A Lewisville winery is adding to its beverage choices by adding a brewery.
The Westbend Vineyard has changed its name to Westbend Vineyard and Brewhouse after adding four craft beers to its product line.
The brewery is the second in Forsyth County. Mark Terry, winemaker and brewer, said adding the brewery took quite an investment.
Owner Lillian Kroustalis said the vineyard is currently applying for brewing permits through the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.
The permits would allow Westbend to start making beer in a renovated brewery. The business would reopen as Westbend Vineyards and Brew House.
Kroustalis is hoping to have the brewery running by next spring, the paper reported. She said they plan on making three different beers plus a seasonal or special beer.
Kroustalis said Westbend’s winemaker, Mark Terry, would make the beer. She said the brewery is an attempt to draw a more diverse crowd.
The Old North State Winery in Mount Airy is the only other winery in the area that also makes beer.