This newcomer to your favorite monthly beer club roster opened in 2004, helped by a city loan designed to encourage restaurants to open in the area. At one point, Foothill’s products were based solely on home-brews Jamie Bartholomaus and his college roommates concocted while students at the University of Georgia. There, Jamie spent time with other brewers and brewmasters, honing his skills to a fine edge.

Today, still under the watchful eye and talented hand of its original brewmaster Jamie, Foothills uses only the finest and freshest ingredients. They take pride in offering quality and variety in their wares, carrying 6 standard beers and 4 seasonals that range from light golden ales to deep ambers and robust stouts. What makes a craft brewery special is the ability to make many different brews and then successfully sharing their creations! (Eco-friendly? You bet! Locals can get their 64 oz. Growlers refilled to save landfill space – and that’s just one good idea Foothills has!)

True to its NC roots, Cottonwood Endo IPA (an American-style IPA) delivers on the floral, hoppy notes that made Cottonwood a Boone, North Carolina favorite. 100% malted barley and copious amounts of Cascade, Magnum and Chinook hops drive its flavor.

Carolina Blonde Cream Ale, with two row barley, a hint of wheat and noble hops, is exactly what a craft brew American Cream Ale should be. Clean, refreshing flavor, rich and golden in color. You can’t miss the unmistakable smoothness . . . and to think it’s brewed right there in North Carolina!

Featured Beer from Foothills Brewery:
Cottonwood Endo IPA and Carolina Blonde Cream Ale

INDIA PALE ALE – Foothills Brewery’s Cottonwood Endo IPA: A top-fermented American-style IPA, the flavor is fresh and floral. According to GABF guidelines, this style should be “estery and fruity, with medium maltiness.” Serve with hearty main courses, red or white meats, or a huge salad topped with any sharp dressing.

BLONDE CREAM ALE – Foothills Brewery’s Carolina Blonde Cream Ale: Ahhh. Golden sunshine in liquid form. This beer style is clean, refreshing, and oh-so-smooth. Top-fermented cream ales pair well with quiet afternoons and a few special friends.

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