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I've tried to set the on-line shop up to be as user friendly, uncluttered, and simple as possible. I believe I've got most of the bugs out of it, but I know there is still much to do. That said, I think you'll find it easy to shop. If you're in Northwest Arkansas, you can order on-line for free in-store pick up. I'll have the order pulled and ready for you to check out when you arrive. Orders up to $99.99 will be shipped ground at a flat rate of $8.95. Orders from $100 up will ship free, though certain restrictions may apply due to weight or size considerations, and these will be assessed at the rate charged by the carrier. In other words, I can't ship you a flat bed trailer of 2 row malt for free, but I'll do my best to get your order out within 24 hours and in your hands as soon as possible.

As always, thanks so much for your business and allowing me to be part of your brewing or wine making day. 
Peace, Steve

 

Here's a video tour of the shop when it first opened. Seems like a lifetime ago, but our first day was Saturday, November 26, 2016. Since then, I've added lots of new products and the store is better stocked and organized. Drop by and check it out.

Our goal is to offer an extensive line of the freshest quality ingredients, equipment, and educational resources for beer, wine, mead, cider and cheese making products to the home enthusiast in Northwest Arkansas and online. Like you, I’m a home brewer. I’ve pursued the hobby for more than 20 years and have been making meads and wines for nearly that long. I love to cook and admit that I approach the hobby from a culinary point of view. Our philosophy and one of our guiding principles is the idea that this a food store first, and a hardware store second. It’s all about the ingredients: the freshest hops, grains, yeasts and of course a great selection of wine kits. I plan to carry locally produced honey and other ingredients as soon possible. I’ll keep you posted. I believe strongly in a farm to table approach and as far as it is possible and practicable, I’ll do my best to bring local products to the shop and to promote and support the NWA brewing community at every turn.

We strongly support our active duty and veteran communities, and to that end we offer an in-store 10 percent discount to any active or former service members. We also offer an in-store 10 percent discount to American Homebrewer Association members as well as current members in good standing with of our local brew clubs, FLOPS and OZ - Ozark Zymurgists.

On behalf of my wife, Gretchen, and our son, Chase, I invite you to drop by the store, or shop online. We would be honored to help you with all of your home brewing and home wine making needs. 

Best Wishes, Steve

 

 Chase and I enjoying a freshly minted Moscato.

Gretchen and Chase working the booth at Frost Fest in February. Yes, it was cold! 

 My early influences were Schlitz and shotguns. (I still kind of like Schlitz.)

Tweets

St. Arnulf Belgian Tripel

Paying homage to the great Abbey Ales of Belgium, our St. Arnulf Tripel brings a ton of spicy, fruity esters and 8.1% ABV to the monastery. Hops are Styrian Golding and Hallertauer offsetting Pilsner malt and Belgian candi syrup in this high flying strong Belgian ale. Here’s a beer that is delicious young but will age beautifully, drying out as it matures.

1.085 Original Gravity --1.023 Final Gravity

8.1% ABV. 47 IBUs. 6.0° LSRM.

Note: These are anticipated results. Your results may vary slightly depending on your brewing process and conditions. 

Your cost: $7.26 a six pack.

Steve's Mead

You'll enjoy making (and drinking!) this easy to make semi-sweet mead. We use local Arkansas raw honey and a renowned Narbonne French wine yeast to make this a truly memorable beverage.

War Eagle Porter

The perfect fall beer. Dark, roasty, biscuit notes from Aromatic, Special Roast and Midnight Wheat specialty grains compliment a base Porter and Dark Malt bill to create an American style porter you’ll enjoy sharing with friends on crisp autumn evenings.  

5.2 % ABV. 34 IBUs. BJCP Style: American Porter (20A)

Lawn Tractor American Pale Ale

Straight up American Pale Ale brought to life with Northern Brewer, Chinook and Cascade hops. 5.8% ABV ~ 43 IBUs ~ 7.4º L SRM ~ BJCP Style: American Pale Ale (18B)

Zero Turn IPA

Classic American-style IPA.
6.7% ABV ~ 56 IBUs ~ 7.9º L SRM ~ BJCP Style: American India Pale Ale (21A)

Brush Hog Double IPA

Intensely hopped, yet very drinkable, well balanced Double IPA. Go big or go home! 
1.087% ABV ~ 72 IBUs ~ 7.5º L SRM ~ BJCP Style: Double India Pale Ale (22A)

Push Mower Blonde Ale

Crisp, refreshing American Blonde Ale. A perfect session beer after a hot day in the yard.  
5.2% ABV ~ 27 IBUs ~ 3.1º L SRM ~ BJCP Style: American Blonde Ale (18A)

Kings River Stout

You’ll love this his easy to make Stout, which uses Brown and Chocolate Malts with Roasted Barley against a backdrop of Dark Malt Extract to make a truly delicious beer that you’ll want to savor long into the night. Challenger, Fuggle and East Kent Goldings hops paired with English Ale Yeast keep this beer squarely in the tradition and pallet of fine British Stouts.    6.2 % ABV. 27 IBUs.

Grapefruit IPA, Extract, 1 gallon

Grapefruit IPA, Extract, 1 gallon

$12.24 per six pack to brew this recipe. 

Grapefruit IPA, Extract, 5 gallon

Grapefruit IPA, Extract, 5 gallon

$7.75 per six pack to brew. 

Grapefruit IPA, All Grain, 5 gallon

Grapefruit IPA, All Grain, 5 gallon

$4.38 per six pack to brew this recipe.

English Barleywine

This English-style Barleywine brings Apollo, Target and Challenger hops to the party to perfectly balance a substantial Golden and Amber Malt bill. At 63 IBUs and 9.8% ABV, this ale is guaranteed to warm your heart!

5 gallon recipe
$8.99 per six pack.

 

Belgian Blond Ale

2 gallon recipe perfect for Mr. Beer fermenters. 

$6.55 per six pack

Break out the Pommes Frites and Mussels to pair with our version of this classic ale, perfect for summer cookouts, days at the beach or just hanging with friends. Aromatic and White Wheat malts are steeped with Pilsner malt to create a pale golden wort balanced with the spicy, floral character of Perle hops. 6.2 % ABV. 30 IBU.

Honey Wheat Extract Kit

5 gallon recipe = $5.05 per six pack

You’ll love this easy to make and easy to drink wheat ale, lightly flavored with just a touch of Honey Malt, and German Tettnag and Czech Saaz hops. It’s perfect for a warm spring day. Pair it with your favorite seafood, spicy Thai, light pastas, sushi . . . or brawts, pretzels and a ball game. Prost!

Ozark Amber Beer Kit

5 gallon recipe

$5.40 per six pack

Amber malt blends perfectly with Belgian Melanoidin, Medium Crystal and Belgian Special B malts to serve as the backdrop for Columbus, Willamette, Amarillo and Mosaic hops. If you like hops, you’ll love this beer. Pairs with a wide range of food, including chicken, seafood, burgers; great with spicy cuisine, Port-Salut or other tangy cheeses. Great with desserts including poached pears with dulce de leche, banana pound cake, pecan lace cookies. 5.2 % ABV. 52 IBUs.

FYI: I changed the name to Ozark Amber for the English spelling instead of Aux Arc, which is French. Same beer, different spelling.

 

Best Bitter

Best Bitter

For a quart of Ale is a dish for a King. – Shakespeare, “A Winter’s Tale”

5 gallon recipe

$5.05 per six pack

Here’s a great session ale that’s a breeze to make and easier to enjoy. It’s great on its own, but this versatile ale pairs beautifully with classic pub food, including  fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, burgers, or pizza. East Kent Golding hops are smooth and delicate with floral, lavender, spice, honey, earth, lemon, orange, grapefruit and thyme overtones. Fuggle hops bring pleasant mint, grass and floral tones to the beer. Nottingham ale yeast is the perfect yeast to bring out the biscuit tones from a touch of Victory malt. Cheers!

Lil'-Smoky ESB

5 gallon recipe

$5.05 per six pack

With a whisper of Beechwood Smoked Brewer’s Malt,  Dark Crystal and Aromatic specialty malts, this Extra Special Bitter will make you want to head to the back yard and break out your BBQ gear. This beer pairs beautifully with smoked meats; rich cheeses — like  aged Gouda or English Stilton — and  oysters on the half shell.  At 5% ABV, you can enjoy it all evening. Challenger and Target hops grown in the UK, along with Nottingham ale yeast make this a truly memorable British-style ESB, with just a hint of smoky goodness. Cheers!

 

 

15-Minute Pale Ale

This recipe can be made in either five or six gallon versions. 
5 gallon = $5.50 per six pack. 5% ABV
6 gallon = $4.58 per six pack. 3.8% ABV

This copper-colored beer is easy to brew and will reward your short brew day with copious amounts of American hop flavor and aroma. Since this is an extract beer, you can easily vary the alcohol content. Adding more water in the kettle or fermenter will make this pale ale more session-able.

American Pale Ale

Perhaps the most widely brewed American style ale. Moderately strong hop aroma and bitterness. Pale ale malt base provides deep gold, almost amber, color and medium-bodied mouthfeel.

English Pale Ale

A classic English style that yields medium-high bitterness above a foundation of caramel maltiness. Hop character is derived from heavy bittering addition. This is a well- balanced, drinkable Special Bitter.

American Amber

Pale ale malt combined with medium caramel malt create a rich, copper color. Bitterness is balanced to match the malt character. Smooth clean finish with moderate carbonation level.

Belgian IPA

A generous hops schedule and soft Belgian Candi Sugar combine to create this modern style ale. Brewer?s Best® Belgian IPA includes that trademark spiciness familiar to Belgian Style Ales along with the piney, herbal and slight citrus flavors of an American IPA. The result is a complex flavor combination that adds depth and outstanding character to this unique style of ale.

Belgian Saison

A light bodied, effervescent ale with warm malty flavors and a slight orange hue from the steeping grains. Golden Candi Syrup lends a faint caramel sweetness and a hint of fresh plums. The included Belgian style yeast strain completes this farmhouse style ale by contributing a spicy and peppery background.

Mango Saison

Our take on this slightly spicy Belgian favorite pairs fruity ester aromas reminiscent of citrus fruit with the flavor of mangos. Candi sugar lends a subtle sweetness while finishing with a refreshing, light-bodied effervescent tingle.

Rye Pale Ale

A pale ale that uses just the right amount of Rye, Munich and Honey malt to create a unique spiciness. then we use three different hop varieties to perfectly balance the beer - and it's dry hopped! To convert the Rye we have included "steep-to-convert" instructions so we recommend you have a few batches under your belt before trying this tasty recipe.

India Pale Ale

We use plenty of hops to accent this popular style. From the bittering to the flavoring to the aroma hops, we create the perfect balance of this clean, crisp pale ale.