August 26, 2012

Truly Green Beer- The Outer Banks Brewing Station

This summer, we headed to the Outer Banks for a quick beach vacation. While summer vacations were on hiatus for quite a few years as I worked at the World's Finest Traditional Amusement Park, they are back in full swing for us now!

Even our furry friend doesn't miss a trip to the beach:
Since this was our first trip to OBX, I read up on all of the attractions to make sure we maximized our time. We took a kayak tour of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, where unfortunately, we saw neither alligators or wildlife!
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Another stop we made was to the Outer Banks Brewing Station, which has a unique green feature you won't find at other pubs.
Outer Banks Brewing Station
The Brewing Station, aside from making delicious dishes and brewing tasty beers, has a wind turbine that saves them between $150-250 per month on electricity.  All of the power generated is put to use. It initially cost them about $50,000 and came with a 10 year warranty, but it's designed to last for 30 years. Browsing their blog, I also noticed they do other green deeds, like helping to sponsor a beach clean up.

Now that's truly green beer!

Learn more about vacationing in the Outer Banks by visiting the links above,
or with these resources:
Insider's Guide to North Carolina's Outer Banks
Explorer's Guide to North Carolina's Outer Banks & Crystal Coast

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