Tapped into Craft: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery February 2020

Tapped into Craft: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery February 2020


WESTBEND VINEYARDS, WINERY and BREWERY continues to Innovate- stop by for a refreshing beverage or some music with friends and family soon!!!

BY Ron Hadley

Westbend Vineyards/Winery and Brewery continues to innovate with new releases of their beer and wine from Owners Walt and Sonia with son Ryan Breathwit who has taken a leadership role since acquired in November 2015. They have added a new tasting room of 10,500-square-foot with music and have featured other events to attract customers over the past 4 years of their ownership.

As many know, Westbend Vineyards is a Yadkin Valley pioneer in North Carolina’s wine industry when Jack and Lillian Kroustalis planted European grape varieties on the property in the 1970s.  The common belief was that these grapes wouldn’t grow well in North Carolina but, they proved everyone wrong with their success.

Sales Director, Zachary Farley had these comments to make: “ We are introducing a line of beer, canned in 16oz containers including “Blood Orange Wheat”, “I Love Juicy”, and “Lemon Fizz”. ‘

‘We are also releasing a very short run of our specialty stout, “KGB” as well as two variants of this beer on the same day. Cans will be released during our St. Patrick’s Day Party Sat. March 14th while supplies last. This party will feature live music as well as a “grand opening” of sorts for a project we aren’t ready to reveal to the public quite yet, but I can say it’s going to be a real game changer. ‘

Secondly, Westbend is currently bottling their 2019 Chardonnay and their “Blossom River” semi-sweet white blend. They have plans to resurrect some old favorites, more than likely to be released March 14th as well. They will announce these a few weeks before the event.

Contact Information: Westbendwineryandbrewery.com

Hrs. of Operation- Wed.-Thurs. 12PM-6PM, Fri.-Sat.-Sun.- 12PM-7PM

5394 Williams Rd. Lewisville NC 27023 336-945-9999

Triad Brewers Alliance

The Triad Brewers Alliance formed in 2017 to serve breweries in the Piedmont Triad and to promote the Triad as a destination location of North Carolina. We currently serve 20 breweries across the 11 counties of the Triad. Visit our website to learn more about our mission, breweries, and events!


Old Nick Williams Co. Farm & Distillery Old Nick Williams Distillery NC


2675 Williams Road
Lewisville, NC 27023

We at Old Nick Williams Farm & Distillery are happy to announce the opening of The Busted Barrel Cocktail Bar. We now offer handcrafted cocktails, beer and wine at the distillery. So come out for a tour or just relax at the new Busted Barrel Cocktail Bar.

(Daily drink specials)


Fainting Goat Spirits


115 W Lewis St, GSO, NC

Tours and Tastings Schedule
Fridays      3-7 PM
Saturdays  1-6 PM
Sundays     1-5 PM

FOOTHILLS Brewing Co Foothills Brewery NC


638 W 4th St, WS, NC

Brewery and Tasting Room
3800 Kimwell Dr. WS, NC

Craft Happiness IPA Project features a new IPA every month, and dedicates a portion of sales to an area of need somewhere NC

Hazy double IPA with a slightly sweet malt base. Hop flavors and aromas run the gamut of the “juicy” spectrum. Apricot, peach, grapefruit, lemon, orange, papaya…it’s all there. Triple dry hopped with Citra, Galaxy and Idaho 7.




Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 8.2%

Bitterness (IBUs): 51


Raylen Vineyardsraylenvineyards.com

3577 US-158, Mocksville, NC    336-998-3100

Mon – Saturday:  11AM – 6PM
Sunday: 12PM – 5PM


Incendiary Brewing Co


486 N Patterson Ave, WS NC   

(336) 999-8945



Southend Brewing Co 


117B W, Lewis St. Greensboro
(336) 285.6406

Monday-Thursday- 4pm- 11pm | Friday- 2pm- 12am
Saturday- 12pm- 12am | Sunday 12pm – 10pm

Upcoming releases…

Mic Drop  Rye IPA

Brewed with German Rye for a dry flavor and a hint of spice- supporting a bold floral character from Citra and Cascade hops.

71IBU · 7.0 ABV

The Lightest Thing We Have  Czech Pilsner

Brewed with Bohemian malt for a lightly sweet and crisp flavor, complimented with a hint of floral hop aroma. The original session beer.

30 IBU · 4.7 ABV


Four Saints Brewing


218 South Fayetteville Street Asheboro, NC
(336) 610-FSBC


Sunshine Beverage Co



Sunshine’s feel good sparkling energy waters are full of vitamins, electrolytes and just enough natural caffeine to deliver the perfect boost to brighten every day. Each can contains 100% daily value of vitamins A through E, including B12, B6, B3, and B5 and also offers calcium, magnesium, and potassium the essential electrolytes to fuel everyday activities. Most importantly, Sunshine sparkling energy water is not overloaded with caffeine. One 12 oz. can contains 70 mg of natural caffeine sourced from organic green coffee beans to keep you alert and focused. That’s no more caffeine than a cup of coffee!