NWA Daily's Updated Guide to Breweries in Northwest Arkansas

By NWA Daily | Published October 24

Northwest Arkansas boasts an incredible beer scene with numerous local breweries to try and more popping up all the time.

Experience it the right way and stop by Experience Fayetteville to pick up the famous Ale Trail Passport and embark on "Arkansas’s original craft beer tour.”

Whichever you decide is your favorite, we're just glad you're drinking local - cheers!


New Province Brewing Company 

📍1310 W Hudson Rd

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New Province is independent and locally owned, each ounce of beer made on-site in a brewery viewable by customers who come in and drink one or a few of the available beers. Every Wednesday from 7-9p, New Province hosts a trivia night, and local food trucks make an appearance to add to the evening!

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Natural State Beer Company 

📍5214 Village Pkwy

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Natural State Beer Company is known for its "rigorous quality standards" for its beer, and multiple awards attest to the deliciousness of its ales. NSBC is easily accessible off the Razorback Greenway and not far from Pinnacle Hills Promenade, making it a perfect location for a pitstop on any type of day. We recommend trying a flight of their German ales.

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Ozark Beer Company 

📍109 N Arkansas St

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Ozark Beer Company is the home of "Hard Work" and "Honest Beer." This brewery offers a variety of year-round and seasonal beers aged in the Ozark Celler. Ozark Beer Co marks another central location, just across from the Railyard, Lake Atalanta, and a few miles from Beaver Lake. Recognized by Southern Living, Men's Journal, and Food & Wine, Ozark Beer Co is a top 5 brewery in NWA.

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Rendezvous Junction Brewing Co. 

📍2225 S Bellview Rd

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Rendezvous Junction is just that – a junction for people brought together by great beer. It is located across from the Pinnacle Hills Promenade, "crafting beer that brings taste & buds together." RJBC started out as home brews being shared with friends and evolved into a neighborhood brewery that invites people to join the TasteBuds to keep the tastes as good as they can be.

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Bentonville Brewing Company 

📍901 SW 14th St

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Bentonville Brewing is right off 14th St. in Bentonville, next to Climb Bentonville. You'll find food trucks parked in the lot outside offering great grub before or after you sit down for some authentic and unique beers. Take a tour of the brewery before you try what's on tap for the whole experience. The beer is great here, but what might be better is the family environment. With an outdoor play area for kids and large beer garden, it is great for the family.

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Bike Rack Brewing Co. 

📍801 SE 8th St

📍410 SW A St

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Bike Rack Brewing is Bentonville’s oldest brewery, continually crafting new ales using local inspiration and quality ingredients. If you like dark beer, we recommend giving the Coler Coffee Stout a try! It is a winter seasonal with espresso, crafted in collaboration with Airship Coffee. Known for its overlap with biking, you'll find beers here named Slaughter Pen, Urban Trail, and the Derailleur.

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Bentonville Taproom 

📍109 S Main St

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The Taproom in Bentonville is a state-of-the-art, family-friendly facility with play areas inside and outside, as well as a dog park on-site for your four-legged furry friends. Music and events are regular affairs at The Taproom, which include trivia, Euchre night, cornhole tournaments, and more. Grab food from food trucks nearby or order some German-style pub food from the kitchen inside.


Social Project Brewing Co.  

📍600 SW 41st St

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Social Project Brewing Co. was founded on a love for craft beer and community. If you like hop-heavy brews, you'll enjoy what Social Project has to offer. Go with friends or with the intention of meeting new ones because in tandem with sensational beers, growing social circles is what this place is all about. They have an active rotation of beers, always trying variations. In our opinion, this might be one of the most overlooked and underrated breweries in NWA.

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Hawk Moth Brewery 

📍1000 SE 5th St, Suite H

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Hawk Moth is a locally owned small-batch brewery and beer parlor dedicated to enhancing your experience of beer. You'll find here old-world beer styles with a modern American twist. Hawk Moth focuses heavily on barrel aging and blending as well. Our beer of choice from Hawk Moth is their Hazy IPA. Hawk Moth started in Downtown Rogers but recently announced it will be moving operations to Bentonville!



Fossil Cove Brewing Co. 

📍1946 N Birch Ave

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The people behind Fossil Cove Brewing Co. love NWA and this little corner of the world, naming their brewery after a fossil-laden cove on the shores of Beaver Lake (the brewery's water source). They have a solid selection of 8-10 beers annually with seasonal rotations. If you're feeling like some grub, we definitely recommend a pizza from the food truck Wicked Wood Fired Pizza on site. Our beer of choice is the T-Rex or Birch Ave Blond.

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West Mountain Brewing Co

📍21 W Mountain St

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West Mountain Brewing Co. is right next door to Tiny Tim's Pizza on the Historic Downtown Square of Fayetteville. This brewery is Northwest Arkansas' oldest brewery and has become a Fayetteville tradition with a wide selection of top-notch beers.


Boston Mountain Brewing 

📍121 W Township St

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Boston Mountain Brewing offers a small in-house menu and additional offerings on the weekend. Enjoy the ever-changing array of beers throughout the week, and go on a Friday for some 99-cent wings. Hang out on the patio, and/or call ahead for a tour of the full space!


Crisis Brewing 

📍210 South Archibald Yell Blvd

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Crisis Brewing is one of the more unique breweries in the area, nestled in a patch of trees almost hiding it from view in the summer months. It was named "lovingly after a midlife crisis" and created for the love of the craft of brewing and community. Crisis is the type of place only locals know about and serves up some of the best beer in the state. Hot take, this is the best beer in NWA.


Columbus House Brewery and Tap Room 

📍701 W North St

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Also right off the bike trail, Columbus House Brewery and Tap Room is an intimate, 3-barrel space with rotating and permanent taps run by NWA natives and University of Arkansas alum. The space is friendly and right next to Fayetteville Funky Flea Market. Columbus is the perfect stop along the Ale Trail and encourages cyclists and runners to stop by at their leisure.

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Orthodox Farmhouse Brewery

📍15660 Ball Rd, Elkins

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An American farmhouse brewery inspired by Belgian brewing traditions, local brewer Jesse Gagnon shows off his brewing expertise through his small-batch flavors. The drive through Goshen’s farmland prepares you for the agrarian feel of Orthodox.

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Fayetteville Beer Works

📍 2649 E Mission Blvd #1

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Instead of a traditional wall of taps, Fayetteville Beer Works pours its beer directly from the brewing tank with European-style draft faucets to ensure a thick, pillowy head and the freshest, most flavorful beer you can find. The top picks from our crew were the Mud Creek Brown Ale and the East Fay Hazy IPA. They also offer a variety of snacks, from hot pretzels and popcorn to hot dogs and ice cream.

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Core Brewing & Distilling Co. 

📍N, 2470 Lowell Rd

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Core Brewing & Distilling prides itself in crafting beer with the diligence and pride of small-town America. If you're looking for somewhere that embodies southern vibes and hospitality, this is your place. Core is the official craft brewery of the Razorbacks and has its own beer to show for it. All in all, their beer is solid, but what they might most be known and loved for is their Scarlet Letters.


Saddlebock Brewery & Restaurant 

📍18244 Habberton Rd

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On the shores of the White River, Saddlebock Brewery built a state-of-the-art and environmentally conscious brewery on a farm in Springdale. It is the first production brewery in Northwest Arkansas and is committed to brewing fine, European-style beers brewed in small batches without artificial ingredients or preservatives. These folks know how to handle the brewing process with care, and it's such a uniquely Arkansan location that you ought to give it a try.

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Black Apple Hard Cider

📍321 E Emma Ave

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Shifting gears from the beer scene, but absolutely worth the mention, Black Apple in Downtown Springdale is Arkansas’s first cidery. With a menu of unique craft cider flavors, you’ll want to try a flight to explore the world of ciders that Black Apple has unleashed in the Natural State.

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