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CONTENT & PHOTOGRAPHY Lewis Smith Christina Ruotolo Peter Ramirez Bubba Summerlin Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance Phil Werz Dirk Hillegass Robert Moreland Holly Riggs

David Nissen Joe Bagwell Davis Bryson Erin Lawrimore Richard Cox Michael Breedlove J Sinclair Photography Joe Kelley JB McCabe Andrew Cebulka Brittany Butterworth Photography Visit Winston-Salem Lisa Parker Daniel Hand Lindsay Shortway

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Welcome back, yall! We’re on a journey to destinations old and new for this issue, and quite by accident, we ended up with something of a river motif, and us being made how we are, we decided to roll with it. We start where the Tar and the Pamlico meet with a look at the growing craft scene in little Washington. From there, we take a trip along the Cape Fear to check in with friends old and new in that region, which has seen a boom in new breweries over three counties (with more to come). And then we make for a new port of call due west along the Yadkin to pay a call to Winston-Salem to take in some of their history and check in with their collection of breweries. We’ll also take in the creeks and rivers of Moore County as we take in the Sandhills Pour Tour in between a few rounds on the links, and just to prove we can’t get too far from the water, we stop in at the Rocky Mount Mills for a little fun at River & Twine. We’re also inaugurating a new feature with this issue that we hope will be very popular: Draft Lines. The success of the “brewing through the pandemic” article inspired us to create a permanent forum where members of the craft beer industry can let us know what’s going on down their way in their own words. We’re very eager for you to meet and get to know these folks, and we are eternally grateful for their cooperation and their generosity in sharing their stories, because we’ve always felt that Brew Scene is very much a vehicle for sharing those stories and getting across the unique vibe every one of these places has, and we are humbly grateful for their contribution, and investment in the magazine in this way, because we very much want it to be your magazine, as well. And whether you contribute advertising, editorial content, pictures, or even just enthusiastically read our magazine, you’re part of this too, and we’re on this journey together. So–c’mon along! There’s a lot to see.

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By Christina Ruotolo Photos by Peter Ramirez and Bubba Summerlin


Just a short drive from Greenville, NC is the

breweries in the area: Two Rivers Alehouse

opened their satellite taproom in downtown

charming town of Washington. Nestled on

and Pitt Street Brewing Company on the

Washington this summer, overlooking the

the banks of the Pamlico River, it’s a popular

Pamlico. Both are excited to bring their local

Pamlico River. Pitt Street selected Washington

destination with its downtown Harbor District,

brews to the community and beyond, with

as a second location, because of the ideal

farmer’s market, quaint shops, restaurants,

roots in the town’s past and an eye towards

location, a desire to contribute to the growing

and a variety of activities to enjoy year-round

creating a fruitful future.

craft beer scene in Little Washington, and their

in a family-friendly atmosphere. Over the last

Pitt Street Brewing Company on the

drive to support local businesses, working in

two years, the craft beer scene in Washington

Pamlico, located at 307 West Main Street,

concert with organizations like the Chamber

has expanded, with the opening of several

began nearby in downtown Greenville, and

of Commerce and the Harbor District Alliance.


“We also couldn’t pass up the location! We

contribute to the Washington community in

are situated squarely on the Pamlico River and

meaningful ways and become a staple to the

it has been a blast so far watching everyone

Beaufort County community.

enjoy the space,“ General Manager, Brianna Long says. According to the National Register of Historic Places Registration Form compiled

“We plan to keep a flavorful and intriguing mix of craft beers on tap and expand activities at the boathouse to include trivia, live music, community events, and more,” Long says.

by Emily Rebert, the building they selected

Pitt Street Brewing Company on the

was used as a hay storage facility for the John

Pamlico hosts a run club every Tuesday

Havens Moss Mill in the early 1900s. Most

evening at 6:15pm, with one and three mile

recently it was used by the Pamlico Rowing

run routes. They will have live music on

Club, and afterwards sat vacant for some time

October 22, 2022 and a Halloween party on

before H-D Holdings of Washington, LLC

October 29, 2022. They are open Monday-

acquired the property.

Wednesday 4-10pm, Thursday 2-10pm,

“We began construction in March of this

Friday-Saturday 12-11pm, and Sunday 1-7pm.

year and opened to the public at the end of

For more information, visit their website,

June,” Long says., or call 252-227-

Pitt Street Brewing Company on the Pamlico provides a diverse selection of tap—

4151. Another





brewery was born, the managing partners, all locals to the area, were looking for a location to open a brewery in a town that offered a

both favorites that earned their reputation

Washington home is Two Rivers Alehouse

at the original location as well as special

located at 186 East Main Street which opened

family-friendly atmosphere and good foot

releases exclusive to the Pamlico location.

July 31, 2021. Two Rivers Alehouse is managed

traffic. Washington, NC fit the bill.

While they’re just getting their feet wet in

by partners Tim and Heather Jackson and

“We loved the small town feel, being close

Washington so far, their future plans are to

Bubba and Belinda Summerlin. Before the

to the waterfront, and felt Washington was

We loved the small town feel, being close to the waterfront, and felt Washington was the best place to set our anchor.


the best place to set our anchor. We received

crab dip and melted cheddar cheese, stuffed

“We decided to brew a special hazy IPA


mushrooms, an assortment of sandwiches as

called Kugler’s Victory in honor of the family

well as tailored meat and cheese planks.

and it went over extremely well with the




locals, patrons, the City Manager and other businesses,





Summerlin says.

Before Two Rivers Alehouse bought the location in the spring of 2021, the building has

community and a great way to keep the history of this location and family alive,”

Two Rivers Alehouse brews 14 different

sat empty for over twenty-five years. In the

beers, eight of which are on tap at any given

1940s and 50s, the location housed Kugler-

time. Among their most popular brews are

Nicholson Sporting Goods, which serviced

Grandpap Island, named after a small island

the community for many years. While Bubba

and historical landmark that used to be a short

and his crew were starting construction on

brewing delicious new beers for their patrons

distance away in the Pamlico River, but now is

the location, a man in his 70s came in and

to enjoy, and looks forward to growing along

no more than a clump of cypress trees sticking

reminisced about when he was a kid coming

with Washington’s community. October is

out of the water.

into to Kugler’s to buy his baseballs, baseball

finally here and Two Rivers Alehouse will have

gloves and Chuck Taylor tennis shoes.

Oktoberfest festivities through the entire

Other crowd favorite brews include an IPA, Channel Marker 16, and a brown ale

“It was so great listening to this man talk

called the Pamlico Mustache. Many Pamlico

about his memories here and it just solidified

boat owners who have navigated the river

our plans to keep so much of the integrity of

long enough have noticed upon pulling their

the space from the exposed brick walls and

boats out of the water, they have a noticeable

high ceilings” Bubba Summerlin says.

brown ring around the sides that looks like a

Not only did they get to hear first-hand

Summerlin says. The future looks happy, or we should say “hoppy,” and the brewery is excited to keep

month, including food specials, seasonal beers and more. Two Rivers Alehouse is open



Friday 3pm-10pm., Saturday 12pm.-10pm and Sunday 1pm.-6pm., They are closed on

about the history of the building, but they

Mondays and Tuesday in order to brew. For

You can pair your beer with a variety of

were able to find out one of Mr. Kugler’s

more information, call 252-339-5245 or visit

coastal themed menu items from their pub

daughters, Reid Kugler Solomon was still alive

their Facebook page at

menu from pretzel sticks smothered with

and living nearby in Bath.


brown mustache, hence the name.


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Charting New Courses: Cape Fear Craft

Beer Alliance

is Moving Forward

by L ewis Smith Photos contributed by the Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance


Since 2016, the Cape Fear Craft Beer

Alliance has been working to unify the breweries, bottle shops, restaurants, and other beer related business in the Cape Fear region into a collective whole, From those modest beginnings six years ago, the Alliance has expanded to encompass three counties with a substantial clientele of members, and Wilmington and the surrounding area has become a prime mover in the North Carolina craft beer scene. We sat down with Ellie Craig, the head of the Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance to chart the course they’ve been on for the past 6 years and get a glimpse into what the future holds for one of North Carolina's most vital craft regions.

12 has listed Wilmington,

The Cape Fear Craft beer Alliance is a registered 501(c)6 non-profit league of beer-

on Saturday, April 1st.

NC as a top city in the nation for craft beer

The Ultimate Brewing Championship is a

drinkers for the past 5 years based on our

friendly, wrestling-themed beer competition.

number of breweries per capita and price per

Brewers select two ingredients in a draft

pint. We have also had several other North

to brew a beer with. The blind-tasting

Carolina breweries opening taprooms and

competition winner is decided by people’s

extending distribution to our coast, as well.

choice and the winner takes home the





coveted championship wrestling belt. Tickets

centric business in the tri-county region

throughout the year, like our annual Oyster

of New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender

Roast and Chili Cook-Off, to engage our

Cape Fear Craft & Cuisine is Saturday, April

counties. We formed the CFCBA in 2016 as we

membership, discuss our initiatives, and

1st. This event pairs local craft brewers with

began to see the rise in local craft breweries,

network with one another. We also host Cape

amazing local chefs to create a featured beer

taprooms, bottle shops and craft beer

Fear Craft Beer the last week of March and

and a paired dish. With 20-25 tasting stations,

tourism. We hoped to establish a central line

Halfway There: a celebration of locally crafted

this event has become a premier culinary

of communication for our breweries, create

beer and the halfway mark to Beer Week in

experience that sells out annually. Tickets are

collaboration over competition, and craft beer

September. Cape Fear Craft Beer Week will

$100, BUT early bird stocking stuffer tickets

events that would aid in marketing our region

take place Friday, March 24th through Sunday,

go on sale Black Friday, November 25th

as a craft beer destination. Over the course of

April 2nd, 2023. CFCBW is a celebration of

through Christmas Eve.

the past 6 years, we have accomplished that

locally craft beer in coastal North Carolina.

CFCBA has worked with several non-

and so much more.

are $25 and will be available online.

This week will feature craft beer related

profit organizations, like NourishNC and

With over 20 local breweries and more

events throughout the Cape Fear Region.

Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, to raise

currently under construction, several bottle

Highlighted events are The Ultimate Brewing

funds through craft beer sales and events. We

shops, taprooms, and craft beer bars, and

Championship on Friday, March 24th at the

also brew a collaboration beer during Cape

local brewery tours, the Cape Fear Region has

Hannah Block USO Building in downtown

Fear Craft Beer Week that benefits NourishNC

a thriving craft beer scene that continues to

Wilmington and Cape Fear Craft and Cuisine

and their efforts to help feed children in our


at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

immediate area.


During the pandemic shutdown, CFCBA took funds that would have been utilized to host Cape Fear Craft Beer Week and coordinated a Free Grocery Program for those that lost their jobs in the service industry. We had over 250 families sign up for Free Groceries during that time. That program lasted several months and helped hundreds

"The craft beer scene in Wilmington is v e ry m u c h a b o u t

collaboration ov e r

of families in need. We also worked with New Hanover County Health Department and the City of Wilmington to create a vaccination

c o m p e t i t i o n ."

craft beer community in conjunction with the CFCBA. Topsail Brewing Company is slated to open this October. Brunswick County currently showcases Makai Brewing Company with 5 new breweries and a cidery opening soon. These include Brunswick Brewery & Cidery, Leland Brewing Company, Cape Side Brewing Co., and Solar Brewing Company to name a few. Lonerider recently opened a taproom in Oak Island, as well.

program at local breweries called “A Shot and A Beer”.

get to experience some amazing breweries,

We recently coordinated a Brewery

but also, they get to do that with coastal

Recycling Program through UNCW that

Carolina as a backdrop. Our area beaches,

reduces the environmental footprint of our

historic downtown, and coastal climate are

industry substantially. We are now recycling

the perfect backdrop for craft beer tourism.

woven polyester malt bags and shrink wrap used in shipping products used for brewing. UNCW



Department is also in the process of doing an economic impact study on our Craft Beer Industry, indicating that our growth is having a large impact on our local tourism and

The craft beer scene in Wilmington is very much about collaboration over competition and that, combined with the southern hospitality you find in this region, makes for a great weekend beach trip even in the offseason.

Cape Fear Craft Beer Week continues to gain momentum. This celebration of locally craft beer takes place the last week of March each year and the events, collaboration, beer releases, and excitement are all heightened


with new breweries, taprooms, and bottle shops opening around town to support this vibrant craft beer scene. Beer Week gives us While Charlotte and Ashville have more

Salty Turtle Beer Company up in Pender

another reason to work together as a team to

breweries than Wilmington in terms of sheer

County has an awesome footprint that they

create something special for people visiting

number, our breweries per capita fall in

have developed. They are distributing all over

our region and locals alike. Our hope is that

line with those craft beer scenes but with a

the area and have expanded with an event

Cape Fear craft beer will become synonymous

completely different feel. Not only do visitors

space, The Cove. They are very active in our

with craft beer travel nationwide.


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hen you hear “Pinehurst,”

their Pennsylvania Avenue location),



Hatchet Brewing Company, or the


Southern Pines Growler Company,




dripping in golf history, U.S. Open


championships and a Payne Stewart

Railhouse Brewing in Aberdeen, or

fist pump. All true of course, but while

at the James Creek Cider House in

the destination is recognized as the


undisputed Home of American Golf, the Sandhills region of North Carolina is becoming known for more than just golf. As of 2021, Moore County is now the tenth highest tourism economy in the state, based on visitor spending. While tourism, specifically golf, is the major attraction, the Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen area is known for its burgeoning local foodie scene, unique shopping experiences, growing live music culture and a craft brewery craze, among other attractions and businesses sprouting up like the tall longleaf pines that adorn the area. One of the newest things to do for residents and visitors is the Sandhills Pour Tour. The tour was created by the



Then the fun starts: stop by all seven




with any purchase you will receive a stamp for that location. Add it to your passport and head to the next location of your choice. There’s no time limit, so feel free to enjoy the locations and take some time to explore the charm of Moore County’s small towns that are full of great restaurants and unique places to shop. When you have earned all of the stamps for your passport, simply stop by the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen




Visitor’s Bureau in downtown Southern Pines (right across the street from the Southern Pines Growler Company) and get your prizes. The prizes include

local convention and visitors bureau

a 16 oz. Sandhills Pour Tour mug,

and takes participants on an adventure

and while supplies last, also receive a

throughout Moore County and to an

special commemorative and limited-

assortment of breweries, a bottle shop

edition 150th anniversary Donald Ross

and a cider house.

challenge coin.

You can pick up a passport at any



For more information on the

of the participating stops along the



tour including Southern Pines Brewing



Company (at the main brewery or







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DRAFT LINES We here at BrewScene are inaugurating a new feature for this issue where we get the latest news and notes from our friends in the NC craft scene in their own words, as a way to convey the unique flavor of their corner of the Old North State!

All Sevens Brewing (Asheville, NC) Dirk Hillegass, Head Brewer All Sevens Brewing, located in the heart

We pride ourselves on our unique staff,

Our kitchen has been hard at work staying

of west Asheville has a thriving energy and

progressive menu offerings, an outstanding

innovative with new menu items consisting

a loyal community that keeps us prospering

line-up of beers made onsite at All Sevens

of a pub style ‘beer cheese’ made from our

in our current economy! Located just five


in-house Porter, a classic fish and chips

minutes from downtown Asheville North

We are excited for fall and winter at All

Carolina, we have everything under one

Sevens Brewing! We’re releasing a seasonal

roof: an amazing staff with a full menu

Belgian Strong ale that we aged in two

restaurant, bar, and tasting room attached

Jefferson Bourbon barrels for 3 months and

to our brewery. It’s a one-stop shop for

added 50 pounds of coconut to the finished

locals to catch up with friends and neighbors

beer. Coming in at 10% ABV, this Bourbon

During uncertain times, do yourself a

old and new, and for out-of-town visitors to

Barrel Aged Coconut Belgian Strong Ale is

favor: come to an establishment that is

feel welcome and immediately at home.

sure to keep you cozy during the holidays.

consistent, reliable, and innovative!


served with in-house malt vinegar made onsite from our brewery, and as always, we still have the freshest bread in town from our local bakery, WHISK.

Brew & Feed (Charlotte, NC)

lifestyle brand founded by home-brewer/ home chef

Robert Moreland, Owner

and all around good guy Robert Moreland that grew from

Brew and Feed is a craft beer and sensible eating

a fusion of backyard farming, home cooking and home brewing craft beer. In addition to publishing regular videos on craft beer tourism and cooking, Brew and Feed also hosts craft beer/ food pairing events and markets. Most of all, Brew and Feed sells FLAVOR. On our website, you can find spice blends, rubs, barbecue sauce, hot sauce, infused olive oil, infused balsamic vinegar for every taste, and so much more. We also brew, market and distribute our own line of craft beer in the Charlotte, NC area. Visit us at to learn more about our offerings!

AB Bottle Co. (Atlantic Beach, NC) Holly Riggs, Owner

Our shop developed when 5 of us joined together to make AB Bottle Co. the best bottle shop around. We have over 300- 400 beers, mead, ciders, seltzers and wine. We have 8 taps which rotate frequently, and we have a friendly and knowledgeable staff to help you find something we know you’ll like, either at the bar, or enjoyed at home. We have special events and open mic every other Wednesday. We believe craft beer builds a better community and brings together the best people, and we carry that through by being active in our communities with fund raisers as well as popups, as well as supporting, visiting, and enjoying all the local breweries. Come check us out and see what we have to offer!


Nash Hot Chicken (Greenville, NC) W. Ryan Griffin, Owner & Founder

Available right now: A collaboration between Nash Hot Chicken and Uptown Brewing is on tap ONLY at Nash! We proudly present ‘JUICY GROOVES-- a session IPA, brewed with locally grown North Carolina malt from Carolina Malt House and a blend of American and New Zealand hops. It was heavily dry hopped for a juicy fruity aroma. This light bodied easy drinking session IPA is 5.8 ABV and very refreshing but still packs the flavor of the best hazy IPAs around! Nash has been providing great food, good music, and the best vibes to the community since we opened and now we get to add a great partnership to the mix with Uptown Brewing! Come jam with us and taste Juicy Grooves!

Paddled South Brewing Company (High Point, NC) David Nissen, Head Brewer Paddled South Brewing Co. is a small, locally owned brewery with an inviting, relaxed atmosphere and great beer. Decorated with the intent of bringing the serene comforts of the outdoors inside, the brewery boasts a beautiful mural the length of the taproom, rock climbing rope lighting, gabion bar walls, a rustic concrete tap tower, and locally harvested, live edge wood bar tops. Nestled in downtown High Point, a block away from the Rockers baseball stadium and the new food hall, Stock and Grain, Paddled South is a 3bbl brewery which maintains a rotating, sometimes seasonal, selection of 10 different beers, all made in house. We also offer cider seltzer, wine, and Capri-Suns for the kids (both big and small)! We pride ourselves on having a welcoming and safe place for all to gather while drinking great beer. Our commitment to the revitalization of downtown is built on our foundational belief that for a community to be successful, small businesses need to be an active part of that community, investing not only physically, but emotionally as well. Make sure you come check us out the next time you are in High Point!


Drumtrout Brewing Company (Wilmington, NC) Joe Bagwell, Owner Joe and Ali Bagwell met and began dating in their freshman year at UNCW. Joe found a passion for beer and brewing, trying his hand at homebrewing while the couple lived in Wrightsville Beach. They also developed a love for being on the water, spending as much time as possible on their trusty skiff, the DrumTrout. As life progressed, marriage and parenthood soon followed, and Joe and Ali had a vision for a family-friendly neighborhood brewery, where locals and out-of-towners alike could gather over a thoughtfully crafted beverage. They wanted the space to reflect their passion for craft beer, as well as their love of life on the coast. Memorial Day weekend 2022 marked the opening of DrumTrout Brewing Co. Since then, Joe has created over a dozen brews of all different varieties, as well as hard seltzer, on the facility’s 3bbl system. Operating on such a small scale allows for experimentation and variety in the taproom’s offerings, so there’s always something new to try.

OHANAFY (Wilmington, NC) Davis Bryson, Co-Founder Friendships, a love for the community, and

“We are so excited to partner with our

the economic impact of our local breweries

customers to help grow their businesses. The

drove friends and Ohanafy co-founders Ian

value we add goes way beyond technology!”

Padrick and Natalie Waggett into creating the

- Natalie Waggett, Ohanafy Cofounder and

only Craft Beverage Operating System built

CEO Founded in Wilmington, NC, Ohanafy is

on Salesforce. in

the only craft beverage operating system built

enterprise-level organizations and are excited

on the world’s leading platform, Salesforce.

about the opportunity to bring our expertise

com. Utilizing Salesforce enables us to iterate

to the hard-working entrepreneurs in the

and innovate at rates often 10 times faster

craft beer industry.” - Ian Padrick, Ohanafy

than those of other companies and we work

Cofounder and Chief Technology Officer.

really hard to solve craft beer operators’ pains









as quickly as we hear about them!

ideas for fun activities that don’t include

designed for brewers by brewery owners and

When we aren’t developing disruptive

investors looking for ways to optimize their

technology solutions you can find us

operations, increase their margins, and drive

celebrating at our favorite breweries, shooting

LinkedIn, and TikTok @ohanafyinc

their market-share while maintaining the

each other with paintballs, lasers, or shooting

incredibly transparent and would not operate

quality of the products they are known for.

hoops at a nearby basketball court. We need

any other way!

“shooting”! Get to know us on Facebook, Instagram, We are

If you’re a brewery, bottle shop, distillery, homebrew supply store, restaurant, or otherwise connected to the craft beer business and want to tell your story in future installments of Draft Lines, please contact us through or email or social media channels. Contributions are generally 100-200 words and 3-4 pictures would be ideal as well. Submissions may be edited for clarity, content, and brevity. There is a maximum of ten contributed stories per issue-first come, first served. Submissions may not be consecutive.


Community Brewing

Beer in

Bethabara other nefarious acts that may or may not have contributed to sin and shame of the sort to which Brother Feldhausen fell prey. In fact, disturbances at the tavern were a big factor in the 1769 decision to appoint a constable for the settlement. By 1775, the original tavern building was in bad shape, and the community replaced it with a new structure. Shortly after the relocation, the original 1756 building collapsed. A new two-story distillery and brewery building was constructed in 1777, but its fate was even more cruel than the original tavern. At about 5:30 on the afternoon of December 2, 1802, fire broke out and the building burned to the ground. The In 1753, a small group of German-speaking Moravian settlers - fifteen “Brothers” - crossed the Yadkin River after walking south from Pennsylvania. The initial Moravian settlement in North Carolina, named Bethabara (located in what we now call Winston-Salem), consisted of 65 buildings by 1756 and had become something of a commercial magnet for the entire surrounding area. Among these buildings were the first brewery and the first tavern. In 1756, a license was issued for the Bethabara community’s tavern, and it opened that same year. Beer was considered by the Moravians to have both nutritional and medicinal value, and a variety of herbs were added to the brew. Proscribed lunches for workers in the

Beer was considered by the Moravians to have both nutritional and medicinal value, and a variety of herbs were added to the brew.






Bethabara, though, that it was quickly rebuilt. The community also added a new home, created specifically to house Bethabara’s brewer. Herrman Buttner was the first occupant of the new brewer’s house, but he only occupied it for five years. The Moravian community of Salem had been established just a few miles away, and brewing (and most of their other commerce activities) became

£114 in 1759. Bethabara was crushed when

less important in Bethabara.

Feldhausen was expelled from the community

By 1805, the Bethabara facility was

in 1762 after he “yielded to carnal desires and

operating at a loss, and the brewery’s

fell into all kinds of sin and shame.”

operations were reduced around 1807. Johann

Throughout its existence, the tavern was

Christian Focke took over the operation at that

the site of major community gatherings, from

point, but it seems to have closed for good by

funerals to traditional Moravian love feasts,

1814. The tiny settlement was no longer the

which featured buns from the settlement’s

center of activity for Moravians (or for anyone

bakery and beer from the brewery. Located

else) in the area.

community included “a little beer” for those

as it was in the only settled area for miles in

In 1999, Bethabara was named a National

who were doing hard physical labor. Brother

any direction, the tavern was also popular

Historic Landmark. Today, the remaining

Heinrich Feldhausen was placed in charge of

with travelers and visitors from the hinterland,

buildings - including the brewer’s house that

the brewery and distillery. Brother Feldhasuen

some of whom could be troublesome. Diaries

Herrman Buttner occupied - are part of an

was by all accounts very well liked and good at

of daily life in Bethabara record numerous

open-air museum and park managed by the

his job; proceeds from the operation totalled

instances of attempted forgery, fights, and

City of Winston-Salem.


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Photos by J Sinclair Photography, Joe Kelley, JB McCabe, Andrew Cebulka, Brittany Butterworth Photography (provided courtesy Visit Winston-Salem)

Winston-Salem Craft Beer Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing Co. was founded in 2017 by cousins Stuart Barnhart and David Ashe, who shared a common dream to create a destination for locals to gather and enjoy

One of the cities of the Triad, nestled along the Yadkin River, Winston-Salem is a place of contrasts — keeper of a storied past, an innovative present, charting the course to the future. Winston-Salem has also cultivated a lively craft beer scene with a unique character and feel all its own. Carolina BrewScene, working in concert with our friends at Visit Winston-Salem, are pleased to offer some introductory profiles for the craft breweries that have made The Dash one of the most exciting craft beer destinations in the entire state.


great beer. The name comes from their mutual experience in the Blue Ridge mountains and memories of long hikes, mountain music, and fishing. At their facility on Trade Street, in the former Big Winston tobacco warehouse, their 15-barrel system produces both traditional styles and an eclectic parade of seasonal and specialty beers, all of which can be enjoyed in a lively atmosphere at their dog-friendly taproom, featuring murals done by local artists, big screen TVs, live music, and friendly folks just waiting to bond over a beer.

Sinking roots deep into Winston-Salem’s history for going on nine years now, Hoots Beer Co. draws a lot of inspiration from the culture of the Camel City. The original brewery is located in the Hoots Roller Mill, which produced flour from the 1930s-1950s. In 2019, the brewery opened a second location (Hoots Satellite) along Trade Street in the city’s Arts District. Both places serve up classic and flavorful brews that cater to the blue-collar heart of Winston-Salem as well as the diverse and adventurous palate of the curious craft beer drinker.

One of NC’s great success stories since it opened in 2005, Foothills Brewing is a longtime favorite of not just locals but — as evinced by the anticipation and demand for their annual February release of their longtime favorite Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout — craft beer drinkers all over the state. You can enjoy other year-round favorites such as Jade IPA and People’s Porter at their original downtown brewpub (638 W. Fourth St.), or their expansive brewing facility and tasting room outside of downtown (3800 Kimwell Drive).

The mission of Joymongers Barrell Hall is elegant in its simplicity — spread joy, a pint at a time. Already a success in nearby Greensboro, Joymongers renovated a 90-year-old garage in Winston-Salem’s West End neighborhood in 2017 and brought their commitment to quality beer to the Camel City. However, instead of creating a carbon copy of their Greensboro brewery, the owners added a new wrinkle to their formula, determined to create a unique vibe and variety for their Winston-Salem location. Brewery goers can enjoy more than a dozen beers on tap — including IPAs, lagers, and stouts (many of which are exclusive to this location) — as well as daily food trucks, live music, fun trivia, and more.


Incendiary Brewing, located within the renovated Bailey Power Plant, also honors the industrial legacy of Winston-Salem while recognizing the value of a brew with a view. At its location at Innovation Quarter, you can find an endlessly creative and ever-changing selection of beers while enjoying their weekly trivia contests and live music in a pet and family-friendly environment.

One of the newer breweries to set up in the city, Radar Brewing Company wasted no time creating its own distinct identity. The brewery opened in 2021 along the northern edge of downtown in an area now known as Industry Hill. Visitors to the brewery and beer garden will find an eclectic, pet-friendly ambiance and allinclusive experience. They’ll also find a friendly and knowledgeable staff who can guide you through their wide selection of beers, wines, and ciders and help you uncover a new favorite.

Some breweries in WinstonSalem favor quality over quantity, and Small Batch Beer Co. has made that approach the whole of their identity, or as they would put it — “Superiority



simplicity.” Located in the former Kopper Kitchen site (a beloved local eatery), Small Batch selects its beers, wines, and spirits with a discerning eye and a local focus, often rewarding the curious palate, who might do well to relax with a pint over Sunday brunch or watching a Premier League match. (Small Batch has become the city’s unquestioned hub for Premier League soccer.)


A Ph.D., a chemist, and a lawyer walk into a centuries-old warehouse downtown with the idea to open up a craft brewery. It might sound like the start of a joke, but it’s actually the beginning of the story of Wise Man Brewing, one of Winston-Salem’s most highly decorated breweries. Featuring 20 craft beers and seltzers on tap — many of which are national award winners — along with a mix of food trucks, trivia, art, and a great outdoor space, Wise Man is always a smart choice.

Brand new to Winston-Salem’s craft scene is Lesser-Known Beer Co., which recently opened just south of downtown in the West Salem neighborhood. With a focus on traditional brewing practices and continental styles, the brewery is the dream project of two transplants from Richmond, Virginia — Will Loring and Ryan Gramlich — who settled on Winston-Salem after a statewide search. Lesser Known aims to create a different experience for local brewery-goers by focusing on beers inspired by Czech and German traditions. They employ unique brewing techniques — such as their open fermentation process — and dial down the amenities and decorum. You’ll find no TVs or live entertainment inside the brewery, which helps keep the focus on the beer and the socialization. (As they like to say, “More beer, less noise.”)

We hope you enjoyed our round-up of Winston-Salem’s beer scene. There’s plenty to delight every palate, and each stop along the way provides ample chances to find new favorites and make new friends. Next time you’re lucky enough to pay a call, tell them you read all about them in Carolina BrewScene. Cheers!




Saloons in Winston-Salem

in the newspaper as a “peculiar” accident.

the hospital, Henry was pronounced dead. He

As reported in the Western Sentinel, “while

never regained consciousness.

tapping a keg of beer the wooden stopper

Sam Kobre suspected robbery, noting

flew out, striking him on the nose and kocking

that his brother always carried a substantial

(sic) him down. Mr. Warren was unconscious

amount of cash in his purse, none of which

for an hour or more. The accident was caused

was found at the scene. But on March 5,

by an accumulation of gas in the keg, which,

police arrested Sam and a second man on

after the stopper being loosened, came in

suspicion of murder. A 16-year-old woman

contact with air and exploded.”

named Sallie Stewart came forward with

Å ßtatewide referendum in May 1908 brought the ßaloon culture in North Carolina to a halt, aß Tar Heel citizenß voted overwhelmingly in favor of Prohibition.

A more serious incident occurred in 1906

testimony claiming that Sam had coordinated

at the saloon on East Third Street operated by

and carried out his brother’s murder. At trial,

Max Kobre and his brothers Henry and Sam.

however, her claims were contradicted by

On the night of January 21, 1906, 20-year-old

numerous people who saw Sam at the time of

Sam Kobre returned to the room he shared

his brother’s attack. After only a two-day trial,

with his brother Henry and was startled to

Sam was acquitted by the jury. Older brother

find Henry lying on the floor of his room in a

Max, however, was not allowed to renew his

1908 brought the saloon culture in North

pool of blood, wearing his nightclothes. Sam

saloon license.

Carolina to a halt, as Tar Heel citizens voted

immediately ran across to the Hotel Phoenix

The saloon era throughout Winston-Salem

at Fourth and Liberty and phoned his brother

was also coming to an end. The nearby city of

Max before going to the police station to

Greensboro voted itself “dry” in 1904, and

report the crime. Two officers accompanied

vocal opposition to alcohol sales throughout

Sam back to the room, where Henry was

the state grew thanks to organizations like

prohibition and the first in the country to

placed on the bed to await transport to Twin-

the Anti-Saloon League and the Temperance

adopt prohibition by a direct vote of the

City Hospital. Fifteen minutes after arriving at

Reform Club. A statewide referendum in May


overwhelmingly in favor of Prohibition. With the vote, North Carolina became the third Southern state to implement statewide


ThirsT in FlighT


Day Delight

As the poet says, “into everyone’s life, a

run in Atlantic Beach one recent rainy day,

Goose Creek Growler Company (the other

little rain must fall.” This being North Carolina,

eyes peeled for a safe harbor out of the splish-

location in Emerald Isle shares its laid-back

of course, it’s never just “a little rain,” and

splash and splosh.

and welcoming ambiance and I recommend

longtime denizens of the Old North State

There is no greater enemy of the summer

getting down that way as well), the Growler is

spend many an hour stuck in traffic trying to

beach visitor than the prolonged rain squall. In

find the one setting on their windshield wipers

those times, the beach is a write-off (no one

an intimate yet welcoming place, full of lively

that will get rid of the rain, yet won’t drive

likes wet grit, unless you’re a sandblaster) and

them crazy from the scraping of the wipers on

everyone else down there for the summer has

the glass. It’s just one of those things you learn

hunkered down anywhere that offers shelter

to live with, as with the heatwaves in the great

and the odd diversion. Presented with these

deserts, earthquakes in California, or random

facts, the challenge is to find a place with the

moose attacks in Canada.

right vibe and good beer to better wait out the

In these moments of adversity, however,

Great Wettening.

lurk quiet tests of character. What to do, when

And so I found The Growler, a chill, relaxing,

the skies open up and give well-laid plans a

oasis out in Atlantic Beach, only a little ways

precipitous drenching? Such a test led me

from the water. One of two taprooms and

down Fort Macon Road after a fruitful beer

bottle shops that grew from the much-missed


music and knowledgeable people behind the bar offering great conversation, and, most importantly for our purposes, a good flight of 4 great beers for a good price. Given the variety of their selection and how carefully they’d curated it, I could have easily done two and never repeated myself, but for the purposes of our experiment, I stopped at one flight. Everything in moderation after all. So let’s get right to heart of this thing:

The FlighT Seven Saturdays Modern IPA (R & D Brewing, Raleigh NC)-Ordinarily I’m not much on IPAs, but I’ve been willing to be surprised and have my assumptions about the style challenged from time to time (the addition of fruit seems to help, and there’s a few notes of that in amongst the citra and mosaic hops) and this one sure surprised me. It lacked a lot of the piney taste I’ve come to expect from straight-up IPAs and was really pleasant

Been a long time since I had a Deep River brew, and this was a good one to get back on the bike for. It hits hard and tarty, but then has a curveball that comes around and finishes sweet and savory. Very refreshing and a great beach beer, as well as just being a rewarding pour in general for the beguiling flavor profile.

and drinkable. I was really impressed by this one.

Check your watch—it’s juice bomb diggity time. There was a lot

Starts off thick and kinda malty and finishes very sweet and

of that signature IPA pine in the aroma, the initial taste, and the

syrupy. I couldn’t detect much of a banana bread hit in it, but

finish, and you’d think that would be a turn-off for me, but I was

that could just be my unrefined palate. While most of the stouts

quite impressed by the beer the more of it that I drank. I found my

I enjoy have a hit of sweetness here and there in the flavor notes,

palate picking up on the notes of fruit and juice as the pine taste

this one was pretty sweet all the way through and it gave the stout

faded into the background. I rather liked the flavor shimmering

an overall lightness I found kind of intriguing. I’m always intrigued

over the palate like that.

when people are doing interesting tinkering with the style and finding new wrinkles.

While rainy days and Mondays may always get us down, good beer with good folks on the beach can knock that right out, or at least make you not mind so much. I can’t recommend The Growler (either location) enough—there’s a great, intimate quirky vibe to the place that puts one at ease and relaxes you even before you start in on the beer, and absolutely feels like one of those buried treasures you discover on the beach that don’t beckon you with a lot of flashy come-ons, but you’ll walk out of their after being mighty glad you stopped in, and I suspect it’ll become one of your regular stops when you’re feeling the call of the waves, no matter the season. Until next time—may your favorite flavors be found in flight!


movie madness Hey all y’all—it’s fall! The days are shorter, there’s pumpkin-spice stuff almost everywhere and Spirit Halloween stores everywhere else, and they’re the telltale signs that once again, it’s the spookiest of seasons (after Arbor Day) That’s right--it’s Halloween, and since BrewScene has recently been resurrected, it seemed a


We are nothing if not on-brand here. For this little sip from the sinister side, we’re looking at six horror movies filmed in North Carolina, from beloved genre staples, to cult classics to local curiosities, and we’ve paired those with six delicious beers, all for your education

perfect time for Ales From The Crypt to creep out of its

and delectation. And now, let’s turn down the lights and

tomb as well in true “zombie apocalypse” fashion.

get things nice and dark--the show is about to begin. . .

theie Maximum Overdrive mov From the mind of Stephen King, based on a short story by Stephen King, directed by Stephen King with a rockin’ soundtrack by AC/DC. Maximum Overdrive is the heartwarming tale of how, after Earth passes through the tail of a comet, machines decide they’ve had their fill of humanity and go on a killing rampage. As this is a modestly budgeted movie by a first-time director it’s not the global apocalypse one would imagine, just a bunch of people at a Wilmington gas station getting bugged by trucks to fuel them up so they can keep killing humans; or as Wilmington residents would say, “Tuesday.” It’s not exactly The Terminator, Duel, or even Killdozer, but it does have a big rig that looks like the Green Goblin, which is kinda rad.

the beer From local legends New Anthem comes this interesting brown ale that I found very interesting and rather challenging to the palate. Whereas most darker beers that I’ve tried try to downplay the malt and roast to create a smooth drinking whole, this had




quality with the malt and roast flavors aggressively right in the foreground. It’s an interesting aggressive flavor posture, but I admired the full-on take-noprisoners audacity of it, and it was a very interesting drinking experience overall.

the movie AXE

the beer

Straight from the drive-in theaters of the 1970s (aka America’s Brownest Decade) Axe is a gruesome tale of murder

In another perfect example

and revenge that is positively brimming with early 70’s

of subject/beer pairing, we

sleazy grindhouse energy. Mobsters hole up at a farmhouse,

have this delightfully sweet

and having not seen many horror movies, fail to realize that

and chocolaty elixir with a

maybe you shouldn’t attack the creepy lady in the farmhouse

steady sweetness from start

that you’re essentially holding hostage, especially not in a

to finish, a couple notes of

movie called “Axe”. This goes as you’d expect it would, and she

malt and roast here and there

exacts grisly revenge on them all. It’s gritty stuff in that early-

that finishes off with a lovely

70’s mode, and there’s less “characters you root for” and more

dark chocolate-esque finish.

“characters you hate slightly less than the other

Even better, the more sips

characters,” which can make it tough

you take, the richer and more

to relate to anyone in the film, but the

vivid the experience is, which

Venn diagram for “serious character

means this beer rewards the

study” and “grindhouse slasher film”

longer pour to a great extent.

is two separate circles, honestly. Also,

This is basically like drinking dark

because I knew the title is a little vague,

chocolate coffee and I am all the

there is an axe involved in the movie at

way here for that.

one point. I hope that’s not a spoiler.


the beer

theie EVIL DEAD II mov Yes, this is the one right before ARMY OF DARKNESS,

Initially I picked this one for the

the Monty Python and the

name, but it was quite an interesting

Holy Grail for horror fans.

bit o’ wee heavy that I found quite

Ash Williams is having a bad

fascinating after a few sips. Initially

weekend: His plan to romance his



there’s a lot of malt, with a little


hint of sweetness in the middle

wrong, they unleashed a group

before a savory finish, but as you

of evil demons hungering for

keep drinking it, you’ll also pick

souls who won’t stay in the

out some notes of fruit start to

basement, his girlfriend doesn’t

come to the fore. It hits hard,

have a head and is all bitey now,

but the complex flavor profile

one of his hands goes evil, and

is really interesting, and there’s

the entire room keeps laughing


at him.


You see what we had to




flavors as you go along. Gotta

deal with before Air B&B was a

try more of these, I think.


ther bee

theie mov



Featuring guest appearances by Gene

C’mon. It’s an 80’s movie about

Simmons AND Ozzy Osbourne (playing a

heavy metal music being evil; really

televangelist--this movie is so 80’s it almost

it was not a question of would I

hurts) so throw up the metal horns now,

pick one of the Iron Maiden beers,

everyone! A perfect film of its time, Trick Or

but which one. And this, another

Treat takes the then-current panic about


heavy metal music and spins a whole

series, is a worthy inclusion.

movie out of it. Skippy from “Family Ties”

This ESB has a warm, roasty

is a picked-on nerd (and who knew he had

initial hit that smooths out

that kind of range?) who idolizes metal

to an insistent, though not

maven Sammi Curr, who dies in a hotel

unpleasantly malty finish. It’s

fire, but who doesn’t let that stop him

very different to the previous

from speaking to Skippy from beyond

Maiden beers I’ve sampled,

the grave via backwards messages on

which isn’t a bad thing at all.

a record and zaniness ensues. It’s not

It’s not a style I have very much

exactly shredding “Master of Puppets”

experience with drinking, but I

in the Upside Down, but really, what is?

found it eminently drinkable.





the beer

“By sword, By pick, by axe--Bye bye!”--so goes the tag line for The

I guess styles I had little experience

Multilator, a movie that whatever else,

with ended up being a theme this time,

does exactly what it says on the video

because here’s another one. I haven’t

box. A group of coeds head out to

had many West Coast IPAs, but this

Atlantic Beach for fall break and—stop

surprised me. There’s a gigantic pine

me if you’ve hard this before—get brutally

aroma coming off this one as it pours,

picked off one by one by Big Ed, a man

but surprisingly little in the taste, as

who is, as his name implies, very large

any bitterness is balanced expertly by

and probably named Edward. Unless you

clean, slightly dry, juicy flavor. This was

want to spend all your time laughing at

a really crushable thing—not as hoppy

how people dressed in 1984 (so many ugly

as basic IPAs, nor as juicy as the

sweaters and it ain’t even Christmas!) or

NEIPA haze-bombs. It’s astoundingly

pick up familiar Atlantic Beach and Morehead City landmarks,

well-balanced and I found it quite

there’s not much new here, however, I will say that thanks to

delightful, and this is coming from

this movie I know what a flounder gig looks like, so there’s

someone who’s a really hard sell on

some educational value to be had.

IPAs, usually.

theie THE EXORCIST III mov The third movie in the Exorcist trilogy and the second one that’s actually any good, Exorcist III gets weird and stays there. Wisely

the beer From the piratical crew at Edward Teach comes

pretending the second movie never

this fantastic brew—a real

happened, the detective from the

find. Rich and thick, with

first movie is investigating a series

a hint of roast, a lot of

of horrific serial killings which are

smoke, and an easy finish

kinda like the Zodiac Killer but

that belies the taste. It’s

legally distinct and also have some

a really astonishing bit of

connection to one of the priests


who did the original exorcism

about this beer feels like

and in the meantime, loads of

it should be heavier, like a

crazy stuff happens, all of which

porter or stout, and it has

really seems to annoy George C.

those characteristics, but it’s

Scott more than anything. Also, light and doesn’t sit heavy. If And Ewing there you have it, my of the owna Patrick is apparently an children crushable darknight—your beer wasn’t personal Halloween film festival, complete with a cold six, served angel, which makes sense. I thing already, I guess you could with a soupcon as you’ve naturally come to expect. I hope mean, he was of onsnark, the Dream say Edward Teach just invented you enjoyed this night flight to the dark side. And until next timeTeam, after all. it. Quite a beguiling creation!


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both nights we stayed there. Then, when you decide to call it a night, right behind the tiny houses you can have the fire pit lit up, and sit around enjoying the evening. The next day, you wake up and see your tiny house neighbors sitting on their little decks enjoying their coffee getting ready for another day. It’s an amazing place! Best of all, you don’t need to drive when you get there—everything is within a short walk. You can go for breakfast at Books and Beans, walk across the bridge, and take the nature trail along the river. There’s also a great farmer’s market about a mile away that makes a nice fast trip as well. If you feel like heading further down the road, there’s Weldon Mills Distillery, about 30 miles away, an amazing place with a ton of history and some excellent liquor products. We are looking forward to our third trip in a row next year, with some friends old and new from our area. Who knows--we might just meet some of you there! Cheers!


The Story of

5 Years, Many Beers, One Dream 40


Excitement builds for Matt and Lindsay

that wouldn’t change was the name tape on

Looking ahead, the couple sees more

Shortway as they approach 5 years in the

his uniform: The couple decided to use their

growth and lots of great beers yet to be

brewing industry. What was once a team of

family name as the name of their brewing

poured. In the immediate future, craft beer fan

five people has grown to fifteen and counting.


can expect several new fall and winter beer

Production is in full swing at 2 brewing

“There is a lot of pride in using our family

releases, including a special new smoothie

facilities, with a sales team working up and

name,” explained Matt. “In the 1930s my great

IPA commemorating their 5 year anniversary

down the coast and a bustling taproom

grandparents started Shortway’s Barn, which

celebration starting the week of October 17th.

where it all began, in the heart of downtown

began as a speakeasy and still operates today

Each day will offer something fun, including


as a restaurant and bar.”

giveaways, new swag, food trucks and many

Five years in business is a milestone worth

Location was the next objective on the

more surprises. The celebration culminates

celebrating, and it’s also a time to reflect on

agenda, and with 3 young children, ultimately

Saturday, October 22nd with the biggest party

the past and look towards the future. Just six

it came down to where they wanted to

of the year, beginning with The Barley Chase

years ago, Matt Shortway was an active duty

raise their family. A small community with a

5k/10k followed by indoor/outdoor bars with

Marine sharing his homebrews with fellow

heart of gold, a beautiful National Forest, a

plenty of your favorite throwbacks, live music,

service-people and talking about his plans to

meandering river, and a stone’s throw from

food truck, and of course more giveaways.

open a brewery with his wife. After a decade

the beach. What more could you ask for? For

When asked what their biggest takeaway

of service, including two overseas tours, he

all those reasons and more, Newport was an

was from these past 5 years, the couple said

decided it was time to hang up his combat

ideal choice.

hands down it’s the community that they

boots and replace them with a pair of brew boots. It was time for a change, but one thing

From there it was a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get where they are today.

serve and the friendships they've made along the way. “We’ve employed over 40 people who have been a part of getting us to where we are today,” said Lindsay. “We consider them all family. We could not do what we do without them.” In addition, they said the community support they have received since day one laid the foundation for the growth they have seen these past 5 years. If you find yourself on the Crystal Coast, be sure to stop into their taproom, located at 230 Chatham Street, Newport, NC. If you can’t make it, never fear—Shortway’s beers are on tap or available in cans along the coast from Wilmington to Greenville. If you are interested in signing up for their upcoming 5k/10k race you can register online at To find out more about Shortway Brewing and what they have to offer, head to their website at



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