Diamond Bear Brewing Company
When it was established by founders Russ and Sue Melton in 2000, Diamond Bear Brewing Company became the first Little Rock-based production brewery the city had seen in 15 years. Formed with the mission of crafting beer unique to Arkansas, all Diamond Bear’s brews are created with the tried-and-tested European method of using two row malted barley, hops and yeast combined with Arkansas water. This has proved a successful formula that has seen the brewery scoop gold awards at both the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup. Beer fans can tour Diamond Bear’s brewery and sample its year round and seasonal brews at its onsite ale house.