Brewpub Bonus - Foothills Brewery

Trip Start Sep 01, 2012
Trip End Nov 26, 2012

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Flag of United States  , North Carolina
Friday, October 5, 2012

We somehow missed all the brewpubs in Ohio. However, we did manage to catch Foothills Brewery on our way between Cleveland and Raleigh. This gem of a brewpub is located in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It was fairly easy to get to from the interstate, so it seemed like a good lunch stop.

There was a plethora of beers to choose from. They had 8-9 standard beers, a seasonal, and another 8-9 special beers. There were 5 very different IPAs to choose from, ranging from very hoppy to a bit on the malty side to one that was a very drinkable ale that bordered on a pale ale. They even had a bourbon barrel aged porter.

The staff was very liberal with the samples, and I got to try 3 of the IPAs and the barrel aged porter before settling on the Jade IPA. I also got to sample another of the IPAs before making a bottle purchase to go. All were very good. I ended up getting a Hoppynum IPA bomber and an Endo IPA six-pack. Both are recommended, but very different. I like the fact that they don't just change the hops and call it a different beer.

Lunch was very good, too. They even had some novelty burger meats like buffalo and ostrich.

This is definitely a recommended stop.
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