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Launch parties set for Wild Brew Saison, Marshall Arrowhead Pale Ale

by Nick Trougakos Published: June 6, 2013
There are a couple great events to put on radar for today, both involving the official release of local seasonal beers.

First is the release party for the 2013 Wild Brew beer, which this year is a spelt saison collaboration brewed by Choc Beer Co., Prairie Artisan Ales and the FOAM homebrew club.

The party is 5 p.m. today at Fassler Hall, 304 S Elgin Ave., in Tulsa. If you want to try the beer and can’t make it to Fassler Hall tonight, you could always check your local liquor store, as Wild Brew 2013 is on shelves now across Oklahoma and western Arkansas.

And speaking of Wild Brew, the annual Wild Brew beer and food tasting event is set for July 27 this year at Tulsa State Fair park. To coincide with tonight’s launch party, tickets for the event go on sale at 5 p.m. today. I attended Wild Brew last year and it’s a great event. You can scoop up tickets at the event website — www.wildbrew.org.

The other event set for tonight is the Oklahoma City launch of Marshall Brewing Co.’s summer seasonal Arrowhead Pale Ale.

The party is set for 6 p.m. at TapWerks in Bricktown. Featured will be Arrowhead on tap and a pin (smaller than a firkin) of Arrowhead dry-hopped with Caliente. (Have I ever mentioned that dry-hopping is the best?) And Thursday is the regular TapWerks pint night, so you could score some glassware as well.

I wrote a little bit about Arrowhead on the blog last week. Marshall is working hard to secure more of the highly popular Citra hop used in the beer so they can build up a bigger supply and possibly make the beer a year-round offering.

Daily Pints

-Interested in pairing beer with cheese? Who isn’t? Check this out.

-If you can just fling off to New York in a couple weeks and want to attend SAVOR, which is possibly the country’s most sought-after beer/food tasting event, you can enter to win free tickets right here.

-Mentioned McNellie’s OKC’s next Oklahoma beer dinner the other day. Here’s some updated information lifted right off their FB page (I’m too lazy to re-format it this morning):

Part 1 of our Oklahoma Breweries Beer Dinner!
June 11th. 7pm
The cost is $45 per person. Dinner will feature 4 courses and 5 beers. The beers will be featured from the Oklahoma breweries of Marshall, Mustang, Choc, Rough Tail and Black Mesa. The food menu is as follows:

Course 1:

Buffalo & Mushrooms

Course 2:

Mozzarella & Prosciutto Salad

Course 3:

Braised Duck

Course 4:

Cake & Ice Cream

Limited seating available, please email Jenny.Price@McNellies.com to reserve your spot.


by Nick Trougakos
Local Editor
Local Editor Nick Trougakos has been with The Oklahoman since 2002. Trougakos covered the military, federal agencies and courts before becoming an editor in 2005. Prior to joining The Oklahoman, Trougakos was a reporter for the Oklahoma City...
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