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Stella BrewStella Brew

Type: Store

1305 S Hawthorne Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27103-4121
United States

(336) 725-9300 | map

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Added by dbrauneis on 08-08-2013

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Photo of Beeranator
4.46/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

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!

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Photo of DCgolfpro
4.93/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Stopped here on my way to Asheville for business. Beautiful store with plenty of walking space and friendly people. Everything was clean and products were easy to find. Chris was extremely generous and helpful. Good selection and phenomenal prices.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.57/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Was pleasantly surprised to find this one after looking it up on BA. The selection isn't huge, but it's all quality. I found a few gems that I certainly wasn't expected to see. They guy that was working behind the counter was awesome and super friendly, even hooked me up with a free cozy on my way out. I'll be stopping here overtime I get the chance when visiting the area.

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Photo of OldhouseRecs
4.9/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of VeganUndead
4.09/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Not the most expensive collection, but the quality of what they have is very high. Staff seemed content to let guests come to them behind the counter, but I would prefer that to being hounded

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Photo of drperm
4.92/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Just moved to Winston-Salem this week, and discovered this store right around the corner from my house. It's an amazing place: the expansive, open floor plan and generous square footage make it a more pleasant and less claustrophobic shopping experience than the other bottle shops in its class that I've visited.
The selection is outstanding, topped off with a generous array of growler-fill offerings as well.
The wine selection is ample and interesting, most notably with an amazing assortment of ports.
Prices are competitive if not outstanding, but the service I experienced from Matt WAS outstanding. I'll be frequenting this place for sure.

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Photo of ryanhooks81
4.72/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Sweet place. Really well set up. Had some gems in there that I was stoked to get. Was recommended by some locals. Fellow behind the counter was nice and helpful.

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Photo of ZEB89
4.32/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of W_Des
5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Really nice relaxed vibe in the store. Matt and Chris are very helpful and friendly and most everything in the store is priced well. They get a very good selection of beer (don't know about the wines as they sell that too).

The growler fill station is nice with a counter pressure filler. The drawback is that it goes one at time so on busy days with tap takeovers or tastings there may be a wait to get your growler filled. But you can just browse the shop or chat up the workers. Really great place to have in Winston-Salem.

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Photo of Harrispayne
4.93/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Great shop. Awesome selection, good tunes always being played. Fair prices too. I'm there probably once a week.

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Photo of AppaZappa
5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The best bottle shop in Winston. Great location and vibe, and Matt, Chris, and others are friendly, knowledgable, and friendly. Great counter-pressure growler filling station, so you don't have to rush to open the choice things they get on tap. Well organized shelves, frequent tastings, and a nice social media presence. Prices better than most I've been to in the area. All around awesome. Go there!

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Photo of Hendrick24
4.58/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Khlinc
4.56/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Knowledgable staff, great selection, reasonably priced

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Photo of humuloner22
4.93/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Hell of a cool vibe, great selection for the size of the store and does a good job of keeping people informed via social media. I like that you kind of know what is new and fresh. Good place check it out for sure! Very good selection as well and knowledgeable unpretentious employees.

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5/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.94/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of joe1510
4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of GaelAle
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.

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Photo of EasyReader
5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of aleckpa
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.

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