Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Suggestion For Syllamo Riders: Beer

Last summer I wrote about a ride on which we ended up at Gravity BrewWorks in scenic Big Flat, Arkansas. At the time, brewers Billy Riffle and Tony Guinn were still at work finishing up work on the brewery and tasting room, but they brought out some home brew for Sam and I, as we were damn thirsty after 80 miles of hills and heat.

The good news is that Gravity BrewWorks is up and running and it's only about 15 miles from the Blanchard Springs Campground, or 12.8 miles from Fifty-Six. Billy was the award-winning brewmaster at Little Rock's Vino's before heading to the hills, so he knows his beer.
Give them a shout, see what they're pulling, and run up for a pint and a growler fill.
Gravity BrewWorks
11512 Highway 14 East
Big Flat, AR 72617
If you want to get in a road ride, park at Gravity and ride Push Mountain Road down to the White River and back. It's 50 miles of low traffic, stiff climbs and screamingly fun descents. I highly suggest that you get the ride part done before settling in at the tap room. 
Good riding and good beer seem to go hand-in-hand and both can be had up there in the Ozarks.

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