Had a couple Marshall Brewing news bits passed my way today.
-A Marshall beer dinner is scheduled at 6 p.m. March 24 at the Polo Grill in Tulsa, 2038 Utica Square. The cost is $55. The dinner will include five courses and will include Sundown Wheat, Old Pavilion Pilsner, McNellie’s Pub Ale, Atlas IPA and Big Jamoke.
-Speaking of Old Pavilion Pilsner, that particular brew is the latest Marshall beer to be released in six packs, joining the previously released McNellie’s Pub Ale. I’m told by an inside source that Atlas IPA is next in six packs, around April 1. Following that will be Sundown Wheat, although a release date has not been set. I’m told that because of Sundown Wheat’s popularity, the brewers want to make sure they’ll be able to produce enough to keep up with kegs, 22 oz. bottles and six packs before they dive into the smaller bottles.
On a separate note, I tried Sam Adams newest seasonal beer, Noble Pils, the other day, and can report that in a pinch it’s not too shabby. Noble Pils is replacing Sam Adams’ previous spring seasonal, White Ale, in the brewery’s seasonal lineup; if you liked White Ale, too bad for you! Anyway, as far as Noble Pils goes, it by far is more drinkable than Sam Adams most recent new addition, Coastal Wheat.
Noble Pils is made with a combination of five hops, but Sam Adams has done well to blend the hops with other ingredients in the beer. It’s not like some kind of hop overload run out of control. Now if you find yourself really missing White Ale, try Sam Adams’ Imperial White, which is a sort of amped-up version of White Ale.