December 13, 2021

How to Make Hop Water

Fun idea from Clawhammer Supply. Somebody let me know if you try this.

"Love sparkling water? We did too, until we discovered hop water. You might not have heard of it before, but hop water is tastier, healthier, and it's super easy to make. In this video, we'll tell you what it is, how to brew it (and tweak it to your liking), and how to bottle/keg it so you have an infinite supply at the ready.

In short, it's carbonated water brewed with hops instead of fruit/artificial flavors. Hops are typically known as being one of the primary ingredients in your favorite beer styles. They're what gives beer its characteristic bitterness and flavor (they're also really good for you)."


December 10, 2021

Tap Time Radio Dec 9th, 2021

Check out our 6th Anniversary show with guest Steve Shuler from Arkansas Sauce Project. We'll sample some hot sauces and also plenty of Christmas beers! 

December 8, 2021

Rusty Barrel x Stone Mango Maya Milkshake IPA

Stone Brewing: "In 2019, we partnered with the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) to host a people’s choice homebrew competition at our Richmond, Virginia brewing facility. The clear favorite and winner of the competition was a creamy, hoppy, tropical creation from Richmond native Rusty Burrell of Rusty Barrel Home Brewing. Over the years, these competitions (which we’ve hosted as far back as 2009) have resulted in some of the most unique and sought-after beers we’ve brewed – only thanks to the ingenuity of folks like Rusty. No matter which beer takes the prize, everyone wins when creative brewers get to share their passion with the people. And it all starts with one batch. 

Intense aromas and flavors of coconut, mango, fresh fruit, and vanilla are balanced by a creamy, thick body and pleasant sweetness. There are some underlying tropical notes from hops to round everything out. A very complex beer that unfolds with layer upon layer with every sip as all the components work together."


December 6, 2021

Founders Centennial IPA

Love this video from Founders Brewing Co. as Centennial is one of my favorite all-time IPAs. Always so balanced.

Let Marklyn, one of our Education Managers, guide you through the ins and outs of Centennial IPA, a stalwart of our year-round lineup and a titan of the IPA scene.

Extract Homebrewing Made Easy

Christmas is just around the corner!

The easiest way to start extract homebrewing is with the Clawhammer Supply 10 Gallon Starter Homebrewing System. This video is perfect for beginners who are interested in homebrewing but are unsure where to start. We guarantee that if you follow along with this video and the resources below you'll be making tasty beer that will get you the respect you deserve!

October 7, 2021

Dogfish Head Quick Sip Clip: Blue Hen Pilsner

Dogfish Head: "Blue Hen Pilsner is a crisp and refreshing pilsner brewed with only four ingredients – water, hops, yeast, and barley. What makes it so special, is that all the barley used in Blue Hen Pilsner is grown and malted right in our backyard of the Delmarva Peninsula. Giving a loving nod to our slight yet mighty home state, the label art features the Delaware state bird and a color palette similar to that of the Delaware state flag! Look for this all-day drinking pilsner wherever you find great indie craft beer."

October 6, 2021

A Wild Ride with New Belgium Founder Kim Jordan

Fun video from New Belgium Brewing: "We sat down with our founder Kim Jordan and discussed the history of New Belgium and her commitment to making beer a force for good in the world. Maybe we’re a little biased, but it’s a pretty wonderful story - and we’re so excited to share it with you."

September 17, 2021

Tap Time Radio Sept 16th, 2021

Check out last night's edition of Tap Time on 103.7 The Buzz with our guests from Natural State Beer Co. calling in to tell us all about their big GABF gold medal win and more!

August 4, 2021

Common off-flavours in craft beer (a guide)

The Craft Beer Channel: "We get asked about off-flavors all the time, so we thought the best way to answer it was with a 17 minute geek out all about the six most common – what they taste like, what they're caused by and how to prevent them! Join Jonny and six horrible glasses of stuff to learn how to identify the common off flavors in craft beer."

July 29, 2021

Learn more about Dogfish Head Blue Hen Pilsner

From Dogfish Head: 

"Have you tried our Blue Hen Pilsner yet? This first-state-focused brew started as a brewpub exclusive at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, and it’s all about celebrating our roots in our home state of Delaware … and lovingly named after our state bird! Check out this video to learn more from Sam and Brewing Ambassador Bryan about this crisp and refreshing pilsner that we brew with Delmarva grown and malted barley from our friends at Proximity Malt! Blue Hen Pilsner is hitting store shelves now in our Hoppy Variety Pack – try it out and let us know what you think!"

July 23, 2021

Tap Time Radio July 22nd, 2021

Here's last night's Tap Time on 103.7 The Buzz with Phil from Rock Town Distillery and Megan from Stone's Throw Brewing!

July 20, 2021

Founders KBS Tool Kit

Learn more about the beer that established Founders Brewing Co as a pioneer of the barrel-aging process.


July 14, 2021

Sunstruck by Oberon: a Bell's cocktail recipe

In this how-to video, Bell's walks you through the simple process of making another amazing Oberon-inspired beer cocktail!


July 7, 2021

Can We Define ‘American’ Craft Beer?

Sixpoint + VinePair present Tapping into Culture: Can We Define ‘American’ Craft Beer?

"In Episode 10 of “Tapping Into Culture,” host and VinePair senior editor Cat Wolinski and Sixpoint’s Max Finnance sit down with Brandon Montgomery, creator of Black Beer Travelers, to discuss American craft beer."

July 6, 2021

It's Dessert Time - New Badges on Untappd

Here's the latest podcast from Untappd, featuring something us Untappd geeks love... new badges!

Season 4, Episode 25: "We love celebrating with a Pastry Stout. They pack a hefty punch with their high ABV, and are absolutely delicious. We're celebrating Untappd's new release of six brand new core badges on this episode by earning Dessert Time!"

July 2, 2021

2021's Most Patriotic Beers to Enjoy on the 4th of July

Beers Reviewed 

1. Yuengling Traditional Lager 

2. Dale's Pale Ale All-American Hoppy Pale Ale 

3. Stone Brewing Enjoy by 07.04.21 

4. I Believe in Nashville Blonde Ale 

5. Smirnoff Seltzer - Red, White, & Berry 


July 1, 2021

Two Untappd Badges, One Narragansett

Been a bit since I posted an episode of "Drinking Socially - Untappd's Craft Beer Podcast" which I always enjoy catching. So here's the latest episode!

Season 4, Episode 24: "Put on your flip flops and your fanciest Tommy Bahama shirt, grab some cold ones and head towards the closest body of water you can find. As we approach July 4th here in the states, we're celebrating drinking by the water and featuring two badges — We couldn't think of a better beer to do that with than the only beer Jaws - by way of eating Quint - ever drank: Narragansett's Lager! So get ready to crush it like Quint with us - and if you're venturing into the ocean this weekend just remember to do it with someone who's a slower swimmer than you and you'll be a-ok!"

June 30, 2021

Beer League Mountain Biking on the Colorado Trail

New Belgium Brewing: "The C-Team is a mountain bike film celebrating Fat Tire's 30th Anniversary. Inspired by the fabled mountain bike ride through Europe that spawned the craft beer icon, we assembled a ragtag crew to ride more than 500 miles down legendary Colorado Trail, from Denver to Durango, stopping in the mountain towns nestled along the route, in search of cold beer and good times."


June 29, 2021

Dogfish Head Hazy-O!

Dogfish Head: "Whooooa so many words come to mind when you give Hazy-O! a try for the first time. So, we gave people a taste to capture their reactions and the results were nothing short of o-mazing!"


June 25, 2021

June 11, 2021

Tap Time Radio June 10th, 2021

Here's last night's show with Little Rock;s Stone's Throw Brewing and Dr. Amanda McWhirt of UA Cooperative Extension Service talking about hops production in Arkansas! 

April 28, 2021

What even is Baltic Porter?

Man I just love Baltic porters. A good one has the malt flavors of a brown porter and the roastiness of a schwarzbier, with a pretty high abv. Definitely not for the weak. Around here you can find great versions like Great Raft Old Mad Joy or Lost Forty Puffy Jacket if you want to begin exploring the style, and I highly suggest you do.

Also, you can get started by checking out the guys from The Craft Beer Channel diving into the history of this excellent beer style:

March 29, 2021

March Gladness

Hey I realize the pandemic isn't over, but after the brutal winter we just survived and while staying pretty much locked down for a whole year, we needed March. We got out of the house. We got our first round of shots. We visited breweries. All seemed almost normal except for all the mask wearing and continued social distancing, but at least we've learned how to feel safer in public, especially with most places having outdoor seating and following guidelines of their own. And while going to breweries may not seem like a big deal to some, for me it felt like home.

In March I got over to Memphis to the brand new Wiseacre facility downtown and had a beer and pizza on a sunny, cool afternoon. I made it to the newly opened Blade & Barrel in Jacksonville 3 different times since their mid-March opening. The wife and I got out of town to visit Slate Rock Brewing in Amity and Native Dog Brewing in Camden on a pretty day to drive the backroads of southern Arkansas. We hit the interstate one Saturday to get over to Point Remove in Morrilton and have a pint in their fantastic taproom. Lastly, of course I made it to Stones Throw Brewing and Lost Forty in Little Rock and Flyway in North Little Rock during the month. Eight breweries in the month! Life is returning to normal.

It makes me so happy to see these breweries in the more rural places in Arkansas and highly suggest you get out and check them out because the only difference in them and some of the "big city taprooms" is the location. They're making quality suds and are busy (reduced capacity for now!) with passionate beer lovers looking to escape their homes and have actual conversations with other humans in person as well. With a new brewery opening in Bryant next month and a couple of breweries in the works up around Jonesboro our state is becoming a nice little craft beer haven. 

Get out and check it out for yourself, and if I see you maybe I'll buy you a beer. 

March 5, 2021

Sixpoint + VinePair present Tapping into Culture: Beer Can Design

SixpointVision: "Our first episode focuses on design in beer, featuring Sixpoint Senior Designer Jack Liakas (@releasethehounds) and special guest Bobby Zwahlen (@bz_phila), Senior Designer at Victory. If you’ve ever wondered how the folks behind your favorite can art get inspired, or what it takes to go from a sketch to label, take a look!"

Tap Time Radio - March 4th, 2021

Check out last night's Tap Time with Steve Wright of Nashville's Jackalope Brewing, who are set to launch this month in central Arkansas, and Kevin Cerrito of Memphis Virtual Beer Fest 2!

March 3, 2021

Launching Big Little Thing

Sierra Nevada Brewing: We’re launching Big Little Thing — Literally. From a Catapult. Tune in March 9th and watch LIVE as we send our new Imperial IPA into the stratosphere. And maybe break a Guinness World Record in the process. 

​ Please drink responsibly.

Porter and Stout: What's the difference?

Great video from The Craft Beer Channel:

"This week Jonny and Brad answer the question that's puzzled beer geeks since the dawn of time – what's the difference between Porter and Stout? As well as tasting two classic examples, they dive into the history to work our the historical difference between Porter and Stout in the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s – and in doing dig up the origins of Guinness... and how that's different too. Stop saying different."

March 1, 2021

Inside the Sierra Nevada Barrel Room

"The point of putting beer into barrels is not to age it, it's to allow it to mature." Join Sierra Nevada brewers Nick and Jeff for a behind-the-scenes tour of their barrel room and a glimpse of special beers to come. 

​ Explore High Altitude Beers:

January 27, 2021

Five Things You Need to Know About Craft Beer

Another fun video from The Craft Beer Channel.

"Beer is complicated, and the internet is full of lunatics. Let Brad and Jonny cut through some of the key misunderstandings about craft beer with five key things you need to understand about the world of beer and the brews we drink."

The Next Big Thing: Introducing A New, Delicious Imperial IPA

Meet the newest member of Sierra Nevada Brewing's Little Thing family: Big Little Thing. At a monster 9% ABV, how does Big Little Thing Imperial IPA achieve mega-tropical hops yet keep the sweetness tame and the finish clean? Sip along with their Beer Adventurer, Daniel Govan as he talks ingredients, brewing process, and BIG flavor. 

Learn more about Big Little Thing: 
Find Big Little Thing near you:


January 15, 2021

What's the Best Beer in the World? | The Craft Beer Channel

Here's a fun video from the guys at The Craft Beer Channel

"Brad and Jonny sit down to debate what they think is the best year in the world – referencing the thousands of breweries they have visited and filmed at, as well as their best beer experiences. Putting some rules together, they try to explain what the best beer in the world needs to be – and pick their top choice. 

In this video we mention: Pilsner Urquell (only the tank fresh version), Alchemist Focal Banger, Alchemist Heady Topper, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Allagash White, Treehouse Julius, Cantillon Fou' Foune, Westvletern XII, Rochefort 10, Westmalle Tripel, Westmalle Dubbel."

January 7, 2021

Lagunitas | #MouthFeels: IPNA

Check out the #MouthFeels for the brand-spankin'-new hop-forward, full-flavored & non-alcoholic IPA from Lagunitas, IPNA! BrewMonster Jeremy Marshall lays out the deets.. 

Learn more about IPNA:

January 6, 2021

Stone Brings Back Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA

Really happy to see one of my favorites return! I was bummed when they took it away as there really aren't a lot of black IPAs around, and this one is delicious.