Clouds Brewing is based in Raleigh, NC, with a focus on European lagers and ales.  The following are their year-round releases offered on the Outer Banks, including their award-winning lager.

Year-Round Releases


Wolkenbräu Lager ABV: 4.5% IBU: 21

A hybrid German-American Lager brewed with imported Nobel hops and German pilsner malt with the addition of American adjuncts for a light crisp finish. The Gold Medal winner of the 2016 NC Brewer’s Cup for Commercial Light Lager!

STORY: Wolkenbräu is German for Clouds Brewing. This beer is designed to be a more flavorful alternative to mass market fizzy yellow beer. It is an easy drinking session beer, great for watching or playing sports. It is intentionally lighter and drier than our non-Americanized Precipitation Pilsner.


 One Eye Pale Ale ABV: 5.5% IBU: 45

Hybrid English-American Pale Ale brewed with imported British pale malts and generously dry hopped with both imported east Kent Goldings and American grown Cascade hops. The bready malt body is well balanced by a combination of US and UK hops.

STORY: This beer was inspired by Bridgeport IPA, a bottle conditioned IPA that our brewer first discovered when moving to Portland, Oregon in 2000. The name One Eye Pale Ale was chosen to differentiate the 45 IBU session beer from the current wave of double and triple IPAs on the market. Then again, it might have been a reference to our brewer’s glass eye 😉


El Hefe Hefeweizen ABV: 4.9% IBU: 12

 This is a traditional Bavarian wheat beer with hints of banana and clove. This beer is intentionally cloudy to highlight the wheat, which constitutes approximately 50% of the grain bill.

STORY: German Hefe (yeast) Weizen (wheat) beers have a long history and are one of the most popular beer styles sold in Germany today. One of the writers of the 1516 German Beer Purity Law included a loophole granting exclusive, and highly profitable rights to brew beer using malted wheat. German wheat beers are not traditionally served with fruit like their blander American cousins, but feel free to ask your server or bartender to throw in a slice of orange!


Precipitation Pilsner ABV:5.2% IBU:28

Our brewery’s 5th release, the Precip Pils, is a German style Pilsner that showcases a prominent hop bitterness over a mellow malt sweetness.

STORY: Our brewer has spent his share of time in German beer halls, but actually fell in love with this beer style while living in Portland, Oregon. With so many great local craft breweries competing to brew with more hops, more alcohol or more unusual ingredients, the patio at the local German beer bar became a favorite watering hole and Bitburger Pilsner became a favorite drink.


 Mission to Märzen ABV: 5.8% IBU: 23

An amber lager, showcasing Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts. This beer is smooth and malty with just a touch of alcohol on the finish.

STORY: Clouds originally created this beer as a traditional Oktoberfest seasonal, but then decided to tweak the recipe to make it a year round malt forward amber lager offering.


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