Barrels and Mash Survey Series: Matt Denham

Welcome to the first edition of the Barrels and Mash survey series! We thought it would be fun to to ask some cool people some random questions and take a break from the hard-hitting and award-winning professional journalism that you have come to know and love from us here at Barrels and Mash.

Now that Oklahoma breweries can sell full strength beer directly to the public, chances are that you’ll be seeing more of your favorite local brewers as you visit their respective breweries for pints, growler fills, and brewery-only releases. So, it seemed like a good time to ask some of them a couple of questions so we can get to know them better and maybe arm ourselves with a nice icebreaker or two for when we find ourselves on opposite sides of the bar or wondering around their taprooms.

For this series, we sent 5 Oklahoma brewers the same set of random questions and will be posting them as they come back. Let’s do it!

The Man – Matt Denham


The Questions

What’s your name, and where do you brew?
Matt Denham, Brew at Midwest City premier craft beer establishment, Roughtail Brewing CO!

Do you have any kids? If so, which one is your favorite?
Yes, JW. he’s the only one I know of but I think he’d still be my favorite

Which movie is better: Ghost or The Bodyguard?
Got to go with Ghost! Pswayze all day. RIP

When not drinking beer, what is your go-to alcoholic beverage?
I guess I like G&T

Look deep into your heart, do you still consider Pluto a planet? Why or Why not?
Was it ever really a plant..?

In your opinion, what’s the best beer town in America and why?
MWC! Don’t need to answer why, you know why

Do you have any unreasonable fears?
I guess.. A crummy hop harvest

Of all the beers you have brewed, what is your personal favorite?
Any fresh hop beers

Of all the actors that have portrayed Batman over the years, which one is YOUR Batman?

What was the first beer you ever brewed?
I think it was an amber ale

Do you have anything you want to promote?
The two the fresh hop beers coming out in the next couple weeks. #bringjakesdickback

Well that’s it for the first series! Big thanks to Chase, Will, John, Trae, and Matt for their time and answers. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We plan on doing more things like this in the future so let us know if you’ve got ideas for questions or folks we should survey!

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