If sampling a dazzling array of hoppy, malty micro-brews is your idea of a great way to spend a few hours, have we ever got some options for you! Fayetteville is home to a burgeoning local beer culture, and paired with the region’s love of festivals, the result is one spectacular day of great beer tasting events (one festival even throws a lineup of specialty brewed coffees into the mix.) Here’s what is in store on Saturday, May 4, 2019:
Fayetteville Foam Fest – This craft beer sampling festival takes place on the Fayetteville Historic Downtown Square and celebrates hand crafted brews while benefiting three local charities. Tickets come with a souvenir sampling mug and access to taste over 300 beers from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Those who opt to purchase VIP tickets may gain entry an hour early, receive heavy hors d’oeuvres in the VIP tent, and have the option to try a number of local home brewers’ finest beers. For information and tickets, visit http://www.fayettevillefoamfest.com/.
4th Annual Arkansas Brewgrass Festival – This family-friendly festival celebrates Arkansas beer, bingo, and bluegrass music along with local craft vendors and food trucks at the Washington County Fairgrounds from 1 to 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased in advance for an online discount at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arkansas-brewgrass-2019-tickets-54009426649?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. Those under age 18 will be admitted free of charge.
Rituals – A Coffee & Beer Festival – Local beverage companies Ozark Beer Co. and Onyx Coffee Labs have joined forces to gather several of their favorite breweries and coffee roasters from around the United States for two intimate tasting sessions in downtown Rogers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Guests will taste coffee-themed and small batch beers, as well as coffees prepared in a variety of ways. Tickets are on sale until May 3 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rituals-coffee-beer-festival-hosted-by-ozark-beer-co-onyx-coffee-lab-tickets-59713263980.