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Prairie beer to benefit autism research

by Nick Trougakos Published: January 8, 2014

Beer fans in Oklahoma, and even around the country, are familiar with the funky labels and seemingly never-ending string of new beers from Prairie Artisan Ales. But beer fans on the west coast will get an early look at a new Prairie beer we won’t see here in Oklahoma until late spring.

Prairie Spectrum is a special brew from brewmaster Chase Healey that will help support research for autism.

Healey said he expects a late-spring release here in Oklahoma, but the beer is expected to make an appearance during San Francisco Beer Week, which is set for Feb. 7-16. The beer will be served at a fundraiser in San Fran on Valentine’s Day to support the group Ales for Autism.

Healey said he hooked up with Ales for Autism when the group approached him after seeing his Kickstarter campaign.

The brewer described the beer as a blend of an amber farmhouse ale and golden sour ale. It’s being aged on hibiscus flowers and will get a wild yeast addition, Healey said.

Pints and Pins

-At least one Oklahoma City liquor store is reporting COOP DNR back in stock today. If that’s one of your faves, check with your local store.

-Start a convo thread on Beer Advocate that asks “Do you make an effort to drink local?” and you’re bound to have five pages of comments.

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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