September 8, 2022

OBX Brewtag: A Celebration of Flight and Beer

A celebration of flight and beer, OBX Brewtag is modeled after the whimsical and entertaining Red Bull Flutag, translated to “flying day” in German. With OBX Brewtag, the general premise is the same. Although rather than human-powered flying machines, Brewtag contestants will be competing to see who can launch and fly an empty 1/6 keg barrel the farthest. On October 22, 2022 competitors will launch their masterpiece off a 20ft tower right in the middle of the event. So no pressure.

Admission to the event is FREE for everyone! A rather crafty selection of local and regional beer and food will be available for purchase that day. We already have a lineup of some great local breweries, local bands, and local art. We haven’t had the chance to put this event on since 2019, so we’re bringing it back with a bang! Expect us to pull out all the stops. This family-friendly event will also feature plenty of activities for the kiddos. There’s something for everyone so bring the whole gang and the dog!

The event will be held between 12-6. Gates will open at 11pm and last call will be at 5:30. You don’t want to miss the biggest beer event on the OBX!

Want to compete? Individuals and teams are welcome. The cost to compete at OBX Brewtag is only $150. The sky is the limit as to how creative your homemade flying contraption can be! Check out our video from 2019 to see what the hype is all about! Any updates on the event will be posted on social media on the OBX Brewtag Facebook page and the Instagram page. Make sure to check in regularly and follow us there!

Proceeds from the Outer Banks Brewtag benefit The Rogallo Foundation. The Rogallo Foundation was created to honor Francis and Gertrude Rogallo, inventors of the flexible wing; preserve their priceless records, artifacts, and research; interpret their incredible story, and protect this legacy of free flight for millions of people in all the nations of the world; to stimulate and support research and education in aerodonetics the science of gliding and soaring flight and low-speed aerodynamics.

Originally published August 21, 2015. Updated September 8, 2022.

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