HAM and Arkansas Brewers Guild Present Year of Arkansas Beer

Historic Arkansas Museum - Monday, March 23, 2015


LITTLE ROCK (March 23, 2015) – Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas Brewers Guild are proud to present the Year of Arkansas Beer, sponsored by the Historic Arkansas Museum Foundation. Each 2nd Friday Art Night at the museum features beer from an Arkansas brewery, showcasing the rise of craft beer in the state. Downtown Little Rock’s 2nd Friday Art Night is a free event hosted by various galleries and museums from 5 to 8 p.m. and is open to the public. At Historic Arkansas Museum, exhibit openings and live music are part of the event, in addition to the refreshments. As part of 2nd Friday Art Night, a free shuttle is available to transport visitors to other Art Night venues. Shuttle service ends at 8:30 p.m.

Historic Arkansas Museum’s mission is Arkansas Made. The museum has the largest collection of Arkansas-made fine and decorative art in the country, has published two books on Arkansas Made with two more in the works, has researched and documented Arkansas Made for several decades and carries Arkansas-made pottery, jewelry, baskets, textiles, books and more in the Museum Store. Often Arkansas Made is extended to events, including celebrating the food, drink and music of Arkansas. This year, it is Arkansas Made on Tap with the Year of Arkansas Beer.

2015 Year of Arkansas Beer Schedule

January 9: Diamond Bear Brewery, North Little Rock – Paradise Porter

February 13: Stone’s Throw Brewing, Little Rock – Chocolate Stout

March 13: Ozark Beer Co., Rogers – American Pale Ale & Belgian Style Golden Strong

April 10: Lost Forty Brewing, Little Rock – Belgian Blonde

May 8: Apple Blossom Brewing Company, Fayetteville – Hazy Morning Coffee Stout made with Arsaga Coffee

June 12: Core Brewing & Distilling Co., Springdale

July 10: TBA

August 14: Moody Brews, Little Rock

September 11: Flyway Brewing, North Little Rock

October 9: Fossil Cove Brewing Co., Fayetteville

November 13: Gravity BrewWorks, Big Flat

December 11:

11th Ever Nog-off

Historic Arkansas Museum is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the galleries and parking are free; admission to the historic grounds is $2.50 for adults, $1 for children under 18, $1.50 for senior citizens. The Historic Arkansas Museum Store is open 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Historic Arkansas Museum is an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, which was created in 1975 to preserve and enhance the heritage of the state of Arkansas. Other agencies of the department are Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and Old State House Museum.