I’ve been a big fan of COOP’s Territorial Reserve series since its inception. In fact, the first beer that I ever cellared was the initial 2010 release of that beer. It’s still in there, I should probably drink it at this point… Anyway, I heard about the chance to try this great brew on tap at […]Read more "Review: COOP Territorial Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee Imperial Stout"
Barrels and Mash has yet to see a 5/5 review (whiskey or beer), but that’s because the site didn’t exist yet when I tried the 2013 George T. Stagg. That bourbon had it all, high proof, straight from the barrel, complexity, and just an intangible character that made it so amazing I understand why it’s one […]Read more "Review: Stagg Jr."
As I’ve started writing about bourbon and reading more and more posts and comment threads I’ve noticed an odd trend: people love to talk shit on Woodford Reserve. I don’t know why, I’ve always found Woodford to be a solid bourbon, is it just because it’s so popular which makes it “not cool” to like, or do […]Read more "Review: Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Single Barrel Oklahoma #5"
The first in Roughtail’s quarterly rotating IPAs, it is packaged in 16 oz cans and features the adaptable gecko on the can. I’m a little jealous of their brewers, they’ll get to work on different IPAs 4 times a year. Pick up a 4-pack while you can, it’s limited to only 80 cases. Company: Roughtail […]Read more "Review: Roughtail Adaptation IPA (Batch #1, 2015)"
The latest canned offering from COOP Ale Works, this Double IPA is brewed with Orange Blossom Honey and has been a huge hit with everyone I’ve talked to that has had it. I recently got to try a nitro version of this as well and it really brought that honey sweetness and mouthfeel out more, but to […]Read more "Review: COOP Alpha Hive Double IPA"
When I started up this site a couple of months ago home vatting was near the top of the list of things to experiment with and write about. Well, I have done a terrible job so far of following through on it, but that’s ok, because there are awesome people out there like the nice […]Read more "Review: Poor Man’s Pappy"
Another pickup from our trip to the Anthem brewery, a 32 oz growler of their 3.2 Gose. I love the style, and look forward to trying out Anthem’s take on it. And I mowed the yard in this hellish heat, so I’m hoping this chiller growler is going to help cool me off. I […]Read more "Review: Anthem Gose"
Earlier this week, Justin and I visited Anthem Brewing Company, located in downtown Oklahoma City, to drink some beer, talk about beer, drink some more beer, and talk about Anthem. We hung out with Patrick, President and Brewmaster, and Ben, Anthem’s Brand Ambassador. I had been on a couple of tours of their facilities and […]Read more "Barrels and Mash Field Trip: Anthem Brewing Company"
Until the new laws take over, breweries can only serve 3.2% ABW beers at the site of production. On the upside, many of the local brewers have taken up the challenge and offer 3.2 brews exclusively at their breweries. We have just such a beer today, from the folks at Anthem. They were good enough to sit down […]Read more "Review: Anthem Upper 90 Pale Ale"
Iron Monk is one of the newer breweries here in Oklahoma and they are hitting the ground running with the stuff they are putting out. They released their first beer, Iron Monk Milk Stout, in kegs in February as the Stillwater Brewing Company LLC, but seemed to be going by Iron Monk Brewing Company these […]Read more "Review: Iron Monk Milk Stout"