The newest location of The Brewer’s Kettle is now open in Kernersville, making it the first dedicated beer bottleshop and taproom in town. They’re only “softly” opened right now, so expect a few changes before their official Grand Opening, as they’re still moving in some racks and finishing up the interior. They’ll also be moving in a cigar humidor, curated by The Pint & Pipe out of Greensboro. Bottle selection will be roughly the same as the original location in High Point, with six coolers of cold beer and plenty of shelving for 6-packs as well as singles for mixing and matching your own 6-pack. Be sure to check out their frequent mixer card, which lets you earn 25% off a mix-6 pack after purchasing several.
Wine selection will closely follow what the High Point location carries, featuring wines chosen by TBK’s founder, David Armstrong. David is currently studying for his Certified Specialist of Wine certification.
Beer is also available on draft, along with wines by the glass. When I visited, they had eleven taps open and twelve wines, but it looked as if they had room for at least a couple taps on the coolers.
Beyond the selection, the inside looks fantastic, with dark hardwood floors and warm yellow and wine-red walls. The highlight is the beautiful long bar, topped with wooden parquet. The place looked great on a sunny Saturday afternoon, although the light played hell with my cell phone camera. Trust me that the pictures do not do the place justice, and this’ll teach me to leave the house without a real camera.
Outside, there are plenty of picnic tables for enjoying the spring weather, as well as a covered patio. I can see this being a popular place to grab a beer or a glass of wine with some friends after work. Picnics are always better with beer.
Currently, the tentative Grand Opening weekend will be April 19th. They are still working on clearing up and graveling the next door lot, where they hope to bring in several food trucks for the opening. In the meantime, you can go enjoy some craft beer right now, and take some home with you!
Monday-Thursday: 11 AM – 7 PM
Friday-Saturday: 11 AM – 9 PM