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Booze Cruisin’ in NWA

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The winery in Tontitown boasts its own local wine made from recipes brought over by Italian immigrants who settled the area.

By Stephanie Conway

Northwest Arkansas has become home to several local breweries/wineries over the past few years. If you haven’t had a chance to visit these fine establishments and you are looking for something to shake up Valentine’s Day/weekend, grab some companions for a brewery tour. Here is your sample guide.

Tanglewood Branch Beer Co. Beer and Bacon Happy Hour every Monday from 4-6 p.m.! What genius thought of this?! You buy the beer and the bacon is free. Tanglewood also serves a full lunch and dinner menu and even a house brewed root beer for the kiddos. 1431 S. School Ave., Fayetteville

Hog Haus Brewing Company offers a full lunch and dinner menu, a variety of full time beers on tap as well as seasonal Ales and Lagers. On Taster Tuesdays you can sample a set of three 5 oz. tasters for $4.75, six for $9.25 or nine for $12.75. 430 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville

Tontitown Winery lets you enjoy free wine tast

ings seven days a week, with wines made on-site from the unique tasting Tonitown grapes. Built in 1917, they even have exhibits on the history of grape growing by Italians that founded the town. When the patios open this spring, drop by for Wine Down Wednesdays and enjoy live music and drink specials. 335 N. Barrington, Springdale

West Mountain Brewing Co. offers some of the best pizza in town under the name Tiny Tim’s Pizza. My money’s usually on the five beer sampler that lets you decide what your favorite brew is that night. You won’t be disappointed by either! 21 W. Mountain Blvd., Fayetteville

Core Brewing & Distilling Co. has a tasting room that’s hopping seven days a week and the

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Kit Core of Core Brewing and Distilling Company moves a keg of beer after filling it up at Hog Haus Brewing Company, located in Fayetteville. Hog Haus’ brewing operations are currently maintained by Core Brewing and Distilling, which is constructing a commercial brewery in Springdale.

patio is already open, just perfect for this bipolar weather. 2470 Lowell Rd., Springdale

Fossil Cove Fridays are special at Fossil Cove, that is when Randall Infusion beer is brewed. Past infusions include hibiscus, white chocolate, coffee and blueberries…YUM. Food trucks are often available on Wednesday and Fridays or you can bring your own dinner. Kids welcome, too! 1946 Birch Ave., Fayetteville

Saddlebock Brewery offers brewery tours daily at 3 p.m. for a behind-the-scenes look at the beer making process. Drink specials include a sample of four 4 oz. beers for the price of a pint. 18244 Habberton Rd., Springdale

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