“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"
This is the first, I repeat, FIRST Four Roses Single Barrel release in Oklahoma…maybe. It’s the first we’ve seen or lucky enough to get our hands on anyway. It was chosen by Central Liquor Company, who is distributor in Oklahoma. Most single barrels are chosen by a store, but Oklahoma is a bit different, so […]Read more "Four Roses Single Barrel OESV: Central Liquor Company"
My lovely cohort Kris saved me a trip to Midwest City and grabbed a few four packs at the release of Adaptation batch 9, though he robbed me of a chance to drink in the taproom! For batch nine, Golden Promise malts are paired with oats and wheat for that creamy mouthfeel, and hopped with […]Read more "ROUGHTAIL ADAPTATION IPA: Batch 009, August 18, 2017"
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"
Black Mesa puts out an IPA in time for summer, in six packs of 12 oz cans. They named it Big Wheel in honor of all the little daredevils on Big Wheels out there. Company: Black Mesa Brewing Co. Location: Oklahoma City, OK, brewed by Urban Farmhouse Brewery ABV: 5.8% ABV Style/Description: India Pale Ale […]Read more "BLACK MESA BREWING COMPANY Big Wheel IPA"
405 recently hosted a four course beer dinner at The Abner in Norman, and while I wasn’t able to attend, I caught the tail end of it while hosting Bring Your Own Vinyl Night. The dinner sounded amazing with ceviche paired with 405’s Lime Tart and barbacoa stuffed peppers were paired with the newest release […]Read more "405 BREWING COMPANY Yeah! Session IPA"
I was a little surprised to see COOP trying out a pilsner, I believe this is their first wide lager? Usually I don’t get too excited about a pilsner, but a dry-hopped pilsner is another matter altogether. Let’s see what COOP can do with these Idaho 7 and Comet hops. Company: COOP Ale Works Location: […]Read more "COOP ALE WORKS Saturday Siren Dry-Hopped Pils"
I ran down to Roughtail last week to pick up a couple of four packs of the newest Adaptation, batch eight in the series of unique IPA offerings. Flaked oats and wheat should contribute to mouthfeel, with Idaho 7, Calypso and Simcoe hops utilized for that fruity juiciness we’ve come to crave from Adaptation. I […]Read more "Roughtail Adaptation IPA: Batch 008, May 26, 2017"
The Barrels and Mash crew had a good time hanging out with the Vanessa House crew at OCBF, and realized we hadn’t reviewed any of their beers yet. I decided on the lactose infused brown ale, 5th Keg. This one was a fan favorite at the last OCBF and these guys have come a long […]Read more "Vanessa House 5th Keg Brown Ale"