vadavid (9) Fredericksburg, Virginia | November 28, 2007
Stopped in for a late afternoon snack and a beer. I saw my beer sitting on the bar for about 5 minutes before the waitress asked another server to bring it over. She did later tell me she was buying the drink because of the delay. A second round I ordered came right away. We ordered a cheese and sausage platter to snack on and it went quite well with the Black Radish Dark Lager I was drinking. I considered trying a tasting tray but the waitress said the beer samples were served in little plastic dixie cups. I passed.
After eating I went into the small gift shop and made up a mixed case of the 7 styles available to bring home. I’ll do the tastings out of glass in the comfort of home. The ladies in the shop were a blast and we had a good time while shopping.
Overall it was an enjoyable stop.
A large brewpub located along the main drag from Virginia to the Outer Banks. The brewpub’s huge and has been decorated to look like something like the proprietor’s vision of a German biergaten. Stained glass, photos of men in lederhosen, and photos of German bucolic splendor all feature in a tasting room that frankly felt a bit creepy. I sat at the bar and received prompt service. The beers available are all German in style. Unfortunately, they were uniformly terrible. There were 8 beers on tap, so it was a real slog to make it through my modestly priced flight. At least the prices were OK.
I was ready drive by and not to visit the brewpub because I had their OBX Beer the night before and it was dreadful. But my better half talked some sense to me and we checked the place. I thought I could just grab some beers to go and move on but it seemed that you have to buy a 6-pack or 1 litre bottle... So I was talked to take a flight. Almost all the brews were German inspired and not that great. The good ones were American style beers. But the sausages we had were great. So my conclusion is that they do much better sausages than beer. The service was quite German too.
I have been to Germany so I had to try this place when I was driving threw in the summer of 2012. I was not disappointed. The bratwurst, sauerkraut and pretzels were awesome. The beer was pretty close to the ones I had in Germany. Staff was also pretty cool there. I brew and have been to a bunch of breweries but I was with friends that have not been to one. They were not brewing that day so they let me take them and show them around. Pretty sweet
More of brewery than brew pub. I like its simple clean farm feel. Cozy feel. Family friendly as there is spot for kids. Amanda our server was very friendly and attentive. They offer samplers and brewery tours.
Directly off the highway, this place is not only a brewery and restaurant, but they also have a deli with goods that are produced directly on site. The beer selection is small, the beer is pretty good. The food selection is small with mostly sandwich and sausage fare, but I think what they do offer is pretty good.