another flip top. I noticed there were different sized flip tops in the cooler, some with poorly removed previous labels. Also, they no longer ship beer.
To sum up – if you’re in the area it’s worth stopping in. If not, it’s probably not worth the side trip.
08-01-2014 13:11:40 | More by Ozzylizard
3.45/5 rDev -8.5%
Stopped here on the way down to Nag's head. Very large barn type feeling inside. They have a small deli/butcher shop counter with very good german sausages and brats. The menu is limited but the brats are very good. The feeling is cold inside, not very inviting for those looking for a small town pub atmosphere. The area is big on tourism and they are geared toward that. The staff was very friendly and answered questions without looking bothered. The beer was decent and most is available in bottles to go. Not so much a destination as a place to try if you are traveling by.
04-19-2011 13:02:05 | More by jale
3.58/5 rDev -5%
Stopped here on our way to Corolla for vacation and I was alittle let down.
I first tried to order a mix case on thier website but never recieved any confirmation.
A large roomy building that seems empty.
Not a large beer selection, got some black radish and kolsch and a mini growler of IPA25.
I inquired about gold and dobblebock but the lady at the counter, who was quite nice and infomitive, said that thir last two shipments came in all destroyed(?). So I guess they don't brew there I don't know.
They had a nice selction of meats at the butcher counter and was going to pick some up then but decided to wait until we departed. So the palce doesn't open till 12 on Sundays, my loss.
The pub area was large but didn't eat there so I can not comment.
All in all not a bad place. Could be better used I think.
DEfinitly would stop for beer but you live and learn.
07-13-2011 00:34:19 | More by micromaniac129
3.71/5 rDev -1.6%
Stopped here for lunch on our way to the OBX. Very German beer haus atmosphere. They make all their own sausages and they were very good. Beer list is just above average so there is lots of room for improvment. Service was really great, nice friendly girl who knew a little about the beer and kept coming back to check on us. Service was fast and that counts for something. My only complaint was the casing on the hot dog was a little tough.
06-15-2014 18:34:04 | More by Jodi215
3.75/5 rDev -0.5%
The Weeping Radish Eco Farm is a sprawling complex located on US 158 in Grandy/Jarvisburg. The complex includes a brewpub and bar area along with a butcher's cooler of fresh meats.
Atmosphere: The building, which also houses the brewing facilities, is huge. Out front, goats frolic in pens. Inside the butcher's cooler abuts the brewpub area and the to-go coolers. The brewpub has bar and table seating. Weeping Radish breweriana and German styling are spread throughout.
Quality: After a few down years, the quality of the beer has rebounded significantly. There are few things like a fresh pint of Black Radish.
Service: Our waitress/bartender was very friendly, visiting several times throughout, chatting up the young ones.
Selection: House beers and root beer are available. The current selection (as of the date of this review) is Weizen, Fest, Corolla Gold, Black Radish, OBX Kolsch, and Radler. Also available are homemade root beers that are quite good. I had a weizen (so-so) and a Black Radish (incredible).
Food: Finger foods that stress local ingredients line the menu. Sausage sandwiches feature the in-house butchery's offerings. The menu is limited to appetizers and a few sandwiches, nothing like the range at the old Manteo establishment. The food is alright, passable, but the beer is the big draw.
In the past, the brewery had quality issues in its bottling and growler lines. Those problems seem to have been resolved. I have two growlers (Corolla Gold and Black Radish) that I'll be cracking open in order to render a final call on the quality. Here's hopin' though, because fresh the beers are quite good.
08-25-2010 14:26:47 | More by akorsak
Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery in Grandy, NC
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