Please tell us a little bit about yourselves and your business. 

My name is Kiefer Pirrung, and along with my wife Molly and our four young children, like so many others that live and vacation here, we too have a deep love for the Outer Banks. This beautiful area has become a central part of our family life, offering a unique blend of community and adventure. My personal connection to the Outer Banks began with a passion for water sports, including surfing, kitesurfing, and fishing drawing me to this vast coastline.

In 2021, an unexpected opportunity arose when we purchased City Beverage, a business that would later transform into OBX Beverage. Drawing on my previous experience managing a similar company in Georgia, my wife and I were excited to embark on this new chapter. At OBX Beverage, we specialize in marketing, distributing, and servicing a diverse range of beverages, including beer, wines, waters, energy drinks, and more. Our partnerships include renowned brands such as Anheuser Busch, Nestle, Hershey’s, Keurig, Dr. Pepper, as well as local breweries like Carolina Brewery, Red Oak, Sycamore, New Realm, and many others. 

We are proud to contribute to the vibrant community of the Outer Banks, providing quality beverages and service to locals and visitors alike. 

Why are our Outer Banks national parks important to you? 

The Outer Banks national parks hold immense significance for us and our community. These parks are not just beautiful natural areas but also serve as valuable resources for both locals and visitors. They provide opportunities for outdoor recreation, education, and conservation. 

We understand the importance of preserving these parks for future generations. By protecting the Outer Banks national parks, we ensure that the unique ecosystem and cultural heritage of this area are safeguarded. It is our responsibility to contribute to their preservation and support efforts that promote their conservation and sustainability. 

What is your favorite way to enjoy our Outer Banks national parks? 

One thing that makes our parks here on the Outer Banks so special is that you can enjoy them in so many ways. Personally, my favorite way to experience the Outer Banks national parks is kitesurfing down the Cape Hatteras National Seashore with friends. But whether the day calls for a leisurely family stroll through the Wright Brothers National Memorial or the excitement of finishing the OBX Sporting Events Olympic Triathlon at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, the variety of ways to enjoy these parks is what makes them truly special.

What is a favorite memory you have from your time in our Outer Banks national parks? 

One of my favorite memories in the Outer Banks national parks was when my brother-in-law and I embarked on a spontaneous adventure. We decided to fully immerse ourselves in the beauty of the Outer Banks by biking between all three national parks in a single day. Starting in Corolla at the end of the road and biking through at the Wright Brothers National Memorial, we made our way through Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and ventured the entire length the vast expanse of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, finally reaching the Ocracoke Ferry docks — a total of 104 miles! 

The day was perfect, with the crisp fall weather and light traffic making the journey even more enjoyable. Biking through the Cape Hatteras National Seashore was particularly awe-inspiring, as it allowed us to truly appreciate its vastness and natural beauty. It was a day filled with adventure, natural beauty, and a deep appreciation for the Outer Banks 

Why did you choose to support Outer Banks Forever? 

We chose to support Outer Banks Forever because we believe in the importance of preserving and protecting this beautiful place we call home. Outer Banks Forever’s commitment to keeping our environment clean, healthy, and vibrant resonates with our own values. By supporting their efforts, we contribute to ensuring that the Outer Banks remains a cherished destination for years to come, not just for us but for future generations as well.