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Small Batch Beer Co. opened its doors in November 2013 in downtown Winston-Salem at the former Kopper Kitchen location at Fifth and Cherry Streets. It was a nano brewery serving unique craft beers brewed on the premises one barrel at a time. They also offered carefully selected wines, bottled beers, and handcrafted cocktails.
All these years later, Small Batch has evolved into a popular brewery, bar, and restaurant. With their mantra of “Just Go For It!” they hope to tempt you with their indulgent food and ultimate drinks.
Small Batch Beer Co. & Restaurant
What It’s Like
Small Batch is a good size with a large bar, high-top tables, and picnic tables. The wood walls and a large blackboard listing their own 13 craft-brewed beers on tap give the place a warm, friendly vibe. The bartender adds to that feeling with his cordial greeting to everyone who enters, no matter how busy he is. There is an outside dining section as well.
What They Offer
Owner Tim Walker confirmed that they sell only their brews on tap. They also sell wine, hard ciders, seltzers, and PBR in cans, and they have a full bar for specialty cocktails.
Tim noted that they have new concoctions all the time, but four brews have been with them from the beginning:
- Lemonhead IPA
- Session Amber
Sustainability! We were happy to hear that the leftover hops and grains from making the beer are still being donated to a local farmer to feed his animals, as it has been since the beginning.
Small Batch serves up some tasty dishes in addition to its beer selection.
Snacks, including Nacho Mama, Giant Pretzel, and Sunshine Fries.
Meals like Figgy Piggy, The Fat Mac, Buffalo Chx Wrap, and Build Your Own Burger. It’s hard to choose by looking at the menu.
Location And Hours:
- 241 W 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
- Tues & Wed, 11am – 10pm
- Thurs & Fri, 11am – 12am
- Sat, 10am – 12am
- Sun, 11am – 10pm
- Closed Monday
Is Hoots As Good As Small Batch, Or Better?
Winston-Salem has a good number of breweries that have sprouted up since Small Batch started. One that began around the same time as Small Batch is also still brewing today. Make the rounds and visit another small brewery, Hoots Beer, and try their craft brews.
What small breweries do you enjoy visiting? Tell us in the comments.Tagged With: Beer, Brewery