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Discussion in 'South' started by drlovemd87, May 8, 2013.

  1. drlovemd87

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    Hey guys,

    I'm driving down from Denver, Colorado to Hot Springs, Arkansas and will be passing through Tulsa and eventually going up to Little Rock to visit some friends. Where is the best place to find Prairie Ales? I haven't lived in AR in 5 years, but the best shop I'd been to in LR was Colonial. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. BetterBeerPlz

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    Colonial has a wide selection and a large quantity of the Prairie Artisan Ales. I was just there last week. Prairie Hop is awesome.
     
  3. drlovemd87

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    Prairie ales has limited distribution here in Colorado now, but I'm looking for the newer stuff and hopefully some Noir. Arkysaw doesnt still have BCBS hanging around do they? What about stuff from Schlafly?
     
  4. BetterBeerPlz

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    They have the Noir at Colonial. BCBS is probably all gone by now. Schlafly is here too.
     
  5. chaseabeer

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    I'd buy it in Tulsa...
     
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    I'd reccomend hitting up BierGarten in Jenks if it's not too much of a detour for ya.
     
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    Colonial remains the king of bottle shops in Little Rock. There has always been a good selection of Prairie Ales there as far as I recall. I haven't been there in a 2 weeks though as I just did a run to Birmingham and Memphis for Good People, Stone, and Oskar Blues, so I'm set (plus over 60 bottles of homebrew). They have everything Schlafly sends this way including some bombers of specialty beers including a Single Malt Scotch ale that I hated, but seemed to get good reviews otherwise. BCBS I have not seen in a while outside of Foam Fest.
     
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    Colonial has a whole bunch of bad ass beer listed on their site ,some they let you put in your cart , some say out of stock. It says you can put it in your cart and pick up in store , yet when you get to the store they have no clue and not a single beer they advertised. I didn't drive to Little Rock just to go there , but I drove out of my way while there to go , I was not happy with them at all
     
  9. jcdgoad

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    The following Prairie Beers are available in Arkansas:

    Prairie Standard
    Prairie Ale
    Prairie Hop
    Prairie Noir
    Praire Pirate Noir
    Prairie Okie

    Stores that carry Prairie include:

    Sullivents
    107 Liquor
    Lake Liquor
    Colonial
    Springhill
    Popatop
    The Wine Rack in Hot Springs

    More Prairie will be coming to Central Arkansas as it is released.
     
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    Chase is right. Stop in Tulsa; it really is your best bet. I haven't noticed any Prairie in the Fayetteville area. But it also seems our distribution is a least month behind everywhere else...
     
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    Saw a bottle of pirate noir outside of Jonesboro
     
  12. jcdgoad

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    There is no Prairie in Fayetteville because of Arkansas franchise laws. When Benton County liquor stores start opening later this year NWA will finally get some Prairie!!
     
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    Pfft... you say that like you own the joint!
     
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    Good to know. In the mean time, know where I can find some in state?
     
  15. drlovemd87

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    Thanks guys so much for the info. I got 6 bottles of noir, 3 bottles of okie, and 1 bottle of pirate noir (thanks to Colin who worked there going up his stashed bottle!). I'm in Ft Smith headed toward Jenks!




    Cheers,

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    This, where is the closest place to buy for NWA?
     
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    Do tell where, please. That's a little over an hour drive from me. And I'm used to leaving Memphis to find better selection.
     
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