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This Saturday is the Great Arkansas Beer Festival, the only beer festival in the summer. That’s because it’s indoors at the Statehouse Convention Center, away from the miserable heat. Expect the largest crowd at a beer festival this year. If you’re going, spending the extra money to get VIP tickets …




If you’re a barrel-aged beer fan (and let’s be honest, we pretty much all are), you will want to be at Lost Forty Brewing for today’s Freshcut Monday release. The taproom is releasing its Forest King Imperial Stout aged in cabernet and bourbon barrels at 4 p.m. today. If you …




Rebel Kettle is about to expand in a big way. Our friend John the Beer Snob first broke the news of Rebel Kettle signing the lease on a warehouse near the airport that will great expand brewing operations for the company. The East Village taproom will stay put, and some …




Central Arkansas this week gets its chance at nabbing the outstanding Ozark Beer Company BDCS 2018 in stores and bars. The Ozark Beer team will be doing plenty of publicity, starting tonight at 7 p.m. with an appearance on Tap Time on 103.7 The Buzz. Tuesday is a busy day …




American Craft Beer Week kicks off today, and Bike Rack Brewing from Bentonville is celebrating by releasing its beers into Central Arkansas. All this week you can find the Bike Rack team (including head brewer Josiah Moody) at special release events around the city. Here’s the schedule: Monday: Flying Saucer …




For the second time in less than a year, Lost Forty Brewing has brought home some serious hardware from a major beer competition. At last week’s World Beer Cup, Lost Forty took home bronze medals for Double Love Honey Doppelbock (in the German-style Doppelbock or Eisbock category) and for Wild …




A classic brew comes back on tap this week at Rebel Kettle with the 4:30 Thursday release of White Limo. White Limo is a golden stout, which means it has the color of a lighter ale but with all the full-body, roasted malt notes of a stout. It’s a 5.5 percent …




Spring seasonal brews are in full swing in Central Arkansas, including one of my favorite pilsners. Cloudsplitter Pilsner is coming back on at Flyway Brewing this week. Last year, this was one of the best-balanced beers I had, with a slightly sweet malt framed by an assertive hop profile. The …




It’s been two and a half years since I first met Shawn and Orianne Burgess and heard how they wanted to open the first brewery in Clark County. This week, that dream is realized with the grand opening of Slate Rock Brewing in the small town of Amity. The microbrewery’s …




This Friday, Dickey-Stephens Park once again plays host to the season’s top beer festival. Food and Foam Fest is back with hundreds of craft beer options and at least a dozen different food vendors. Each year, Food and Foam Fest showcases breweries from all over Arkansas and around the country. …




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