Stella Brew

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

(336) 725-9300 | map

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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 50
Reviews by Griffin2:
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4.5/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I visited Stella Brew on 6/11/19. The staff was very helpful, and they had a ton of local beer. I was looking for some Fonta Flora & Noda Hop Drop & Roll, and they had plenty of both. I highly recommend this store, and plan on visiting again when I find myself in Winston-Salem.

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Photo of Vjhillsr
4/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Buckeye55
4.97/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped by for the first time today, and it will now be my weekly go to beer shop. Just getting into the craft beer scene, and this is a perfect place to start. Expansive cooler section and many more room temperature selections. Dude working there was super friendly and extremely helpful. He hooked me up with a Belgian white from Allagash Brewing and an IPA from Burial Beer that I can't wait to check out

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Photo of slusk
4.3/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Overall, a great bottle shop in Winston Salem. A little off the beaten path but worth the search. Friendly service and good selection of local, domestic and imported craft brews. Some wine available as well as I recall. A few beers on tap for growler service. Would be nice to be able to serve beer on premises but I honestly do not know the regs for the location so this may not be possible. Definitely worth a look!

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.74/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of cjohnson
4.5/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of OldSmaug
4.78/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of DCgolfpro
4.93/5  rDev +6.3%
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 -1.5%
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 +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of VeganUndead
4.09/5  rDev -11.9%
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%
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 +1.7%
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 REVZEB
4.32/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of W_Des
5/5  rDev +7.8%
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 +6.3%
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 +7.8%
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 -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Khlinc
4.56/5  rDev -1.7%
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 +6.3%
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 +7.8%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.94/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of joe1510
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

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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Stella Brew in Winston-Salem, NC
Place rating: 4.64 out of 5 with 50 ratings