Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop and wine bar offering curbside pickup, local delivery, and shipping to 43 states.
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* Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Hillsborough, and Cary
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Brewed with Wet Hersbrucker Hop Flowers
6.2% alc./vol.“The Wet hop Sticke is quite good - it's a bit paler than the Sticke thanks to a small amount of wheat malt added to the grist. Hersbrucker wet hops (which were recommended to him by his hop farmer) were used: almost 400 kilos per 60hL batch. Per Dr. Tenge, Hersbrucker is a nearly forgotten variety - he specifically did not want to use one of the new flavor hop varieties that German hop growers are cultivating because they are too dominant and tropical. The Hersbrucker wet hops provide a discernible, but pleasant hop flavor (herbaceous/grassy) that is not overt, but definitely noticeable. The regular Sticke has some aromatics of dried orange peel, cinnamon, anise, and mulled wine type spices -these are all less noticeable in the Wet Hop version.” by Graham Haverfield
Built in 1632 and converted to a brewpub in 1862, Uerige Brewery, named for the cranky owner Wilhelm Cuerten, has established the Duesseldorfer interpretation of Altbier as the classic of the style. After the building was completely destroyed in World War II, the new owner Rudi Arnold began reconstructing the brewpub in 1945. In 1949 he finished, and in 1976 the Schnitzler family took over the company.
Unfortunately, it cannot be settled anymore when exactly the highly traditional patrician town house on Berger Strasse was built; however, documents prove that from 1658 to 1783 it was owned by the Pfeilstricker family. We also know that in the mid-18th century a certain Heinrich Lichtschlag ran an imperial coach station here, offering accommodation and food for travelers. Around this time, the name Zum Heydelberger Fass ("the Heidelberg keg") appeared for the first time.
Since 1999, Michael Schnitzler, a studied engineer, has been successfully running the business and we can say that even today the UERIGE is just as closely attached to tradition as it is to innovation.
This proved true yet again on February 13, 2008 when the STICKUM annex was inaugurated. Spread over several floors, approximately 1,300 extra square meters have been created to cater for the brewery and its guests. It is the stated aim of the UERIGE to create a ‚Äòcrystal brewery‚Äô, one which will allow its guests to observe the vital stages of the brewing process, and we have made a large step towards reaching this aim.
Sticke Bier is a name broadly given to a special version of top-fermented Dusseldorf-style altbier, generally described as being higher in alcohol and more assertive in character than the traditional version. ... Alcohol by volume may range from 5.5% to 6.0% compared with a more standard 5.0% in the “everyday” altbiers.
Altbier is fermented using a traditional German ale yeast which produces clean and crisp flavors with mellow, fruit like undertone. ... This deep copper-colored ale is accentuated by a complex malt profile and a rich, noble hop character.
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.
316 West Geer St, Suite A, Durham, NC 27701
Tue. - Thu. 11am - 9pm
Fri. & Sat. 11am - 10pm
Sun. 11am - 8pm