Bell’s Brewery hits shelves in Arkansas, launch events planned

Cans of Two Hearted Ale began hitting shelves in Arkansas this week, thanks to a recent increase in distribution from Bell’s Brewery.

The company, which started in 1983 as a home-brewing supply shop before selling its own beer, has grown to become the 7th largest craft brewer in the nation, according to The Brewers Association.

Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale has long been considered one of the best IPAs in the world, with consistent top rankings both by style and overall beer in several of the most respected publications.

Other Bell’s offerings spotted this week in Arkansas include Oatsmobile Ale, Kalamazoo Stout, Oarsman Ale, Bell’s Lager Beer, Oberon Ale, Porter, and Amber Ale.

Arkansas Craft Distributors will host a series of tasting and Bell’s launch events in Northwest Arkansas beginning Tuesday. A list of scheduled events is included below:

Tuesday, April 26
4-6 p.m. – Guess Who? in Bentonville (tasting)
4-6 p.m. – Cheers Liquor and Wine Shoppe in Springdale (tasting)
6 p.m. – Guess Who? in Bentonville (history and tasting class)
6:30 p.m. – Foghorn’s Wings Burgers and More in Fayetteville (pint night)

Wednesday, April 27
3-5 p.m. – Pandora’s Bottle in Springdale (tasting)
4-6 p.m. – Dickson Street Liquor in Fayetteville (tasting)
5 p.m. – Mellow Mushroom in Rogers (launch night)
6 p.m. – Dickson Street Pub Crawl in Fayetteville (launch night at Puritan, Farrell’s, Brewski’s, Sideways)

Thursday, April 28
4-6 p.m. – Macadoodles in Springdale (tasting)
4-6 p.m. – Liquor World (tasting)
6-8 p.m. – Mellow Mushroom in Fayetteville (trivia night)
6:30 p.m. – Pressroom in Bentonville (3-beer, 3-course ticketed dinner)