Last summer, Marshall Brewing released a new pale ale, Arrowhead Pale Ale, to rave reviews. Small problem: the beer was so well-liked that when Marshall released it late in the summer seasonal market, it quickly vanished off shelves and taps. Fast forward to 2012, and the Tulsa brewery has made plans to get more Arrowhead to more beer fans. (On a side note, I mentioned on the blog yesterday that Arrowhead’s first appearance of the season will be this Friday at the McNellie’s OKC Firkin Friday.) Check out this press release for the details:
TULSA — Temperatures are heating up across Oklahoma, sparking the need for refreshing seasonal beer. Marshall Brewing Co. has been hard at work increasing brewing capacity since the wildly successful release of Arrowhead Pale Ale in 2011 left beer lovers in short supply.
Arrowhead Pale Ale will officially launch at the Dilly Deli, 402 E 2nd St., Tulsa, on June 6th at 5 p.m. with a ceremonial tapping of the first keg of summer. At 7 p.m., the Marshall team will head next door to the Dust Bowl Lanes and Lounge, 211 S Elgin Ave., to enjoy Arrowhead Pale Ale on draft while bowling for prizes provided by Marshall. Both events are open to all over 21.
The 2012 release of Arrowhead Pale Ale on June 6 beats the previous year’s release to market by a full month, offering craft beer drinkers more availability. “Growing pains,” stated founder/brewmaster Eric Marshall on the 2011 release of Arrowhead Pale Ale. “We were a little late to market in 2011 and could not have anticipated the popularity of the beer. As a result Arrowhead was only available about 45 days. With recent expansion at the brewery we plan to offer Arrowhead Pale Ale for a full three-month season.”
Arrowhead is an American pale ale crafted to provide refreshment as a lighter, highly quaffable ale complimented by unique aromatic citrus notes from its hops 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 after June 6. The summer seasonal will replace Revival Red Ale, Marshall’s spring seasonal, on draft at a limited number of locations throughout the state. The next in the series, Oktoberfest Lager, will be released the first week of September.