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Stella Brew

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23 Ratings
Ratings: 23
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 7.34%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]

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

view map and get directionsMap @stellabrewws

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(Place added by: dbrauneis on 08-08-2013)
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$

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!

10-04-2013 15:20:06 | More by Onenote81
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Majesty


4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-11-2014 00:06:57 | More by Majesty
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GaelAle

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

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.

06-28-2014 20:50:11 | More by GaelAle
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EasyReader

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%

06-14-2014 00:23:25 | More by EasyReader
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aleckpa

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

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.

05-31-2014 18:28:33 | More by aleckpa
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skerrydude

New York

4.44/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $

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.

05-22-2014 11:58:32 | More by skerrydude
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metter98

New York

4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-16-2014 16:13:11 | More by metter98
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BeerCoffeeWater

North Carolina

4.94/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

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.

04-19-2014 13:01:14 | More by BeerCoffeeWater
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Drinklocalbeer

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

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!

04-07-2014 13:54:18 | More by Drinklocalbeer
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A-D

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%

02-23-2014 16:20:01 | More by A-D
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Stella Brew in Winston-Salem, NC
99 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.