There’s a storm brewing on the Oklahoma City beer horizon. The date of the storm: Oct. 8. That’s the date of the seventh annual ARTonTAP, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s annual beer tasting event. That’s also the date of the second annual Zoo Brew, the beer tasting event put on by the Oklahoma City Zoo.
We have a serious problem here, folks. Two great beer events on the same date, at the same time, in the same city. What is a beer fan to do? My solution: One of the events has to be moved. I know a lot goes into planning these things, and tearing up the schedule now would be a giant pain. But having both tastings on the same night helps nobody. Each event will rob potential donors from each other. People who may go to both if they were on separate days (read: me), likely will only go to one now.
These events both support great causes and need to have their own nights to flourish. Maybe one of them can be moved to the next night, Sat. Oct. 9. Neither OU nor OSU has a football game that day — OU is on a bye, OSU plays Oct. 8 (another issue I have with the timing of this, but that’s for another blog post).
So, beer fans, reach out to the people at the zoo and the art museum and let’s see if we can get this resolved. We shouldn’t have to miss a great beer event because we’re at a different great beer event. We should be able to go to all the great beer events! Let’s do this!