From the exposed beams to hardwood floors, board games, and live bluegrass, Gibb’s Hundred Brewing (117 W. Lewis St.) is now open for business. They serve beers in dimpled German style beer mugs, which encourages cheers and sharing the suds with friends and strangers alongside each other. You can try all three of the staple Gibb’s beers in a flight for only $5. This includes Blind Man’s Holiday GPA (Greensboro Pale Ale), The Guilty Party ESB, and Cherchez La Femme Milk Stout. They also offer seven different N.C. guest taps, which include some hard to find local treasures. (I spied a Natty Greene’s American Sour in the cooler). The vibe at Gibb’s is very similar to what you may find in a bar or brewery in Asheville. On one visit to Gibb’s, the Piedmont Old Time Society was jamming, and even though most faces looked familiar, I felt as if I was in a different city. Ahhh … the vacation without the travel time. Since Gibb’s does not have a kitchen, patrons are encouraged to bring their own food. Many opt for take-out from nearby restaurants or purchase local food truck offerings. Looking for some quiet time on a rainy Saturday? There is a whole shelf of board games. Or strike up a conversation with one of the bartenders, (I found Tommy to be extremely knowledgeable about all styles of beer without being pretentious, as well as a great host for any discussion.) Just imagine yourself in a beer hall in Europe, and appreciate that this same wonderful experience can happen in Greensboro. Sometimes a change in venue can make you feel thousands of miles away. Let’s support our N.C. breweries. Prost! Christi Edwards is a bartender and manager at Sticks & Stones Clay Oven Pizza.