Usually we stick to social media to let you know what we’ve got coming out that’s new and exciting.
But thanks to an avalanche of creativity from our brewery staff, we’ve got so many new things to tell you about that we had to mash them all together in a blog.
Without further ado:
NEW VARIETY 12-PACKS
Last year we introduced HopBox, our first-ever variety pack. You guys bought so many of them we thought we’d introduce another one. Meet the Foothills Fun Pack.
In addition to our best seller Hoppyum, this one also has our three newest core beers – Thousand Smiles Golden Ale, Tangled Vine Berry Rose, and Malt Shaker Amber Ale.
MALT SHAKER SIX PACKS
Speaking of our award-winning amber ale, it’s now available in six packs!
So we used to have a series called Foot Men. We basically told our brewers to use their imagination and brew anything they wanted. We got some great beers out of that series, stuff you’d normally never see coming out of our brewery – a smoked porter, a mango Berliner Weisse, a cranberry wheat ale . . . but then we started building Footnote next to our downtown brewpub where we brewed that series and, not wanting the beer to taste like drywall dust, we shut that brewery down until all the building got finished next door.
We’ve amended the series to now be called Foot Work – and brewer Meredith Gotz has brewed the first beer for it. It’s a hibiscus gose, made with Himalayan pink salt and fresh dried hibiscus flowers. Tart, salty and sweet, and thoroughly delicious. On tap now at all three of our locations.
CRAFT HAPPINESS PROJECT
We’ve entered the third year of our IPA series that brews beer for good causes. We’re currently pouring Companion Hazy IPA, brewed to bring awareness to animal rights and rescue. A portion of very pint sold helps Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, one of the most successful no-kill shelters in western North Carolina.
Later this month we’ll be tapping Aliment IPA, brewed to bring awareness to hunger issues in our community. That beer’s proceeds will help H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem.
CRAFTHALF HALF MARATHON & 5K
OK the race is not new but the name is – formerly called HopSwap Half, this is the race/beer fest/block party we throw the first Saturday of April to kick off NC Beer Month. And this year we will have more breweries at the finish line than we’ve ever had — 15 total, plus a cidery thrown in for good measure. Go to the race website to see all the participating breweries (and to sign up!)
Lots of new ways to enjoy your Foothills favorites! Hey, life needs beer.