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Microbreweries and brewpubs offer exciting opportunities to taste new brews other than the same old corporate bland beer Americans have made do with in the past.  Northwest Arkansas is fortunate to have many of these unique microbreweries.  Check the list below to find a cool top microbrewery near you:

Below are the Micro-Brewery Hot Spots of Northwest Arkansas

BENTONVILLE

Bike Rack Brewing Company
801 SE 8th St, Unit 6 (479) 319-6593
Food Available: No
Tours Available: Yes
Brewery Hours: Mon. CLOSED, Tues & Wed 4pm – 9pm, Thurs & Fri 3:30pm – 11pm, Sat 11am – 11pm, Sun 11am – 7pm

Bike Rack Brewing Co. has three locations.  The original is in the heart of the newly rezoned Arts District right on the bike trail, and the other is a thriving part of the popular 8th Street Market, a community focused food and drink hub where both tenants and members of the community work together to serve the larger community.  Using local inspiration for it’s flavorful craft beers, the brewpub also has live music in its tap room, and plenty of room to hang with friends. The original location 410 SW A Street is still open and going strong. The Springdale location at 205 E Johnson Ave, is truly a community gathering place, featuring a tap room and a coffee bar and serving breakfast burritos and sandwiches, pastries, draft beer and cider, bottled wine and soda.  This popular spot is the perfect place to catch up with friends or have a couple of cold ones.

FAYETTEVILLE

Columbus House Brewery
701 N. West St, (479) 935-3752
Food Available: No
Tours Available: Yes
Brewery Hours: Mon – Thurs 6 pm – 10 pm,
Fri 5 pm – 12 am, Sat 12 pm – 12 am, Sun 1 pm – 8 pm

Owned and operated by loyal Fayetteville residents, Columbus House Brewery, located next to the trail on North Street, makes it easy for folks engaged in an active life style to stop by to enjoy one of their delicious cold ones. It’s one of the popular go-to places for locals wanting to enjoy excellent local brews, a terrific atmosphere and friendly bartenders. Experienced beer drinkers will enjoy the IPA and the Stout, and for the smoothest brew around, try the Brown. The place is Fido friendly too.

Group of young friends drinking craft beer in northwest arkansas

Crisis Brewing Company
210 South Archibald Yell Blvd
Food Available: No
Tours Available: Yes
Brewery Hours: Thur – Fri 4pm -10pm, Sat 12 – 10pm, Sun 2pm – 8pm

Chill atmosphere, friendly owners, GREAT BEER including its incredible Identity IPA, family inspired Bolands IRA and Major Milk Stout make this a cool place in south Fayetteville to drink tasty beer and hang out with friends and family.  Also has welcoming dog-friendly covered patio and tasty snacks.  

Fossil Cove Brewing Co.
1946 N. Birch Ave, (479) 445-6050
Food Available:  Wicked Wood Fired Pizza  – Tuesday – Sunday
Tours Available: Yes, if master brewer is available
Brewery Hours: Tues – Thu: 4-10pm, Fri: 4pm–11pm, Sat: 2-11pm, Sun: 2–10pm

If you are looking for high-quality, locally-made beer, Fossil Cove Brewing Co. won’t disappoint you. Make it a point to sample some of their brews even if you have to go out of your way to try one. It’s a craft beer so flavorful that you’ll be coming back time after time. Ben Mills, the owner and brew master, brews some of the most flavorful beer in NWA. Curious customers can watch the brew room through the large windows. Great place to kick back and relax with friends. Try the Coffee IPA, available on tap and six-packs.

ROGERS

Bentonville Brewing Company
1700 S. 1st St, (479) 903-7330
Brewery Hours: Mon – Wed Closed; Thur – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Sat – 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sun – 1 pm -7:00 pm

With a solid core of five delicious beers, Bentonville Brewing Company is keen on morphing average light lager beer and non-beer drinkers into craft beer lovers. In addition to their permanent list of brews, they also offer seasonal and limited brews.  Bottles are available now, and you can also find the production brewery’s beer in their tasting room and on draft in outstanding bars and restaurants throughout Benton and Washington Counties. Live music is available for special events only. Tours available on Friday and Saturday only.

Hawk Moth Brewery & Beer Parlor
710 N 2nd St, (479) 877-1011
Food Available: No
Tours Available: No
Brewery Hours: Wed – Fri 4pm – 10pm, Sat 1pm – 10pm, Sun 1pm – 6pm

Hawk Moth Brewery & Beer Parlor in historic downtown Rogers creates old-world beer styles with a unique American twist.  Taste the difference in its awesome selection of great beers including favorites like their crazy good IPA (The Hazy Tap).  Good feeling place, wonderful bartenders, and excellent place to kick back with your favorite brew. Relax among friends, and be welcomed here.

Ozark Beer Company
109 N Arkansas St, (479) 636-2337
Food Available: Yes (Three Cents an Acre Food Truck)
Tours Available: Yes
Brewery Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-5:30pm, Sat: 1-7pm, Sun: 2-6pm

Open for growler fills and tastings seven days a week, with pints available only on the weekends.These people pride themselves on producing some of the very best beer in NWA. You can bring your own food and relax in the sitting area with one of their excellent house beers. Nice and efficient folks make up the management and wait staff team, and your satisfaction is their primary concern. Current patrons love this place and you will too.

New Province Brewing Company
1310 W Hudson Rd, (479) 246-0479
Food Available:Fri-Saturday nights and Wednesday night
Tours Available: Upon request
Brewery Hours: Mon – Fri 3pm-10pm, Sat 12-10pm, Sun12 – 9pm

Stemming from the operating philosophy that brewing is a delicate balance between science and art, you could easily say that at New Province crafting the perfect brew is a drop by drop obsession. They are keen to have you, their customers, experience the taste sensation created by their perfectly crafted beers. Visit their taproom soon to sample the Philosopher IPA and the Yeoman Porter.

SPRINGDALE

Core Brewing and Distilling
2470 Lowell Rd, (479) 372-7780
Food Available: Yes – Foghorn’s Express
Tours Available: Yes
Brewery Hours: Mon-Fri: 3-9pm, Sat-Sun: 12-9pm

An award-winning brewery featuring some of Arkansas’ most flavorful beer, Core Brewing now produces more than 500 barrels of beer sales per month, and it can be found in more than 500 locations. Stop by the tap room soon to try the Leg Hound Marzen-style lager or the American Wheat. Both are great beers with amazing flavors.

Saddlebock Brewery
18244 Habberton Rd, (479) 419-9969
Food Available: Seasonal Food Trucks
Tours Available: Yes
Brewery Hours: Mon-Thurs: 2-9pm, Fri-Sat: 12-9pm, Sun: 1-8pm

Located on the beautiful White River, Saddlebock was the first production brewery in NWA. For great brews by people who are particular about the kind of beers they produce, drop by Saddlebock Brewey to enjoy the view, unwind, relax and feast your taste buds on some of the most flavorful beer you will find in the Ozarks. The brewery features a unique design with a triple deck. Try the delicious flight of four, which has 4 oz. portions.

HONORABLE   MENTION

Apple Blossom Brewing Company
1550 East Zion Rd, (479) 287-4344
Food Available: Yes
Tours Available: Yes
Brewery Hours: Mon -Thurs: 11am – 9:30pm, Fri-Sat: 11am – 10:30pm, Sun: 12 – 9pm

The 250 seat brew/restaurant enjoys rave reviews about both the beer and the food. Whether you’re there to share a unique beer, an appetizer, a salad or a full meal, Apple Blossom Brewing Company serves up some of the very best in all categories. Their beer selection runs from favorite great pale ales and ESB’s to beers trending from the west and east coasts and Colorado. Food specials are created from the freshest ingredients to be found locally. Try the French Dip sandwich, which is said to be one of
the very best in town.

Rendezvous Junction Brewing Co.
2001 S Bellview Rd suite 2 (479) 381-7501
Food Available: Yes – Fosters Pint and Plate
Tours Available:
Brewery Hours: Mon – Thur 11am – 10pm, Fri – Sat 11am – 11pm, Closed Sun

At Fosters Pint and Plate in Rogers, Rendevous Junction offers a killer assortment of taste tempting beers to choose from including its “Monkin’ Around”, a Belgian Table beer, “Just Jammin’”, a delightful Cream Ale, “Mingling”, a tasty Vienna Lager and more.  If you haven’t tried these inspired by the great American Northwest beers yet, you must make it a priority to stop by and give them a try. Your tastebuds will thank you for it.

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