Starting Thursday, September 1st, Pub W will be offering a new whiskey flight, and this time it will be 3 whiskeys from the Hudson line. Before you go read all the sweet facts and things below, you should head on over there, order up a flight, then read along whilst you sip. You’ll even find […]Read more "Drink Smart: The Hudson Whiskey Flight at Pub W"
It seems like only a few short hours ago I was sipping on a Bluebarrel and writing about the first ever brewery society in Oklahoma…ok so it was only a few hours ago…shut up. This day has been full of Kate and I working our way through the American Solera lineup from the first release […]Read more "Review: American Solera Raspbarrel"
To be honest when we started Barrels and Mash last year I never expected to be writing about brewery-only releases this soon, much less society-only releases. The American Solera Society Launch Party was last night and it was amazing to see all those people flocking to the old home of Prairie Artisan Ales in Tulsa […]Read more "Review: American Solera Bluebarrel"
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 […]Read more "REVIEW: ROUGHTAIL PATERNALISM IPA"
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 […]Read more "424 is gonna taste so good"
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 […]Read more "Review: 405 Cool For The Summer"
If you are a regular reader of Barrels and Mash you might be thinking two things right now: 1. “Wow, I’m an incredibly intelligent, attractive, and likable person.” Yes you are. and 2. “Wait, Barrel Experiment #2? Where was the first one?” Well, let’s talk about the first one. I’d been wanting to tinker with barrel […]Read more "Barrels and Mash Home Barrel Aging Experiment #2"
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 […]Read more "Review: Old Grand-Dad Bonded"
Roughtail’s Adaptation IPA series has become quite the thing here in Oklahoma. Those damn “beer geeks” start going apeshit when Roughtail social media posts start hitting with pics of empty cans ready to be filled. Why? Well, because the dudes over at Roughtail make some bad ass IPAs, and the Adaptation series seems to be their outlet […]Read more "Review: Roughtail Adaptation IPA (Batch #5, August 2016)"
Last Tuesday a teaser was posted to Wild Turkey’s social media channels stating the following: “Change is coming to Wild Turkey on August 1st. But don’t worry, we’re not talking about the bourbon.” Most people posting comments on the vague statement still seemed to believe it would be about the bourbon, its packaging, or the retirement […]Read more "Wild Turkey is Alright, Alright, Alright"