I just spoke to Marshall Brewing Co. brewmaster Eric Marshall about claiming his second Beer Championship Series win with Marshall McNellie’s Pub Ale. Here is his response:
“We are all thrilled with the outcome! It is very gratifying to win this award two years in a row! The important thing to note however, is not that we won (no disrespect to the award), but that the last three rounds this year were composed of all Oklahoma-based beers. I am thrilled that the Oklahoma Craft Beer scene has grown to the point where no matter how the brackets are set-up, Oklahoma beers dominate to the end. The fact that so much good beer is being made in this state and people are supporting us so we can do what we love, is the real victory! I think I speak for all of my fellow Oklahoma Brewing brothers in saying thank you Nick for your support of the industry and most of all thanks to everyone out there who is drinking and spreading the love of Craft Beer! Cheers- Eric Marshall.”
Well said, Eric. And really, no need to thank me. It really is a blast to not only put on the BCS, but also to cover the craft beer industry here in Oklahoma. It’s a great bunch of people putting out a great product and putting Oklahoma on the national map.