Bull’s Tavern – Five Years Strong

Bull’s Tavern – Five Years Strong  By Timothy G. Beeman II Bull’s Tavern just celebrated its fifth anniversary this past November. They came along when ticketed shows were still in fashion. Ziggy’s, the second version, was there. Krankie’s still had bands playing. The Garage was going strong. But, Danielle Bull came along when the ticketed show was still a viable option. However, she did not charge a ticket or cover charge. She wanted to be in the city of “Arts and Innovation” and wanted to fill a need that the city had. There were bars that featured DJs, like the
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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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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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