“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"
Prairie has recently released a spate of new beers in cans, including Prison Rodeo, an IPA brewed with Idaho 7, Mosaic, Summit and Simcoe hops and Spaceship Earth coffee. Some was made available to local bars on draft, so I had a taste at Tapwerks. Company: Prairie Artisan Ales Location: Krebs, OK ABV: 9.5% ABV […]Read more "PRAIRIE ARTISAN ALES Prison Rodeo IPA"
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"
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"
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"
I dropped by the brewery last week to drop off some empty kegs that Will at COOP was kind enough to donate for an event I had for work. It only made sense while I was on the southwest side that I pick up a few brewery only releases to try. I was happy to […]Read more "COOP ALE WORKS The Dagobah Citra East Coast Double IPA"