A Little Taste of Vacation!
This year, we’ve decided to keep it local. We are excited to share that all draft beer will be coming from the NC/VA area reaching from the Shenandoah Valley, Hampton Roads, Greensboro, and even as local as right down the road in Downtown Manteo. We’re here to tell you a little bit about each of our featured draft beers for the season.
El Guapo IPA – O’Connor Brewing Co.
O’Connor Brewing Co. is located just across state lines in Norfolk, Va. The most popular of O’Connor’s brews, El Guapo translates as “the handsome one”. This West Coast style Agave IPA is brewed with 100% organic agave imported from Mexico. It is a medium-bodied IPA with a citrus nose, notes of sweetness from the agave, and finishes with a smooth but strong balance of bitterness. The perfect poolside beer!
Fore Shore – Proper Lager – O’Connor Brewing Co.
This Helles-Style Lager is brewed with 100% malt showcasing a brilliant golden hue and exceptional clarity. A simple yet balanced and complex use of local and german malt and traditional German Saphir hops gives this beer a malty character and presents a subtle fruity and floral hop bouquet. A drinkability that is FORE SHORE to compliment all occasions including a relaxing afternoon at the waterpark!
Blueberry Cider – Blue Toad Hard Cider
This cider will send your taste buds into a tizzy! This delicious blue cider includes fresh blueberries along with a blend of three apple varieties local to the Shenandoah Valley. The blueberries are broken open during mid-fermentation causing an explosion of flavor and tannins to create a perfectly balance Apple Blueberry Cider.
Pineapple Grenade – Young Veterans Brewing Company
A refreshing take on a classic German style beer. This pineapple Hefeweizen is an explosion of sweet and tangy fruit flavors backed by fragments of spicy clove and banana. Sounds like the perfect summer drink made straight out of Virginia Beach!
Kitty Hawk Blonde – Lost Colony Brewery
Lost Colony Brewery can be found 45 minutes down the road in the little town of Manteo, NC. This NC blonde has a British accent with an all-American attitude. A clean crisp flavor that is light in color and has a great balance between hops and malt. This beer is started with the finest barley from counties Munster and Leinster, Ireland. A British Challenger hops is added for a full-bodied rounded bitterness and finished off with American Crystal hops for a hint of citrus. A truly drinkable Outer Banks beer!
Hatteras Red – Lost Colony Brewery
Lost Colony’s original red ale is a blend of mild English hops, sweet Irish malts and roasted barley. The Hatteras Red is a ruby session ale with a gentle hoppy bitterness, mild malt notes and a “bewitching” hint of roast. Another local favorite you’re sure to love!
Larry’s Lemonade – St. George Brewing Company
This “malt beverage” originating from Hampton, VA tastes and looks like lemonade. It will blow your mind. It’s base is the same as beer starting out as malted barley, water, hops and yeast and evolves into a refreshing drink you’re sure to love on a hot summer day. You’ll be sure to quench your thirst with this tasty adult “lemonade”.
Good Ship Wit – Foothills Brewing
Foothills Brewery is located in Winston-Salem, NC. A must visit if Crisp waves of aromatic ginger, lime and orange anchor this light and refreshing Witbier spiced with turmeric and coriander.
Festival Express – Foothills Brewing
This juicy IPA is loaded with delicious tropical and stone fruit flavors from five different hop varieties. It is brewed with red malted wheat, grown and malted right here in North Carolina. Doesn’t get any more home grown than that!
Now that you've learned a little bit about each of our tasty local NC/VA beers we're featuring this season, it's time to come check them out!!