December 31, 2016

Founders Azacca IPA: A Tropical Addition to Their IPA lineup

Man I love these videos. You not only learn something about the breweries and their beers, but if you're not careful you'll learn something about beer and hops and the like. Who knew? Here's another good one on Azacca hops and Founders excellent Azacca IPA.
Founders Brewing: When our Brewmaster first encountered the experimental Azacca hop it didn’t even have a name - instead just a jumble of letters and numbers. We quickly learned what a powerhouse it was, with the ability to bring huge tropical aroma and flavor to the much-loved IPA style. 

December 28, 2016

1st Arkansas Beer Buzz Podcast

The first episode of Arkansas Beer Buzz podcast, with co-hosts Scott Parton (@WooPigBrewey) and Randy Shilling of Arkansas Craft Distributors. We talk about the latest brewery to join the ACD portfolio, Destihl, and recap their year in additions to the state, including Great Raft, Stone Brewing, Southern Prohibition, Rebel Kettle, Bell's, Wiseacre and more...

December 22, 2016

PK Grills PK360 Launch Party at Lost Forty Brewing

My good friends at Lost Forty Brewing in Little Rock, AR had a shindig (southern term y'all) to celebrate the launch of the new PK360 Grill & Smoker from PK Grills. Here's a fun video they shared. Enjoy.

December 9, 2016

Panning for gold for 2016's Bell's Eccentric Ale

Bell's Brewery: Chad Yakobson from Crooked Stave brought gold as one of his special ingredients for Eccentric Ale. But we had to pan it before adding it to the brew.

December 8, 2016

Oskar Blues Adds 16-Can Packs of Pinner

Longmont, CO - Continuing their tradition of packaging innovation Oskar Blues Brewery is adding four more pinnertrations to the existing PINNER Throwback IPA 12-packs. The new 16-can package will launch in the ColoRADo market just in time for the holiday season while national distribution will follow in early 2017.

Last year PINNER Throwback IPA was the #7 new brand launch in craft beer (according to Brewers Association) and quickly became Oskar Blues' number two hit behind Dale's Pale Ale. In February PINNER was added to the Oskar Blues CANundrum Mixed 12-Pack alongside Dale's Pale Ale, Mama's Little Yella Pils and Oskar Blues IPA.

PINNER is dry-hopped with several different heady hops, including a killer experimental variety, giving it a tropical, stoned fruit aroma with hints of pine and smooth malt in the flavor. The brewery expanded the strain by lighting up Passion Fruit PINNER for craft beer drinkers in the summer of 2016. The limited release sultry spinoff accentuated the passion fruit and citrus juice attributes of the original PINNER and cranks them up for the summer season. Look for Passion Fruit Pinner again May through August in 2017.

"Many things contribute to flavor in beer, and with Pinner it's a focus on hops and malt--with a considerable nod to the hops," said Oskar Blues ColoRADo head brewer Tim Matthews. "With the lower ABV, layers of flavor build on one another-- with one sip citrus, the next sip pineapple, next sip papaya, next sip passion fruit, next sip toasted bread--and then on to the next pint."

America's first craft beer 16-pack is a great grab-n-go package and at 4.9 percent ABV and a dry-hopped 35 IBUs, its easy to throw 'em back.

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Ever Seen Someone Cauterize a Bunghole?

Rogue Ales & Spirits: In this short video, our Master Cooper Nate Lindquist shows a fun step in the coopering process. This step helps to create a water tight seal in our hand made Rolling Thunder Barrels. Learn more about the process at

December 5, 2016

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Some people like beer just a little too much.

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December 1, 2016

Plenty To Do At Stone's Throw in December!

Stone's Throw Brewing Event 

Calendar for December 2016

Every Tuesday, 4:00-9:00pm: #HOPSandHOPE, $1 of each house brew sold donated to Arkansas Women's Outreach

Every Wednesday, 6:00pm: #BetterWithBeerFreeMovie Series: Weird Holiday Classics

Every Saturday, 4:00pm: Randall Beer Infusion

Thursday December 1, 5:00-8:00pm: Tree Lighting at the Bernice Garden

Thursday December 1, 6:30pm: #ArkiePubTrivia hosted by Historic Arkansas Museum

Friday December 2, 4:00-10:00pm: #NewBrewFriday World Premiere of Jean-Claude Van Damme Belgian Dark Strong Ale, Seasonal Release of Ripple Effect Rye & Dos Cabras Doppelbock

Saturday December 3, 5:00pm: Louie Mancini Sausage Supper at Cathedral of St. Andrew

Saturday December 3, 7:30pm: The Holiday Cirque Spectacular at Wildwood Park

Sunday December 4, 2:00pm: The Holiday Cirque Spectacular at Wildwood Park

Tuesday December 6, 6:00pm: Faith & Fermentation Small Group Discussion

Thursday December 8, 6:00pm: Stone's Throw Night at A Christmas Story, Arkansas Rep

Thursday December 8, 6:30pm: #ArkiePubTrivia hosted by Arkansas Arts Center

Thursday December 8, 7:00pm: Local First Arkansas Holiday Trolley Party at Metro Streetcar Barn

Friday December 9, 4:00-10:00pm: #NewBrewFriday Release of Winter Warmer

Friday December 9, 5:00-8:00pm: 12th Ever Nog-Off at Historic Arkansas Museum

Tuesday December 13, 6:00-9:00pm: 2nd Tuesday Cribbage Night

Thursday December 15, 6:30pm: #ArkiePubTrivia hosted by Old State House

Friday December 16, 4:00-10:00pm: #NewBrewFriday Release of Dark Helmet Mylo Coffee Schwarzbier

Thursday December 22, 6:30pm: #ArkiePubTrivia hosted by TBD

Friday December 23, 4:00-10:00pm: #NewBrewFriday Release of Off the Wal-Nut Milk Stout

Saturday December 24, 6:00pm: 3rd Annual Christmas Eve Karaoke

Sunday December 25: Merry Christmas! Taproom Closed

Thursday December 29: #ArkiePubTrivia hosted by Stephen Koch of Arkansongs

Friday December 30, 4:00-10:00pm: #NewBrewFriday Release of Bourbon Barrel Amarillo Warrior

Saturday December 31, 12:00-3:00pm: NYE Beer Cocktail Bar