Big store. Two rooms. Mostly beer. Bar is in the back/second room, but was empty when I visited on a Wednesday late afternoon. Extensive selection. Organization seems to have improved since earlier rates. Prices are slightly high but not bad. Nice place.
Imagine an alternate universe where they had craft beer stores in the 1950’s and your pretty close. Lots of wood paneling gives city beverage a clubhouse feel that’s immediately inviting. They have most of their bombers in the room to,your left with coolers straight ahead from the entrance. They also have a home brew supplies section. They have a ton of local and imported crafts with a nice cider and mead section as well. The only real drawback, as others have noted, are the prices. They’re a bit a higher thean other places in the state. Still it’s a nice find.
We walked here from the Adam’s Mark. I have to say that downtown Winston-Salem was DEAD on a Saturday late afternoon. You probably won’t have any problems finding this place or finding a parking spot.
The store itself seems to cover both wine and beer pretty equally. Most of the beer is in a cooler but they do have a small section at room temp as well. There is also a small selection of glassware. The best part is they allow you to get mix-n-match 6ers of just about anything they have in 6 packs for $11. I found a nice selection of NC beers (Highland, OBX etc) as well as some other micros, and even a ’98 Anchor OSA. They do what they can with such limited space.
The staff was all very helpful, and even made recommendations on a good place to watch the OSU game.
All in all, aside from Old Salem and maybe a jazz bar or two, this place is a must-stop for a beer lover visiting the city.
Located very close to Foothills (about 4 or 5 blocks) so walking between the two is easy. Parking in the back. The owner was there and was nice and helpful, but the beer guy was not. The place probably has more beer than wine, with a ton of American, German, English, Belgian and a smattering of other countries. Very wide ranging selection. About 6 coolers of chilled beer along with an entire good sized room of nonchilled. There is no problem with pulling singles. They are, however, very, very expensive. Except for the sales. They had a list of about 15-20 cases of beer on deep discounts. Some were out of stock, including the Allaghash Grand Cru for $25 a case (!!!!) but there were a lot of good deals. Overall worth a stop, but if possible due to the prices, try to make it your last stop.
NachlamSie (775) Denver, Colorado | September 16, 2006| Updated February 19, 2008
Obviously this is a manditory stop in Winston-Salem. I stopped in to pick up a case of the Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter and found a few other gems while I was at it. They allow the creation of a 6 pack from most of the reasonable sixers. Plenty of micros and imports, including a shelf of Belgians are to be had. Some frat kid bought two kegs of Busch Light while I was here. I really like this store.
This place used to be a very good beer store. Since my last visit it has become a ridiculously thorough and expansive treasure trove of beer. The sheer amount of beer is staggering in the room with a tasting area set up. Unfortunately, it makes me think of how long that stuff has been sitting on the shelf. I saw a lot of product that has long since vanished from most other NC stores, e.g. 6 cases of Expedition. Homebrew supplies are also available here, which is kind of neat. There were three taps available to drink: Bells Hopslam, Bells Expedition, and Terrapin Rye. I bought some weird brews here I’ve never before seen.
Stopped here on my road trip south and I’m glad I did. Large micro and import selection including many ciders. Well organized, and knowledgeable employees made my search for good local beers a breeze. I only bought a case of new stuff but would have tripled that amount if I weren’t strapped for time. I’ll make this stop again next time I pass through Winston-Salem.
JCB (289) Durham, North Carolina | October 24, 2010
Rolled in after the Foothills BASC release, a bit bleary after a fine evening. Low ceilings, dark wood, and a precariously dense stock arrangement could reasonably be described as "cozy" but I thought it was a bit confining. Aside from the general clutter, however, it was a very pleasant store. No real service whatsoever, which suited me just fine (gentleman at the register was quite friendly, but no silly questions on the floor). Stock was excellent overall, with a very good representation of what’s available in NC (latest Stone, New Belgium, Founders, and imports). Good sales and discounts, mixed sixers available, and it’s definitely worth stopping in for Olde Hickory and Pisgah beers, which aren’t available further east.
huge selection and nicely organized. however, there didn’t appear to be any/many singles available. all i saw were a few random bottles stacked along the bottom of some coolers. the place was pretty busy with a wine event, so i didn’t take the time to ask for help.
Nice place nice selection. A tap room what about that. I wish I had had time to drink one. Beer was seperated out by styles I think which made it difficult to track down Duck Rabbit beers and others, but they were more than willing to help you find what you wanted. They had homebrew supplies in the corner by the cooler too. Pretty nice place just a little on the pricey side.
This place rocks! I have been trying to stop here for over a year and my travel plans just never worked out. I’m so happy that my last business trip afforded me the opportunity. Hands down the most beers I have ever seen in one place. This store has it all, both quality and quantity. I’ve been in many a wine store that has a selection of beer, but never a store that FOCUSES on beer and has some wine on the side! It is a bit pricey, but I cannot wait to return.