From our Valentine’s Dinner (above) Flourless almond cake over olallieberry coulis, topped with meyer lemon gelee and creme fraiche…Charred miso sous vide calamari on delta rice stack with olive tapenade, avocado and roasted asparagus…..Amuse Bouche of citrus cured fresh caught California Halibut, California orange, avocado, grape and almond dusted with seaweed sea salt….Grilled wild caught swordfish over rustic house made pasta with saison “beer blanc” caper sauce, and braised kale salad with blood orange fig vinaigrette.
A “quick” rundown of events coming this season!!
Easter Beer and Egg Hunt! Easter Sunday facebook event page here—> https://www.facebook.com/events/379085419351593/
Cinco De Mayo on the Beer Farm fb event page here —-> https://www.facebook.com/events/372558610186265/
Brews and Blues on 22! We are bringing a music and beer festival back to Logan County! North Logan County Fairgrounds is the new home to our annual fest! Arkansas’ finest breweries, some incredibly talented musicians and some of the best food trucks our state has to offer will be on hand! Delta Biscuit Co food truck will be on hand the next morning for campers to get some tasty breakfast before breaking camp and heading out. Camp sites available, lodging nearby. Come and celebrate summer with us!! Event page here, with link to tickets. —> https://www.facebook.com/events/626592084457799/
In July, we will hold our annual Pint Club appreciation BBQ, and since it’s grown so much, we will split it into two sections, details TBA
August will bring the first Arkansas Brewer’s Guild Tap Takeover to the farm! We will host breweries from all over the state who bring their brews and schmooze to benefit our local guild. It’s a great chance to try all kinds of beer not usually available in our neck of the woods! https://www.facebook.com/events/465525867185724/
September and October will be chock full of festivals, harvests, and great beer and food. Of course September sees Jenny’s El Hefe Jalapeno Hefeweizen and October brings Blue Eyed Susan Brown…and many more farm fresh unique brews. Along with our annual Hatch Harvest Fest (late sept-early oct) we have a few new surprises in store!! Stay tuned!!!
On November 24 we will bring you the SIXTH annual Farm and Craft Market & Beer Garden at the North Logan County Fairgrounds! Despite the last minute move from the downtown square last year, our market relocation to the fairgrounds was a huge success, and we can’t wait to grow this event at this fantastic, spacious new venue!! Keep your eyes open for details!
December (gosh I don’t even like TYPING something that seems so far away….but really, it’s tomorrow) will bring our local shopping events, hopefully some crafty events to help you create some great gifts, and best of all…..tamales! Christmas Eve time is tamale time! We will release our very limited number of Fruitcake beer in cans, and we will bottle our Bourbon Barrel Aged Patience for a New Year’s release.
WHEW! all that and I didn’t even talk about expansion yet….it is about to get real folks…a sneak preview of our plans includes a few improvements to the existing bistro area like a covered outdoor seating area, real bathrooms, flower gardens outside B2, and a larger, well lit parking area and walking paths. Expansion will enable us to brew enough to send our beer to several carefully selected spots around Arkansas so we can spread the Beer Farm Love! Plans include a brand new 10-15bbl brewing system housed in the renovated barn (steel 10k sq foot bldg with our old barn on the outside), a large 3-season deck/patio/greenhousey kind of space alongside the hopyard, a few overnight accommodations for special events/airbnb, and expanded hours (someday, 7 days a week)! We hope to be able to offer Prestonrose as a wedding/event venue for a very limited number of occasions in 2020, and growing that branch of the beer farm tree in future years. An on-farm commercial processing kitchen is in the works (further down the road when the brewery expansion is complete) where we will process the crops we grow and produce items for retail as well as offer space for entrepreneurs to explore value added food production…and a space for culinary students and agriculture students to come together and learn about their interconnected professions in a real time farm to table setting. So many plans! So much to do!! Who wants a job?!?!
We will keep you all updated as developments continue….they may come a little slowly, and/or they may not happen in the order we plan…but rest assured—we are on a mission!!! Prestonrose’s mission is and always will be to create a space where sustainable organic agriculture, craft beer, hands-on education, real food and community intersect to form a third place…one you can’t wait to get back to, always feel welcome at and always feel like the proud family member all of our beer farm friends inevitably become!
Cheers everyone…keep on keepin on!