Rebel Kettle’s annual Beer and Loathing event got hit by a monsoon on Saturday. This is good news for everyone who didn’t make it, there was plenty of barrel aged beer remaining that will be released this Thursday at 4:30. Rebel Kettle is also canning their Working Glass Hero blonde ale for Memorial Day. It will come in 6 packs of 16oz cans, they hope to have this ready to release by mid-week. The barrel-aged beer being released Thursday includes:
-Black Reign 2019: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout
-Black Reign 2018: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout
-Preachers & Pimps: Rum & Bourbon Barrel-Aged Belgian Quad
-Fannie Lou: Rum & Bourbon Barrel-Aged Double Brown w/ Citrus Peel
-Plum Dawg Millionaire: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Sour Refermented on Plums & Cherries
-REDRUMPUM: Imperial Pumpkin Amber Ale Aged in Caribbean Rum Barrels
-Platinum Brawler: Red Wine Barrel-Aged Malt Liquor
-Breakfast Club: Barrel-Aged Maple Bacon Coffee Imperial Porter
This week Stone’s Throw is rolling out the annual Ales for ALS release in their McArthur Park location. The 2019 special Ales for ALS brew is an American Pale Ale hopped up with an experimental blend from Loftus Ranches & YCH Hops exclusively available as part of the Ales for ALS fundraiser. The hops are the star of this tasty brew, with distinct grapefruit aroma and citrusy flavor notes. $1 of every pint sold helps support the ALS TDI. You can pick this up Friday starting at 4.
Lost Forty is releasing another of their experimental pilot batches today at 4. This one is a dry hopped saison that comes across with banana and melon flavors, they describe it as “…reminiscent of a hazy IPA crossed with a floral and light-bodied Saison.” They are also running a memorial day stock up event this week that features free gear when you buy beer in the taproom.
If you are up for a short road trip, the first ever Blues and Brews on 22 event is coming up on June 1st. This is taking place in Paris Arkansas and is organized by Prestonrose Brewery. There are a handful of campsites available if you want to stick around, the trip is just under 2 hours away. The event will feature 12 breweries from around the state featuring some hard to find ones like Fort Smith Brewing Co, Norfork Brewing, Six Mile Brewing, Country Monks Brewing, and Slate Rock. They also feature a number of Little Rock Breweries like Buffalo, Rebel Kettle, Flyway, Stone’s Throw, and Lost Forty. In addition to the beer they will have 4 food trucks, including Delta Biscuit Co, and four different bands playing. Tickets are $50 and available here.
Speaking of events, we can now confirm that the Great Arkansas Beer Festival will be held on July 27th, pushed back about a month from their schedule last year.