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Stella Brew

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Stella BrewStella Brew
BA SCORE
97
world-class

28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 7.42%
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]

1305 S Hawthorne Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27103-4121
United States
phone: (336) 725-9300

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(Place added by: dbrauneis on 08-08-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

chmize, Oct 14, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev -14%

paco911, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of joe1510
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Stella Brew appears to be located in an old building that was totally gutted and remodeled. It looks pretty sparse as you enter but as you begin perusing the couple aisles that mindset changes. There are basically two aisles in the store, probably 6' wide. The long row of shelves down the right handles bombers, 750s, and whatever other large format bottles are available. The labels go from locals to regionals to imports with a good smattering of Belgians. The middle 'row' of beer, that splits the two aisles, is a mix of small shelving units and case stacks. Some seasonals were stacked up here, a few meads back toward the counter, and some other randoms in between. To the left of the entrance runs a wall of cooler doors, stacked full with a large single selection, bombers, sixers, and 12-packs.

The selection was excellent. Eight taps were labeled on a chalkboard behind the counter with both 32oz and half gallon growlers available, filled through a counter pressure filler. A great selection of local seasonals are sprinkled throughout the store. The staff is particularly friendly and very helpful. Some locally made, good quality t-shirts were available in the back corner along with a display of frisbee golf discs.

The selection is well manicured at Stella, the growler choices are good and affordable, and the service top notch. Stella is a must hit when in Winston. Hell, it's worth a detour.

joe1510, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

tiamat8086, Aug 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Brewski, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Majesty
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Majesty, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of GaelAle
5/5  rDev +9.2%

Love the selection of beers and how the beer is arranged by country and type. Found some great new brews to try. They are picking up some fun brew paraphernalia...glassware and stuff from local artists.

Matt is super friendly and knowledgeable. He helped us get our haul out to the car. Great location and easy parking.

GaelAle, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of EasyReader
5/5  rDev +9.2%

EasyReader, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of aleckpa
5/5  rDev +9.2%

I stopped in here on a recent trip to Winston. The place was easy to find and plenty of parking. The store itself is pretty large and open. I like this because some bottle shops are small and tight fitting. The selection is excellent. What impressed me most was the prices. Probably $1-$2 cheaper for a 6-pack or 750ml bottle than other places I've been to. They also have a growler filling station. They charge you for their growler, but if you bring it back the next time there isn't a charge. The beers on tap are a wide range so there's something for everyone. They also sell merchandise (glasses, koozies, t-shirts) with their logo on it. There is wine sold too, however I did not check out the selection.

Staff were generous enough to hold a couple of limited release beers for me to pick up. They were also so welcoming my first time in the store. This beer store is what all craft beer stores should be like. I look forward to returning and HIGHLY recommend if you're in the area to make a quick stop.

aleckpa, May 31, 2014
Photo of skerrydude
4.44/5  rDev -3.1%

This is my first review, as I normally do not do this kind of thing. I was requested by the owner (who's name I forget) to write a review, and I was so impressed with the place, that here I am. During my visit to NC for a wedding I made it a point to stop into Foothills, as I had been there years ago and still remember the experience. I asked the bartender about a good beer store and he recommended Stella Brew, even thought he had not been there himself.

The store has one side of imports and larger format bottles, the other side is mostly coolers. There is also a center 'aisle' of various bottles, which I did not pay much attention to. I went over to the larger format bottles and got about 3 in my hands, then made my way to the counter and asked if I could start a collection up there, which I did. I got about 10 or so of the large format bottles, as they were all reasonably priced. The most I paid for one was about $8, which is still a low price in my mind.

I made my way over to the cooler section and was overwhelmed with all the selection in 6 and 4 packs. One of the coolers contained single bottles/cans (LOTS of cans in NC...) I grabbed those that I wanted and had a six pack to hold them, as I was doing so, the owner came over to talk to me. He had heard I was visiting from out of town and we spoke briefly. I asked him if I could take bottles/cans out of the six packs, as I was very interested in trying as many beers as possible and did not want to commit to an entire six pack. He was more than happy to allow me to do (which may have been due to the fact that I nearly $100 sitting on the counter).

All together I got between a case and two of various NC beers. The owner helped me carry out one of the boxes and threw in some gear (koozie & bar bottle opener) and asked me to write a review. I

I HIGHLY recommend this store. The selection was great for me, being from out of town and all. I am sure the employees would have been helpful, if I had any questions. The prices seem very reasonable to me, but maybe beers are just cheaper in the south compared to the northeast? I visited here on March 16th, 2014.

skerrydude, May 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

metter98, May 16, 2014
Photo of BeerCoffeeWater
4.94/5  rDev +7.9%

My favorite place to buy beer in Winston. Great selection, plenty of singles, beer tastings and a very knowledgable and friendly staff. They recently started a growler fill station that is always jamming with around 8 offerings. Made my day with wicked weed's freak of nature recently. The selection changes often and they'll let you bring your own 32 or 64 oz growler as long as it is not completely opaque, so no need to buy theirs (although I bought 2). If you're in Winston come check this place out.

BeerCoffeeWater, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of Drinklocalbeer
5/5  rDev +9.2%

This place is a gem! The only thing better than the beer selection is the incredibly friendly and knowledgable staff. The owners are equally welcoming to the complete craft beer novice looking to learn about he wonderful world of beer as they are the connoisseur.

If you are in the piedmont of NC and need a good bottle shop, this is the place to go. They often have food trucks parked in the parking lot and often do tastings so they have it all.

Cheers to Stella Brew!

Drinklocalbeer, Apr 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

A-D, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of brstls4drmrs
4.9/5  rDev +7%

This is a great local shop in Winston. Matt and his crew really do a stellar job making you feel welcome and assisting you in finding what you're looking for. The selection is extensive and the wine variety (even though not relevant to some) has grown as of late. The beer selection is top notch and the growler station is coming soon. Just a great place and atmosphere. Be sure to stop by if you're in town.

brstls4drmrs, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

dailyminefield, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of mpariyad
5/5  rDev +9.2%

Awesome place. Great selection. Owner is a super nice guy, very knowledgeable about beer and the industry. Prices are a dollar or two lower than any others in town. For being a new place, it gets all the big releases. So glad to support a place like this in winston.

mpariyad, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Cubatobaco
4.9/5  rDev +7%

This place is awesome!!! It was recommended to me while I was in line at Foothills. They told me to go see Matt and so I did. Gorgeous presentation and a wonderful selection. They had some hard-to-find items on the shelf at very reasonable prices. Matt, the owner, goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable and find what you are looking for. I bought a right good amount of stuff and he even threw in some stickers, coozies, and a glass. I wouldn't expect him to that every time, but it was a nice touch for an out-of-towner like myself. He certainly has my business from here on out. Thanks, Matt!!!! Best of luck bro!

Cubatobaco, Feb 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Awesome place to stop in Winston for craft beer. Also has wine selection but can't judge that since I do not drink much wine. The owner is awesome and goes out of his way to help you. The store is nicely organized and things are easy to find. Def my go to place in Winston when looking for beer. I def recommend if you are a craft beer fan and in or around the Winston area.

CraftEyeDoc, Jan 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Radiosox, Nov 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

Talbott92, Nov 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

runawaycyborg, Nov 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Irish57, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Beeranator
4.46/5  rDev -2.6%

I visited this shop twice, every time i go there the owner makes it a point to say hello. There is a wall of coolers to the left with various chilled bombers/ six packs and a few bottles of wine. They have an awesome selection for just starting out, I'm sure as they sell more the distributor will get them more goodies. This place has been made my new go to place to get beer. Great business all around and cant wait for the growler fills!

Beeranator, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of Onenote81
4.18/5  rDev -8.7%

Super pumped to see this shop as I drove by one day. Turned right around and popped in. Come by here all the time and never knew this was what was coming in. I am all for another bottle shop option, especially so close to home.

Walking in you are greeted with beer on all fronts. The Left side is dedicated to coolers lining the walls. As far as I know, this is the only place in town that has such a vast selection of chilled singles to create a mixed-sixer - perfect for a stop-by before a get-together or party. They also have a huge selection of chilled bombers which is unheard of in town. Love that option. Selection is vast. Saw some stuff I hadn't spotted anywhere else. Prices seem more reasonable than "other spots" in town as well. They had a few options for glassware, with their logo on it. Looks like I'll be adding that to my collection. The beer is organized really well by style and country so it makes it easy to find what you want.

No taps yet, but I hear that that is in the plan come January first when NC allows growler-fills! Yay! Didn't get to talk to the owner as he was helping someone else out the entire time, but he seemed really knowledgeable and friendly.

Looking forward to making this my new go-to beer stop. Cheers, Stella!

Onenote81, Oct 04, 2013
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Stella Brew in Winston-Salem, NC
97 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.