Country: United States
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 ratebeer.comâ€™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 Peopleâ€™s Porter and Torch Pilsner; seasonals include 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 their 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 saw the addition of four 200 BBL fermenting tanks, increasing potential brewing capacity to approximately 40,000 barrels annually.