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  • Black Mesa set for release of new coffee stout

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Following the successful debut last year of its Red Badger Stout, Black Mesa Brewing Co. is set to release its next coffee beer. Ethiopian Ardi Stout, a collaboration with Oklahoma City’s Elemental Coffee Roasters, is set for release as soon as this weekend potentially. I’ll let Black Mesa’s Brad...

  • Date announced for 5th Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    A date has been set for the fifth annual Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival. The 2015 version of the state’s preeminent outdoor beer tasting will be Saturday, May 16. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale April 1. The festival once again is being hosted and staged by TapWerks Ale House. Organizers said...

  • Who will drive Oklahoma alcohol reform?

    BY NICK TROUGAKOS | Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Thirsty Beagle Blogger Nick Trougakos chatted with readers on Wednesday about Oklahoma beer. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat. NewsOK 10:00 a.m. Morning! Thirsty Beagle blogger Nick Trougakos will be logging in at 10:30 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Nick...

  • Mustang Brewing seeks growth in 2015

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Several people have asked me over the past couple months about Mustang Brewing Co. and their strategy for getting beer out in the marketplace. The questions, I would argue, have been appropriate — especially for people who feel like they’re not seeing as much Mustang in liquor stores as they used...

  • New beer expected from Elk Valley

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    After closing out 2014 with the release of several beers in the Oklahoma market, Elk Valley Brewing Co. is gearing up for its first release of 2015. Mashie Scottish Style Ale is a wee heavy that checks in at 8.5 percent ABV. It is due for release in 12 oz. bottles, brewed in Krebs through […]

  • Anthem founder to leave brewery this week

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Mon, Dec 29, 2014

    UPDATE: Just traded emails with Matt Anthony following the news I broke earlier this afternoon that Anthony will leave Anthem Brewing Co. this week. Anthony said the decision to leave “was an extremely difficult decision to come to on everyone’s part.” “Anthem was, and will always be my baby,...

  • Tulsa homebrew shop, winery, to sell mead

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    In making my usual checks to see what new beers are making their way to Oklahoma, I discovered an interesting drink label recently: I thought to myself, “I wonder if High Gravity is the same thing as the Tulsa homebrew shop by the same name?” So I sent an email off the Desiree Knott, who […]

  • After long wait, (405) Brewing debut appears close

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    I’m always trying to give you guys the latest Oklahoma beer news, so I wanted to pass along some news on the latest federal label approvals. Check this out: That right there is a keg label from (405) Brewing of Norman. If you’re not familiar, (405) has been in the planning and development stage...

  • Mustang opens brewery for holiday tastings

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    If you have your Christmas shopping wrapped up — or if you just prefer to avoid Christmas shopping altogether — you can head down to Mustang Brewing Co. on Saturday afternoon for tastings and tours. The brewery will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. Mustang Brewing President Tim Schoelen said they will...

  • Pres. Obama given lifetime homebrewing membership

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Fresh off the beer wires, the American Homebrewers Association announced this morning it is extending “special lifetime gift memberships” to President Barack Obama and White House chef Sam Kass. “Both Obama and Kass were instrumental in bringing homebrewing to the most famous house in the world,”...

  • TapWerks to pour two local special release beers

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    You may have heard a lot — from this space included — about the new string of special-release beers due from Anthem Brewing Co. You can get your first chance to try two of them on Wednesday at TapWerks Ale House. TapWerks will tap kegs of Anthem’s Count Pedro and Festivus at 6 p.m. Wednesday. […]

  • Anthem brew pays tribute to friend of local beer scene

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Oklahoma City’s Anthem Brewing Co. appears set to release a string of new beers. One of those is notable for a couple reasons. Pappy Burleson is a wheat wine ale aged in bourbon barrels that checks in at a whopping 17% ABV. Unless I’m mistaken (which I don’t think has ever happened before), that...

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