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Mother Earth Brewing

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Mother Earth BrewingMother Earth Brewing
BEER AVG
3.87/5
Based on:
24 Beers
2,219 Ratings
Place Score: 92
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 13.87%
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

311 North Heritage St.
Kinston, North Carolina, 28501
United States
phone: (252) 208-BIER

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @motherearthbrew

Notes:
Also has taproom/bar on premesis

(Place added by: blackie on 09-28-2009)
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4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MANix73
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Beautiful, trendy taproom. Seems out of place in Kinston, NC. Looks like it should be in NYC. Good variety of beers. They fill growler & have a gift shop attached where you can buy bottles & miscellaneous merchandise. If you're a beer geek, go on Friday & stop by Duck-Rabbit in Farmville first.

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2.04/5  rDev -50.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of stakem
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Visited Mother Earth on a saturday evening just before 8:00 pm when their "trading post" aka their packaged beer to go store closed. The brewery taproom itself is very clean offering up a U-shaped bar with 8 or 10 taps and a handpump cask that was empty during my visit. There is room for maybe a dozen people or so at the bar with lots of standing room and couches as well to relax on. They have a beer garden with cornhole to play and as previously mentioned a trading post for to-go bottles, cans and mix-a-six.

It appears as though 4 or 5 taps hold their mainstay offerings with the remaining 4 or 5 taps pouring seasonals. Whats on tap is displayed both on a big screen TV (with pricing) as well as on tabletop displays. Prices ranged from 4.50 a pint to 6-7 a snifter for their experimental stuff. The highlights during my visit appeared to be an imperial chocolate version of their staple porter as well as a freshly released batch of blackberry windowpane.

The bartender was attentive and informative. Pricing seemed pretty much in line with what I am use to. My only gripe was that there was only 1 unique thing to be had on tap. Literally everything else could be purchased to-go from their trading post at a fraction of the price ($10.50 a mix-a-six verse $5 average on tap.) Its worth a visit to say you were there and it appears to be the only brewery within a reasonable distance of our stay. However, I doubt I would go back unless they offered more unique selections since most of their packaged stuff can be sourced elsewhere in the state at the same price or cheaper than their draft prices.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

This place is great! Tasting room is very wide open, clean, bright, and welcoming. Huge horseshoe bar when you walk in, with 10 taps and 1 cask available to drink from. There are 4 regular taps that rotate, and then there are 6 listed under a premium taps label, which while we were there included a guest tap for NC Beer Month, as well as a vertical of BBA Overhead Tripel from 2012, 2013, and 2014. Very nice! The bartender was great. Very knowledgeable about all of the beers, and just friendly all around. The tour is well worth going on. Tour guide was funny, and very informative, and the facility is LEED certified, so there is some different information from other brewery tours. Large barrel aging room, as well as a fairly new distillery. After the tour, head out back in the outdoor lounge for some comfortable lounge chair rockers, or play some cornhole. They have live music there from time to time, as well. They really are trying to build up the town around them. There is a gift shop where there are bottles and cans for sale, and there are growlers to go, as well. Definitely worth visiting if you find yourself in the area.

Photo of OldhouseRecs
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of kristougher
4.07/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5

Love stopping in here for beers after work, nice to have a quality brewery in our small little town. The tap room is very large10-12 seats at a big U shaped bar and another 4-6 tables scattered about and more seating outside, personally love sitting outside. Very modern setting, chrome and glass bar, weird funny looking chairs that are super comfortable.
I love their seasonals, Old Neighborhood, Silent Night, and Triple Overhead.

Only complaint is there is rarely any one offs on tap, but that isn't a major complaint by any means! If you're in the area or driving through it's definitely worth checking out

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Ohiovania
3.51/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Took the tour and the guide didn't really walk us through their process and kinda just took questions. He did take us around to all the stops but it seemed like he wasn't extremely knowledgable or familiar with giving tours. I understand he may have been all there was available and that's fine.

Also, no samples... Really wanted to try some at the brewery/ brewpub but i went before the the pub opened and they don't have any on the tour.

Did get a free keychain and that was nice of them.

Photo of BrianScott
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

The brewery tour was awesome. We were midweek so we had the tour all to ourselves. They have done a great job renovating buildings in a cool way including having a slide from the second floor. They are small but seem very innovative. The tap room is quirky in a very modern style. At the time the selection of beer was ok. We were a few weeks early for a few of there seasonals which I am really interested in trying. Hope to trip back before they run out. A great place to visit on the way o the beach.

Photo of DiverJon
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3

This is one of the oddest taprooms I've ever seen having visited Breweries all over the country. We drove by the Brewery and it didn't look open so went to a different place in New Bern, NC. After talking to someone there who claimed it was open we stopped on our way home. The entrance is on a side street around the corner from main entrance so if it looks closed make sure to go around the corner and check. Walked in and was greeted by chrome and lights. Very odd and not to my taste. The pourer was very friendly. There are several tables inside with seating at a bar and an outside seating area in the back. If its nice make sure to sit outside. Very nice nook with ultra-comfy chairs. The beer is fine, no quibbles there. Did not do a tour as we were too late for one due to the problem already mentioned. I could do without the whole environment theme, however. Being as crunchy, "I love the Earth" as you want to be does not make up for bad beer. Don't sell the beer = out of business. Fortunately, their beer is fine. Nice to see a brewery in the center of a rundown old town trying to revitalize the area So hat's off to them for this. Probably won't go back as I didn't care for the atmosphere of modern chrome and glass but thats me. Make sure to check the hours they are open and stop for yourself and support a local business trying to make a difference.

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Mother Earth Brewing in Kinston, NC
92 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.