Diamond Bear Brewing Company was founded in 2000 by Russ and Sue Melton with the mission of providing Arkansas and the region with a beer of their own. Diamond Bear was Little Rock’s first production brewery in 15 years. The name "Diamond Bear" comes from the first two nicknames for Arkansas. Initially, Arkansas was called "the Bear State." But in 1905 when diamonds were discovered in Arkansas, it was changed to "the Diamond State."
Diamond Bear Brewing Company is Arkansas' award-winning brewery. Since its founding, Diamond Bear Brewery has won numerous national and international awards for its world class beer, including Gold Medals at the prestigious Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup. We honor the heritage of Arkansas with our beer. Diamond Bear has expanded throughout Arkansas and the South, and can now be found in several surrounding states with many more in the future.
OUR Ale House
The Arkansas Ale House is located inside of Diamond Bear Brewing Company in North Little Rock. The Ale House serves beer-centric appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, soups and stews, and more. We are family friendly, and we have a dog-friendly PET-io for man's best friend. Private Event Space available. Daily and weekly food specials, like our Thursday Brew Plate Special. Exclusive beer specials and small-batches, like our Cubby Series, Infusion Series, and Hibernation Series. Retail and gift shop with t-shirts, hats, mugs, and much more. Growlers, Kegs, and Cans To-Go, including Sundays!