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Mother Earth Brewing
Active Beers: 18
Beer Ratings: 1,199
Beer Avg: 3.89
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
311 North Heritage St.
phone: (252) 208-BIER
Also has taproom/bar on premesis
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | $$
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.
07-15-2012 14:41:59 |
More by DiverJon
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
The brew house and tap room are located in renovated buildings , the walls are insulated with old blue jeans and there are solar panels on the roof. Word on the street is that they will be the very first LEED certified brewery. The tap room has a comfortable modern atmosphere including two sixties mod chairs. They offer friendly and knowledgeable brewery tours on the hour. I believe we paid $12 for a tasting flight of the eight beers that were available on tap, pints were available for $4.50 to $5.00 each.
05-26-2012 23:00:19 |
More by MadScientist
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I love this place! The tours are great. They happen the first and last Saturday of every month. When I went to the brewery my girlfriend and I went on all 4 tours they had that day. I know it was a bit over kill but if was fun. The staff was great, Travis really took care of us. They have a beer machine which is always a plus! I was a bit disappointed at the selection they had that day. My girlfriend loves her some old neighborhood but it was not on tap. I know it is a seasonal but it really should be year round!!! I was hoping that they would have some one offs or something at least different then what you could get at the store but that was not happening. Big thanks to everyone at Mother Earth. You guys are great.
05-21-2012 22:08:29 |
More by chainsfan1
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Went to the Mother Earth Brewing Tap room and took a tour of the Brewery. The Tap Room is sleek and very Contemporary. The bar is designed with Stainless Steel and glass that is back lite with blue LED lights. The music is hip but not too loud. They have a patio that has a "Big Ass Fan" and the cistern for rainwater is located on the patio also. The Brewery is so clean you could eat off the floor. I have visted other breweries and this is the cleanest one I have ever been in. The staff was very knowledgeble about their beers and other breweries beers. The Tour was amazing. If you have a chance to go visit this little brewery in Kinston, NC, it is worth your time and the drive. The beers are good too!
Cheers and have fun
09-11-2011 20:31:18 |
More by rockyfire
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Went hear with the family today to try out the drafts and take the tour.
It's a nice taproom, modern but not showy with a shiny metal bar and quirky light fixtures. Mixed music playing, not too loud. Laid back but classy.
The beers are pretty good, not great but definitely a boost for beer in the area. And they do experimental & limited stuff on tap in addition to their normal lineup (of which I thought the kolsch was the best). They had a version of their wit with black pepper and cardamom (which was pretty tasty), a bourbon barrel aged and a nitro Silent Night imperial stout (nitro was better), and their oatmeal porter on nitro also. Saw they had a hand pump but nothing on cask today. No guest taps.
The staff were all very friendly and the tour was fun and intimate. Their brewery is really clean!
They do not serve food, though they did have some crackers with cream cheese and pepper jelly out to snack on. They encourage people to order or bring in food.
Solid if not highly impressive brewery (beer-wise) with charm and great staff. They could take off though, they had some cool stuff in the making (like a bourbon barrel trippel aging when we were there), and their Silent Night winter seasonal imperial stout was incredibly popular in the area.
02-19-2011 23:19:09 |
More by busternuggz
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
The Mother Earth Brewery/taproom is a very modest little establishment with a ton of personality.
The taproom is a very calm, clean open space room with creative modern sitting areas. The bar is small but very personal and inviting. There is an outdoor sitting area as well. They provide sheets for tasting notes and love to educate patrons about their beers.
The bar has an 8-10 handle tap system making this selection limited but this is smalltown brewery that actually has made some huge beers!
The brewing rooms are off to one side and rather small. Storage area for grains is neatly orgainzed. The kettle/fermantation area looks great. There is just one bottling line as of the time of this post.
The service is excellent on account of this being a small town, family-owned operation. Brews served in the taproom by the President, himself. They even host a homebrew meeting every Wednesday night to share stories, brews, successes and failures along the way.
I don't recall any food offerings.
The prices are reasonable with growler fills and pints in the taproom. They also have some brewery merchandise for sale.
For anyone living in the general vicinity, this is a great little tap room worth the drive and time. Take the quick tour as well to see how it all happens on a small scale....for now!
Best of luck to you Mother Earth, thanks for the local brews!
01-11-2011 16:04:14 |
More by KidsDoc
Mother Earth Brewing in Kinston, NC