Today is the day, folks: House Bill 1341, the bill to allow Oklahoma breweries to offer on-premise samples, officially goes into effect.
Only one brewery in the state will be open for tours and sampling: Marshall Brewing Co. in Tulsa. Marshall’s brewmaster, Eric Marshall, and sales and marketing director, Wes Alexander, were two of the driving forces behind getting the new law passed and signed by the governor, so it is fitting that Marshall Brewing will open its doors today (and Saturday) to usher the new law into practice.
Marshall will be open today from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for tours and sampling. The cost will be $5 and will include a commemorative tasting glass. $2 of the cost will be donated to a local charity. Samples will consist of four 3-oz. pours. Guests must have valid ID.
Here’s a rundown that I posted earlier, with a few updates, of what other state brewers are planning:
-Roughtail Brewing Co.: First tour will be 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9. The cost is $5 and includes a commemorative tasting glass. Will follow roughly the same format at Marshall.
-Mustang Brewing Co.: Will be open for sampling Dec. 1 (pending construction on new tasting room).
-Choc Beer Co.: Planning to be open for sampling/tours on Nov. 9.
-Prairie Artisan Ales: Trying to be open for tastings on Dec. 1
-Battered Boar Brewing Co.: Plans to offers tastings, but has not finalized dates.
-COOP Ale Works: Will not offer tastings until they open their new brewery location.
-Anthem Brewing Co.: Still waiting on ABLE licensing, so cannot open for tours/samples.
-Huebert Brewing Co.: Plans to offer tastings, but has not finalized dates.