Greetings beer fans. The Thirsty Beagle has returned from the annual Beagle Family Walt Disney World Trip and is ready to go! I’ll have a couple different Disney-and-beer-related posts in the next few days, but first wanted to catch up on the big news I missed while out of town.
That news is that Marshall Brewing Co. has released it’s first summer seasonal, Arrowhead Pale Ale. Pale ales have been my hot beer for 2011, so I’m especially excited about this offering. Here’s a press release Marshall sent out last week that you would have seen at that time had I been in the state of Oklahoma:
TULSA — Marshall Brewing Co. will officially launch Arrowhead Pale Ale at Leon’s Broken Arrow, 3302 W Kenosha, on June 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. Arrowhead Pale Ale marks the first time Marshall Brewing has released a summer seasonal beer. The launch party will include samples of Arrowhead Pale Ale as well as the opportunity to visit with the Marshall Brewing Co. team.
Arrowhead Pale Ale aims to quench the thirst of hot summer afternoons and warm evenings. Arrowhead is an American pale ale crafted to provide refreshment as a lighter, highly quaffable ale complimented by unique aromatic citrus notes that both tickle the nose and enliven the palate. Complexity, balance, and softness make Arrowhead Pale Ale a ridiculously easy drinking summer seasonal.
Arrowhead Pale Ale will be available in six packs at liquor stores, restaurants, and bars across the state of Oklahoma just ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. The summer seasonal will replace Revival Red Ale, Marshall’s spring seasonal, on draft at a limited number of locations throughout the state. The release of Arrowhead Pale Ale completes the series of four quarterly seasonal beers that include Oktoberfest, Big Jamoke Porter, and Revival Red Ale.
The next in the series, Oktoberfest Lager, will be released the first week of September. Stated brewmaster Eric Marshall: “Arrowhead Pale Ale is the final release in our seasonal series and I am proud that we now have four distinct beers that reflect our interpretation of the flavors of each season.”
Doesn’t everyone want their palate enlivened every once in a while? I know I do.
Beer news and links
-Choc’s Zach Prichard talks about Wild Brew 2011 in this not-at-all-uncomfortable video. (I’m blaming the host, who obviously doesn’t know anything about beer. Way to do your research!) This year’s version of Wild Brew is on store shelves now, and the Wild Brew festival is July 30.
-Speaking off Choc, the brewery was mentioned in a recent Oklahoma bucket list article in Oklahoma Magazine.
-In case you hadn’t heard, Marshall has expanded its distribution network to the Wichita area. Finally, something good in the state of Kansas. (Kidding, kidding. Sort of.)
-Redbud Brewing announced last week that a Blueberry Berliner Weiss is in a firkin. Looks like a possible firkin Friday is on the horizon?
-Battered Boar announced recently that a new Chocolate Cherry Porter will hit the shelves soon.
-The first in a three-part series from the All About Beer blog on nip bottles. Nip bottles sound great in theory, but sometimes you actually do want to down an entire 750 ml bottle by yourself.