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What: TBA

When:  Thursday 12th 6:30pm

Where: TBA

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What: 13th Annual Little Rocktoberfest 2015

When: September 19, 2015

Where:  Arkansas State Fairgrounds

Little Rocktoberfest has been produced by the Central Arkansas Fermenters since 2003. Our event is operated by a team dedicated to making this the premier home brew and craft beer event in Arkansas. Go to

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Local Happenings

Upcoming Events: 

    • Lost 40 Beer Dinner, South on Main, Tuesday
    • Diamond Bear Tap Takeover, Rack Um, Friday
    • Josiah Moody at Colonial, Saturday
    • Big Red Ball Homebrew Contest, Next Level Events Center, Saturday
    • Stone's Throw Tap Takeover, Dugan's Pub, January 19th
    • Southern Gourmasian's Brick & Mortar Opening featuring Stone's Throw, January 20th
    • Stone's Throw Tap Takeover, Rack Um, January 21st
    • Moody Brews Tasting, Damgoode Cantrell, January 21st
    • Mother's Beer Dinner, Flying Saucer, January 22nd
    • Lost Forty Tap Takeover, Rack Um, January 24th
    • Stone's Throw Beer Dinner, South on Main, January 27th
    • Hillcrest Artisan Meats (HAM) beer pairing, Stone's Throw, January 28th
    • Sixpoint Launch Party, Rack Um, January 31st
    • Stone's Throw Beer Dinner, Good Food by Ferneau, February 4th
    • Cicerone CertificationTesting, Arkansas Craft Distributors, March 6th

    Upcoming Festivals: 

    Food and Foam Fest, Spring 2015

    Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival, May 30th, 2015

    About us

    Welcome Homebrewers

    The Central Arkansas Fermenters (CAF) is a home brew club located in Little Rock, Arkansas. We are one of the largest home brew clubs in the United States with over 90 current members. 

     The mission of CAF is to provide education and enhance the awareness and understanding of the art, science, and craft underlying the at-home brewing of beer, ciders, wines, and other fermented beverages throughout the Central Arkansas region, and to use that craft to benefit other charitable organizations in the area. 

     The goals of CAF: To provide educational activities that share information on brewing and fermenting techniques, based upon both professional and scientific knowledge as well as shared knowledge and experience - To make charitable contributions to local advocacy and service agencies whenever feasible, through events, competitions, and in-kind donations - To promote the hobby of at-home brewing of beer, ciders, wines, and other fermented beverages - To promote the responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages.

    The Central Arkansas Fermenters were established in 2003 as a group of people who enjoy the hobby of making beer and wine at home. The focus of the club is education about fermented beverages with a fun and responsible approach. 



    Club Meetings

    Club meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of every month at different locations around the city. Meetings are a great time for the club to socialize with likeminded brewers, talk about up-and-coming events, share brew knowledge, and handle club business.


    Brew Competitions

    We hold brew competitions throughout the year. The Arkansas Beer Challenge includes judging training, in addition to the regular, objective BJCP judging and awards. There is also a subjective judging and prize for the "tastiest beer".



    Established in 2003, our event is operated by a team dedicated to making this the premier home brew and craft beer event in Arkansas. This year the event will be held September 19, 2015, 6:00pm at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock, Arkansas.


    Big Brew Day

    Held on National Brew Day! We join people all over the country, brewing batches of beer. CAF celebrates this event every year. It’s a great time to come learn more about the craft and history of man kinds first recipe... beer!


    Filled with mingled cream and amber I will drain that glass again. Such hilarious visions clamber Through the chambers of my brain -Quaintest thoughts -queerest fancies Come to life and fade away; Who cares how time advances? I am drinking ale today. -Edgar Allen Poe

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