What a wonderful day for Oklahoma beer culture. The Barrels and Mash crew made a small circuit of OKC breweries to celebrate the first day of SB 424 taking effect. First up we visited Roughtail in Midwest City where a long line of thirsty drinkers braved intermittent rain to sample their brewery only offerings. News […]


424 is gonna taste so good

Many Oklahomans have become armchair lawyers and lobbyists in the last few months due to the huge amount of attention that the state’s alcohol law reform discussions have been getting. As with any issue this impactful, booze-loving people are quickly choosing sides and taking to the streets (well, mostly the internet streets) to voice their opinions and berate any that […]

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Review: 405 Cool For The Summer

Summers in Oklahoma are hot as balls. That’s why we all need delicious, refreshing beers and summer-y cocktails to cool us down and take the edge off. Trae and Jonathan down at 405 Brewing Co. in Norman are attempting to aid in that battle with the heat by releasing “Cool For the Summer”, a “simple […]

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Review: Old Grand-Dad Bonded

Old Grand-Dad is named for Basil Hayden. He created his distillery in 1840 and it’s changed hands many times, but today it’s owned by Beam Suntory. Back in its day it was the number one bottled-in-bond Bourbon, though it is unsure if this is the same recipe as that one. “Of the many bourbon brands […]

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