New to the Triad Rue-Bar

New to the Triad Rue-Bar Chef Trey Bell of LaRue Elm opened Rue-Bar – a cocktail bar dedicated to serving expertly crafted classic and original cocktails. In keeping with Bell’s style at LaRue Elm, Rue-Bar will bring a scientific approach to bartending, employing new techniques and technologies to produce delicious, time-honored and innovative cocktails. Rue-Bar will pay homage to classic cocktails, offering items like their barrel-aged Negroni and their take on a Ramos Gin Fizz, called “Sanborn & Nolan,” which creates the famed foam in a new way, using an iSi Whipping Siphon. Cocktail enthusiasts will appreciate the new cocktails
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Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Dogwood Oktoberfest/Marzen Beer

Dogwood Oktoberfest/Marzen Beer By Austin Ridge, co–owner of Dogwood Hops & Crops (Downtown Winston-Salem) My favorite season for beer is fall and my favorite beer is Oktoberfest/Märzen. What is Oktoberfest/Märzen? Way before refrigeration, it was hard to brew beer in the summer due to hot weather and bacterial infections. Brewing typically ended in the beginning of spring and began again in the fall. Most beers were brewed in March (Märzen). These brews were kept in cold storage through the warmer months, to be ready to drink for fall. Oktoberfest/Märzen is a full-bodied, toasty, rich beer with mild hops and a
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Hoots Beer Co. Celebrates Four Years

Hoots Beer Co. Celebrates Four Years By Timothy G. Beeman II If you’ve stepped foot on the property at the West End Millworks in the West End of Winston-Salem in the last 4 years, then you are already aware of Hoots Beer Co. Hoots Beer Co. was developed by friends Eric Swaim and Eric Weyer, both who grew up in Winston Salem. With co-founder Ralph Pritts, they hand built the bar and brewery with salvaged materials and help from their friends. Having a background in music and playing in touring bands, the guys put their small business know-how and ability
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Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Mystic Dragon Cider by Appalachian Mountain Brewery & Cidery

Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals:  Mystic Dragon Cider by Appalachian Mountain Brewery & Cidery By Timothy G. Beeman II Appalachian Mountain Brewing Company make some good brews. They also are in the class of “giving back.” AMB distribute their beers in cans and kegs. With every can (and select pints) sold, you are giving back to a non-profit or charity through AMB’s “Pints for Non-Profits” program. A portion of your pint purchase goes toward select non-profit organizations. AMB also maintains sustainability standards at its brewery. Solar panels, a rain garden, grain exchange in which spent grains are donated to
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