Hard to believe how fast time flies, but COOP Ale Works is getting ready to commemorate its fourth anniversary. A celebration and fundraiser is slated for Saturday, Jan. 12, at the brewery, to benefit the Central Oklahoma Humane Society.
The celebration will consist of three tasting sessions at the brewery, 1124 NW 51. They are: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 3 to 6 p.m.; and 7 to 10 p.m.
I’m told there will be plenty of special offerings worked up by brewmaster Blake Jarolim.
COOP is encouraging a $5 donation at the door.
-Well, Notre Dame did not answer my prayers to the 7-pound 8-ounce, tiny, infant baby Jesus on Monday night and pull off a win against Alabama. It’s not clear if Notre Dame even attended the game in the first half, actually. Alas, the SEC-ESPN hype machine will only continue to grow. Here’s my early look at what will probably be the ESPN preseason top 10 next season:
T-2. Texas A&M
T-2. South Carolina
T-2. Mississippi State
8. Boise State
9. Ohio State
-Arriving in liquor stores soon, if not already: Boulevard’s 2013 Rye-on-Rye.
-Arriving in liquor stores soon, if not already: Left Hand Wake Up Dead Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.
-Arriving in liquor stores soon: Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA (Shout out to BierGarten in Jenks for the new beer postings).
-Red Coyote at Classen Curve is hosting a Pack Pint Run from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. It’s a 3-mile, out-and-back run that features COOP Ale Works beer at the end for those of drinking age.