Next week is American Craft Beer Week, and as you’ll see by clicking on this link, all 50 states are holding some sort of celebration. In Oklahoma, the centerpiece of the week will be the inaugural Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival, set for May 21 in Bricktown.
If you’re like me, and aren’t you lucky if you are, you’ve been wondering just what types of beer our Oklahoma breweries will pour at the OCBF. Fear not, beer fan, I’ve done the heavy lifting for you. Here is what you can expect in terms of local beer:
-Ultimo Hombre W heat
-Briarpatch Amber Ale
-Coconut Cream Stout
-Biere de Garde
-Big Jamoke (filtered through coffee)
-Old Pavilion Pilsner
-Revival Red Ale
I hadn’t received word as of this morning about what COOP Ale Works will bring, but hopefully they’ll have something snazzy on tap. (I’ll update this post if I find out)
The dry-hopped 1919 and coffee-filtered Big Jamoke sound especially interesting; I’ll have more on those two brews specifically next week on the blog.
Beer news and links
-Marshall Brewing will be at McNellie’s Tulsa at 5 p.m. Monday for a pint night; at TapWerks at 6 p.m. Thursday for a Firkin; at the Empire Bar in Tulsa at 5 p.m. May 20 for Firkin; and at McNellie’s OKC at 6 p.m. May 20 for another Firkin. (Is this the first two-city synchronized Firkin?)
-Did you know COOP Ale Works offers tours of its brewery two Saturdays each month? The next tour is May 21. They ask that you call to make reservations at 842-2667.
-Mustang Brewing Co. will be at BREWTOPIA at the S OKC Hooters from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Beer tastings, food, girls in tall socks, you know, the regular stuff. Tickets have to be purchased in advance at Quicker Liquor, 9109 S May Ave.