• 10 things Oklahomans Googled more than any other state in 2014

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Dec 30, 2014

    Here are 10 things Oklahomans Googled for more than any other state in 2014.

  • 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, birthed from my heart and mind […]

  • 10 Oklahoma Christmas photos you must see

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Dec 25, 2014

    Christmas is here, everyone! That means spending time with family and friends, perhaps attending a church service or two, and being grateful for what we all have. In the event you’re surfing NewsOK today, here are 10 Christmas-related Oklahoma photos you just have to see.

  • 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 […]

  • Behold, the most dangerous anti-gun PSA ever

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    It doesn’t matter what you feel about guns, you gotta admit this anti-gun PSA is dangerous.

  • Poinsettias and holiday flowers from Trochta's on Parties Extra! Video

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    [brightcove]3957287015001[/brightcove] Genea Vallion talks about holiday flowers on Parties Extra!

  • Parties Extra! Video---Joy Reed Belt at JRB Art at the Elms

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    [brightcove]3946180486001[/brightcove] Joy Reed Belt shows her Christmas exhibit at JRB Art at the Elms on Parties Extra!

  • 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 for […]

  • 5 reasons the Wii U won the console war in our house

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    The console war is a messy one, but the Wii U stood out amidst the competition. Here's why.

  • 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 have the […]

  • Brianna Bailey's rebuttal: 8 best Christmas movies ever

    Brianna Bailey | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    I noticed a few glaring omissions to Richard Hall's list of his top eight Christmas movies, so this is my rebuttal.

  • 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,” the AHA said in a news release. “The AHA […]

  • The 8 best Christmas movies ever

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Christmas is just eight days away, so let's take a couple of minutes and check out the eight best Christmas movies of all time.

  • 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. […]

  • 10 most popular Google searches of 2014

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Google has just shared what the top Internet searches of 2014 are, and none of them are too surprising. Google actually shares two lists: the searches that trended in the United States, and the searches that trended globally. This post will list both. Get to it! No. 10 – Ukraine Ukraine made headlines across the […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Fun gifts for all? Should we give gifts to children only?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: As our extended family has grown, the cost of everyone getting presents for everyone has risen. Is there a certain number at which you should shift to a “kids-only” or “Secret Santa” type gift exchange? What’s the best way to […]

  • 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 would […]

  • Movie review: "Exodus" is entertaining, though not all biblical

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    I’ve got to hand it to director Ridley Scott, “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is pretty entertaining. And that’s how moviegoers should view it — purely for its entertainment value — because it is only loosely based on the biblical account of the Hebrew exodus as told in the Book of Exodus. Oh sure, there’s Moses […]

  • 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 Healey. Say hello to Blueberry Sour […]

  • 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 this weekend come […]




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