25 Things to Do in Rogers #13: Visit Ozark Beer Company

Ozark Brewery is a local craft beer company located a few blocks from downtown. Enjoy a few beers, or book an event at the brewery!

Ozark Beer Co.

Ozark Brewery is a local craft beer company located a few blocks from downtown. Enjoy a few beers, or book an event at the brewery!

Ozark Beer Co.

Ozark Brewery is a local craft beer company located a few blocks from downtown. Enjoy a few beers, or book an event at the brewery!

Ozark Beer Co. IPA growler

Craft beer is all the rage these days with breweries popping up all over the place.  This trend is definitely one I can get behind, which is why your next assignment in the 25 Things To Do in Rogers series is visiting Ozark Beer Comany in downtown Rogers.

What is Ozark Beer Company

Ozark Beer Company was Rogers' first local craft beer brewery, thanks to the fine people who voted to make Benton County a wet county in 2012. The brewery and tasting room is located in the downtown area on First Street.  You can read all about how Ozark Beer got its start here.  The new tasting and tap room is an large industrial space filled with mis-matched tables and a garage door that is kept open on nice days making it a great place to hang out with friends. You can sample beer while just through the door huge stainless steel tanks hold the next batch of fermenting brew. Music fills the air while visitors talk, play cards. and enjoy a pint of their favorite brew.
 

Drinking Ozark Beer

Even if you have not had a chance to visit the brewery yet, you have probably noticed their beer at your favorite watering hole. You can find Ozark Beer on tap in over 100 bars , restaurants, and stores around Northwest Arkansas.  You can use their handy "beer finder" tool so you can enjoy a pint with your next meal.  Here's an overview of what's currently on tap in their tasting room.

American Pale Ale – 4.3% abv

A light bodied session beer brewed with rye for a dry finish.  Notes of grapefruit and cut grass.
Bitterness: Medium/Clean
Suggested Pairings: Burgers, Chicken, Blackened/Fried Fish, Salads, Cheddar Cheese

India Pale Ale – 5.3% abv

A lower alcohol classic American style IPA.  Notes of pineapple, mango, and pine.  All hops were sourced from the Pacific Northwest.
Bitterness: High/Clean
Suggested Pairings: Spicy Foods, Blue/Gorgonzola Cheese, Carrot Cake

Belgian Style Golden Strong – 6.3% abv

A traditional Belgian golden made with pilsen malt and noble hops.  Aromas of light spice, apples, and pears.
Bitterness: Moderate
Suggested Pairings: Spicy Cajun, Crab Cakes, Seafood, Goat Cheese

Cream Stout – 5.3% abv

A perfect beer for the cooler weather.  Full bodied and accessible.  Notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and caramel with a roasty finish.
Bitterness: Low
Suggested Pairings:  Ribs, Barbecue, Cured Meats, Chocolate Cake, Vanilla, Dried Fruit

Onyx Coffee Stout – 5.3% abv

A seasonal beer that is a collaboration with Onyx Coffee Lab.  Cream stout base with Onyx Monarch cold brew blend added.

Ozark Lager – 5.0% abv

Classic German style lager, crisp, clean, and refreshing.
Bitterness:  Low
Suggested Pairings:  Spring Storms, Summer Heat, Crisp Fall Mornings, Cold Winter Nights

Check here for their current small batches at the brewery.

 

Visiting Ozark Beer Co.

Ozark Beer Company is located at 109 N. Arkansas in downtown Rogers.  Growler fills, tastings, and pints  are available 7 days a week, and make sure to ask for a tour.  Tasting room hours are Monday through Wednesday 1pm to 7pm, Thursday through Saturday 11am to 9pm, and Sunday 11am to 7pm.

Other Places to Grab a Pint in Rogers

There are a few places in the downtown area that focus on craft beers and have several on tap.  If you are looking to grab a pint of Ozark or even try out other Northwest Arkansas craft beers, then head to The Rail Pizza Company or Club Frisco.  The Rail has some of the best pizza around and a great patio so you can enjoy the upcoming spring weather.  Club Frisco is for the late-night crowd, opening at 4pm during the week and 5pm on Saturday, which means you can head on over there after the tasting room at Ozark closes for the evening at 7pm. Brick Street Brews is located on Walnut Street features only Arkansas craft beers along with wines from around the world.  The beer menu changes often, so check in frequently to taste new beers.