Welcome to the unofficially official Arkansas Beer Blog! Somehow, we have claimed the state of Arkansas and the craft beer within. Thanks for stopping by! Here you will find many craft beer reviews, style explanations, stories and docudramas. What makes us different from the other million craft beer sites? We are ALL ABOUT ARKANSAS! What’s that you say? Arkansas is a little behind the times with craft beer? Well, you may be a little right, but one thing is for sure: we have craft beer geeks who love and appreciate good beer. It’s a good time to dive into the amazing world of craft beer as well – thanks to wonderful people like Glidewell Distributing, we are seeing an explosion in diverse world class beer available here in the Natural State!
Jonas Schaffer became a craft beer geek after moving to the small town of Charleston and finding a lackluster selection of wine in Fort Smith. After many years of studying the ancient purple liquid, he decided to educate himself about beer. He read many, many books about the subject, and now follows or is involved with over 5.7 million blogs covering tastings, industry knowledge and information, and conceptual directions on craft beer. The world of craft beer simply blew up like an atomic bomb inside his brain. He soon started tasting every beer available, and started a practice of ordering and trading beer online. With a beer cellar currently aging over 6,000 ounces of beer (over 275 bombers), his wife has consulted many rehabilitation centers covering the disease of beer stockpiling, but she can’t seem to convince him to kick the beer collecting habit. Perhaps writing for this blog will help. Or backfire.
Josh Whitson’s craft beer crusade began out of sheer boredom. After growing tired of the monotony in the domestic beer scene, he cautiously ventured out in search of something more. Armed with little information on these new craft beers, trial and error led to astounding discoveries in many different styles and flavors. Further study brought him an understanding in the various methods, preparations, components, and passion that go into making these glorious creations. This boundless interest led to a great appreciation and admiration for the craft. It is now his ambition to share this wealth of information and provide honest opinions to other beer enthusiasts, removing a lot of the guesswork in the process.