May 1, 2014

Fossil Cove Brewing Company Hitting Its Stride

Ben Mills is living every home brewer's dream. At just 27 years old, the Gravette native is the owner and brew master at one of northwest Arkansas' most popular breweries. The beer at Fossil Cove Brewing Company is delicious and business is booming. "We're growing really fast," said Mills during a recent conversation in the brewery's tasting room. "It's crazy."

Fossil Cove’s ascent has certainly been quick. It opened two short years ago in a part of town long known for aging warehouses. That particular section of Poplar Street – between Leverett and Gregg avenues – is gritty and urban. Most of the commercial growth was happening downtown and up near the Northwest Arkansas Mall. But then on June 2, 2012 Fossil Cove opened its doors, providing midtown Fayetteville the shot in the arm it so desperately needed.

The initial response was outstanding. The demand for craft beer was impossible to ignore, and restaurants and bars wanted to offer their patrons a local option. To handle all of the orders Mills bought new fermentation tanks just six months after opening, effectively tripling his brewing capacity. …

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