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American Craft Beer Week is here!

by Nick Trougakos Published: May 13, 2013
Rejoice, beer fans! Today marks the beginning of American Craft Beer Week, and there’s a whole bunch of stuff going on in Oklahoma City and other spots this week as part of the celebration.

Things get started with several pint nights today.

The weekly Monday pint night at McNellie’s OKC features Mustang Summer Lager. At McNellie’s Tulsa, Warsteiner Dunkel is the featured beer. And at McNellie’s Norman, it’s Green Flash pint night.

At TapWerks Ale House, a whole week of pint nights are on deck. The revelry begins tonight with an Anthem Brewing night featuring a farmhouse ale brewed with a hint of smoked malt, tart cherries and aged on Hungarian oak spirals. Also, Anthem brewmaster Matt Anthony is expected to make a big announcement — his own brewhouse, perhaps? — so you’ll want to be there in person to hear what’s going on.

And speaking of TapWerks, bar general manager Greg Powell announced that the American craft beer tap takeover is now underway and will run through the week. He’s got 106 American craft beers on tap, including upward of 30 from right here in Oklahoma.

And here’s a recap of the other TapWerks pint nights set for this week:

-Tuesday: Rosemary Biere de Garde from Choc

-Wednesday:  Oaked imperial black rye ale from Roughtail

-Thursday: Strawberry-banana cream ale from COOP.

-Friday: Special beer menu/pint night featuring the Sam Adams Barrel Room Series — 13th Hour Stout, Stony Brook Red and New World Tripel. Powell described this as perhaps one of the coolest pint nights TapWerks has done. Think of it as a good opportunity to warm up for Saturday.

And what’s Saturday? None other than the third annual Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival, of course. Tickets are still on sale, but Powell said there will be a cap this year, so if you want to score samples of more than 200 beers from roughly 50 breweries, act quick and snap up your tix.

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by Nick Trougakos
Local Editor
Local Editor Nick Trougakos has been with The Oklahoman since 2002. Trougakos covered the military, federal agencies and courts before becoming an editor in 2005. Prior to joining The Oklahoman, Trougakos was a reporter for the Oklahoma City...
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