316 West Geer St, Suite A, Durham, NC 27701
Tue. 11am - 8pm
Wed. & Thu. 11am - 9pm
Fri. & Sat. 11am - 10pm
Sun. 11am - 8pm
Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering online ordering with curbside pickup and free delivery.
Free Delivery throughout the Triangle* with a $89.99 Minimum Order
* Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Hillsborough, and Cary
This year is the 10th anniversary of Grassroots Brewing! Grassroots was started in Denmark in 2009. It was a collaborative effort between Shaun Hill of Hill Farmstead in Vermont and myself as the brewer for Fano Bryghus. We hoped it would serve as a creative outlet for us both to bring experimental beers to the European market.
We had a lot of fun during the few years we operated in Denmark and eventually Shaun kept the brand alive at his own place in Vermont, while I went on to England to start something new. With the 10th anniversary of the beer brand approaching, we wanted to use it as a chance to rebrew a couple of the beers we made so long ago. In November, Shaun and I flew out to Crooked Stave in Colorado, where we were joined by Jean from Tired Hands Brewing. We spent a week out there enjoying each other's company and also working to remake these beers.
The second beer we made during this trip is a collaboration with our long time friend Jean Broillet of Tired Hands Brewing Company. Jean came to Denmark in 2011 and we spent a week brewing a few wacky beers. Wachu Saison was one of those beers that eventually made its way to the bottling line and even to the US. We made the saison with rice, yuzu, and szechuan peppercorns. We recreated this beer in 2019 following the same recipe from 2011, and just like we did back then, we used a mix culture fermentation.
LouElla is Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop, bar, and event space offering curated wine, craft beer, and fortified selections from family operated producers. The business takes its name and mission from owner and proprietor Campbell Davis's Great Aunt LouElla who was much beloved for her warmth, hospitality, and generous spirit. Whether we are serving you at the bar or helping you pick that perfect bottle to host your celebration, our mission is to share LouElla's hospitality with the community.
Owner & Manager
For Cam Davis, LouElla is the culmination of more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality and beverage industry. Cam has successfully managed some of Durham’s finest locally and nationally recognized establishments, including Hutchin's Garage, Guglhupf, Rue Cler, and Durham Catering Company. He brings a wealth of wine and beverage knowledge, not only from his extensive restaurant experience, but also from his tenure as Durham Sales Manager for wine distributor Bordeaux, Fine and Rare.