• 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 they plan to […]

  • 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 Trougakos 10:29 a.m. Hey beer fans! Thanks for sending in all your questions. Let's get this chat started! Nick Trougakos 10:31 a.m. Wanted to provide a quick update on a topic we covered in last month's chat. I spoke with COOP Ale Works folks about their low-point beers -- turns out distribution roll-out has been a

  • 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 to. In my view, […]

  • 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 […]