Zack Prichard, President of Krebs Brewing Co. (and Prairie Artisan Ales), posted on the Prairie blog yesterday and recounted his first interactions with Chase Healey and Prairie beers. In his walk down memory lane he discusses the first time he met Chase about contracting at Krebs, brewing and bottling the first Prairie Ale, and all the […]Read more "President of Krebs Brewing discusses purchase of Prairie Artisan Ales and moving the brand forward"
Sometimes, your husband surprises you with Bourbon, and you realize, you are one lucky gal. Other ladies like jewelry, I like Bourbon. (Come on, I actually do like jewelry, and flowers, and Bourbon, but leave the candy.) I digress, so back to the Bourbon…and the reason you all are here… This is the oldest Bourbon […]Read more "Review: Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition Small Batch"
Another Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival has come and gone, and it was a damn fun one! Since this is the first year of OCBF that Barrels and Mash has been a thing, we were trying to figure out how we should mark the occasion as the 3 of us were walking around drinking things all […]Read more "Barrels and Mash Presents: The 2016 Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival Awards"
My first beer review… Oh my God, brief panic has set in. Bourbon girl is taking a chance at writing a beer review, here we go…brace yourself. So, Elk Valley is run by this super awesome dude, John Elkins, and he’s been churning out stellar beers so far. That’s really all you need to know. […]Read more "Review: Elk Valley Le Ferme Apricot"
Here at Barrels and Mash we’ve decided to go back to some of our favorite Oklahoma brews that came out before we started this blog and give them a review. Our one-year anniversary has come and gone and perhaps it makes one think about old friends. Today we have one of my go-to beers, my favorite to drink at concerts at venues like the Opolis and a great choice for burgers, pizza or tacos. I found a fresh-ish 14 day-old can and got to reviewing.Read more "Review: COOP Ale Works F5 IPA"
Each batch of Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon is crafted from a selection of casks, each of which is personally selected by Jimmy Russell and his son, Eddie. Interesting note: the barrels that are selected are exclusively from the center of Wild Turkey’s rickhouse, which Russell believes is the best area for maturing bourbon. […]Read more "Review: Russell’s Reserve 10 year Small Batch"
Hello Jefferson’s Small Batch! (which we haven’t actually reviewed yet!) Here’s some information…. “Founded in 1997, Jefferson’s is the brainchild of Trey Zoeller and his father Chet, a famed bourbon historian. They were continuing a family tradition that goes back to Trey’s 8th generation grandmother who was arrested in 1799 for the “production and sales […]Read more "Review: Jefferson’s Small Batch"
Holy crap are you excited!? OKC Craft Beer Week kicks off Sunday, June 12th, and will culminate with the Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival the following weekend. Oak & Ore is doing this thing right and will be hosting fun local beer events pretty much every day next week. Below is their schedule for the week and […]Read more "OKC Craft Beer Week is upon us"
Governor Mary Fallin signed into law today SB424 and SB383, marking a giant shake up in the Oklahoma craft beer scene. These bills have been in the works for years, passed in May by the Oklahoma House and Senate and signed by the Governor today. Barrels and Mash has not reported much on these bills, […]Read more "SB 424 and SB 383 Signed By Governor Fallin Today"
I’ve made no secret on this blog that Pirate Bomb! is probably my favorite beer, so of course I was excited to try a new rum barrel aged Prairie offering. While not the biggest fan of Okie, I am always down to try something rum barrel aged. Company: Prairie Artisan Ales Location: Tulsa, OK ABV: […]Read more "Review: Prairie Artisan Ales Pirate Okie"