Foothills Brewing Company - Cottonwood Ales
One of North Carolina's premier brew houses with a variety of hand-crafted beers
Founded in 2005 by Jamie Bartholomaus, Foothills Brewing is leading the way in the modern day craft beer movement in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The brewery, which began as a tiny 800-barrel microbrewery/brew pub in downtown Winston-Salem, is now approaching a production level of 40,000 barrels per year, with two locations, and a huge following of loyal beer enthusiasts. The beers range in style from hoppy IPA’s, to Porters, Stouts, Ambers, and everything in between - they truly have a beer for everyone.
Jamie Bartholomaus, now widely respected in craft brewing circles, found his way into the industry as a home-brewer while attending college at the University of Georgia. He started by volunteering at a small local brewery and worked his way up as a brewer, gaining experience at a number of up and coming breweries in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. In 2005, Jamie moved to Winston-Salem to open the Foothills brew pub and has been there ever since. His goal at Foothills is to celebrate the diversity of beer by striving to make each recipe and bottling unique and different with top quality ingredients and time-honored methods. Foothills Brewing currently offers more than twenty year round and seasonal craft brews, many of which have garnered impressive medals and honors at national beer competitions.
In 2014, Foothills began an ‘of the month’ series, crafting a different limited-release beer each month. It started as an IPA of the Month program, grew into a Hop of the Month series, and is now called the Craft Happiness Project - focusing on bringing awareness, attention and generosity to various human, animal, and environmental causes with a portion of the proceeds going toward each cause. This unique program is just one of the fantastic ways Foothills has set itself apart in the craft brewing community.
Brewmaster T.L. Adkisson is an integral part of the Foothills Brewing family with his incredible technical brewing knowledge and unparalleled passion with which he pursues the perfect pint. His innovative recipes have lead to many award-winning beers over the years.
This month, we are proud to offer our Craft Beer Club members two of Foothills’ most popular offerings. Cheers!