About this time last year, I blogged about a guy in Iowa who was going to try to re-create a monk-style Lent fast where he would go 46 days drinking only beer and water.
The man succeeded, and reported this year about how the experience treated him.
You can read his account right here.
Pretty interesting read, especially the part about how drinking beer all day for seven straight weeks caused him to lose 25 pounds. OK, well, probably the absence of all other calories caused him to lose 25 pounds, but whatever, it still sounds like a good plan to drink beer all day.
The beer company also announced that Pawnee Pale will be re-released in 2012 as a spring seasonal, and that a launch party for the new 3.2 percent Session ’33 line will be Saturday night at the Wormy Dog Saloon in Oklahoma City.
Here’s some info from Mustang on Summer Lager:
Summer in Oklahoma means great weather, outdoor sports, picturesque sunsets, and concerts under the stars. (Mustang brewmaster) Gary (Shellman) has been working for months to develop the perfect summer beer. Mustang Summer Lager is a traditional, Munich Helles style lager with a recipe straight from the Bavarian beer gardens. It is brewed with the best German two-row and Munich variety barley, noble Hallertau, Tettnang and Saaz hops. At 5.5% ABV and 18 IBUs, it’s a great, thirst-quenching beer with a clean, crisp finish. Kegs will hit the market in April. Bottles will arrive in May. Summer Lager will be available through the end of August.
You can read more about the goings-on at Mustang by checking their latest newsletter.
It’s the only thing better than Linsanity, people. TapWerks is hosting special firkin/cask nights both tonight and tomorrow.
Tonight: Marshall Brewing will be on hand with a firkin of vanilla Big Jamoke porter. Festivities start at 6 p.m.
Friday: Redbud Brewing will takes it’s turn with a pair of casks:
1. World Wide Funkadelic, which is a 5% sour ale with yeast cultures from Colorado, California, Alaska, Norway, and Belgium, plus 3 pounds of blueberries added to the cask.
2. Barrel-Aged Royal Black, which is a 9% barrel-aged Belgian black ale.
Friday’s festivities kick off at 5 p.m.
So, yeah, you’ll probably want to go.
Found this article today on the All About Beer Twitter feed. Living in Oklahoma, you might be surprised to find out that a Republican politician could be such a strong backer of beer legislation. But that’s just the case with Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum. According to the article, the beer lobby has poured tens of thousands of dollars into Santorum’s coffers over the years. The former senator’s home state, Pennsylvania, is home to major breweries like Rolling Rock, Yuengling and Keystone. Santorum regularly authored, sponsored or spoke publicly about legislation dealing with the beer industry. Although now that he’s trying to appeal to a broader base than his apparently beer-loving constituency, we’ll see how outspoken he is about supporting beer.
-Mustang’s new Session 33 line has officially rolled out in Oklahoma City this week. The 3.2 percent beer is available at grocery and convenience stores. You can read an earlier report on Session 33 right here. I’ll have more information on Session 33 coming up on the blog.
-Choc’s Project Hop will continue this week, with a Firkin Friday offering at McNellie’s OKC. This Friday’s offering of dry-hopped 1919 will feature Calypso hops, which are a relatively new hop variety good for bittering and aroma/flavor. Calypso hops are known to have notes of apple or pear.
-Also in McNellie’s OKC news, the pub is planning a Sam Adams beer dinner on Feb. 28. RSVP to email@example.com.
-And in case you wanted even more McNellie’s OKC news, they are taking part in something called The World’s Largest Guinness Toast at 10 p.m. on Friday and then offering Guinness for their Monday night pint night.
-Tonight is Firkin Thursday at McNellie’s Tulsa, and Marshall Brewing is up to bat. This week’s offering is a little bit of a mystery. Marshall said, and I reported, earlier that the firkin would contain an ancho chile-and-bittersweet chocolate-infused Big Jamoke Porter. On its Facebook page yesterday, Marshall said the firkin would contain a “top secret” offering. I’m investigating.
Choc Beer Co. announced today they will unveil a new line of labels for their Signature Series beers. You can see the new label style right here:
As you may have noticed, there’s something unique about the label: It’s for a beer Choc hasn’t released yet. Say hello to Choc’s newest beer, Belgian-Style Trippel Ale. The beer is expected to hit liquor store shelves at the start of April. Expect a bright, fruity beer with a strong, but refined, hop presence. Choc is shooting for a 7.5 percent strength.
-Today: Firkin Friday at McNellie’s OKC, featuring a special edition of McNellie’s Pub Ale (which is a two-time Beer Championship Series champion, just in case you didn’t know).
-Feb. 16: Firkin Thursday at McNellie’s Tulsa, featuring an ancho chile-and-bittersweet chocolate-infused Big Jamoke Porter.
-Feb. 23: Pint night at TapWerks, featuring vanilla Big Jamoke Porter.
-March 1: 2012 Revival Red Ale release party at SoundPony, 409 N Main St., Tulsa. The event will be 4 to 7 p.m. and include the ceremonial tapping of the first keg of Revival Red Ale, Marshall’s spring seasonal American red ale.
Looking for your Thursday night fix? TapWerks Ale House will host a COOP pint night Thursday featuring DNR on cocoa nibs. Sounds like an interesting twist on DNR, which is pretty darn good even without any additions. And not only do you get to enjoy the beer, you get to the keep the glass. Festivities kick off at 6 p.m. tomorrow. Cheers!
Thanks to Wes Glinsmann of Red Earth Brewers for sharing the link to this video!
I’ll admit that I think “Anchorman” is one of the greatest movies of all time, so I may be biased, but this is pure genius. The commercial aired during the Super Bowl only in North Platte, Neb. Since it’s now gone viral over the Internet, I would call that getting some bang for your buck.
You may not know this, but in addition to being well-seasoned in ice hockey and backyard fence installation, The Thirsty Beagle is an avid runner. In the span of 13 months, I’ve conquered two marathons (including the horrendous weather of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon last year. Shudder.) and one half marathon. Throw in numerous long training runs, and I’ve covered a lot of miles. I can tell you from first-hand experience: Sometimes the thing that really hits the spot after a long run is a nice, frosty beer. Also, sometime beer hits the spot the night before a long run. And maybe sometimes an hour or so right before a long run. You get the idea. But just how good of a combination is beer and running? Turns out, you and I are not the only people to ask that question.
That same issue was covered recently in an article in Runner’s World magazine.
The answer? While beer and running don’t make for terrible partners, women seemed to fare better when they combined the two than men did. I guess my dream of fueling my Olympic glory with beer like John Belushi fueled his Olympic glory with cigarettes and mini donuts won’t be coming true any time soon.
For more insight, check the article.