“There will always be more old barrels of Bourbon being made…so never ever save old bottles of Bourbon, they’re meant to be enjoyed with friends and family at the moment.” – Freddie Johnson The fantastic thing about Bourbon is that you never know where it can take you. Sometimes that means it’s your 21st birthday and […]Read more "Ramblings Inspired by NEAT: The Story of Bourbon"
“2018 is going to be the year of fun.” This is how Jonathon Stranger started our conversation as we sat down at the large table situated off the corner of the bar in the main room of The Patriarch. Piled on it were bright yellow t-shirts, tightly rolled and secured by a ribbon with an envelope clothespinned […]Read more "Stranger’s Ok-Yaki coming to The Patriarch"
If you would have told me when we started Barrels and Mash two-and-a-half years ago that I would one day be scrolling through a porn star’s Twitter feed while doing research for a whiskey blog post, I would have thought you were joking. Yet here I am sitting in Kate and I’s whiskey den on the morning […]Read more "Doom’s American Whiskey"
September is Bourbon Heritage Month, but don’t think for a second that Kentucky will be having all the fun. Mary Eddy’s Kitchen and Lounge, located in the 21c Museum Hotel on West Main in Oklahoma City, will be celebrating Bourbon Heritage this month with a unique cocktail menu focused on the American spirit, and a fantastic 5-course meal […]Read more "Mary Eddy’s Brings Bourbon Heritage to OKC"
It’s 9:30 am on a Saturday. I have a plastic cup full of FDR Coffee Stout from 405 Brewing Co. in one hand and a bag full of carbs in the form of pretzels, Cheez-Its, and Animal Crackers in the other. Rarely could one justify starting a day this way, but I’m in good company, […]Read more "The 2017 Oklahoma Craft Beer Summit"
This Saturday, August 5th at the Tower Theater on 23rd, the Craft Brewers Association of Oklahoma Inc. (CBAO) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Oklahoma Craft Beer Summit. You can find our coverage of last year’s summit here. While last year’s event was a small come-one-come-all event at Oak & Ore in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District, the […]Read more "Coming Soon: 2017 Oklahoma Craft Beer Summit"
Lately the Oklahoma IPA scene has been dominated by Roughtail Brewing, with such releases as Everything Rhymes with Orange, fruity E-Juice brews, and their rotating Adaptation Series. Well a new beer is about to hit shelves that may give Oklahoma hop heads a new option. Broken Tile, a juicy Double IPA, is the latest offering from […]Read more "Vanessa House Broken Tile Double IPA"
We’ve been running Barrels and Mash for over two years now and the best part about it has been the opportunities it’s provided to meet new people and learn new things. Recently we had one such opportunity when we had the chance to have a private Scotch tasting and cigar pairing with Allan Roth, Brand Ambassador […]Read more "Scotch and Cigars: Part 1 – Allan and Todd"
It’s the Sunday after the 2017 Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival, which means a relaxing morning with water and caffeine for a lot of us. This year’s festival was fantastic and we had an absolute blast. OCBF was nice enough to allow Barrels and Mash to take over their Instagram account for the Saturday night session, […]Read more "Barrels and Mash Presents: The 2017 Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival Awards"
Let’s just slow this shit down for a second, Oklahoma. Last year with the passing of SB 424, breweries in the state of Oklahoma can now sell directly to the public. While that has obviously allowed for brewery-only releases to become a thing, it also opened the door for Brewery Societies. Chase Healey of American […]Read more "The Prairie Dawg Club Is Coming For Your Monies"