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"
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"
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"
I’ve been hearing rumors about interesting COOP experiments with barrel aged DNR for years, and was intrigued to see this pop up on the shelf. It is attractively packaged in a thick 375 ml corked and caged bottle and handsomely printed directly on the glass, a great new look for COOP. I like to see […]Read more "Coop Ale Works Cask-It Series: Brandy Barrel Aged DNR With Cherries"
Here is our first review from Broken Arrow’s Nothing’s Left Brewing Company. This is their first packaged beer, though they have plenty that has been going around on draft at bars and festivals. They’ve put together an American Pale Ale with one of my favorite hops: Galaxy. The can also features a kangaroo in a […]Read more "Nothing’s Left Galaxy Pale Ale"
It’s the Sunday after the 10th Norman Music Festival and I’m exhausted. After a big brunch of leftover chicken, bacon, and brats from Klemm’s Smoke Haus, Kate and I are settling in for a nice day of lounging around the house while a cold wind is blowing around all the trees outside. This may not […]Read more "Roughtail Homie Hookup"