Holiday Store Liquor Inc
1710 Linwood Dr Paragould, Arkansas 72450
(870) 239-4740

The Story of Beer

The beer you've not yet tried is tomorrow's favorite.

You can always trust us to stock your standbys (Bud Light, Coors, Miller and Busch), but when you're ready to try something different, our staff is ready to impart the greatest tidbits of beer knowledge so that you can find a product brewed with your specific tastes in mind.

With an assortment of craft beer and specialty beers available, we guarantee you’ll find a beer or two that suits your needs and tastes. From the lightest lagers to the stoutest stouts, you're going to find the perfect beer in our coolers--or on the shelf, if you're among those rare warm beer aficionados.

Use our quick guide for the beer basics, or ask us for expert beer guidance to accentuate the perfect meal, occasion or event.

The Beer Rundown

Pale Ale:  A great everyman's beer that suits many foods. Expect a medium amount of bitterness and to smell and taste the malt.

India Pale Ale:  Often described as having a citrus or Pine accent, an IPA is going to have a bit more in bitterness from hops than a standard Pale Ale. IPA beers typically have a greater alcohol content than other beers, which make them better to have with a meal than alone.

Wheat beer:   A light, bubbly, refreshing beer, with hints of fruits and spices that is more popular during the summer months.

Lager:  The most popular American beers (Buds, Coors, Miller and Busch) are lagers. Light in color, crisp and dry in taste. The big brewers usually have a sweet quality that comes from corn or rice, while craft beer lagers often get their flavor from hops.

Porter:  A dark ale, much stronger than a lager, but not quite a stout. Expect a full body--almost thick, malty, with a roasted barley influence.

Stout:  A deep, dark ale. Thick in character and sweet in flavor. Roasted malts sometimes will produce a hint of coffee or chocolate.

A variety of craft beer.

Craft Beers Versus Micro-Brews

There is a difference.  The term, "craft beer," deals with the contents of the beer--not the quantity that a brewery produces.

A craft brewery's beer is typically made up of at least half malt instead of wheat, oats or barley.  Most craft beers are of a European style like ales, stouts and porters.

A micro-brewery is usually distinguished as one that brews no more than 15,000 beer barrels (460,000 gallons per year and sells 75 percent or more outside the brewery itself. 

Thus, craft beer doesn't have to come from a micro-brewery and a micro-brewery makes craft beer only if it follows craft brewing standards. Craft beer is brewed in batches with the finest ingredients.

You'll find your favorites here, from the largest brewers in the world to smaller, specialized companies--all with and great beers.  And we'll always have some cold.