Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 333
Beer Avg: 3.24
Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
3.75/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
The Weeping Radish Eco Farm is a sprawling complex located on US 158 in Grandy/Jarvisburg. The complex includes a brewpub and bar area along with a butcher's cooler of fresh meats.
Atmosphere: The building, which also houses the brewing facilities, is huge. Out front, goats frolic in pens. Inside the butcher's cooler abuts the brewpub area and the to-go coolers. The brewpub has bar and table seating. Weeping Radish breweriana and German styling are spread throughout.
Quality: After a few down years, the quality of the beer has rebounded significantly. There are few things like a fresh pint of Black Radish.
Service: Our waitress/bartender was very friendly, visiting several times throughout, chatting up the young ones.
Selection: House beers and root beer are available. The current selection (as of the date of this review) is Weizen, Fest, Corolla Gold, Black Radish, OBX Kolsch, and Radler. Also available are homemade root beers that are quite good. I had a weizen (so-so) and a Black Radish (incredible).
Food: Finger foods that stress local ingredients line the menu. Sausage sandwiches feature the in-house butchery's offerings. The menu is limited to appetizers and a few sandwiches, nothing like the range at the old Manteo establishment. The food is alright, passable, but the beer is the big draw.
In the past, the brewery had quality issues in its bottling and growler lines. Those problems seem to have been resolved. I have two growlers (Corolla Gold and Black Radish) that I'll be cracking open in order to render a final call on the quality. Here's hopin' though, because fresh the beers are quite good.
08-25-2010 14:26:47 | More by akorsak
4.03/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
Stopped here when passing by going up the coast. Beers were ok to very good but the real star here to me was the food which was absolutely outstanding. It appeared everything they used was grown there on site. Prices were respectable, perhaps a little pricey for some but that goes with the exceptional quality. While I might not say this is a destination for beer, I would probably go back for the food. Highly recommended.
04-24-2014 18:57:23 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
3.86/5 rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
The place has an active farm outside including a pen with goats which my daughter really liked and the interior is rustic. It was between lunch and dinner times on a weekday when I visited so the place was not too busy.
Food and beer were well prepared but not really served in what I would consider proper glassware and with quite the attention I appreciate.
Our waitress was very nice, helpful, and attentive - we did not have to wait long for anything and she was quick to refill a water whenever it was needed. She was able to do a pretty good job explaining the differences between the different available beers and even let me know about a couple of other places in the area that had some interesting stuff available.
This is a brew pub and features only their own brews so the selection was not huge - all of the beers are made in a German style (by design) so there is not a wide range of styles either. There were 7 beers available on tap when I visited and you could take away any of those in growlers as well as the majority (like 5) in bottles.
The food is also German in style (which is something both my wife and I enjoy) and was well prepared - we got the 5 sausage sampler (the place is also a butcher shop and all of the sausages are made in house) along with the sweet potato liverwurst. The food was authentic to the style, well prepared, and pretty tasty.
Prices were pretty inexpensive which I appreciated... though the flight of beers was a touch higher than I expected considering the price of full beers.
05-13-2013 13:17:20 | More by dbrauneis
3.85/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Easy stop on the way to the OBX down 158 from VA. Not so easy for those of us used to coming in on 64 from the south.
Pub has more of a tasting room feel. Small bar with 5 taps going. Maybe 15 tables in a definite tasting room setting.
Menu is on the light side, but what they do server is very good. Sausage and brats available to go in the deli case. These are very good and well worth trying. OBBS serves these as well.
Beers have rebounded some from quality issues in the past few years. Black Radish seems a bit lighter to me than in past versions, but still very good. My wife still loves the hefe. All their beers are available in 22oz and in returnable 1-liter fliptops. Root beer is also available and my kids love it.
Service can be an issue, especially on a busy changeover Saturday. Well worth a stop though to pick up beer and sausages to go.
04-17-2011 13:00:06 | More by beer2day
3.45/5 rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Stopped here on the way down to Nag's head. Very large barn type feeling inside. They have a small deli/butcher shop counter with very good german sausages and brats. The menu is limited but the brats are very good. The feeling is cold inside, not very inviting for those looking for a small town pub atmosphere. The area is big on tourism and they are geared toward that. The staff was very friendly and answered questions without looking bothered. The beer was decent and most is available in bottles to go. Not so much a destination as a place to try if you are traveling by.
04-19-2011 13:02:05 | More by jale
3.71/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
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
Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery in Grandy, NC
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