Columbus House Brewery plans commemorative beer for 2017 Joe Martin Stage Race

Via Fayetteville Flyer

FAYETTEVILLE—Fayetteville’s Columbus House Brewery today announced it will create a commemorative craft beer in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Joe Martin Stage Race.

The beer will be called “Piles of Miles,” a phrase used by late race director, Joe Martin, when referring to the many miles cyclists ride during the race. JMSR was originally known as the NWA Classic and was renamed after Martin in 1989 after he died of cancer the previous year.

“Joe was keen on ‘what was cool before it was cool,’ so we decided to brew a trendy beer style that hasn’t quite reached Arkansas yet,” said Jason Corral, co-founder of Columbus House.

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