Had a great time last night at the Marshall Brewing Sundown Wheat pint night at Old Chicago in Edmond. A lot of other people also did, apparently, since they ran out of Sundown Wheat. This was good because it shows a lot of people enjoyed a fine Oklahoma-made beer, and bad because there was, you know, no more Sundown Wheat. Either way, I got to chat up Marshall brewmaster Eric Marshall and learned some interesting things I thought I’d pass along to my readers:
-The brewery is bringing in four more fermenter tanks to help increase brewing capacity.
-This increase in capacity should help the brewery move closer to the much-anticipated release of Sundown Wheat and Atlas IPA in 12 oz. bottles, and possibly set them up for expansion beyond Oklahoma’s borders.
-Speaking of Sundown Wheat, a few weeks ago the Thirsty Beagle and Mrs. Beagle were enjoying a 22 oz. bottle at Hideaway when the sharp-nosed Mrs. Beagle detected a slight difference in the taste. Turns out, Marshall recently tweaked the malt in its Sundown Wheat recipe in an effort to improve the beer. Eric said the response to the change has been very positive. He said the change in malt allows some of the more subtle spices in the beer to come through, which I can confirm to be true.
-Marshall will again put out its Oktoberfest this year in September, and after that will bring back a batch of the Big Jamoke porter.
-And lastly, a new beer is in testing at the brewery right now, but I’ve been sworn to secrecy about the details. You can expect to see it later this year.