Discover Little Rock's beer scene with the Locally Labeled Passport, and sample the city's high-quality local ales at our 11 craft breweries.
Here’s a little trivia for next time you’re at the bar – Little Rock has almost as many breweries per capita as Seattle, Washington (arguably the Mecca of American craft brewing). Plus, it doesn’t rain all the time here.
Whether you like a hefeweizen, an IPA, a pale ale, a stout, a porter, a Vienna lager, a doppelbock, trippel or even a quadruple ale, there’s a craft brewery in Little Rock with a brew just for you.
Little Rock’s craft brewing scene dates back to 1991, when the Legislature had the wisdom to make brewpubs legal. In 1993, Vino’s Pizzeria became Vino’s Brewpub, the city’s first (and still one of our favorites). Today, there are 11 craft breweries in town. And your favorite visitors bureau has made it easy and fun to discover all eleven through our Locally Labeled Passport program.
Grab a Locally Labeled Passport at any of the 11 breweries, two wineries or Rock Town Distillery, and start tasting your way to beervana. Each brewery you visit will give you a stamp. Collect all the stamps and get an exclusive Locally Labeled t-shirt and sandstone coaster. Visit fewer, get slightly less swag (but still a great time).
The evolution of the craft beer scene in Little Rock parallels the rise of our food scene. Arkansas is an agricultural state, and we’ve always enjoyed high quality local produce. Heifer International, the global non-profit dedicated to ending hunger and poverty around the world through sustainable agriculture, helped shine a light on the farm-to-table phenomenon and now, it’s common in Little Rock to have fresh, local, organic produce on the table and in the beer.
Best of all, you don’t have to be a big spender to enjoy truly gourmet meals and beers here. From neighborhood diners to white-tablecloth fine dining establishments, “local” is a thing here. A BIG thing. So pull up a barstool, order a flight, a pint, a growler or a crowler(a unique two-pint can of your favorite draft) and dive in to Little Rock’s delicious craft beer scene.