Just in time for the beautiful Arkansas spring weather, Stone’s Throw Brewing announced recently they’ve received approval for a new outdoor beer garden at their 9th and Rock Street location in the historic MacArthur Park Neighborhood, and it should be open around the middle of next week I’m told.
The Little Rock City Board of Directors also approved extended hours, which have already gone into effect at the beginning of the month—so you can now hang out in the cozy taproom (or soon in the approximately 20 new seats outside) until 10:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. But that’s not all going as the brewery approaches their 2nd year anniversary.
The addition of another 6 bbl fermenter, hopefully in place by the end of May, means yet even more beer! They doubled their capacity not long after opening to meet new demands for off-site tap handles and continue fill their space with brewing equipment.
There are plans in place for collaborations with other locals breweries, including Diamond Bear, Apple Blossom, Lost Forty, Damgoode Brews and Leap of Faith. All of these should be happening regularly over the Summer.
In June they’ll be releasing their summer seasonal hoppy beer, Two-Timing American IPA, as well as their seasonal session beer, Caddo Kolsch. To celebrate the start of brewing operations on July 4, 2013, they’ll be marking Independence Day with the release of their Second Anniversary Stout along with tappings of cellared versions of Big Dam Horn O’Plenty, Lil Peaty’s Wee Heavy, Amarillo Warrior Imperial IPA and Chipotle Porter aged in Rocktown Bourbon Barrels.
Lasty, get ready for the return of the popular Block On Rock Birthday Bash, which marks the 2nd anniversary of the tap room opening the doors for business on August 1, 2013. It returns on Saturday, August 1st from 3-10pm with musical guests Cindy Woolf & Mark Bilyeu and the Big Dam Horns along with local food trucks, artisan vendors and craft-beers. The event benefits the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas and the Arkansas Brewers Guild.