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  • New labels approved for Willows, Anthem, Prairie

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Happy Friday night, beer fans. Before we dive into the weekend, wanted to pass along images for several new beer labels approved this week by federal regulators. First up, here’s the latest offering from The Willows Family Ales — a tribute to Prairie Artisan Ales founder and brewmaster Chase...

  • Roughtail offers one-off at the Taphouse

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    We’re entering weekend No. 2 of the new Roughtail Taphouse, and already the beer list there is growing. (If you missed it, here’s my post from last week on the Taphouse.) Here’s a beer menu posted to FB today: And here’s a note from Roughtail brewmaster Tony Tielli: “If anyone’s feeling thirsty...

  • Brewers Association issues year-in-beer report

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    The Brewers Association (the Colorado-based trade association representing America’s small/independent breweries) on Tuesday issued its annual look back on the year in craft beer. The biggest highlights? More than ever there’s a feeling that craft beer is moving into the mainstream. That and the...

  • TapWerks gets in the Christmas spirit

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    TapWerks Ale House, 121 E Sheridan Ave., is getting into the Christmas spirit this week with its annual Holiday Beer Party. The event is set for 6 p.m. Thursday and will feature the following beers: -St. Bernardus Christmas -Mikkeller Santa’s Little Helper 2014 -Mikkeller To: From -Mikkeller Red...

  • Hoptometrist, Coffee Tsar set for kegs

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    The recent return of Roughtail Brewing Co.’s Hoptometrist double IPA — in cans — was a welcome sight for many beer fans. Now those frequenting bars may also expect to also score some of the popular beer. Federal regulators recently approved a keg label for Hoptometrist, in addition to Roughtail’s...

  • Full-strength bar at Roughtail to open today

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    If you’ve stopped by Roughtail Brewing Co. recently for growler fills or to grab a pint of low-point beer, you may have noticed some renovations and improvements in the tap room at the front of the brewery. The end-goal of those improvements is expected to be realized today as final permitting...

  • Kona Brewing announces Oklahoma distribution

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    News came down from the Big Island today that Kona Brewing Co. is expanding its distribution network into the final nine states that don’t receive its beer — and that includes Oklahoma. Here’s a press release sent out this morning from Kona: Kailua-Kona, Big Island of Hawaii, December 5,...

  • Roughtail, Anthem plan new beers

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    Keep yours eyes open when you frequent your local liquor store this month for new beers coming down the chute from Roughtail Brewing Co. and Anthem Brewing Co. From Roughtail, we have a coffee version of the Rock Tsar Russian Imperial Stout: From Roughtail’s Blaine Stansel: “Coffee Tsar is our...

  • Alcohol reform on tap for 2015 legislative session?

    BY NICK TROUGAKOS | Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Thirsty Beagle Blogger Nick Trougakos chatted with readers on Wednesday about Oklahoma beer. Join Nick's chat at 10:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat. NewsOK 9:58 a.m. Good morning! Nick will be logging in at 10:30 a.m., but you can start...

  • Anthem plans four times the fun

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    If you’re a big fan of Anthem Brewing Co., you need to clear your schedule on Tuesday night. Anthem is teaming up with McNellie’s, Hudson’s Public House, TapWerks and Skinny Slim’s for a four-bar, four-beer pub crawl beginning at 6 p.m. The crawl will feature a different Anthem beer and a...

  • Black Mesa encourages pints for charity

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    If you’re looking to escape the house this weekend and grab a pint or two, you could do worse than heading out to one of the four McNellie’s pubs. That’s because McNellie’s has teamed up with Black Mesa Brewing Co. starting today to help raise money for charity. For more details, check this press...

  • Battered Boar primed to get back in the market

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    If you’ve noticed a little more activity on social media in the past week or so from Battered Boar Brewing Co., that’s not by accident. If you have started to see some new Battered Boar beer on liquor store shelves — not just a few leftover stragglers — you should be prepared to see a […]



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