What a treat we found in the small town of Aberdeen, North Carolina. While checking out the small towns of Aberdeen and Southern Pines or while visiting the more upscale area of Pinehurst you need to make time to stop by the little brewery by the tracks. The day we visited they had four crafted beers on tap: A Pale Ale, Honey Wheat, Brown Ale, and a newly made Oatmeal Stout. We tried three of them and each was really good in its own unique way.
The Pale Ale is hoppy, citrus flavored and lightly sweet with just the right amount of malt added to balance the flavor. The Honey Wheat had a sweet honey aroma with some yeast present and was not as sweet as I thought it would be but it was still too sweet for my liking but the wife liked it a lot… she had a few of them to make sure. The Oatmeal Stout is deep brown in color with a light sweetness and a rich earthy taste, by far and away my favorite of the three we tried.
You can find this Road Treat at 105 E. South Street in Aberdeen. The Railhouse Brewery offers wonderful hand crafted beers which can be found in several of the local taverns and pubs in the surrounding area. They will also sell you growlers (large jugs with metal handles which can be filled and refilled for a nominal fee), kegs, and clothing at the brewery.
We happened to stop by on open mike night and was treated to some really nice music by some local musicians. We also got to hear one of the locals sing several songs and she had a wonderful booming voice and could easily make a living doing gigs somewhere.
Stop by some evening and you never know who may be playing there. On another night we were treated to the lyrics of singer/songwriter Jeremy Gilchrist and to borrow a quote from his reverb nation site “His music is rich with emotion, and threaded with meaning, often woven into numerous layers. This was good – almost as good as my Railhouse Oatmeal Stout. Stop by on Thursdays for open mike night and more importantly stop by for a sample or purchase a glass of your favorite crafted Railhouse beer for $3.00 (now that’s a treat!) and belly up to the makeshift bar and chat with a local from the nearby plant, play a game of pool on the free table, or get in on a game of “corn hole”…What ever you do don’t miss this Road Treat!