Sexual Chocolate Bottle Release

The bottle share at Foothills the night before the Sexual Chocolate release.

Dathan Kazsuk |

Feb. 2

, 2017

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I've been fortunate enough to get my hands on a bottle of Foothills Brewing Company's Sexual Chocolate


y year for the past

5 years

– and doing so w

ithout eve

r having to stand in line. For the new 2017

release, I decided to make an


This was because we were already going to be in that neck of the woods that weekend for a wine event in Yadkin Valley. So why not stand in line and experience what o

thers have done for years?

We arrived Friday afternoon in Winston-Salem and ch

ecked into our room at the Marriott by Hanes Mall and got ready for the Friday night bottle

share that


held every year at Foothills downtown location prior to the bottle release. We packed up a couple cans of Deep River Brewing Company's Drag the River and a bottle of White Street's Koschei the Deathless to share with the masses.

Beers from Deep River, Bells, The Answer, Fonta Flora, Hardywood 

and others were all available to sample.

We arrived shortly after 7 p.m. and made our way to the back of the brewery, where a few cans and bottles were already open. The first couple of Veil beers were already

open and

gone by the time I g

rabbed my plastic cup and tried to pour some.

Since they were gone my first beer of the evening was the Wisconsin Belgian Red by New Glarus Brewing. From there it was making my way to as many sours, IPAs and stouts that I can drink – while not drinking too much since I know I'll be up at 5 a.m. the next morning.

There were of course som

e of the obvious bottles you are expected to see in shares around here, such as Hardywood's GBS, 3 Floyd's Zombie Dust and several crowlers of The Answer IPAs. There were

a handful of

beers I've tried for the first time that I really liked, such as Toppling Goliath Brewing Company's Pompeii

; Dangerous Precedent from Kings County Brewers Collective; Sore Thumb from Destination Unknown Beer Company and the Undefeated Saison from Funky Buddha Brewing.

The staff at Foothills were also kind enough to bring out food for its guests to eat throughout the night.

A che



late, build


own nachos, mac and cheese egg ro

lls and veggie trays with dips were all made available to snack on during the night. But by around

8:35 and 30 beer samples later it was time to head back to the hotel for the night


Close to 100 different beers were available to sample during the 

Foothills bottle share on Jan. 27.

The next mor

ning I

woke up at 5 a.m. to get ready for my first ever Sexual Chocolate bottle releas

e. I heard it could be chil

ly so I wore my long, black duster jacket,




and jeans. I should have brought some


loves, because st

anding in the 32-degree


for 2 hours was not fun. I was fortunate to be No. 2

9 in line – but n

ot fortu

nate enough to bring boots inst

ead of my running shoes. Close to 40 minutes in my toes were completely numb, as well as almost

everyone in line next to me. Now I know for my next early morning bottle release.

The line by 7 a.m. in the morning.


little after 8 a.m. I was inside and sitting at the bar getting ready to thaw out and drink a couple of the Sexual Chocolate variants on draft for the event. First was the Sexual Chocolate aged on bourbon and rum oak with coconut. This was the one I was waiting to sample, but quiet frankly I wasn't to impressed with this one. The second variant was Sexual Chocolate

ran through the Randall with Peruvian


coffee and organic vanilla beans. This was a lot better than the first. By the time I was done with my second beer they started

the lines moving by our wrist


At number 29, I was lined up in the second line, and which seemed like 10 minutes later I

paid and purchased my beer and was out the door back to the hotel. 

Thank you Foothills for the chance to partake in my first Sexual Chocolate bottle release. All


know is if I'm back for the BBA Sexual Chocolate release I'

m bringing boots, gloves, a sk



sk and some pocket hand

warmers. I'm ready for you next time Sexy Chocolate