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  • Roughtail plans brewery cornhole tourney

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    When I learned that Roughtail Brewing planned to host a cornhole tournament at its brewery, I immediately thought I needed to ask why they had decided to do that. It didn’t take me long to realize that asking why they are hosting the tourney is the wrong question altogether. The better question...

  • Craft beer on tap at Tulsa State Fair, other locales

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The annual Tulsa State Fair begins today, and craft beer fans in attendance will not be left wanting. Marshall Brewing Co.’s Wes Alexander reached out to let me know about craft options at the fair: “The fair organizers are very craft beer friendly and offer Marshall a booth selling four draft...

  • Where is the Choc?

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    I went to the State Fair on Saturday. There’s a lot you can say about the Oklahoma State Fair — it may be one of the greatest displays of humanity in the world. Humanity aside, one thing I always think when I go to the State Fair is, “How did the Oklahoma wine industry get […]

  • Do beer fans really want 3.2 craft beer to succeed?

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    I attended the first Heard on Hurd street fest in Edmond on Saturday night, and came away with some interesting observations. First, it was a fun and well-executed event, from my point of view. The biggest concern might have been some long lines at the food trucks. Since I wasn’t picky about...

  • Feds approve labels for Elk Valley

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    There haven’t been a ton of new labels approved by federal regulators recently for Oklahoma beermakers. Prairie had three approved last week, but it’s been a slow scene otherwise. This week however, the state’s newest brewer appears ready to get into the game. The feds approved a pair of labels...

  • ZooBrew VI beer lineup coming together

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    We’re now less than two weeks away from the annual ZooBrew beer tasting, and the lineup of beers at the Sept. 26 event is taking shape. If you’re looking for tickets, you better act quickly. I’m told there are only about 100 spots left for the event. Attendance will be capped at 850, so you […]

  • Prairie approved for new labels

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Quick post today. Just wanted to pass along three labels that were approved by federal regulators this week for Prairie Artisan Ales. Keep your eyes open for these new releases. I do enjoy a beer made with blackberries, so I’ll be on the lookout for Tulsa Funk, myself.

  • Cutting-room floor: Roughtail Brewing

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    It’s time for the final installment in my cutting-room floor series, featuring leftover nuggets from my interviews with Prairie, Anthem and Roughtail for the LOOKatOKC piece on the state’s craft beer scene. Today, let’s hear from Roughtail brewmaster Tony Tielli. -On Roughtail’s first building at...

  • Roughtail to participate in new Edmond event

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Is Edmond trying to stage its own version of H&8th? Maybe not exactly, but a pretty-cool-sounding community event/street festival is set to debut in Edmond on Sept. 20. That’s when the first Heard on Hurd is set at the corner of Broadway and Hurd. As a bonus to beer lovers out there,...

  • Cutting-room floor: Anthem Brewing

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Last week I posted some leftover quotes from Prairie Artisan Ale’s Chase Healey — a spin-off from my LOOKatOKC interview with Prairie, Anthem and Roughtail. I’ll follow up today with some extras from my discussion with Anthem Brewing’s Matt Anthony. -On naming his brewery: “Originally it was...

  • Black Mesa eyes first barrel-aged project

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Seems like it’s been a quiet few months for Black Mesa Brewing Co. since the company claimed a gold medal at the World Beer Cup for its ESB back in April. I caught up recently with Black Mesa’s Brad Stumph, and it turns out they haven’t just been resting on their laurels. Stumph confirmed they […]

  • Roughtail bugs out for ZooBrew

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Zoo’s annual ZooBrew beer tasting event is fast approaching. Tickets for the sixth edition of the event, set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, are going fast and attendance will be capped at 850 guests. (Tickets are $35 for ZooFriends members; $45 for non-members; and $10 for...



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