Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

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Weeping Radish Eco Farm & BreweryWeeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
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Weeping Radish Eco Farm & BreweryWeeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

6810 Caratoke Hwy
Grandy, North Carolina, 27939
United States

(252) 491-5205 | map

Operating brewpub serving food on site.

Added by MuddyFeet on 05-29-2007

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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by Sludgeman:
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3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Go for the food. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and some fine German style beers. Moderate your beer expectations.

V - A Bavarian beer haus, but not. 3.75

SEL - 3.5

SER - Nice people but slow at both server and greeter = 3.25

Q - All the beer is brewed and bottled right there. 4

F 4.25

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Photo of Frank_TX
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

This was our only North Carolina brewery stop on our beercation for my wife and myself. The place has a bit of rural setting along a busy highway with other commercial (touristy) places scattered along the road. The brewery is also a meat market that specializes in sausages, and naturally, some sausages dishes are on the food menu here. The building is a large, blue-colored metal building with a farm market scene mural painted on the entire front. A small patio with picnic tables is at the front entrance. The interior has mostly a cafe vibe to it, but the covered bar area makes for more of a pub look. The place was not busy at lunchtime on a Tuesday when a hurricane was hovering 150 miles off the coast. Service was good.

The beers here tend toward German lager styles, but a few ales were also available. Seven beers were on the menu, but our server said that an 8th beer was also available. We ordered sampler glasses of all 8 of them. All of them were properly brewed to its respective style, but none was very exciting so that we ended up giving an overall grade of B-/C+ to them. All of them had an abv ranging from 4.7 % to 6.4% so flavor intensity suffered a little bit in some of them. However, the low alcohol levels are fairly typical of German styles, although the lower level of flavor is not.

The food was okay, but I was expecting a bit better. The fries with my bratwurst were wimpy. The brewery was an okay visit, and the beers were acceptable, but we wouldn't go out of our way to visit here again if something better is nearby.

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Photo of aleckpa
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

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3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of jak
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of justintcoons
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2 | food: 5

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Awesome real German beer in the Outer Banks, NC. The owner is Uli and he has been brewing for decades. Very nice selection whenever I go...their Christmas Doppelbock and Ruddy Radish red ale are standouts. Prosit!

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Photo of brewohio1
1.74/5  rDev -53.4%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2.25 | service: 1 | selection: 2

This place appeared dirty and rundown especially the bar. I asked the bartender to tell me what she liked and she giggled and said im only 18 and I cant drink. What a joke. The beer was middle of the road at best.

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Photo of jpmccann
3.19/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Visitied here just before NYE.

There was not much to see, you can go to the viewing deck and check out the brew house while you wait for a table.

They have packaged beer ready to go and you can check out right at the bar.

We were their for lunch and waited about 20 minutes for a table.

Food was pretty good. Traditional Bavarian food, sausages, pretzels, liverwurst. Everything pretty good. The sweet potato liverwurst was a personal favorite.

Beers are decent. I have had better but I really respect that they are trying all they can to do everything locally.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of gbarbee
5/5  rDev +34%

A great place to eat great German foodfood, hang out in a nice environment , and drink beer that is brewed in the traditional German style.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.64/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Ozzylizard
2.99/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Jodi215
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.03/5  rDev +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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

First of all keep in mind this place serves German beer. For my beer snob friends this means if you're hop head you not going to find your favorite beer in this place , however if you're beer lover you will enjoy the visit
Good beer and reasonably priced food and a good atmosphere you'll enjoy

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