Foothills Brewing – Expansion and Collaboration News
Here are some very interesting news bits from Foothills Brewing’s lastest newsletter. Enjoy!
Big news from our brewing facility on Kimwell Drive! Just fifteen months after moving to our new brewing facility, Foothills has just installed four 200-barrel fermentation vessels that will enable us to brew 40,000 barrels annually– a production increase of 72%. It’s kind of a big deal. Why? Because, in two weeks, we installed brewing capacity equal to the entire first-year production of Foothills – 800 barrels.
What does this mean for you?
Glad you asked. If you’re in NC, SC, VA, or TN, it means increased availability at all your favorite restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and package stores. If you’re in Winston-Salem, it means room for more experimental beers at the pub. And if you’re in western NC, it means you should read this article from Mountain Xpress.
May 9 will mark the centennial of the union between Winston and Salem. The city came to us and asked if we’d help them celebrate, and naturally, we were thrilled to say yes.
In that spirit, we are pleased to announce the arrival of Hundred Foot, an easy-drinking American Cream Ale brewed with (of course) Centennial hops.
The Hundred Foot will be available at the pub, at most of the city’s official Centennial events, and in 22-oz. bottles at select retail establishments. On Friday, May 10, join us at the Blue Moon Gallery Hop on Trade Street for a community Centennial toast. On Saturday, May 11, there will be a scavenger hunt all over downtown and Hundred Foot will be available at Civic Plaza and Corpening Plaza. Visit ws100years.com for a full list of Centennial events.
And speaking of collaboration…
Foothills brewmaster Jamie Bartholomaus and head brewer T.L. Adkisson spent a day recently in Asheville at Wicked Weed Brewing, collaborating on an offering for Asheville Beer Week.
We’re kind of keeping it a secret until we get closer to the release date, but we can tell you it will have elements of Foothills Sexual Chocolate, as well as Wicked Weed’s Freak DIPA. Let your imaginations run wild.