Micro-Brewery Hot Spots of Northwest Arkansas

Keeping pace with unheard of burgeoning growth in NWA, an exploding industry of microbreweries is already established and thriving with more craft beer breweries set to open soon.

The huge influx of people and friendly alcohol laws lets the micro brews do multiple things. They can brew their own brand, sell it on site on draft, fill 64 oz. growlers to take home or to a tailgate event, they can also distribute their label, and they can also have a restaurant on the brewery premises.

Today beer breweries are being licensed and opened all over the Ozarks.

Below are the Micro-Brewery Hot Spots of Northwest Arkansas

Bentonville

Bentonville Brewing Company
1000 SE 5th St, Suite A, (479) 464-0150
Food Available: No, but you can bring your own, or order in
Tours Available:  Yes when staff is available
Brewery Hours: Mon – Wed: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Thu: 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm Fri: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm Sat: 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm Sun: 2:00 pm – 9:00 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. While their beer is not
available yet in bottles or cans, you can find the production
brewery’s beer in their tasting room and on draft in outstanding
bars and restaurants throughout Benton and Washington
Counties. On Thursdays and Fridays local bands furnish live
music in the tap room.

Bike Rack Brewing Company 
410 SW A Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 268-6648
Food Available:
 No
Tours Available: Yes
Brewery Hours: Mon. CLOSED, Tues & Wed 4 PM – 9 PM, Thurs & Fri 3:30 PM – 11 PM, Sat 11 AM – 11 PM, Sun 11 AM – 7 PM.

Located only 3 blocks south of the Bentonville Square, just off the Downtown Trail at the Hub in the Bentonville Arts District, Bentonville’s first brewery is committed to creating exciting, unique, quality, handcrafted, locally inspired ales.  Bike Rack brews golden ales, stouts, wits, and American stouts and ambers.  Trail users, travelers from around the world, and the local community are sure to enjoy sampling this brewery’s awesome beer.

Fayetteville

Apple Blossom Brewing Company
1550 East Zion Road, (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 as the best in town.

Group of young friends drinking craft beer in northwest arkansas

Columbus House Brewery
701 N. West Street, (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.

Fossil Cove Brewing Co.
1946 N. Birch Avenue, (479) 445-6050
Food Available: Nomad’s Natural Plate on Wednesday, occasionally other days
Tours Available: Yes, if master brewer is available
Brewery Hours: Tues – Thur: 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 best 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.

Tiny Tim’s Pizza & West Mountain Brewing
21 West Mountain Street, (479) 442-9090
Food Available: Yes
Tours Available: No
Brewery Hours: Mon -Thurs: 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11-12am, Sun: 10am-10pm

Located in the downtown area of Fayetteville, this pizza/pub has
terrific pizza and some of the best craft brews in the area. Try the
Meat Head Pizza and wash it down with one of their house brews
or choose another locally brewed beer.

Rogers

Core Brew Pub in Rogers
1800 S Osage Springs Dr #225, (479) 372-4300

Excellent choice for local beer! People rave about the ESB and
the IPA, the friendly, knowledgeable staff who have a passion for
beer, and the tap room. If you are in the area, make it a priority
to stop by the tap room for some really great beer. Food choices
include hotdogs and popcorn, but you can bring your own food
too. On game days, there are 7 screens and 9 different styles
of beer. Occasionally, local gourmet food trucks will also be on
the premises.

Ozark Beer Company
1701 S 1st Street, (479) 636-2337
Food Available: No
Tours Available: Yes
Brewery Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-5:30pm
Sat: 1pm-7pm, Sun: 2pm-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. Even on Sunday’s, the
tasting room and Tyler’s craft BBQ is open to serve you. Current
patrons love this place and you will too.

New Province Brewing Company 
1310 W Hudson Rd
Rogers, AR 72756
(479) 531-3233
Food Available:
Tours Available:
Brewery Hours: Mon 3-10, Tues Closed, Wed -Thur 3-10, Fri 3-11, Sat Noon-11, Sun Noon-11

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

Saddlebock Brewery
18244 Habberton Rd.
Springdale, AR 72764
(479) 419-9969
Food Available: Seasonal food carts
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

Core Brewing and Distilling 
2470 Lowell Rd.
Springdale, AR 72764
(479) 372-7780
Food Available: No
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.

Note:  Core has multiple pub locations in Northwest Arkansas
Click Here for Core Pub in Fayetteville
Click Here for Core Pub HarBer
Click Here for Core Pub in Rogers

Black Apple Crossing
321 E Emma Ave, (479) 751-0337

Black Apple Crossing is the first cidery to open its doors in Arkansas.
For those of you who don’t know, there are alcoholic and nonalcoholic
ciders. Alcoholic ciders are called hard ciders and are
fermented, while non-alcoholic ciders are called soft ciders or
sweet ciders and are not fermented. Black Apple Crossing brews
delicious, hard ciders. These ciders offer a completely different
taste in adult beverages, and may actually convert some beer
drinkers as they are gluten-free. The place is fast becoming a
favorite for date nights, and it is also a great place to hang out
with friends. They have a killer patio, a beautiful wooden bar,
and there’s also an intimate space. You may order the cider in
flights or by the glass. While no food is served, a food truck is
typically nearby. Great new addition to Emma Street!

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