Paris, Arkansas that is! Had to get your attention :-)
Remember, we are closed this Sunday November 18 for this special event! You can join us and FOUR OTHER ARKANSAS BREWERIES on the square in Paris, Arkansas from noon to 6! Buffalo Brewing, Flyway Brewing, Stone’s Throw, and Fort Smith Brewing will all join us at Eiffel Tower Park this Sunday at noon to host an Arkansas Craft Beer garden as part of our 5th annual Farm and Craft Market!
Also featured Sunday will be four local food trucks - Truckin’ Delicious, Beef o’Brady’s, Hot Rod’s BBQ and One Stop Burrito Shop will be on hand to serve up some deeeelicious grub!
For our non-beer drinkers we will have Teaberry Kombucha on hand, and Retro Roasters coffee for you chilly folks!
Our vendor list is impressive, and we can’t wait for you to come meet all of our wonderful artisans, bakers, makers, crafters and farmers! Come and get that holiday shopping started, and support small, local entrepreneurs while you do it!
There are a few days left to speak up if you are or you know someone who would like to be a vendor at Farm and Craft…just get a hold of us at email@example.com !
In addition to our event, many of the merchants around our little square will hold special open house activities and have great deals for all of you shop-local-ers!
Plant, grow, feed, pick, cook, brew, serve, repeat! With the exception of a few instagram posts and an event or two, that is the whole of my world these days! We have an AMAZING, dedicated, supportive, loving and appreciative community of friends, family, customers, fans and partners! I’m just going to make it a point to include that in EVERY. SINGLE. POST. We could not have imagined in a million years the warm embrace we were met with when we started this journey, and we continue to relish and appreciate every single day! So thank you thank you thank you THANK YOU!! We love you guys!
We have some pretty exciting events coming up over the next few months! This time of year is, after all, the most enjoyable to get out and see the Natural State…and boy, do they!
This weekend we celebrate the end of summer harvest with our own little Hatch Fest :-) Saturday and Sunday Sept 29/30 we will flood our menu with delicious dishes featuring our own Prestonrose Hatch Peppers prepared in as many ways as we can squeeze into that little kitchen! We held back a few bushels of those beauties to roast live for ya too….there really is nothing in the world quite like that beautiful smell of roasting peppers!! We will feature meats, cheeses and other items like locally grown rice from our farm partners….as well as lots of fresh crops right off our own farm! It’s a great weekend to check out the beer farm, and those tasty little peppers too! Plan on answering the all-important question when you order…..red or green?
Also this Saturday (Sept 29) we will release our annual batch of Jenny’s El Hefe! Brewed in honor of my sister Jenny, whose fave beer style was wheat, and she loved spicy things. She was also pretty bossy—so this fits the bill pretty well! We will be serving that up alongside our Hatch menu so look out!
Sunday Sept 30 is the Fall release of Patience! Bottles of our Imperial Stout brewed last winter and aged these last 9 months will be available in limited supply! Noon to 4pm Sunday only!
We still have a few spots left in PC2, our second edition of the Prestonrose Pint Club! I’ll post a separate note here to tell you how to claim your spot! It’s a great deal, and gets you all kinds of beer farm clout!
We’re cooking up all kinds of exciting things here on the beer farm this fall….stay tuned!!
hoooooEEE is it hot! and crazy! and wonderful!!
Things are in full swing around the farm, just trying to keep our heads above water while we play the eternal game of catch-up! But then...what's new?
A few whirlwind weekends to celebrate friends, family and loved ones graduating, having birthdays, getting matched to their medical specialty for residency....you name it. The result is we skipped straight from February to JUNE and didn't notice a second go by!
February saw the 2nd Beerthday Bash for the beer farm....We had a wonderful time and 4 big days of celebration, food, fun and friends! We can't believe it's only been 2 years....And that it's already been 2 years!!! We also traveled north to Omaha to see our Anna (future sis-in-law by way of Tommy, Preston's baby brother) receive her match for the next step in medical school-her residency. She got Denver! We are so excited to have both of our brothers and their families in one state! (My bro and family are in Colorado Springs). So much happening and our little circles are starting to overlap in the most wonderful ways!
March was our St Paddy's day feast--that was so insane I don't remember standing still ALL DAY! We released the annual Irish Ale Cailleach Ruadh, served up about 50lbs of house corned beef and lots of fun!
April saw our sweet Sandy's birthday (Preston's little sister), and the in-person Ohio delivery of her own Saison Cassandra, a french farmhouse saison made with over 40lbs per barrel of Arkansas blueberries! It was all a surprise and man was it worth all of it just to see the look on her face!!
The last week of April took us to Nashville for the Craft Brewer's Conference! Our first time there, it was a teensy bit overwhelming! 14,000 craft beer professionals attend this conference from all over the world! We were extremely honored for the opportunity to serve our beer at the welcome reception and got lots of positive feedback and praise about our Saison Cassandra and our Blue Centennial. I had several fan-girl moments, including meeting the founder of the Pink Boots Society Teri Fahrendorf, the current PBS president Laura Ulrich -also Stone Brewing's small batch brewer. nbd. We saw a talk with Sam Calgione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewing and got to chat with him afterward--he was so excited to meet fellow nano-brewers he took a selfie with us and said we inspired him ! I'm dead! Later I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Brooklyn Brewing's Garrett Oliver, also author of the Oxford Companion to Beer. BIG BIG week :-)
May plopped right down in our laps with our annual Cinco de Mayo celebration, and the release of this year's batch of Mariachi Stout. This year I brewed it with Ancho chiles from the farm and A Mexican coffee roasted by our friend Liz over at Retro Roasters in Russellville! It turned out quite tasty, rich London style with a slight residual sweetness, little to no bitterness, all the depth of the oceans thanks to the mad skills of Troubadour Maltings, and just a tingle of heat on the finish. We still have a bit on tap if you missed out, or just want more! Food was a big hit that day too, despite our electrical challenges in the kitchen--as always our friends and neighbors came to the rescue and we were able to deliver hundreds of you those tacos you came for :-)
A few weeks after that we rushed off to Columbia Missouri to the graduation of a dear family friend's youngest....circled back to cook more food for ya, then hopped a plane to Colorado for my nephew Jeffrey's graduation! (Are you tired yet?) All feet are back on the ground and we are hitting the farm work HARD! Half of the new high tunnel is full, the old high tunnel has several transitions going on from the last of spring crop to the new summer stuff....500 Hatch plants are about to go in the ground...200 other peppers....flowers, herbs, veggies, fruits.....all going in better late than never!
That said....we would love to build a list of Friends of the Beer Farm volunteers to call on for various projects throughout the busy season. Please email me if you're interested! firstname.lastname@example.org There's not much pay but I'll feed you, send you home with veggies and of course, farm fresh beer!!
Currently: The old structures on the farm are being spruced up with the ultimate goal of offering airbnb on the farm.......storage containers are on the way so we can begin the gentle process of taking the old barn down and putting up the new brewery building....then putting up the old barn on top of it!.....the ever evolving kitchen has a new annex--the beer farm smokehouse! We will be serving up some mouth watering bbq in no time!.....we just started carrying Fort Smith Popcorn Co....adding to the snacks available during all business hours, not just kitchen hours!.......I have started making Popsicles! Last week was fresh Arkansas strawberries, farm fresh peppermint and cream....super yummy! They will be available most Sat/Sun and I'm pretty excited to feature seasonal stuff in a cool, summer treat! Watermelon Cucumber pops? Yes please!.......
Coming up......Beer Farm Yoga will return June 4! Every Monday at 7pm till the weather says otherwise. $10 per class, and the beer farm bistro is open for an hour afterward to enjoy a pint or take a growler home! Take that, Mondays!! Check our events page for more details https://www.facebook.com/pg/PrestonroseFarm/events/?ref=page_internal
Music on the farm! Los New Mexico Playboys will be here on the farm Saturday June 23! They will play from 5-7pm and our menu will be all New Mexican that weekend to celebrate! (Yes that means Hatch!!!).
Summer release of Patience comes on June 30--the 6 month mark is my favorite, when you really start to be able to taste/smell the evolving characteristics of the beer as it ages. 22oz bombers, first come first served.
On to 4th of July, which falls on a Weds this year--a perfect day for our Pint Club appreciation BBQ! If you're a member, and you have not RSVP'd, do it soon!.....
A few super cool media happenings of late....one was a podcast interview by James over at Basic Brewing, he came by, sampled some beer and talked shop. It came through as a pretty cool podcast you can hear here..... http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/d/e/3/de3a1c745cdbaf58/bbr03-29-18prestonrose.mp3?c_id=20019054&cs_id=20019054&expiration=1527621359&hwt=9118c5b220a23d6345dd1ece3d3f9393
In another radio event, our friend Steve Shuler, Little Rock writer, was invited to be a guest on Tap Time, a beer show on 103.7 The Buzz. He brought a little growler of some beer he purchased from us earlier that weekend and the love-fest that followed was nothing short of blush-inducing. I cannot say enough how much it fills my heart to hear people react positively to the product that comes from the work I've chosen as my path. It can be a little embarrassing, as I've never been great with praise...but mostly I get over that and sit back and graciously listen to the kind, supportive words friends have to offer. I am so, so SO thankful for the support and enthusiasm we have received thus far, and cannot wait to spend many more years working hard to bring smiles to faces and bellies all around us! You can hear the radio broadcast here...listen to the whole thing! They talk much of one of my absolute favorite breweries, Ozark Beer Co. as well. https://arkbeerscene.blogspot.com/2018/05/tap-time-radio-may-14th-2018.html?m=1
The latest print coverage is pretty magnificent too--our friend Lacey Thacker over at Arkansas Food and Farm as written a wonderful article about Prestonrose....it's not yet posted online but should be shortly at https://www.arkansasfoodandfarm.com
Just before that, we had a sweet little writeup in Southwest Brewing News! The feature was called Garage B(r)ands! It was a special section featuring breweries from every state in the region who are super small and unique! Check it out! http://swbnonline.brewingnews.com/publication/?m=9252&l=1
Again...we are overwhelmed with the love and support from our community, friends and family! Thank you all!
Love and CHEERS!!
Hello, dear Beer Farm Friends!
It came to my attention recently that we may have failed to inform when our full menu is available, and when we serve snack foods. The following should clear that right up....Apologies for any confusion...this is all a work in progress :-)
I added a page to the main website too, hopefully that will help! Also you can always find info on our facebook page!! And if there are special events, dinners, or menus we will always let you know in advance!
Hours, food, etc........current as of March 2018
Thursdays open 4-8pm---Food items include snacks like fresh sheep's milk cheese and local sourdough bread. Our kitchen is not open during this time....ready made stuff in the deli case only!
Fridays open 4-8pm---Food items include snacks like fresh sheep's milk cheese and local sourdough bread. Our kitchen is not open during this time....ready made stuff in the deli case only!
Saturdays 4-8pm---Saturdays and Sundays the kitchen is open, and our menu rotates weekly. We have usually 6 to 8 various sized dishes ranging in price from 6 to 18 dollars. We use meat from local, sustainably raised animals, and we always have a vegetarian option! We take great pride in the unique, locally grown, hand crafted food we serve here at the beer farm...and we hope you love eating it as much as we love making it! Please feel free to call ahead or send a facebook message if you would like to know what is on the menu before you come! 479-938-0199
Sundays 12-4pm---Saturdays and Sundays the kitchen is open, and our menu rotates weekly. We have usually 6 to 8 various sized dishes ranging in price from 6 to 18 dollars. We use meat from local, sustainably raised animals, and we always have a vegetarian option! We take great pride in the unique, locally grown, hand crafted food we serve here at the beer farm...and we hope you love eating it as much as we love making it! Please feel free to call ahead or send a facebook message if you would like to know what is on the menu before you come! 479-938-0199
Hey BFF's! We came across this opportunity and thought we'd give it a shot....we entered in the small business grant contest from Fedex! If you're so inclined, follow this link
and vote for us!! We plan to put any winnings toward the Big Barn Buildout and a bigger brewing system!!
More beer more better, right?!