Growlers: Flyway’s Bluewing Cans Out This Week, Bubba Brews Taproom Nearly Open

Flyway Bluewing Berry Wheat cans are here. The cans are available in liquor and the taproom when it opens at 4 p.m. today. Bluewing became by far Flyway’s most demanded beer and one of the most popular brews in the entire state less than a year after it first debuted. Keep your eye on Flyway’s Facebook page all week for a special Bluewing package, including a glass, stickers, t-shirt, magnet and six-pack. That should go up sometime soon. By the way, Flyway has other excellent beers you should try. On Friday, it’s releasing its Pintail IPA, a 5.5 percent ABV beer with tons of hoppy aroma.

Bubba Brews is getting ready to open its downtown Hot Springs taproom later this month. The brewery is holding private events and soft opens in two weeks before opening the taproom to the public. The new Bubba Brews taproom is located in the old Bank of America building, just across the street from the south end of Bathhouse Row. Bubba Brews is also wrapping up construction of a new taproom and restaurant on Lake Hamilton. The three-story facility with boat slips for easy access to the lake should be ready later this summer.

Stone’s Throw Brewing is teaming up with Buffalo Brewing Company at The Water Buffalo for a special cider debut this week. We don’t know too much about it; only that it will be released at Stone’s Throw for its #NewBrewFriday weekly event. However, we do know you can catch Stone’s Throw the night before at The Rep where it will be giving out complimentary pours of beer for the night’s presentation of the rock musical Godspell.

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Speaking of Buffalo Brewing, the brewery is hosting a free class at The Water Buffalo on Saturday at 10 a.m. that will introduce you to the basics of beermaking. You’ll learn about the hardware and ingredients you’ll need, as well as the technique for making beer yourself at home. Then two weeks after that, Buffalo Brewing hosts a class on kegging beer, including how to carbonate it and serving the beer you make.

Beer-drinking yoga enthusiasts should make plans to be at Rebel Kettle Brewing Company this Saturday morning for the brewery’s first beer yoga class. Instructor Valerie Talburt will lead the class, which costs $10 (that includes the cost of your first beer). Please bring your own yoga mat and towel. If you don’t feel like waiting until the weekend, Rebel Kettle is launching its Urban Farmer farmhouse-style ale for its 4:30 Thursday event. Urban Farmer was brewed in collaboration with Heifer International and has been infused with a smorgasbord of aromatics, including chocolate mint, lemon basil and pineapple sage.

Today at Lost Forty, the brewery is putting out its Dry-Hopped American Wheat for its Freshcut Mondays release. This wheat beer uses a unique dry-hopping method that packs the final product with loads of citrus flavors. That one is available today starting at 4 p.m. in the taproom.

Do you have some beer news you would like to share with us? Email me at steve@rockcityeats.com.

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Growlers: Flyway’s Bluewing Cans Out This Week, Bubba Brews Taproom Nearly Open