It seems like I’ve been doing a lot of blind tastings recently, and I have to say, I’ve become a huge fan. Removing labels, marketing, and preconceived notions of what I think I like is such a fun way to experience whiskey. While at first there is definitely the fear of “man, what if I […]Read more "Buffalo Trace Mash Bill #1 Blind Tasting"
We haven’t reviewed a brew from Battered Boar here yet, and there are a few reasons for that. One being that of the beers I’ve had from them in the past, they haven’t led me to want to go back to the brand. I’m not saying they were terrible, but they just weren’t memorable in any […]Read more "Review: Battered Boar Coconut Cream Stout"
Oh sweet baby Jesus yes, it’s time for a new Adaptation release from Roughtail. I won’t go into all the details of why I’m super excited for this, just read this, then read the review thing, then go buy and drink this beer. Company: Roughtail Brewing Co. Location: Midwest City, OK ABV: 7% IBUs: 65 Style/Description: East Coast […]Read more "Review: Roughtail Adaptation IPA (Batch #3, January 2016)"
In case you wouldn’t have guessed, I love little whiskey projects. So when a friend and fellow whiskey lover gave us a bottle of Low Gap un-aged rye (well, technically it’s aged 420 minutes, for some reason) and an oak spiral made for in-bottle aging for Christmas, I was super excited! Per the oak spiral’s […]Read more "Low Gap Rye Barrel Aged in a Bottle"
This is going to be a pretty long post, so I’ll make the intro as short as I can. The Bourbon community is awesome, and is made up of awesome people like our internet friend Stephen (a.k.a. @fletcher_whiskeydog). He decided to pick a few of his online whiskey friends and send them 3 blind samples, […]Read more "The Inaugural F. Whiskey Dog Blind Bourbon Tasting"
“As a result of prohibition, Americans developed a taste for softer whiskies, rather than the long-aged, big-flavored straight bourbons of the past. This is what motivated Booker Noe. He didn’t want just another “run of the mill” new bourbon. When Booker fathered the small batch movement over two decades ago, he created Knob Creek to […]Read more "Review: Knob Creek Small Batch"
Ah Pappy Burleson. This beer is named for Randy Burleson, and huge supporter of the Oklahoma craft beer scene from way back, and pretty much one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. When I saw an Instagram post a few weeks back showing them slapping labels on the new batch I got incredibly excited. […]Read more "Review: Anthem Pappy Burleson (2016)"
I have to start this post by simply saying that Oklahoma is damn lucky to have a group of people like the one I saw tonight. Every single speaker, brewer, bar owner/manager, and casual onlooker has such an obvious and contagious passion for this state and the craftsmanship behind the beer that is produced here. That passion […]Read more "2016 Oklahoma Craft Beer Summit"
Back in November I received a sample of the Yellowstone Limited Edition and wrote it up, so if you are interested in my lazy attempt at explaining the history of the Yellowstone brand (as well as my thoughts on that expression), you can check that out. I’ll wait here why you do so… Welcome back! […]Read more "Review: Yellowstone Select"
Barrels and Mash recently hung out with Eric and Jeff from COOP and got to hear about all the great updates from the brewery, including the release of their newest Territorial Reserve Barleywine, unavailable now for several years. The base recipe is the same as the 2012 batch, and per Eric the recipe includes “probably a ton […]Read more "Review: COOP Territorial Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine (and some COOP updates)"