Zillie’s Blog

Fall Beer Tasting

With Labor Day right around the corner, we thought it was about time for a beer tasting.  We have been getting more Pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers with each passing week.  The tasting is going to be slanted toward the fall seasonals but with a couple of my favorite beers from some well known American craft […]

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My Winter Working at Tarboro Brewing Company Pt. 2

During my last blog I mentioned talking about the innerworkings of TBC. Unfortunately, things have been super busy here on Ocracoke and time is scarce! I’ll save the super awesome nitty-gritty of the brewery for later and tell you the great news happening here on the Island. Since I last blogged Tarboro Brewing Company has […]

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My Winter Working at Tarboro Brewing Company

During the winter while things were a bit slower here on Ocracoke I took the opportunity to try a new trade. Brewing! I moved back to my hometown of Scotland Neck with my wife and daughter and started working for Tarboro Brewing Company in Tarboro, NC. Many of you have driven past this town heading […]

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Chris & Eduardo Together Again!

Together again! We’re excited to announce the date for our spring beer dinner. Zillie’s chef Chris Johnson will be collaborating with Eduardo Chavez of Eduardo’s Taco Truck for this five course chef’s tasting and beer dinner featuring brews from Lagunitas Brewing Company. Chris and Eduardo are longtime friends and worked together at The Back Porch […]

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Zillie’s Untappd in Ocracoke

Zillie’s has become the first and only verified venue on the Untappd beer app.  If you have never heard of Untappd, it is a beer app that acts like Facebook for beer geeks.  It connects people with their friends and lets them see the beers they have had and where. Untappd reached out to Zillie’s […]

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Zillie’s Travel’s: A tour of Heavy Seas Brewery

If you happen to make a wrong turn going to BWI airport in Baltimore, MD, you might find yourself in an industrial park that’s home to the Clipper City Brewery (AKA Heavy Seas).  It hard to miss it with a old school bus park out front with Heavy Seas all over it. As soon as […]

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A Beer Dinner is a Brewing

It’s time to start thinking dinner! Specifically a beer dinner. That’s what we’ve been doing at Zillie’s. We planning a collaborative beer pairing dinner with our own Christopher Johnson and Eduardo Chavez at The Berkley Manor, slated to be held in mid May. We’ll also be adding some of our home made goodies to Zillie’s […]

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Foothills Brewing Tap Party

Come join Zillie’s and the guys from Foothills Brewing (Winston-Salem, NC) on Wednesday, March 22; for the tapping of the limited release of Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels. There will be other Foothills beers available in the bottle as well. So come on by for a pint and chat with the guys […]

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