Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 2: Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Company

In the News: Durham Distillery, Old Nick’s Spirits, Gibbs Hundred Beer, Topo Organic Distillery, Old Mecklenberg Brewery, Shelton Vineyards, Great Wagon Road Distilling Company, Crude Bitters & Soda.

Meet the Maker: Eric Swaim, co-owner talks about the history of Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Company, including the origin of the name, where they’ve gone, where they’re wanting to go. Hoots is very ingrained in the community of Winston-Salem and the feelings are reciprocated. You’d be hard pressed to find a local restaurant in Winston-Salem and areas in close proximity that doesn’t carry at least one Hoots beer. Their beers are delicious. We’re proud to call Eric and Hoots friends of ours. We drink their CocoMorita and Golden Mild.

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): The Cherry Splash
3/4 oz. Seventy-Eight °C Spirits Limoncello1 oz. vanilla simple syrup
4  oz. black cherry juice
1 dash of key lime juice
Top with Hoots’ Golden Mild
Lemon zest, lime zest and wild Arabian cherry

Hoots Roller Bar and Beer Company, an Introduction

Let’s talk for a minute about one of my favorite breweries that most people outside the city of Winston-Salem don’t know about. I’m talking about Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Co., located just outside of downtown Winston-Salem.While a 14731319_269159180147630_4289201455930030960_nfew short years ago, the only brewery people knew about being in Winston was Foothills Brewing. While Foothills creates some great and well known brews, the city was calling for another great brewery.

Two friends, Eric Weyer and Eric Swaim, felt that need and want for a brewery. One that focuses on high quality beer, with a passion for producing a core lineup of brews that don’t just have funky names and taste “okay,” but, rather just dang good beer’s that keep people coming back for more. Hoot’s was opened by the dynamic duo and they have been killing it.

Hoots is located in the Old Roller Mill, just across from RJ Reynolds High School and next to one of our great distilleries: Sutler’s Spirit Co. If you haven’t had a chance to try one of Hoots Brew’s, make sure you check them out and have a pint at their in house bar or look for them at any fine establishment in Winston-Salem. As always, friends, #DrinkLocalNC and make sure you listen to Sipping NC.
-Cheers
Jordan