Diamond Bear Brewery / Arkansas Ale House
The state’s long standing king of craft brew, Diamond Bear, opened their expanded tap room in North Little Rock in 2013. The new Arkansas Ale House moves all brewing operations to NLR with a drastically expanded tap room. Along with most all their in season beers on tap, there is a strong food menu offering. Check out some of the brews:
The Pale Ale pairs an earthy malt against bright hops, making it highly drinkable, even at 6.2 percent ABV.
The Dogtown Brown, a tribute to North Little Rock, is a sweetly smooth brown ale that many locals call their favorite.
The Presidential IPA comes with big hops and barley malt goodness. It’s rumored to have been a former president’s favorite brew.
Seasonal favorites include the Strawberry Blonde, a light colored crisp German lager infused with real strawberries, and Rocktoberfest, a delectable brew made in the classic Marzen/Oktoberfest style.
You can additionally find Diamond Bear beer on tap at a large number of restaurants and bars throughout the city, and if you want a growler, The Alehouse provides that service. Visit Diamond Bear on 600 North Broadway in North Little Rock, on Tuesday – Sunday 11 am to 9 pm, and until 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. The Alehouse is closed Mondays.