Arkansas Beer

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Today in 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state.

Arkansas
State_Arkansas

Arkansas Breweries

Arkansas Brewery Guides

Guild: Arkansas Brewers Association

State Agency: Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division

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  • Capital: Little Rock
  • Largest Cities: Little Rock, Fort Smith, North Little Rock, Fayetteville, Jonesboro
  • Population: 2,673,400; 33rd
  • Area: 53182 sq.mi., 29th
  • Nickname: The Natural State
  • Statehood: 25th, June 15, 1836

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  • Alcohol Legalized: December 5, 1933
  • Number of Breweries: 4
  • Rank: 48th
  • Beer Production: 1,857,115
  • Production Rank: 34th
  • Beer Per Capita: 20.2 Gallons

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Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 26%
  • Cans: 69.3%
  • Kegs: 4.6%

Beer Taxes (Under 5%):

  • Per Gallon: $0.24
  • Per Case: $0.53
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $7.27
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $7.27
  • 1% excise tax upon all retail receipts derived from the sale of beer (for child care development fund and plastic greater than 24 ounces. education programs)

Beer Taxes (Over 5%):

  • Per Gallon: $0.20
  • Per Case: $0.45
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $6.20
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $6.20
  • 1% excise tax upon all retail receipts derived from the sale of beer (for child care development fund and plastic greater than 24 ounces. education programs)

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $58,485,135
  • Direct Impact: $304,251,893
  • Supplier Impact: $118,438,145
  • Induced Economic Impact: $155,562,087
  • Total Impact: $578,252,125

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: No
  • Sale Hours: On Premises: 7 a.m.–2 a.m. (Class A Private Club)
    10 a.m.–5 a.m. (Class B Private Club)
    7 a.m.–1 a.m. (Restaurant)
    Off Premises: 7 a.m.–1 a.m. (Mon.–Fri.)
    7 a.m.–midnight (Sat.)
  • Grocery Store Sales: Yes
  • Notes: Has numerous dry counties and other dry areas, but private clubs can serve even in dry areas.
    Alcohol sales are generally prohibited on Sundays, but exceptions can be made through local option (usually for restaurants and private clubs).
    No sales on Christmas Day.

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Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.

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