Arkansas 2020

Discussion in 'South' started by russpowell, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. thewrongtone

    thewrongtone Initiate (132) Oct 15, 2006 Arkansas

    Yeah, they got some highly talented new blood in there. Big things coming.
     
  2. thewrongtone

    thewrongtone Initiate (132) Oct 15, 2006 Arkansas

    I want to add, I got a taste of RK’s release for this weekend, London Smog (new recipe). It’s very, very good. The coffee and vanilla are subtle, the hops are even handed, and the body is pillowy and thick.

    Get this one if you can.
     
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  3. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,171) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    This is the only thing I've read to this effect, seems valid to me though
     
  4. rtrasr

    rtrasr Disciple (326) Feb 16, 2009 Arkansas

    I love Ivory Bill's Dark English Mild. Had it Fosters Pint and Plate before they closed, and the subtle taste of cocoa, chocolate and mild sweet coffee is sublime. Could be my new favorite if I could obtain it.

    If there is a local ale made to be served on cask, this is it.
     
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  5. JRuff

    JRuff Initiate (27) Jul 26, 2019 Arkansas

    Read yesterday where Ozark was able to bring back their staff after receiving some funding. Great news here.
     
  6. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,171) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    They were doing cask offerings on some Friday nights. I believe that was one they led with but did others as well. Hopefully we get back to that soon.
     
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  7. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,171) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Saw their Facebook post about that today, made me smile
     
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  8. rtrasr

    rtrasr Disciple (326) Feb 16, 2009 Arkansas

    That is great news, if our local craft brewers survive this then that gives me hope for the larger economy in our part of the world.
     
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  9. rtrasr

    rtrasr Disciple (326) Feb 16, 2009 Arkansas

    A small glimmer of light at the end of a very dark tunnel.
     
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  10. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,171) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Bentonville Brewing's Space Goose Hazy IPA was good enough I picked up a second sixer, don't see that ever in state, up until now
     
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  11. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,171) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    This is all I got, they have canned product in NWA
     
  12. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,171) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    The wife & I made it to Bentonville Brewing's new location. Very nice! Awesome beer garden. They will have room to seat quite a few even with current restrictions, There is a Gastro Pub on site ( separate entity ) that is basically German Food meets new Southern Cuisine. The Duck Wings were great. They have plans to get more food trucks on site. This place has a well thought out outdoors area to include a dog park area
     
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  13. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,171) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    The food piece is affiliated with the people over at Tusk & Trotter
     
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  14. JRuff

    JRuff Initiate (27) Jul 26, 2019 Arkansas

    What’s the consensus on Natural State?

    Grabbed the black lager opening weekend and it was so so. Anybody tried them since? I thought about giving them another shot.
     
  15. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,171) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Middle of the pack at best, but will give them a few months. I certainly rate them over many Fayetteville brewers to be sure
     
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  16. ECOBOOSTINST

    ECOBOOSTINST Aspirant (272) Jul 7, 2016 Iowa
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    Down here for the week....any liqour stores in the NWA area with a decent selection of local craft?
     
  17. JRuff

    JRuff Initiate (27) Jul 26, 2019 Arkansas

    where are you staying?
     
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  18. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,171) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    If in Fayetteville, Liquor World. I normally recommend Dickson St Liquors as well, but they won't let you inside store now, so i have F-ing idea what they are selling now
     
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  19. ECOBOOSTINST

    ECOBOOSTINST Aspirant (272) Jul 7, 2016 Iowa
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    Fayetteville area
     
  20. JRuff

    JRuff Initiate (27) Jul 26, 2019 Arkansas

    I second Liquor World. Crossover isn’t bad.

    macadoodles at exit 73 will have a decent selection as well
     
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  21. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,171) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Been awhile since I have been in Crossover, I remember it being pretty solid
     
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  22. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,171) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    A couple of Hazy IPA notes. Really liked Bentonville Brewing's Space Goose. I liked Ozark's Little Brother Hazy IPA, did think it was pricey though
     
  23. JRuff

    JRuff Initiate (27) Jul 26, 2019 Arkansas

    Have a little brother in fridge to try. Space Goose was surprisingly good.

    Looking forward to trying the Sabro and Barrel Fermented Farmhouse at Ozark.

    NP put out a barrel aged brown today
     
  24. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,171) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Tried a few sips of Sabro Sunday at the brewery, it was alright, had higher hopes
     
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  25. JRuff

    JRuff Initiate (27) Jul 26, 2019 Arkansas

    That Quad is excellent. As well as the Scwartzbier
     
  26. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,171) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    The Schwartz was good, would gone down easier if it was about 30 degrees cooler outside
     
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  27. JRuff

    JRuff Initiate (27) Jul 26, 2019 Arkansas

    Lots going on in AR this week.

    Looks like Rebel Kettle in LR did a total rebrand, including some of their recipes.

    Couple of new beers at Ozark, a hazy pale and a mango ale.

    A barrel aged brown at NP

    T-Rex on Peaches from Fossil Cove

    Lots of new to try!
     
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  28. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,171) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Looks like Apple Blossom Brewery is up for sale. Honesty, it had been a while since I’ve been there. Thought I read they are closed, but the internet says otherwise
     
  29. JRuff

    JRuff Initiate (27) Jul 26, 2019 Arkansas

    Their food was always amazing. Hopeful someone else can set up there and create something good.
     
  30. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,171) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Had the Ozark Sabro ( got a single can ). It was better canned than draft. Gave it a 4.17 overall. Also picked up some T-Rex On Peaches, good, but $ 6.00 a can? I don't know about that...