Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Arabicadabra Coffee Stout from Bell’s Brewery

Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals:  Arabicadabra Coffee Stout from Bell’s Brewery By Timothy G. Beeman II We usually highlight NC-based beers in this column but this is one that I can’t pass on talking about. The weather is getting cooler and it’s time for a coffee stout to warm the cockles of your heart as well as give you that tingly feeling all over. Bell’s Arabicadabra Coffee Stout is your key to dark beer pleasure. Of course, I have talked about Bell’s Beer in this column and on The Less Desirables and The Beer Dads podcasts before. I’m not the
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The Collegiate Shop – The Triad’s Premier College Game Day Connection

The Collegiate Shop – The Triad’s Premier College Game Day Connection The Collegiate Shop, Located at 244 N. Main St. in Kernersville, opened in September 2012 and has become the Triad’s premier college game day connection. The Collegiate Shop recently celebrated their 5th year anniversary on September 16 with food, beverages, door prizes, and live music. They have been at the downtown Kernersville location since September 2015. “By relocating to downtown Kernersville, we have doubled our space and increased exposure,” Lisa Bugg said. The Collegiate Shop offers items which are licensed by the NCAA, representing schools from the ACC, SEC,
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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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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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