• Arkansas,  craft beer

    Exploring Central Arkansas’s Locally Labeled craft beer scene

    As microbreweries continue to grow across the country, craft beer has blossomed in parts of the United States that people don’t usually associate with beer.  Central Arkansas is one of those places.  To help promote its growing craft beer scene, the Little Rock and North Little Rock CVBs partnered to create the Locally Labeled Passport.  So next time you’re in the Greater Little Rock area, you need to pick it up to help you explore the region’s craft breweries, brewpubs, wineries, and distillery. Although the program focuses on breweries, there are two wineries and a distillery are also part of the program.  The inclusion of wineries and a distillery really…

  • Arkansas,  craft beer

    A pint at Flyway Brewing in North Little Rock, Ark.

    When visiting Central Arkansas, it can be easy to overlook North Little Rock unless you’re attending a baseball game at Dickey-Stephens Park or a concert at Verizon Arena.  North Little Rock has a population of 62,000 compared to Little Rock’s 194,000.  However, downtown North Little Rock is a very vibrant area with connections to Little Rock via the Metro Streetcar.  The life of the party is clearly on North Main Street, but one block away visitors will find Flyway Brewing Company at the intersection of Maple and West Fourth streets. The brewery clearly plays up it name in its decor, as evidenced by the geese featured on the building’s awning…