Growlers: Hawk Moth Tap Takeover, Lost Forty Gose, Stone’s Throw Mighty Wing

There’s not much in the way of new beer coming out this week, but there is still plenty of news to tell you about. First, though, the beer, starting today at Lost Forty Brewing. For its Freshcut Monday, the Lost Forty team is releasing its newly dubbed Brunch Muffin Blueberry Lemon Gose. This gose is a 4.5 percent ABV ale brewed with lemon peel, blueberry, lactose and vanilla. Lost Forty is pairing Brunch Muffin with an actual muffin for the release party. There will be a limited supply of blueberry muffins served in blueberry baskets for today’s release. While this is a small batch release, Lost Forty is still putting out a small amount of four-packs at the taproom and around town. The release starts today at 4 p.m.

Regardless of whether you go to Lost Forty today, you need to be there Thursday for the first ever tap takeover the brewery has ever hosted. Lost Forty is welcoming Hawk Moth Brewing to Little Rock Thursday evening. For those who haven’t had the pleasure of trying Hawk Moth, the brewery is a small Rogers-based outfit that makes some pretty outstanding beers. I tried them last weekend and was impressed with the quality of every beer I sampled. We don’t know the full lineup of beers Hawk Moth is bringing, but we do know one of them is a Belgian-style wheat beer conditioned on raspberries and a raspberry tea blend. The tap takeover starts at 5:30 Thursday at Lost Forty.

A crowd pleaser for two years now comes back on tap this week at Stone’s Throw Brewing. Stone’s Throw is releasing its annual Mighty Wing collaboration with Flyway Brewing for its #NewBrewFriday event. Mighty Wing is a combination of Flyway’s Bluewing Berry Wheat and Stone’s Throw’s Jar the Floor peach wheat ale. The idea actually came from customers at Soul Fish Café in 2017. The two beers were side-by-side on the tapwall, somebody ordered them blended, and the rest is history. You can get this year’s Mighty Wing at Stone’s Throw at 4 p.m. Friday. Stone’s Throw has also put its big, 10 percent ABV barleywine back on tap; that one is available today.

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Rebel Kettle makes its new expansion official this week with the delivery of four 15-BBL tanks to the brewhouse. The new tanks replace four existing 7-BBL tanks, essentially doubling Rebel Kettle’s capacity. Due to the expansion, Rebel Kettle will not have a 4:30 Thursday event this week. However, the extra capacity means you can expect many more can and bottle release from the brewery in the coming months.

No new releases this week from Flyway Brewing, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing happening. The Flyway team will be at Bark Bar on Wednesday for a tap takeover with RNT, a duck call company that partnered with Flyway for its Flying Duck Amber Ale. The tap takeover is from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday and will feature plenty of games and activities for you and your four-legged friend. Flyway is pouring Flying Duck, Bluewing, Honeybird Blonde Ale and Shadow Hands Stout for the event.

And finally, while we knew Blue Canoe Brewing Company was already done making beer, it appears that the company itself is now officially done. Blue Canoe’s warehouse and brewery area had been shuttered for months, and now the taproom is officially closed. A new tenant has already applied for a mixed drink permit at the 3rd St. location under the company name Lucky Lou’s. We’ll follow up with this story and let you know what’s coming to that location.

Do you have any beer news to share with us? Email steveshuler@gmail.com.

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Growlers: Hawk Moth Tap Takeover, Lost Forty Gose, Stone’s Throw Mighty Wing