COOP will pour DNR (paired with roasted beet and chevre tartlet, sherry gastrique) and Native Amber (paired with Salt cod fritters, malt vinegar gastrique).
Savor is self-described as an American craft beer and food experience, and if COOP’s pairings are any indication, that’s probably accurate. The event is June 8-9 in Washington, D.C., and features more than 70 breweries from across the country — including all of the heavy-hitters of the craft beer world.
The beer and food menu is pretty insane, if you like great beer and exotic-sounding food offerings.
Anyway, you might think it would be cool to go to Savor, and you’d be right. But you’ll also be out of luck, since the $120-a-pop tickets sold out quickly after going on sale last week.
Nevertheless, good luck to COOP and congrats on giving Oklahoma craft beer a good name on the national stage!
I sure do seem to be hearing a lot about brewing with rye lately, and the guys at Choc are jumping on the bandwagon, too. Choc’s annual Wild Brew collaboration beer will be a rye saison this time around. Choc is teaming up for the second straight year with FOAM — in fact, I understand the brew day was held over the weekend. I asked for a description of the rye saison style, and got this from FOAM’s Jeff Pursley:
The short version: A refreshing ale, fruity and spicy, highly carbonated, well hopped, and dry with a quenching acidity.
The longer version: A combination of fruity and spicy flavors with a soft malt character, low to moderate alcohol, and tart sourness. Extremely high attenuation gives a dry finish. Low peppery yeast-derived phenols add to the spiciness from the rye. Moderate hop flavor and bitterness. A low to moderate tart sourness accentuates the dry, refreshing quality. High carbonation and high attenuation give a very dry finish with a long, bitter, spicy aftertaste.
Sounds like an interesting brew. The annual Wild Brew beer/food event is set for July 28 this year, and I’ll have more details as they become available. Here’s a look at the Wild Brew label for this year:
(Note: It should say “2012″ on the left side of the label, instead of 2010. Since I’m one of the greatest newspaper editors of all time, I noticed this and pointed it out to Choc.)
Yesterday I posted a list of all 93 beers expected at Beer Sprocket on April 14. There’s been an update this morning, and 10 more beers have been added. They are:
94. Collesi Biona
95. Collesi Chiara
96. Collesi Rossa
97. Carlsberg Elephant
98. Grimbergen Dubbel
99. Rogue American Amber Ale
100. Rogue Chocolate Stout
101. Rogue Dad’s Little Helper Black IPA
102. Grieskirchner Hefe-Weizen
103. Kapsreiter Landbier
Also, as promised yesterday, here is a list of the festival’s food vendors, and their expected offerings:
-Old Germany: German food
-C&C Cupcakes: cupcakes and cookies
-Old Chicago: pizza
-TapWerks: pub food
-McNellie’s OKC: pub food
-S&B Burger Joint: sliders
-Charlie’s Sports Grill: wings and southwest egg rolls
-Primo’s Italian: Italian food
-Poblano Grill: Mexican food
Tickets for the charity event can be purchased at www.oldgermany.com. They will not be sold the day of the event, so Friday, April 13 is your last day to scoop ‘em up.
The annual Beer Sprocket fest is just about a week away now, and you most likely were asking yourself, “Is there any way I can see a list with every single beer that will be there?” Well, ask no more, my friends. Behold the list, as provided by festival organizer Old Germany restaurant. Some notable things: Aside from a pretty extensive selection of European offerings, I noticed a couple things on the list I’m quite excited about. The first is Choc’s new OPA (Oklahoma Pale Ale), which isn’t due in stores for at least a month. Another is Great Divide’s Collette Farmhouse Ale, which I haven’t spotted in local stores.
(Note: Tickets for the April 14 event — which will not be sold day-of — are available at www.oldgermany.com.)
(Note #2: Check the blog tomorrow for a list of participating restaurants and food vendors.)
|1. Huebert Wild Pony|
|2. Huebert Rasenmaher|
|3. Huebert Tucker Pale Ale|
|4. Huebert Deep Deuce|
|5. Huebert Raspberry|
|6. Hueberts Tangarine|
|7. COOP Native Amber|
|8. COOP DNR|
|9. COOP Zeppelin|
|10. COOP Horny Toad|
|11. COOP F5 IPA|
|12. COOP Gran Sport Porter|
|13. Anchor Steam|
|14. Anchor Summer|
|15. Anderson Valley Hop Ottin IPA|
|16. Anderson Valley Summer Solstice|
|17. Bitburger Pilsner|
|18. Choc 1919|
|19. Choc OPA|
|20. Coopers Brewing Sparkling Ale|
|21. Estrella Damm Lager|
|22. Great Divide Titan IPA|
|23. Great Divide Colette|
|24. Hofbrau Original|
|25. Hofbrau Maibock|
|26. Kostritzer Black Lager|
|27. Murphy’s Stout|
|28. Rio Grande Chile Cerveza|
|29. San Miguel Lager|
|30. Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat|
|31. Shipyard Summer Ale|
|32. Steven’s Point Belgian White|
|33. Steven’s Point Nude Beach|
|34. Weihenstephan Kristal Weiss|
|35. Boulevard Smokestack Series Tank 7|
|36. Boulevard Boss Tom’s Golden Bock|
|37. Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat|
|38. Well’s Banana Bread|
|39. Blanche De Bruxelles|
|40. Big Sky IPA|
|41. Big Sky Heavy Horse Scotch Ale|
|42. Laughing Dog Dogfather Boubon Barrel Stout|
|43. Nogne O #100|
|44. Mustang Harvest Lager|
|45. Mustang Summer Lager|
|46. Bridgeport Hop Czar|
|48. Full Sail Amber|
|49. Angry Orchard Crisp Apple|
|50. Mustang Washita Wheat|
|51. Mustang Golden Ale|
|52. Twisted Tea Original|
|53. Guinness Black Lager|
|54. Santa Fe Happy Camper IPA|
|56. Stiegl Goldbrau Lager|
|57. Shiner Ruby Redbird|
|58. Sam Adams Tasman Red|
|59. Sam Adams Griffin’s Bow|
|60. Paulaner Wiesn|
|61. Paulaner Salvator|
|62. Paualner Hefe|
|63. Ayinger Jahrhundert|
|64. Ayinger Brau|
|65. Ayinger Weizen Bock|
|66. Baltika # 7|
|67. Baltika # 8|
|68. Dixie Blackened Voodoo|
|69. Erdinger Pikantus|
|70. Fullers 1845|
|71. Fullers Honey Dew|
|72. Fullers London Pride Cans|
|73. Gulden Draak|
|74. Left Hand Juju|
|75. Left Hand Pilsner|
|76. Left Hand Smoke Jumper|
|77. Pinkus Alt|
|78. Sam Smith Pure Brewed|
|79. Sam Smith Organic Cider|
|80. Sam Smith Organic Ale|
|81. Stegmaier IPA|
|82. Stegmaier Honeysuckle|
|83. Tallgrass Rooster|
|84. Tallgrass Oasis|
|85. Tallgrass Stout|
|86. V&D Foret Organic|
|88. Westmalle Dubbel|
|89. Battered Boar Briarpatch Amber|
|90. Battered Boar Heartbreak Hefe|
|91. Battered Boar Company Man Pale Ale|
|92. Battered Boar Coconut Cream Stout|
|93. Battered Boar Blue Face Scotch Ale|
Big news coming out of the greater Krebs area today: The Choc Room is now open for business! You can read more about The Choc Room — the new taproom at Pete’s Place restaurant — by clicking on this link to get to my blog post from yesterday.
-Marshall recently expanded brewing capacity and is in the process of installing a new giant fermenter.
-Revival Red Ale will remain available through May, when it will be replaced in the seasonal lineup by Arrowhead Pale Ale.
-This week’s Firkin Friday at McNellie’s OKC will feature McNellie’s Pub Ale dry-hopped with Nugget hops. Nugget is a bittering hop with an herbal bouquet.
-Next week’s Firkin Thursday (April 12) at McNellie’s Tulsa will feature oak-aged Revival Red Ale.
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In my NCAA bracket, I predicted Kansas and Kentucky would meet in the national championship game, and I predicted Kentucky would win it all. Unfortunately, I also had Missouri and Florida State in the Final Four, and of course neither one of those teams made it out of the second round. So although I made a strong run in The Thirsty Beagle bracket challenge on the strength of the KU-UK match-up, it was not meant to be. I finished in second place to this year’s winner, Picks A’Million, who claims the champions TTB T-shirt. Congrats Picks A’Million, and thanks to everyone who took part this year. Here are the final standings in our contest:
1. Pick A’Million (141 points)
2. The Thirsty Beagle (130)
3. Big Daddy Cool Brees (110 )
4. Michelle’s Magnificent Picks (91)
5. Bar Bear (89)
6. Cardinalsfan (87)
7. D’s horrible bracket (76)
8. Chaser (74)
9. Mrs. Beagle (69)
10. RandomBracket.com (67)
11. Wes_1 (61)
For the past several weeks, Choc Beer Co. and Pete’s Place restaurant have been undergoing some renovations at their Krebs location. Now, they’re ready to announce the results: The Choc Room.
You are seeing that correctly: tap handle after tap handle of Choc goodness. Here’s a rundown of the project from Choc Beer Co. president Zach Prichard, along with some other exciting news:
We have created a new space at Pete’s Place called The Choc Room. We reconfigured the brewery and borrowed a few private dining areas. We can still make the same amount of beer, albeit in a tighter space.
The Choc Room will be a place for fans of Choc Beer to gather to try our great beers. It will be a focal point of our newly scheduled guided brewery tour Saturdays. The guided tour will include lunch at Pete’s Place, a Choc T-shirt, and beer glass (with a beer of course). Tours will be the first Saturday of each month. Reservations are required at (918) 423-2042. There will also be tappings of special Choc kegs.
The Choc Room will also be a place for Pete’s Place diners to enjoy a beer before, during or after dinner. In addition to Choc beers, the room will feature a few guest beers, fine wines, liquors, and a menu of shareable foods.
The Choc Room should open later this week. It will be open during normal Pete’s Place hours.
Oh. Yes. Count me in.