Billy Carter, former spokesman for Billy Beer and brother of former President Jimmy Carter, once said, “Paintings are like beer, only beer tastes good, and it’s hard to stop drinking beer.” Much like art… beer, wine and spirits are deeply woven into the fabric of society and social entertainment.
After a long day, a cold beverage is a great way to unwind. Whether your palate prefers beer, wine or spirits, Little Rock offers a plethora of unique watering holes for those who choose to imbibe. Here are a few great spots for libations.
ROCK TOWN DISTILLERY
Rock Town Distillery was founded in 2010 by Arkansas native, Phil Brandon. Award after award lines the entryway showcasing this Little Rock hallmark in distilleries.
“Rock Town Distillery, located in downtown Little Rock, is the first legal distillery of any kind in Arkansas since prohibition. We are an artisan craft distillery that uses grains from Arkansas to distill award winning spirits. Rock Town is a true grain-to-glass distillery, our spirits are carefully distilled from corn, wheat and rye that are grown within a 125 miles of the distillery. Our passion is our spirit and our dedication is to our craft. …Rock Town Distillery has won numerous international awards for its spirits and can be found in numerous states, the UK and Canada.” ~ Rock Town Distillery
Named one of the “Top 25 Craft Distillery Tours” in the US, this unassuming landmark focuses on handcrafted artisan bourbon. You certainly can’t count out their vodka, gin, riverboat rum and smoked whiskies which are equally superb.
Ingredients such as locally sourced red wheat, corn and barley provides a stellar, award winning product.
Rock Town spirits can be found in the US, UK and Canada. Check with your local beverage sales center for availability.
Rock Town Distillery
LOCATION: 1201 Main Street | Little Rock, AR 72202
LOST FORTY BREWING
“Lost Forty Brewing takes its name from the historic, storied forest that stands on 40 acres of Arkansas’s last truly virgin soil in Calhoun County. We aim to craft beers as unwavering, wild, and uniquely Arkansas as the the land itself. Lost Forty, both the forest and the brewery, is part tall tale, a little bit of hearsay, a lot of history, a few facts, a big cast of characters and completely Arkansas.” ~ Lost Forty Brewing
Self proclaimed “obsessed with delicious beer and food”, Lost Forty offers a solid menu of craft beers including IPA’s, stouts, porters, ales and bocks. Providing a welcoming atmosphere, Lost Forty is the perfect spot to enjoy a few beers with friends, or to unwind after work.
Food offerings are deliciously abundant focusing on BBQ and shareable plates.
For more information on Lost Forty Brewing, as well as a complete listing of upcoming events such as beer tastings and festivals, check their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/lost40beer
Lost Forty Brewing
LOCATION: 501 Byrd St. | Little Rock, AR 72201
If you’re looking for an evening out filled with friends and fun, you’ll find it in Little Rock.
*This article is sponsored by Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau. All travel accommodations were hosted, however all opinions are our own.