I had a chance to try this beer at an event last year, having been aged on peaches for a mere six months, and found it delicious. It turns out that they kept a barrel from last year, and now this vintage has been simmering in there for 18 months. Aged on a mess of […]Read more "405 Brewing Company BA ESP"
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"
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"
An interesting choice for barrel aging, Anthem’s Golden One gets the “Golden One + Bourbon Barrels + Time” treatment. The non-barrel aged version is a fairly delicate beer, this should be an unusual one for us to review. Company: Anthem Brewing Company Location: Oklahoma City, OK ABV: 8.9% Style/Description: Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels Price: $12 for […]Read more "Review: Anthem Bourbon Barrel Golden One"
Anthem just released Batch 2 of their Uroburos Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels (Elijah Craig barrels, to be exact), and to be honest we are very excited. This is Anthem’s largest bottle release to date, by a large margin, with almost 5,000 bottles rolling out of the Downtown OKC brewery. We were hanging out in their taproom […]Read more "Anthem Bourbon Barrel Uroburos Batch 1 and Batch 2 Vertical"
A new BA stout from Prairie? Sign me up! It looks like only 50-ish cases of this were released between Oklahoma and Missouri, so it wasn’t the easiest thing in the world to find. Most were lucky to get a single bottle (myself included) which makes me sad, but hey, it’s just beer, right? Company: […]Read more "Review: Prairie Artisan Ales Branson Jamboree"
Ah things from whiskey barrels, those barrels really do make everything better. After the Barrels and Mash team had a meeting to go over the first official event we will be a part of (tease, tease, details will come later), we decided it would be fun to crack some Anthems and discuss future ventures. Justin, […]Read more "Anthem Pappy Burleson Batch 1 and Batch 2 Vertical Tasting"
Who needs an intro for this? It’s Bomb! and it’s aged in a barrel! For God’s sake I just want to drink it! Company: Prairie Artisan Ales Location: Tulsa, OK. Brewed in Krebs, OK ABV: 11.2% Style/Description: Imperial Stout Aged in Whiskey Barrels with Coffee, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans, and Chillies Price: $8 (12oz bottle) Appearance: […]Read more "Review: Prairie Artisan Ales Barrel Aged Bomb!"
Ah Pappy Burleson. This beer is named for Randy Burleson, and huge supporter of the Oklahoma craft beer scene from way back, and pretty much one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. When I saw an Instagram post a few weeks back showing them slapping labels on the new batch I got incredibly excited. […]Read more "Review: Anthem Pappy Burleson (2016)"
Barrels and Mash recently hung out with Eric and Jeff from COOP and got to hear about all the great updates from the brewery, including the release of their newest Territorial Reserve Barleywine, unavailable now for several years. The base recipe is the same as the 2012 batch, and per Eric the recipe includes “probably a ton […]Read more "Review: COOP Territorial Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine (and some COOP updates)"