Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate will make a seasonal return to the Winston-Salem, North Carolina brewery’s lineup on May 21st.
The base beer, an imperial stout brewed with cocoa nibs, is one of the brewery’s most popular beers. When you introduce bourbon-barrel aging, people go crazy for it. So much so, the line for this beer basically starts when the brewpub closes the night before.
Our cocoa infused Imperial Stout. Opaque black in color with a dark brown head. Big chocolate aroma with notes of espresso, blackstrap molasses, dark sweet toffee and dark fruit. Smooth dark chocolate backbone with complex notes of coffee, dark toffee and dark fruit.
Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate Is a very limited 22 ounce bottle release at the pub location in downtown.
The Beer Street Journal team is en route to Foothills this weekend. Drink with us, or else.
Foothills Sexual Chocolate, the Winston-Salem, North Carolina based brewery’s imperial stout, returns January 30th, 2016.
The famed imperial stout has been brewed since 2007 and contains organic Peruvian cocoa nibs.
A cocoa infused Imperial Stout. Opaque black in color with a dark brown head. Big chocolate aroma with notes of espresso, blackstrap molasses, dark sweet toffee and dark fruit. Smooth dark chocolate backbone with complex notes of coffee, dark toffee and dark fruit.
Foothills Sexual Chocolate will be available in 22 ounce bottles and draft. There will be some limited distribution.
9.75% ABV, 85 IBUs
Foothills Jade IPA will be available in 12 ounce bottles, and 6 packs in 2016.
The brewery introduced Foothills Jade IPA in 22 ounce bottles back in 2011. The beer’s popularity was instant.
“We really do listen to our fans and consumers,” says brewmaster Jamie Bartholomaus. “This is something we’ve been asked about for awhile, both in person and online; now that we’ve sufficiently built up our infrastructure to meet demand, we felt it was time to make this happen.”
The Jade hop really pops in this beer. Foothills Jade IPA is now available in 12 ounce bottles. The beer will be available in all the brewery’s markets in January, 2016.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: December/January, 2016
Foothills will be entering the Atlanta market in 2016 as well.
Foothills Brewing (Winston-Salem, NC) has been teasing Georgia distribution for years now. The brewery’s brewmaster and president Jamie Bartholomaus even attending the University of Georgia. So yeah, Georgia has always been on the radar.
“Georgia is where it all began for me,” Jamie says, “so obviously I’m pretty excited about finally getting an opportunity to sell our beer there.”
The expanded distribution coincides with a planned brewery expansion at the production facility in Winston-Salem. (The brewery also operates a pub downtown.) New 400 barrel fermentation tanks will be installed just prior to Foothills expansion to the Georgia market in late 2016, nearly a year from now.
That fermentation capacity increase will increase distribution to 70,000 barrels (2.1 million gallons) of beer, annually.
Foothills has not announced a distribution partner in the state at the time of this post.
Foothills Brewing (Winston-Salem, NC) will start releasing a new 6-pack every three months this year. The first offering arrives on February 1st, with Pilot Mountain Pale Ale.
Foothills Pilot Mountain Pale Ale is a year round offering on tap, and hasn’t been bottled until now.
Named for one of western North Carolina’s iconic landmarks. A classic American style Pale Ale brewed with Crystal and Munich Malts, and aggressively hopped with Perle and Cascade for superior aroma and flavor. In name and in taste, a landmark beer.
Foothills Pilot Mountain Pale Ale will be available in 12oz bottles. Future releases include a session IPA, Oktoberfest, and black IPA.
Style: Pale Ale
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft (Year-round)
Release (Bottles): 2/1/15
4.7% ABV, 43 IBUs
Throughout 2014, Foothills Brewing (Winston-Salem, NC) has released an “IPA of the Month” featuring a different pinup girl. In 2015, it’s going to the dogs.
Foothills is asking for the communities help to find 11 special dogs for the 2015 IPA of the Month. The series will kick off with Barley (seen above), Foothill’s own house dog.
The brewery’s contest will be held across all of Foothill’s online platforms: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. If you’re on MySpace still, you probably aren’t even reading this.
Dog winners will be chosen by Shapiro-Walker Design, creators of the brewery’s labels since opening in 2005.
Dogs can be from anywhere, INCLUDING the brewery’s state of North Carolina or distribution territory. Winners will receive a press proof signed by the artist, a bottle with your dog’s label, and a donation will be made to a humane society or no-kill shelter in the winner’s city.
Bad news. I’m told Mawgs, (half man, half dog) are disqualified.
Foothills Brewing (Winston-Salem, NC) is giving beer fans an opportunity to bid on a front-line spot at their upcoming Sexual Chocolate release.
On February 1st, the brewery will be releasing another round of their highly acclaimed imperial stout. Fans will line up overnight to not only get a good line spot, but to be ready for the traditional bottle share in the pub. Foothills has found a new way to raise money for local charities – bidding on a spot at the front of the line.
Drinkers can swing over to eBay and bid on a front line spot that includes
- Limited edition Sexual Chocolate goblet
- Foothills prize pack
- First beer of the day on the house
All proceeds from the auction will go to selected local charities, like
- Forsyth Humane Society
- Habitat For Humanity
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- Piedmont Environmental Alliance
The auction is open now. You’ve got a little less than 5 days. Good Luck. [eBay]