Hello Oklahoma beer fans, long time no talk. I’m excited to get back to work on the blog. I spent the previous week recovering and decompressing after Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week, and the last several days taking care of Mrs. Beagle after half of one of her kidneys was lopped off (she’s recovering nicely — we discovered recently her kidneys are what you would call “special” and “complicated,” and half of one was not operating properly. So, it had to go!).
Anywho, have some news to pass along today about Black Mesa Brewing.
Black Mesa’s Brad Stumph told me recently about the newest beer in their growing lineup: Double Blonde.
Stumph said they are still tweaking the formula, but it will include the same malts and hops as their Blonde. He said a firm release date has not been set, but the earliest the beer would hit the market would be Aug. 1.
Pints and Pins
-A Great Divide 20th anniversary party is set for June 14 at Mixed Company, 3rd and Denver in Tulsa.
-Check out what Learn to Brew posted on FB today: “This morning as we were unloading a truck we started talking about all the great homebrewers we have in the area and how the caliber of the beer keeps getting better and better. It made us smile…So today if you are part of a homebrew club/attend homebrew club meetings, come in to either store and get 5% off of your ingredients. Mention this to us to get the discount. And there is more! It is that time of year where a lot of recipes are calling for Czech Saaz hops, i.e. saisons, wilds, sours, belgians, light lagers, etc. Today we are giving away 1# bags of Saaz Leaf hops. While supplies last!Cheers and happy brewing!”
-Looks like you need to add Asheville, N.C., to your list of beer destinations.
-Here’s a review on Mustang’s Golden Ale from some guys in Ohio.
-So I was spending some time at Roughtail Brewing during OKC Craft Beer Week, and these two random dudes showed up on a cross-country journey to see a brewery each day for 365 days. Turned out to be a couple pretty nice guys. You can follow their progress at BrewsTravelers365.com.