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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Friday To-Do: Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival

Posted By on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 7:46 AM

The 2nd Annual Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival is Friday in Argenta.
  • The 2nd Annual Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival is Friday in Argenta.

6-9 p.m. Argenta Farmer's Market. $35 adv., $40 door.

Now, obviously, I'm going to be biased in favor of any event organized by the Times. But this right here is one of the most sure-fire good times of the entire year for the suds-lover with discriminating tastes. Have you ever wanted to wander a giant candy store, sampling as many different candies as your taste buds desire? Well that's what's you'll get at the 2nd Annual Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival, only instead of candy, it's craft beer.

There will be about 50 different brewers from across the state, region and country, all ready to dole out samples of their beers for your delectation. Of course, moderation in all things and all that, and for sure get yourself a cab or DD if you're planning on imbibing.

But last year I found that if you eat a bunch and drink plenty of water, you can taste lots of beers and it won't really get on top of you. Another thing that's great is that there's not too much in the way of commitment. Don't dig something? No problemo, just discreetly pour it out into one of the trashcans and move on to the next one. It's not like you're into it for a $7 pint, so don't be afraid to branch out. Be sure to check out our guide to the festival from last week's issue, which provides a rundown of each brewery and what they'll be pouring.

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