Here’s news making the rounds on the Oklahoma beer scene:
-Several Oklahoma homebrewers took home top honors in the recent Bluebonnet Brew-off in Texas. David and Michele Darityof the High Plains Draughters Club of Oklahoma City won Homebrew Team of the Year. The pair also took home first place in the Light Hybrid, American Amber and American Barleywine categories. (I met David and Michele at Choc’s home brew contest Saturday; good beer people, I tell ya!) Other High Plains Draughters also won awards. Keith Wrightwon first place in the Kolsch category and third in the Melomel category and Jim Andrewswon first for the Pilsner category and teamed with Wright for a first in the German Wheat & Rye category. Two members of Tulsa’s FOAM home brew club also won awards. Pete Polczynski claimed first in the Sour Beer and Belgian Strong Light Ale categories, while Shawn Scott earned third place in the English Pale Ale category. Congrats to all!
-Several Oklahoma beer notables — Choc, COOP, Marshall — will be involved at Cochon 555 this weekend in Stillwater. What is Cochon 555? Does pork and alcohol sound good to you? (“Bacon tastes good. Pork chops taste good!”) Then you need to click here.
-Mustang Brewing passed along this story that says that beer is actually healthier than wine. I knew there was a reason I’ve been getting more and more healthy all the time!
-Choc is looking for name suggestions for its upcoming winter seasonal. It’ll be a traditional spiced ale. Become a fan of Choc on Facebook and find the post where they ask for suggestions.
-You can still vote in the Canada Conference of the Beer Championship Series. Go here to vote.
-Just a reminder, you can follow The Thirsty Beagle on Facebook (page name: The Thirsty Beagle) and Twitter (THIRSTYBEAGLE).