Harrika’s Brew Haus is a Bottle Shop meets Beer Bar Destination to completely satisfy all beer lovers with the largest retail selection in Eastern North Carolina. They cater to “Craft Beer not Crap Beer”TM drinkers with an 800 bottle selection that is meticulously monitored for freshness, the drafts continually rotate with new & exciting choices to grab a pint or fill a growler. They want everyone to become a beer lover, so they will never laugh at a silly questions or comments – they don’t want to be an exclusive bottle shop. They want to give everyone an amazing beer experience. While the Tea selection is limited, their private labeled coffee called, “Hair of the Dog” is sure to please all coffee lovers. The Haus opened on October 25, 2007 as a tribute to owner Erika Worden’s late grandmother Hanna. Embodying the true spirit of family, Harrika’s has such an inviting feel that folks always want to stay to play trivia on Thursday Nights or hear live music being played in the Biergarten or the Garage Bar on Friday and Saturday nights while enjoying a cheese and meat plate. In short, she urges them to grab a brew and peruse!
With the passing of Erika’s Grandmother, Hanna, and all her hard work being an immigrant from Germany after WW2, Erika wanted to bring something to the area that was so different and unique, a piece of New England and Europe at the Beach. Erika spent her childhood and young adult years living in New England residing in Northeast Connecticut, the Adirondacks and Vermont. Leaving New England to pursue a wine career in Northern California. She began work for the E&J Gallo Winery in Sonoma County, California. After a few years, she wanted to head back east, she was offered a position in Atlanta. She met Harry while residing & working for the winery in Atlanta. After she married Harry & moved to Carteret County, she kept with her grandmother’s wise words of hard work and determination, she was driven by her secret love of beer. Harry and Erika rescued a home built in the 1950’s and completely restored it to the Harrika’s Brew Haus we know today – Full of Life! Incorporating Erika’s and her mother Helga’s love of tea & coffee. Erika’s favorite thing to say about her mother as the beer inventory increases, “Erika do you sell more tea or more beer” Erika laughs, “a little of everything”. The Haus has become a local favorite, Erika and Harry plan on keeping it that way for all the new friends they have met and those they have yet to meet! Come experience a Sipping & Shopping Experience at the Hoppening Joint in Cedar Point! Prost!
2013: Stones Most Bitter Beer Bar in North Carolina
2014: Urquell Pilsner’s Freshest Beer Bar Nominee
2012 & 2013: Draft Magazine’s Top 100 Beer Bars in America
2008: Featured in NC Coast’s “It’s Craft” article