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Diamond Bear

The weather forecast is perfect for the inaugural Brewed in Arkansas Craft Beer Festival tonight. It’s happening from 6-9 p.m. (Friday) at the Argenta Plaza (6th and Main streets) in North Little Rock. General admission is $30; VIP tickets, which get you catered food, special beers and reserved seating, are $100. There’ll be dozens of local beers on hand for you to try.

Times publisher Alan Leveritt and Diamond Bear Brewing founder and owner Russ Melton were on Fox 16’s morning show yesterday talking about it. Check it out. And while you’re out, dip into our archive and learn all about Diamond Bear’s origin story in this delightful piece from Sam Eifling from 2010.