Anything good in Arkansas?

Discussion in 'South' started by MichaelBurns, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,504) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    May be in the Bentonville/Fayetteville area this weekend. Any beer, breweries, or stores I need to check out or bring home? Not looking to snag whales (although that would be nice). Just looking to try some new beer I can't get otherwise.


    I'll try to do a little digging and research in this thread, and browse the BA places directory, but really curious what you all have to say.
     
  2. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,622) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    Wherever you are be sure to look out for Grace and Grit from Great Raft. They have another release coming out on 2/1 so hopefully it will make its way to north Arkansas by the time you are there.
     
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  3. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (8,514) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Not sure, There is a Beer fest this Saturday afternoon ( Frost Fest ).
     
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  4. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (8,514) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Should've probably mentioned I am going to it...
     
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  5. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (1,551) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    There's only one sorta-whale in Arkansas (Ozark BDCS) and you're at the wrong time. Pick up some Alpha Hive if you see it, although that's not from Arkansas. But enjoy Fayetteville, it's a great city. Go to Crystal Bridges. Lots of beersbrew to try.
     
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  6. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,504) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    When does that release again? November? I almost went in on it, but decided it wasn't worth the hassle of trying.

    Not seeking whales, just new things I can try. May just have enough time to slip by a single store and enjoy a beer with dinner. I'll look around for some Alpha Hive.

    Thanks!
     
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  7. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (1,551) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    Liquor World is probably your best bet on the store, although @russpowell is the expert.
     
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  8. ElChuques

    ElChuques Initiate (182) Oct 8, 2014 Arkansas

    You should try Bike Rack and New Providence. Ozark is an obvious choice. I don’t know much about the stores up there. Look for Lost Forty Trash Panda and Snake Party in cans if you dig hops.
     
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  9. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (8,514) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Dickson Street Liquors is good too. They fill growlers as well. There was some CBS the last time I visited ( a week ago )
     
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  10. BrewAskew

    BrewAskew Poo-Bah (1,575) Feb 28, 2002 Oklahoma

    Anyone here have any experience with Rapp's Barren brewery in Mountain Home?
     
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  11. rtrasr

    rtrasr Disciple (342) Feb 16, 2009 Arkansas

    I don't but I am sure interested.
     
  12. rtrasr

    rtrasr Disciple (342) Feb 16, 2009 Arkansas

    Had New Province's Yeoman Porter on tap at Big Whiskey's and it was right up there with my favorite porters.
     
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  13. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (8,514) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    What's the scoop on BCDS this year?
     
  14. taplebr

    taplebr Disciple (315) Apr 7, 2015 Arkansas
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    Bad batch. Not gonna happen this year
     
  15. taplebr

    taplebr Disciple (315) Apr 7, 2015 Arkansas
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    Damnit. The smirking emoticon face isn’t showing up. They’ve said late April or May.
     
  16. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (1,551) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    Just had the new batch of Grace and Grit. It's like the first one we got. Incredible.
     
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  17. Razrback5

    Razrback5 Initiate (160) Dec 7, 2015 Arkansas
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    Me and my crew email them every week. Today said still Barrel testing and it’s a larger batch so harder to get it all sampled but close to an announcement. They also said they were close to announcing a month ago.

    I’d bet mid-early May is still a safe bet.
     
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  18. Razrback5

    Razrback5 Initiate (160) Dec 7, 2015 Arkansas
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    Great news. That Amarillo batch may as well been a different beer. Loved the citra, however.
     
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  19. Ruff9000

    Ruff9000 Initiate (106) Nov 14, 2017 Arkansas

    Anyone know someone that has GG still available. I completely missed this release
     
  20. Razrback5

    Razrback5 Initiate (160) Dec 7, 2015 Arkansas
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    That was gobbled up quickly.

    Fortunate to land a single can as I missed it as well. It's fantastic and just a hair behind that original citra batch. Could chug gallons of this stuff.
     
  21. Ruff9000

    Ruff9000 Initiate (106) Nov 14, 2017 Arkansas

    Actually able to grab the last 4 pack at a random store. I’ll give this batch a test later tonight
     
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  22. DanPing

    DanPing Aspirant (288) May 30, 2014 Massachusetts
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  23. RedhawkPoke

    RedhawkPoke Disciple (325) Jan 30, 2017 Oklahoma
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    @russpowell are you going to the BDCS release? Think I will make the trip on Saturday.
     
  24. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (8,514) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    I'll have to see if there are still tickets. Yesterday was a very distracting day & forgot about it...

    Looks like I missed the boat...
     
  25. RedhawkPoke

    RedhawkPoke Disciple (325) Jan 30, 2017 Oklahoma
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    Yeah looked like instant sell out. Think they have a public (non ticketed) release on Saturday though.
     
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  26. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (8,514) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    I may mosey over there there some time soon & see if I can get the scoop. There are some other places nearby I need to scope out anyway.
     
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  27. lightman1

    lightman1 Initiate (74) Oct 19, 2013 Arkansas
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    Is anyone going to Food and Foam Fest tonight at Dickie Stephen Park?
     
  28. ElChuques

    ElChuques Initiate (182) Oct 8, 2014 Arkansas

    Great AR Beer Fest on June 23. Once again, the VIP tasting lineup will be full of world class beer. Hope to see some of you guys there.
     
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  29. Razrback5

    Razrback5 Initiate (160) Dec 7, 2015 Arkansas
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    Who's going to be there? None too soon to get that lineup posted online.
     
  30. Compton25

    Compton25 Aspirant (289) Jan 25, 2011 Texas
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    Just flew back in today from Brussels. You’ll definitely see some Cantillon in my VIP booth :wink:
     
  31. RedhawkPoke

    RedhawkPoke Disciple (325) Jan 30, 2017 Oklahoma
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    BDCS release is this weekend. Anyone here going?
     
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  32. c-rum

    c-rum Crusader (740) Apr 13, 2013 Missouri
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    Will be there Friday for the release party and Saturday for the public release.
     
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  33. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (8,514) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    I will try to show the Saturday, we'll see, also going to the Mastodon/Primus Show
     
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  34. Compton25

    Compton25 Aspirant (289) Jan 25, 2011 Texas
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    For those interested in attending the Great Arkansas Beer Fest, here is a preliminary list of the beers I'll have available at my VIP booth:

    Cantillon Vigneronne 2017
    Cantillon Iris 2016
    3F Hommage 2017
    3F Cuvee Armand & Gaston
    3F Oude Geuze 2013
    Westvleteren 12
    Westvleteren 8
    Westvleteren Blond
    Fantome Magic Ghost
    Fantome Vertignasse
    Side Project Amis Pour Toujours
    Funk Factory Geuzeria Cherry Meerts
    Tired Hands Believers Club Bottle 2
    Monkish/Other Half Spectacles
    Jester King Fen Tao Magnum
    Epic Brewing Triple Barrel Big Bad Baptist

    Hops TBD as the festival gets a little closer.

    This year we've changed the VIP format up a bit. VIP ticket will still get you into the festival an hour early, but there will now also be a VIP area roped off for the entire event. This area will give you a chance to sit down, enjoy snacks, and I'll be inside pouring more bottles throughout the event.

    Feel free to PM me with any questions, looking forward to seeing everyone there!
     
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  35. ElChuques

    ElChuques Initiate (182) Oct 8, 2014 Arkansas

    You are a god among mortals. See you there, brother.
     
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  36. BrewAskew

    BrewAskew Poo-Bah (1,575) Feb 28, 2002 Oklahoma

    Anyone had this year's Lost Forty Look-See Hefeweizen? Is it good? Last year's was excellent. I might pick some up next weekend.
     
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  37. ElChuques

    ElChuques Initiate (182) Oct 8, 2014 Arkansas

    I think they tweaked it just a bit. Still a kickass hefe.
     
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  38. BrewAskew

    BrewAskew Poo-Bah (1,575) Feb 28, 2002 Oklahoma

    Last year it was leaning toward the banana side. What's different this year?
     
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  39. ElChuques

    ElChuques Initiate (182) Oct 8, 2014 Arkansas

    I should’ve been more specific. I haven’t had it this year, but a friend who works there told me the recipe was tweaked, I believe.
     
  40. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (8,514) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    I will BOLO, not had that yet...