BEER NEWS!

Happy Thirsty Thursday, Arkansans! We received BIG news today of some new beers that are now officially in our state lines and available here in Arkansas. Amazing brewers such as Evil Twin, Local Option, Stillwater Artisanal and Omnipollo have each witnessed the demand of the growing craft beer market in Arkansas. They are throwing their hat in the ring and will now be providing us with their wonderful creations. Read more below and don’t forget to drink up!logos12

Interesting notes about Evil Twin: The brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø is the brother to fellow brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of world famous Mikkeller.  In case you haven’t guessed, these guys aren’t from around here…. but one thing is for sure: they know how to make damn good beer. Evil Twin touts a broad profile of interesting and flavorful beers.  Some worth noting: Lil’ B, Even More Jesus and Femme Fatale Brett.  They have every beer for every situation: a bold and beautiful American Porter for the upcoming fall, a beer that may or may not be appropriate for Sunday morning church-going, and an IPA that features one of our favorite ingredients: the funk master yeast brettanomyces.

We also have Local Option, a brewery with an outstanding 97% rating on BeerAdvocate.  Omnipollo is a fun brewery that we always welcome to the scene.  Let’s not forget Stillwater!  They have made some world-famous collaboration beers and feature highly rated beers like Stateside Saison, Cellar Door and As Follows.

Check out every beer that will soon be available in Arkansas in the below list.  Be sure to request these from your local beer merchant!

Evil Twin Biscotti Break – American Porter

Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail – Imperial IPA

Evil Twin More Jesus – Imperial Stout

Evil Twin Falco – American IPA

Evil Twin Femme Fatale – American IPA

Evil Twin Low Life – German Pilsener

Evil Twin Ron & the Beast Ryan – Saison

Evil Twin Ryan & Beaster Bunny – Saison

Evil Twin Spicy Nachos – American Pale Ale

Evil Twin Yang – Imperial IPA

Evil Twin Yin – Imperial Stout

Local Option Morning Wood – American Amber

Local Option Voku Hila – Maibock/Helles Bock

Omnipollo Mazarin – American Pale Ale

Evil Twin/Westbrook/Local Option Plasticman – Saison

Stillwater As Follows – Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Stillwater Cellar Door – Saison

Stillwater Existent – Saison

Stillwater Sensory Series V.2 Small Black – Saison

Stillwater Stateside Saison – Saison

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4 thoughts on “BEER NEWS!

  1. Rex says:

    As always, thanks for the heads-up, guys! I just now checked with Springhill, and they had no idea what I was talking about. To be fair, their beer guy wasn’t in, but I did talk to the office manager and, sad to say, she was clueless. So, I called Colonial, and got to talk to their beer manager. He told me they have everything available in Arkansas from the Evil Twin conglomerate (my word), and it will be released Tuesday, Sept 17. They had a tasting this morning, but somehow forgot to invite me. All will be sold in 4-pak except Femme Fatale, which is currently only available draught. If you can find out who in town might have it on tap next week, I’d be interested. No firm info available yet on pricing, but he told me he expected a range of $9.99 – $14.99, dependent upon the particular beer. Not bad! Can’t wait!

    P.S. You scooped JTBS

    1. arbeergeek says:

      Thanks Rex – you are a great fellow beer citizen! We will be publishing some reviews soon and we will be sure to post availability. When asked about distribution we’ve understood that it is all “statewide” so it should only be a matter of your retailer working for you. I believe it’s Collin at Colonial right? He knows what’s happening. Your Arkansas Beer Geeks got their hands on the beer early – please take pity. Take a look at some of the beer! http://imgur.com/a/MOFq9#0

  2. Rex says:

    Yes it’s Collin who I talked to.

    I’ve looked over the Ratebeer info on these brews. I’m not clear on how the arrangement between all these breweries works, between here and Denmark. It appears all the IPas were brewed in Denmark…correct? I am suspicious of American IPAs not brewed in America.

    I will try them all, nonetheless.

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