Last month I reported on the St. Patrick’s Day plans for TapWerks Ale House, but of course that’s not the only joint in town throwing a bash to mark the occasion.
Today, let’s take a look at what McNellie’s OKC has planned.
-All three floors of the pub will be open at 10 a.m. on St. Pat’s Day
-An outdoor festival area (strictly 21 and older) will be up and running by 11 a.m.
-The pub proper will be open to all ages until 4 p.m., when it will switch to 21 and older
-The outside party will feature a DJ.
-Visitors should expect to be entertained by various bagpipe groups making random appearances throughout the day.
More St. Pat’s Day updates to come! And on a side McNellie’s OKC note, the pub just announced the date for the 2013 Pub Run. It’s set for 3 p.m. May 4.
-Bear with me if you’ve seen this floating around the Facebook today, but the latest list of new beer postings is making the rounds currently, and it’s pretty wild. After the great Brewdog/Green Flash arrival of of 2013, I was pretty sure liquor stores were about to run out of shelf space for all the new/different beers coming into the state. Now, it appears, things are getting crazy. Here’s the list:
(Kudos to BierGarten Wine & Spirits for posting/sharing)
1. Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti (kegs and bombers)
2. Great Divide 18th Anniversary (rumored to be an ale made with birch syrup)
3. Great Divide Heyday Wit
4. Shipyard Summer
5. Crabbie’s Ginger Beer
6. Kronenbourg Blanc
7. Anderson Valley Summer Solstice
8. Green Flash Palate Wrecker (kegs, bombers and four-packs)
9. Green Flash Rayon Vert (four-packs)
10. Prairie Ale
11. Prairie Apricot Funk
12. Prairie Blueberry Funk
13. Prairie Bomb (Nordaggio’s coffee-style beer)
14. Prairie Café
15. Prairie Cherry Funk
16. Prairie Croquet
17. Prairie Pineapple Funk
18. Prairie Puncheon
19. Prairie Wine Barrel Noir
20. Prairie Woussoirs
21. Prairie Zach
22. Abita Lemon Wheat
23. Fruh Kolsch
24. Full Sail Pub Series ESB
25. Newcastle Bombshell Summer Ale
26. Ommegang Fleur de Boublon
27. Sam Adams Belgian-Style Saison
28. Sam Adams Blueberry Hill
29. Sam Adams Little White Rye
30. Sam Adams Longshot
31. Crown Valley Barrel Aged Bison
32. North Coast Grand Cru
33. North Coast Barrel Aged Old Stock (bourbon barrel-aged old ale)
34. Laughing Dog Sneaky Pete
35. Achel Extra
36. Achel Blonde
37. Theakstons Old Peculiar
38. Unibroue 17
39. Bornem Dubbel
40. Bornem Trippel
41. Petrus Aged Red Ale
42. Privateer Sample Pack (four-packs)
43. Scotch de Silly (four-packs)
44. Troubadour Imperial Stout (four-packs)
45. Marshall Brewing 5 (kegs and bombers)
My thoughts? Has Sam Adams done a Belgian-style beer before? I can’t seem to think of one … I would expect Marshall 5 to be a barrel-aged version of Revival Red Ale to celebrate the brewery’s fifth anniversary … I’m excited about Petrus Aged Red Ale … I’ve been scheming up a couple witbier recipes, so I’m interested to see Great Divide’s Heyday Wit … What can you say about Prairie? Those guys are pounding out recipes with the same ferocity that Serge Ibaka uses while swinging his arms in the post. Dangerous.