You may have heard that High Point is growing. According to the latest census report that came out this week, we are ranked ninth in population with 110,235 residents. You may have heard that High Point is enhancing. With the fundraising leadership of Dr. Nido Qubein, High Point will be developing a multipurpose stadium, children’s museum, event center, interactive park, educational cinema, hotels, condos, restaurants and the list goes on! You may also have heard that High Point is planning. Private-public partnerships have never been stronger in High Point as leaders are setting goals to solidify High Point’s future. Now, not all this growing, enhancing, and planning takes place in the board room. It happens with a group of friends playing corn hole. It happens with your neighbor listening to live music. It happens with a board member sharing ideas at the fire pit. These social opportunities are what brings newcomers to live in your city, keep students engaged in city offerings, and keeps the conversation going. High Point has plenty of “un-official board rooms” to share your dreams, ideas, business plans, strategies, and most important action steps! Let’s explore these destinations in celebration of NC Beer Month.
High Point encompasses four counties, so you can imagine that social opportunities are vast throughout this city. On the north end of town along NC Hwy 68, there are several new taverns that serve up craft brews. Burger Batch is a triad favorite originating in Winston-Salem, NC. You may be thinking, what does Burger Batch and Winston-Salem have to do with craft beer and High Point, NC. Burger Batch has two locations in NC including High Point in Heron Village. They are known for their over the top burger creations, colossal gourmet milk shakes, and signature brews from Small Batch Brewery in Winston-Salem. Small Batch and Burger Batch pair together nicely right here in High Point. Here is a hint, try the crispy brussel sprout appetizer made with creamy lemon man dressing. Mr. Lemon Man is one of their most popular IPAs. Just remember to save some room for your craft brew or signature cocktail because the food is extreme! Burger Batch is open Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 10pm at 2758 Eastchester Drive (Hwy 68). Goofy Foot is a new tap room located at 2762 Eastchester Drive (Hwy 68) in the same development at Heron Place. This establishment is scheduled to open this June. Now, let’s talk about the name, Goofy Foot. If you’re like me, my mind went immediately to the loveable Disney character and his sizable brown shoes. However, I was so far from the origin of this new brew hangout. Jeff Thompson, proprietor, named the business after a specific snowboard stance where the right foot is forward. Talk about a conversation starter! Thompson started out as a homebrewer and will craft his new taproom to cater to community gatherings for fundraiser and other meetings in their private event space. Goofy Foot will not serve food, but with Burger Batch and Duck Donuts in the parking lot, you need not worry. There will be at least 15 brews on tap so get your flight glasses ready!
Our friends at Full Moon Oyster Bar have a new business venture opening in June. The Other Side of the Moon will open beside the oyster bar and will provide additional seating and craft brew experience. Expect a variety of five barrels in a quaint atmosphere. We expect this establishment to be a home run as Full Moon has a huge following! Located at 105 W. Main Street in Jamestown expect the ultimate experience within one block.
Across the street from Full Moon and The Other Side of the Moon is Potent Potables. Located at 115 E. Main Street in Jamestown, this venue feels like home. There are board games, relaxed atmosphere, and good brews and wine too! This is a retail establishment that has live bands and food truck rodeos!
Let’s venture to our core city area, specifically Uptowne High Point. You can’t think Uptowne without thinking of Brown Truck Brewery. Strike that…I mean the award-winning Brown Truck Brewery that is celebrating its two-year anniversary this year and is not slowing down. If you want to help them celebrate, come to their Two-Year Anniversary Party on April 21st. If you have read any my previous blogs, then you will know that they racked up at the Great American Beer Festival in it’s first year of operation and even more awards this past October at the NC Brewer’s Cup. Most importantly, it’s about the atmosphere where it is casual, inviting, and conveys community. You will find running clubs, neighborhood locals, strollers, dogs, suits, college kids, and visitors on any given day. Located at 1234 N. Main Street, Brown Truck is open 7 days a week. Secure your spot near the fire pit and drink in the experience.
Now here is some exciting news! Our beloved Brewer’s Kettle is expanding and relocating to 1813 N. Main Street just outside of Uptowne later this spring! The original Brewer’s Kettle opened in High Point in 2009. Since then, many more locations have been established in Kernersville, Clemmons, Wilmington, and Lexington. David Armstrong, proprietor, started with a retail store, expanded to add the tap room, and has scouted out new space to accommodate the Brewer’s Kettle popularity. There will be an added 1,000 square feet to the footprint that includes a deck and patio. Stay tuned for an adjacent restaurant to open up beside the new location. What sets this experience apart is that the staff has extensive background in beer, wine and food pairings so look to them for a brew 101 crash course! Did you know that you can rate your beers and establishments on popular beer apps like Untapped and Beers. There is a social media solution for everything, even the craft beer community.
So when you’re thinking of some meet up spots for your book club, date night, business meeting, look no further than High Point area local brewery establishments. Cheers to enhancing, growing, and planning your days ahead!