Dogwood Hops and Crops – Delivering More Than Just Beer
You’ve had a long week at work and just want to spend the evening relaxing at home, maybe with a cold craft beer. Or perhaps you have friends and family visiting and you realize that you have nothing to offer them to drink, and you don’t want to leave your guests and run to the store to grab a bottle of wine or a six pack of beer. Typically, you would have no choice but to leave your house and drive to the nearest store but all that changed 2 years ago with the opening of Dogwood Hops and Crops.
Adam Andrews and Austin Ridge are lifelong friends who
couldn’t understand why beer and wine couldn’t be delivered and decided to do something about it. Austin – a fan of fine craft beers and Adam – a lover of all things bourbon, opened Dogwood Hops and Crops bottle shop to offer an outstanding selection of craft beers (bottles, cans, and tap) from around the country. You can grab a single beer or mix up a six-pack (or two!), or you can have a growler filled from one of the twelve rotating taps. Whether you’re a fan
of IPAs or prefer a lighter spiked seltzer, with more than 250 beers to choose from, it’s impossible not to find a beer to satisfy your craft beer palette! Guests are welcome to enjoy their selection at the bar and if you want to grab a bite to eat, they have a selection of unique paninis available to order.
Ordering beer and wine to be delivered is done easily on their website and they deliver within a 10-mile radius of downtown Winston-Salem. The atmosphere is open and airy and their staff is very knowledgeable on the beer offerings they have. They offer a variety of weekly specials, also posted on their website.
Not a fan of beer or looking to appease everyone in the group? Then simply head across the entryway, where you’ll find the sister bar, Trophy Room, which features one of the most extensive menus of bourbon and whiskey that exists in Winston – including some extremely rare and antique options such as a 1967 bottle of Old Fitzgerald. Their menu of hand-crafted cocktails has a great mixture of traditional options like an Old Fashioned, Boulevardier, and Sazeracs, as well as Trophy Room-c
reated cocktails that take the old and kick it up a notch! If you’ve never had a smoked Old Fashioned or Sazerac, this is definitely the place to give that a try.
The atmosphere of the Trophy Room is cool, dark, and welcoming. Sink into the leather sofas with one of their hand-crafted cocktails and you’ll feel like you’re in your grandfather’s den or a formal, sophisticated study. The lighting is dim and golden and you’re surrounded by the bottles which are displayed in lighted encasings as well as behind the dark-wooded bar. While it’s touted as a bourbon and whiskey bar, don’t let that turn you away if you’re not a fan – they also have a large variety of other liquors that you would expect to find in a bar such as tequil
a, rum, gin, etc., as well as a menu of cocktails with those liquors in them!
While most of the residents of Winston are used to hitting 4th Street for their outings, the new influx of creative bars and restaurants on 6th Street (like Dogwood Hops and Crops and the Trophy Room) are starting to pull and win residents over and that is very good news for downtown Winston-Salem!