Small Arkansas brewer missed state wave but sheds few tears in the beer

Posted: October 15, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.
Updated: October 16, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

William Lyon of Fordyce, founder of Arkansas Brewing Co., displays a six pack of Riley’s Red Lyon, one of four beers he produced at his brewery in Little Rock from 1983 to 1986.

Even as a brewer, William Lyon never took a liking to beer, but his distaste for it goes far beyond the palate -- it's a bitter shot to the wallet.

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