Stone’s Throw Brewing now plans to add a beer garden to its brewery after the Little Rock City Board of Directors approved plans to allow the brewery to “add outdoor seating, increase indoor seating, expand hours of operation and open any day of the week,” according to a news release.
The brewery has long talked about adding a beer garden as a nod to the MacArthur Park Neighborhood’s German roots.
“My old landlord from when I lived in the neighborhood, Chuck Heinbockle, showed me a photograph he had of Papa Geyer’s beer garden when we first moved into our building,” said brewery co-owner Ian Beard in a news release. “That planted the seed to try and replicate that kind of community experience down the road. We liked the idea so much, we even named a beer in his honor: Papa Geyer’s Pilsner.”
More from the release:
“The new beer garden will be located in the open space between the building and the street corner. Stone’s Throw regulars know this space as where the food trucks park, but it was originally created as a drive-thru for Baker’s Liquor store in the late 1950’s. Repurposed barrels will create the perimeter for the outdoor seating area, and will include hops and herbs grown for use at the brewery. Wooden picnic tables will help recreate the classic feel of an old world style beer garden. Food trucks will relocate to the parking area north of the brewery.
“The Stone’s Throw tap room will extend its hours starting May 1. Patrons can now enjoy a beer at Stone’s Throw until 10:00pm on Fridays & Saturdays. Local food truck The Clean Eatery will now regularly set up at the brewery on Wednesdays for dinner; happy hour pricing will be available all night long and a weekly Cards Against Humanity league has been added. BlackHound BBQ will continue on Thursday nights along with weekly Arkansas themed trivia. The Southern Gourmasian sets up on Fridays, Luncheria Mexicana Alicia on Saturdays, and on Sundays the Waffle Wagon opens for brunch at noon and Katmandu Momo for dinner at 4:00pm.”