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New beers from Roughtail, Choc expected in stores

by Nick Trougakos Published: February 3, 2014

You wouldn’t know by the pending arrival of Winter Storm 2013-14 XXVIII, but spring is just around the corner.

Oh wait, spring doesn’t technically arrive until the tail-end of March? Well, maybe you can get into a spring state of mind with the latest beer from Choc Beer Co.

Choc’s spring seasonal is back, but with a slight twist. You may remember that last year Choc offered a Spring Pilsner:

They have ditched that idea this year and have returned to a past version of their spring seasonal, Spring IPA:

Officially, Choc President Zach Prichard said that while the company likes the recipe for Spring Pilsner, they were not happy with sales numbers on the pilsner last year. Thus, they return to Spring IPA. This is either available now or will be available in stores soon.

Also expected on store shelves soon — maybe as early as tonight — is Roughtail’s newest beer, Rock Tsar:

I was lucky enough to get a sample of this beer, and for me, the Double Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout title is an accurate explanation. I really got a strong and enjoyable oatmeal character from the beer. I’d recommend you pick up a bottle, and maybe even one extra to age for a bit.

Pints and Pins

-The weekly Monday pint night at McNellie’s OKC tonight is Prairie Bomb! The fun starts at 5 p.m.

-Speaking of McNellie’s OKC, they have scheduled their next Beer University. This one, set for 7 p.m. Feb. 25, is titled “Popular New Beers and Breweries,” and will feature new beers brought into Oklahoma in 2013 and the first part of 2014. Check the McNellie’s OKC FB page for more info.

-McNellie’s Tulsa is holding a Brew Dog beer dinner on Feb. 11. Email to reserve a 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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