Foothills Brewing began in 2004 in Winston-Salem, NC, and has evolved into one of the top craft brewing operations in the southeast United States. Ranked among’s 100 best breweries in the world, Foothills has garnered numerous awards for their beers, including seven Great American Beer Festival medals and three World Cup Beer medals, more than any other North Carolina-based brewery.

Foothills brews more than twenty year-round and seasonal offerings, including best sellers Hoppyum IPA and Carolina Blonde. Year-round brands also include People’s Porter, Torch Pilsner and Jade IPA; seasonals include Gruffmeister Maibock, Cottonwood Pumpkin and the highly anticipated Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout. Foothills, Cottonwood and Carolina brands are distributed by a network of top-level distributors in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington D.C.

In January 2011 Foothills acquired the Carolina and Cottonwood beer brands, adding to an already extensive portfolio of beer styles.

In December 2011 Foothills expanded brewing operations from their popular brewpub in downtown Winston-Salem to a 50,000 square-foot facility in southern Winston-Salem, allowing for increased development of six-pack and 22-oz. bottle production.

2013-14 saw the addition of four 200 BBL and four 300 BBL fermenting tanks, increasing potential brewing capacity to approximately 52,000 barrels annually.

Foothills opened a second location in April 2015, a 28-tap tasting room in their main production facility at 3800 Kimwell Drive in southwest Winston-Salem.

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Foothills Brewing

Front Row (left to right):

Ray Goodrich, Marketing & Communications – Foothills Brewing
Jamie Bartholomaus, President – Foothills Brewing
Gayle Anderson, President & CEO – Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
Richard Brooks, Director of Sales & Marketing – Twin City Quarter

Second Row (left to right)

Dan Joyner, Owner – Signs By Tomorrow
Rodessa Mitchell, Vice President, Education & Workforce Development – Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
Kevin Kampman, Publisher – The Winston-Salem Journal

Third Row (left to right)

Terry Barber, Director of Catering and Event Planning – Twin City Quarter
Jill Atherton, Vice President, Economic & Community Development – Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce