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Nearly a dozen Northwest Arkansas businesses are participating in a program to recycle PakTech handles typically found on six-packs of beer cans. After beginning research earlier this year, Stephanie Garman Hackmann recently launched the initiative around the region.

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This coming Sunday will be the first Sunday Ivory Bill Brewing Company will be allowed to sell their beer to go. In July, The Siloam Springs City Board of Directors approved a change to an ordinance that prohibited breweries from selling their product for off-premise consumption on Sundays.

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The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture is hosting a hops workshop Aug. 15 in Clarksville with a registration deadline of Aug. 12. One participant in the event's grower panel discussion is Br. Basil Taylor, a monk who brews beer for Country Monks Brewing at Subiaco Abbey.

The Arkansas Brewgrass Festival will be held May 4 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Fayetteville. We speak with Evan McDonald, founder of the festival, to learn more.

Beer & Hymns is an NWA nonprofit that raises money for local charities by hosting community singalongs at breweries. Last year, they raised about $13,000. This year, they expect to raise more than $30,000.