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On Tap This weekend 5/20 – 5/23

Thursday 5/20 – Introducing our Elderberry Seltzer! Plus pizza and beer including selections from Lost 40.

Friday 5/21 – Pizza noon – 4PM. 4PM to Close: Crawfish Boil! from Cowboys Crawfish! Plus music by Dorethy & McGrath 7 – 9PM.

Saturday 5/22 – Crawfish Boil Continued by Cowboys Crawfish! 2PM till sold out! Maybe pizza if the crawfish runs out early. Plus music by David Loving 7 – 9PM .

Sunday 5/23 – Sunshine, Pizza, Beer, and our Elderberry Seltzer!

We are Nature’s Beer®!

We are very proud of our beer, brewed in Norfork, Arkansas along the banks of the White River, in Ozark National Forest, using crystal clear water welling deep from the famous limestone aquifers of the Ozark Mountains.  We use non-GMO grains, all grown in the US without glyphosate, locally foraged wild fruits and other key ingredients, organic when and wherever possible. We derive some of our yeast from the native Paw Paw fruit found along the banks of the White River. The exceptional quality and flavor of our beer flows not only from these ingredients, but also from the care and commitment we put into making every barrel. You can taste it in our beer. 

We can four types of beer and we keg a fifth one. If your preference is light and citrusy, you’re sure to enjoy our Scurvy Dog. Like a light bodied, smooth Stout with hints of chocolate and coffee?  If so, our Black Oak Stout is for you.  Subtle and delicious? Easy drinking? Made with our Paw Paw yeast, our Woodsman Pilsner has your name on it. Everyone loves our light and refreshing EZ Ryder—true light beer, brewed by us.  Our Bury Your Nut Brown Ale is worth stockpiling – its available in kegs!

Interested in how we got here and ended up brewing the beer you love? You can learn more about our team on the “About Us” tab.  

Find Nature’s Beer at your local liquor store, or on tap in restaurants throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma. If you haven’t visited our taproom, do stop in and say hello.  We are open year round Thursday and Sunday noon to eight and Friday and Saturday noon to ten.  (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and Easter) We have live music Saturday nights and made to order pizza, fresh from our pizza oven whenever we are open.  

The Week According to Kenny

Thursday 7/15: Great beers on tap, pizza and salad all day, music and TV of your choosing over the waves.

Friday 7/16: Same as above plus music with by Bobby Younger! 7 – 9 PM.

Saturday 7/17: Same as above plus music by Route 358! 7 – 9 PM.

Sunday 7/18: Great beers on tap, pizza and salad all day, music and TV of your choosing over the waves. 

Monday 7/19: Great beers on tap, pizza and salad all day, music and TV of your choosing over the waves.

Tuesday 7/20: Great beers on tap, pizza and salad all day, music and TV of your choosing over the waves.

The Taproom is Now Open 7 days a Week!

C’mon down! We’ve added Tuesday to our days open so we are now open seven days a week! Enjoy the taproom, relax, play pool, watch sports on TV, listen to great music, eat great pizza and salad. Take home a six-pack or a crowler! We look forward to seeing you!

The Week According to Jason: 7/7 – 7/12

Wednesday 7/7: Great beers on tap, pizza and salad all day, music and TV of your choosing over the waves. Come watch the Euro Semi-Final England vs Denmark!

Thursday 7/8: Great beers on tap, pizza and salad all day, music and TV of your choosing over the waves.

Friday 7/9: Same as above plus music with local music legends Crooked Creek  7 – 9 PM.

Saturday 7/10: Same as above plus music by Ozark Nights! 7 – 9 PM.

Sunday 7/11: Great beers on tap, pizza and salad all day, music and TV of your choosing over the waves. Come watch the Euro Final with us! Italy vs. England or Denmark at 2PM!

Monday 7/12: Great beers on tap, pizza and salad all day, music and TV of your choosing over the waves.

Come Celebrate 4th of July Weekend with us!

Get your first pint of beer for $4 this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

$1 off pints for Veterans all weekend!

Summer Hours Updated!

Starting June 30th we’ll be open on Wednesday’s Noon – 8PM! Come join us!

On Tap this weekend 5/13 – 5/16

Come on down to the taproom for great beer, pizza, and music with Brother Paint of Friday (7-9PM) and Townsend on Saturday (7-9PM).

American Craft Beer week 5/10 – 5/16

Come join us this week to celebrate American Craft Beer Week!

BakIng with beer

We’re baking in Norfork today. It’s still snowing here; cold and blustery to boot. I worked up a recipe for you to try. It’s a Stout Raisin Soda Bread…and it’s really good. It’s also quite easy to make. There’s no yeast and no complicated directions.

Ingredients

3 cups all purpose or equal parts whole wheat flour and all purpose flour

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup Black Oak Stout 

2 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp molasses

2 tbsp honey

5 tbsp butter

1 cup raisins or currants (if you really want to, you can omit, but it’s so good with them!)

1 cups buttermilk (or 1 cup milk with 1 t vinegar to sour)

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla

2 t freshly grated lemon or orange peel

Here’s how to make it! Preheat oven to 350° 

Grease and flour or line with parchment paper a loaf pan.

Put Black Oak Stout into a medium pan over medium-low heat until it starts to bubble lightly. Add the brown sugar, molasses, honey and butter to the pan and stir until well combined. Add raisins and stir again. Simmer over low heat for a few minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for about 15 minutes.

While the beer mixture is cooling, add flour and other dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.  

Mix milk, egg, vanilla and grated peel in a small bowl.  

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add cooled beer mixture, stirring to combine.  Add egg mixture and stir until mixed. 

Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the loaf comes out clean.   

Cool on a wire rack until cool enough to remove from pan. Best eaten just a little warm with butter, a slice of cheddar cheese and a glass of Stout.  Or with some potato soup. Or just about anything. 

Presidents’ Day 2021

Here in Norfork, Arkansas,the snow is coming down hard and piling up quickly, keeping us indoors in the warm. We hope you all are keeping warm and safe, enjoying a beer as you sit by the fire.

We would like you take a moment to look at where Nature’s Beer visited this past summer, thanks to one of our fans, Lacey. We imagined that these Presidents would have greatly enjoyed a beer.

Washington Memorial, Washington DC

Were you aware that President Washington brewed his own beer? According to Beer History.com, President Washington greatly enjoyed a dark porter. I think he would have enjoyed a Black Oak Stout.

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC

President Lincoln is believed to have said, “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.”

Franklin D, Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, DC

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is an incredibly important figure for us beer lovers. In 1933, he worked to pass the 21st Amendment, which officially ended Prohibition. Thank goodness for FDR!

So, on this chilly Presidents’ Day, take a moment to celebrate these three fine Presidents!

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