Two tap takeover events are planned in Fayetteville on Thursday that will give craft beer fans a chance to taste some regional and limited national brews not normally available in one location.
For those unfamiliar, a tap takeover is basically what it sounds like. A bar or taproom organizes an event with a brewery (or a group of brewers), where some or all of the establishment’s beer tap lines are temporarily replaced with beers from that brewer.
Arkansas Brewer’s Guild Tap Takeover – Fossil Cove Brewing Co.
Fossil Cove will host the Arkansas Brewer’s Guild tap takeover beginning at 4 p.m. (Nov. 13) inside the brewery’s taproom at 1946 N. Birch Ave. in midtown Fayetteville.
The event is a fundraiser for the guild, which is a non-profit organization aimed at supporting and promoting the growing craft beer community it Arkansas.
Those in attendance can sample beers from nine Arkansas craft breweries including Apple Blossom, Core, Diamond Bear, Fossil Cove, Moody Brews, Ozark, Saddlebock, Stone’s Throw, and West Mountain.
Arkansas Brewer’s Guild fall tap takeover lineup
Apple Blossom Brewing Company – Applewood Smoked Belgian Stout
Core Brewing Company – Imperial Red IPA
Diamond Bear Brewing Company – Rocktoberfest
Fossil Cove Brewing Co. – Fall Saison
Moody Brews – Half Seas Over
Ozark Beer Company – Belgian Golden
Saddlebock Brewery – Dirty Blonde
Stone’s Throw Brewing – Lichtenheiner Weisse
West Mountain Brewing Co – Black IPA
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tap Takeover – Sideways Bar
Also on Thursday, Sideways will host a Sierra Nevada Beer Camp tap takeover beginning at 5 p.m. inside the bar, located at 311 W. Dickson St. behind Farrell’s Lounge.
Beer Camp is Sierra Nevada’s collaboration series that showcases the work of a dozen craft breweries from across the country including names like Bell’s, Firestone Walker, Oskar Blues and Russian River. Each brewery worked closely with Sierra Nevada to create a unique beer to be included in a mixed 12-pack – including 10 bottles and two cans. The beers, of course, were also released individually in kegs.
Those in attendance at the event will have a rare opportunity to sample six of the collaboration brews.