Prairie Ales

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

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  1. drlovemd87

    drlovemd87 Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2009 Colorado
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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

    BetterBeerPlz Aspirant (227) Sep 8, 2007 Arkansas

    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

    drlovemd87 Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2009 Colorado
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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

    BetterBeerPlz Aspirant (227) Sep 8, 2007 Arkansas

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

    chaseabeer Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 Oklahoma

    I'd buy it in Tulsa...
     
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  6. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (7,441) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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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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  7. estlinska

    estlinska Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2010 Arkansas

    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.
     
  8. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Devotee (468) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas
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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

    jcdgoad Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2008 Arkansas

    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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  10. TheBishopco

    TheBishopco Devotee (451) Feb 4, 2011 Tennessee
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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...
     
  11. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Devotee (468) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas
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    Saw a bottle of pirate noir outside of Jonesboro
     
  12. jcdgoad

    jcdgoad Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2008 Arkansas

    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!!
     
  13. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Pfft... you say that like you own the joint!
     
  14. TheBishopco

    TheBishopco Devotee (451) Feb 4, 2011 Tennessee
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    Good to know. In the mean time, know where I can find some in state?
     
  15. drlovemd87

    drlovemd87 Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2009 Colorado
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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,

    D
     
  16. capnamerica

    capnamerica Devotee (427) Feb 19, 2013 Arkansas
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    This, where is the closest place to buy for NWA?
     
  17. CaptainPiret

    CaptainPiret Initiate (157) Oct 5, 2009 Luxembourg
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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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