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Plans released for inaugural Tulsa Craft Beer Week

by Nick Trougakos Published: March 22, 2013
The inaugural Tulsa Craft Beer Week is less than a month away, and organizers this week released an impressive list of events.

TCBW is scheduled for April 15-20. Here’s the tentative rundown:

Monday, April 15

-Choc Beer Dinner at R-Bar

-COOP Firkin/Pint Night at McNellie’s

Tuesday, April 16

-Great Divide Tap Takeover at R-Bar

-Marshall Firkin Crawl at McNellie’s locations (A different firkin at each of the Mcnellie’s group locations, with each one only opening after the other is floated)

-COOP Five-Course Beer Dinner at Hey Mambo (Tickets $55/person, $100/couple)

Wednesday, April 17

-Green Flash West Coast IPA Pint Night at R-Bar (With exclusive glass)

-Choc event at McNellie’s

Thursday, April 18

-Local Tap Takeover at R-Bar

-Prairie Artisan Ales Dinner at McNellie’s

Friday, April 19

-Outdoor Festival at R-Bar

-Prairie Tap Takeover at McNellie’s

Saturday, April 20

-Grand Finale Outdoor Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot next to The BierGarten. The festival is sponsored by the Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers. Proceeds from the event will go to FOAM. Tickets will be $25 each with a free ticket given to designated drivers. There will be a free glass handed out after the event. The glass will be sponsored by The BierGarten and Boulevard Brewing. The festival will include beer from Choc, Marshall, COOP, Mustang, Prairie, Boulevard, Great Divide and FOAM. Food will be provided at an additional cost by Billy Sims BBQ.

Organizers say final approval from ABLE for the outdoor festival is pending, but should be granted soon. At that time, ticket sale information will be posted, along with times for the mid-week events.

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-McNellie’s Tulsa has scheduled a Beer University for April 9, offering the chance to try 20 different beers. The cost is $25. Email tiffany@mcnellies.com to reserve your spot.

-So, where to begin for OSU’s NCAA tourney flame-out? I think the truth is, there’s not a lot to say. The Cowboys didn’t play very well, and they found themselves matched up against a lanky, athletic team that probably is just better than them. Thanks for stopping by. The only part of this match-up worth discussing much more is how Oregon was slotted as a 12-seed. My take? There’s no way a 26-win team from a major conference should be a 12-seed. The committee said the Ducks were actually picked as an 11-seed, but had to be moved down to 12 for scheduling purposes. Guess what, they shouldn’t have been an 11, either. Obviously, the committee didn’t put a lot of stock in the Pac 12. Now, there’s the argument that if you plan to advance in the tourney, you have to play strong teams eventually. Just seems wrong that a team isn’t rewarded with a softer match-up in the first round after earning a high seed. Isn’t that the point of working for the highest seed you can get? Oh well. Overall, it was an encouraging year for OSU hoops, and it appears they’ll return a strong bunch next year — a group that probably will take with it some lessons from this year’s short NCAA stay. Until then, it’s time to cross fingers for year two of the Marcus Smart experience.

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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