Today is the anniversary of the first post here on Barrels and Mash, so I thought it would be nice to celebrate it by revisiting the history of why our little project here got started. Given that I love to ramble, this probably won’t be a short and sweet version of it either, so grab a nice […]Read more "For the Love of Booze: The History of Barrels and Mash"
It is amazing to me that 405 came out with a Grapefruit sour beer as one of its initial offerings, and it’s a testament to the refining palates of the Oklahoma craft beer enthusiast that it was so well received. The first couple of batches were small in production quantities and went quickly. That brew […]Read more "Review: 405 Grapefruit Sour Batch 4"
A year ago today on May 22nd, 2015, I walked into my back yard with my brand new bottle of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Release #8 and my digital camera and took the pictures for the very first review here on Barrels and Mash. Now here we are, exactly one year later, and as I […]Read more "Review: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Release #11"
Rejoice, it’s time for a new version of Roughtail’s rotating Adaptation IPA series! Batch 4 was canned just a couple of days ago on May 17th and is another East Coast IPA. This time, however, it’s an East Coast IPA hopped with pure Southern Hemisphere hops which comes at a time where we are all […]Read more "Review: Roughtail Adaptation IPA (Batch #4, May 2016)"
Has it only been three years since Prairie Bomb! hit the scene and changed the Oklahoma beer landscape? I don’t think it is hyperbole to say that, as that beer really put Oklahoma on the map nationally, and helped rocket Prairie to prominence. For the occasion, Prairie brewed up a limited Birthday Bomb! with handcrafted […]Read more "Review: Prairie Artisan Ales Birthday Bomb!"
An interesting choice for barrel aging, Anthem’s Golden One gets the “Golden One + Bourbon Barrels + Time” treatment. The non-barrel aged version is a fairly delicate beer, this should be an unusual one for us to review. Company: Anthem Brewing Company Location: Oklahoma City, OK ABV: 8.9% Style/Description: Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels Price: $12 for […]Read more "Review: Anthem Bourbon Barrel Golden One"
There aren’t many beers that I buy over and over again just to make sure I always have some in the fridge…actually, to be exact, there’s currently only one: Elk Valley’s Pale Ale. I’ve been a huge fan of this brew for a while now, and I just realized that I’ve never given it a […]Read more "Review: Elk Valley Pale Ale"
We’ve had this bottle unopened for awhile just hanging out waiting to be reviewed. Finally, I said to Kris, I’ll do it! So, here we are. This is OK Barrel #1, location Warehouse L. Company: Brown-Foreman Distillery: Brown-Foreman Location: Shively, KY Mash bill: 72% corn/18% rye/10% barely Age: NAS ABV: 45% (90 proof) Released: Limited. […]Read more "Review: Old Forester Single Barrel Oklahoma Edition"