Springdale’s Core Brewing beers have been available for some time here and there in Central Arkansas. Next week, the brewery will celebrate a fuller launch, after which Core’s full line of beer should be available in restaurants and fine liquor stores everywhere. The Central Arkansas “launch week” includes a tap takeover Tuesday night at Professor Bowl, Core pint glass night at Flying Saucer on Wednesday and tap takeovers at Mellow Mushroom and the Hillcrest Fountain on Friday.

On Thursday, the Arkansas Times presents a Core Brewing pub-crawl in Argenta that benefits the Argenta Arts District. The crawl runs from 6-7 p.m. at The Joint, 7-8 p.m. at Cornerstone Pub, 8-9 p.m. at Crush Wine Bar and 9-10 p.m. at Reno’s. Those who “check-in” at each location will be eligible to win Core swag and a spot in “Learn How to Brew Day” with brewmaster Jesse Core.


Consider this a prelude to the Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival, which also benefits the Argenta Arts District. It’s happening 6-9 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Argenta Farmers Market Grounds. Tickets are $35 in advance and available at here. Core and more than 50 other brewers will participate.