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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Take A Seat For Chairity: Benefiting Next Step Ministries

Take A Seat For Chairity: Benefiting Next Step Ministries For the third year, the Chairity fundraiser is looking for artists to make or up-cycle old chairs and create “Art Chairs” to be auctioned to benefit Next Step Ministries on September 30, 2017. “We want to help Next Step Ministries while creating an event that involves the Arts and the whole community. Over the years, we have had the support and donations of an amazing group of artists.” said organizer and Eclection owner, Chris Federico. Artist sign up ends August 31st and the “Art Chairs” are due September 21st. From September
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Meridian Celebrates Seafood 10 Years and Counting

Meridian Celebrates Seafood 10 Years and Counting In 2007, Mark Grohman looked around the area his restaurant, Meridian Restaurant, was located and realized there was something missing. What this town needed was a food festival. How about a seafood festival? There was nothing like that around. Before the food truck extravaganza on Burke Street, before the hot sauce culinary showcase, there was the Meridian Seafood Festival. The event, which is the 10th Annual, coincides with this year being Meridian’s tenth year in business and will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017, from noon until 10 pm. In addition to
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A Blossoming New Venture: Dogwood Hops and Crops

A Blossoming New Venture: Dogwood Hops and Crops By Timothy G. Beeman II A whole new concept in the “bottle shop” model is about to show up here in Downtown Winston-Salem. Dogwood Hops & Crops is about to bring a beer and wine bottle shop that also is a craft beer bar to one side of the establishment and The Trophy Room, a bourbon bar, opening on the other side. This awesome new place will be located on the rapidly developing 500 block of Liberty Street. It is just doors down from Crafted: The Art of the Taco, the Rusty
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