currently a big fan of this - Odell Brewing company out of Colorado....their Pale Ale is pretty tasty as well.
No pics, but I've been drinking waaaayyy too much beer lately. Mainly because the winter offerings are so delicious. I've really like Anchor's Merry Christmas Happy New Year beer. Full Sail has a winter beer called Wassail that is great. Also the Widmer Bros have one called BRRRRR that is fantastic. I can't get enough of them. My belly growing by the day is proof. Also Mustang Brewery has a Peanut butter stout that is surprisingly good. I didn't think I would like it but I do.
So my wife and I hit all the local breweries when we go to away games and I have to say COOP and Marshslls are hard to beat beer for beer. Really liked the Black Horse offerings out of Knoxville too. The Deep Ellum Brewery Blonde Ale is an outstanding anytime beer.
How bad it sucks...???
We have some good craft beer in the Houston area, Saint Arnolds is my jam, they make so many I love. Their Oktoberfest is so good. Santo is my regular gig, and the Christmas beer is pretty good too. I also love their Stout.
The wife and I are doing another craft beer tour today before we head off to the Keys. I'll post my notes
Miami Brew Tour
Warm up at Kush before the tour starts
6 Point Brewery in Brooklyn, 6 Point Crisp. Light easy drinking
Funky Buddha Brewery near Hollywood FL.
Little Nicky blonde ale - mango, lime, salt and chili peppers.
****y, taste all the flavors. Served in a snifter
Fugettaboutit red ale - Malty touch of sour. Biscuity
Hop Gun ipa - Tastes just like atlas ipa from Marshall's.
Floridian Hefeweizen - banana, cloves, citrus. Good flavor clove is understated.
Nips Smuggler - milk porter, not too milky. Hint of vanilla.
GoseZilla - gose style beer, sour tastes tomatoes.
El Nino- blonde ale, easy drinking on a hot day but blondes are.
J. Pinkman - American pale ale, medium ipa, not too bitter, hint of coconut
Gulf Stream Cream - cream ale, hint of corn.
Now these are just the ones I've tried. Being from the Budwieser Miller generation my tastes are maturing.
Wynwood IPA - typical ipa, hoppy with a bitter finish.
La Rubia Blonde Ale - same ol same ol.
Good not great, very busy tap room, trendy area, hipsters and young families bringing their children.
i cant remember the last time i had a bud, coors, mich lite, etc.....it's been ages
life is too short to drink shit beer
For several years I've bought High Life for the lakehouse and when we float in a cove at lake tenkiller. It's cheap, plentiful and drinks with any lake food. It's in the fall and winter months I start buying craft in bulk.
My latest favorite is Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan. It's got a great pecan flavor. It's best as a draft and Tapwerks has it.
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If you live near or in Edmond and like to try local brews then stop by the Patriarch. Cool pub/biergarten that has ALL of the local brews in Oklahoma. Best selection of Oklahoma brews you will find anywhere.
there's a new place in Allen - for those of you in the DEE-EFF-DUB - right off Watters and 121 - The Brass Tap with 200 ish craft brews on tap - food is just so so - but the beer selection is superb
Pirate bomb is delicious!
I was in Washington DC this week for work and had a Chesapeake Alewerks Pale Ale - very very nice (smooth) pale ale
back closer to home in Allen - is a local micro brew - Nine Band - they've got several brews that I think are really good - the Pale Ale, Summer June Bug (their version of Blue Moon - only better) - and their own bock - Blue Lacey (not available in cans yet) - which is friggin awesome
I'm sorry, but since this is Oklahoma, we need to set some ground rules.
1. No posting in this thread after midnight.
2. No posting from grocery/convenience stores.
3. No posting when room is chilled.
Yes I was
Got some Iron Monk imperial yesterday at Freeman's after trying it in Stillwater. Some pretty good shit.
Anybody had DogFish Head 90 or 120 minute IPA?
ive been drinking a lot of this lately: the Renewal and the Longwalk are fantastic. and its brewed literally a mile from my house here in Austin
The COOP ****y Hawaiian is delicious but I can't have more than one at a time. Too ****y!
Was in Ontario last week....these were a few I remember
Dead Elephant IPA
Had a couple of Coop F5 IPAs today at McNellie's in Tulsa. Never had those before. Will drink again.
Headed back to OKC this weekend. Probably only have time for one tap room. Which should I check out?
And I'm not a fan of wheat beers, with the orange or lemon slice thing , nor hefeweizens ........... I can't tell ya why I even tried the beer. But glad I did.
Anthem had a head brewer who was big on belgiums, so a lot of their beers are in that style, like their Golden One or the Belgium stout, Uroboros. But that brewer left, and the first beer their new brewer turned out was a big IPA, which is good. He came from COOP. They've had trouble with their keg system this week, and have only been serving cans/bottles. Surely they've got it fixed by now.
COOP will have a good selection of small batch. Last week they had a variation of their Belgium style DNR, with Cherry. It sold out quick. This week its a Pomegranate DNR. Along with the ****y Hawaiian ( pineapple and habanero hefeweisen ) , a double dry hopped F5 , a pilsner ..... and more. They had a Blood Orange Toad last week, that sold out fast, not sure it will be offered again, it was gone before I got there.
I've not been to Mustang Brewing and have not more of their beers than what I got at the Craft Beer Festivals, but John Elkins of Elk Valley operates out of their brewery, and he makes some fine beers. A great stout called Nemesis, and Coffee Nemesis. He has a beer called Ferme, which is an apricot farmhouse beer, that's really popular.
Just depends on what you like .
And one more bit of info, I don't think COOP does growler fills ..... they sell Crowlers , which are 64oz cans. And pricing was very reasonable at COOP.
Time for Oktoberfest beers. Picked up this years Sierra Nevada release yesterday. Last years was fantastic.
Oklahoma is always battlin it out with Mississippi for last place , or first place in negative categories , and its true with breweries per capita .
But that is gonna change , and quickly. With our laws changing, we are going to shoot up the charts.
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Oklahoma is never going to catch up with states like Colorado. Too many bud light and busch drinkers. I swear every time i'm in Ft Collins there is another brewery. There will never be anything like this in Oklahoma.
Same goes with coffee. Oklahoma is way behind in starbucks, 44th in the nation per capita.
Okies just don't have sophisticated taste. But sonic's per capita has got to be near the top.
The reason you are mad is because what I said is true. Okies are way behind when it comes to craft beer and will never catch up. Look at the facts that have been provided. You will notice that craft brew and starbucks are much more popular from Colorado going NW. Okies are not anything like Colorodans, or people from the Pacific NW. You will also notice that those states where craft brew and coffee are most popular also have legalized marijuana. Oklahoma is nothing like Washington, Oregon, and Colorado. Don't' get you feelings hurt over it as that will not change.
The only person talking out thier ass is you claiming that Okies are craft brew experts and somehow suddenly going to start acting like hipsters instead of rednecks. Craft brew has been popular in those other states for years, now Okies are just jumping on the bandwagon way too late at this point..
You should get out of the state more you would know about this stuff instead of embarrassing yourself getting mad about the reality of the situation. For pretty much everything related to alcohol Oklahoma is 20+ years behind the rest of the country. Just the way it is. Does Oklahoma still sell 3.2 beer instead of the real stuff?
I went to the liquor store after reading about COOP on here and checking out their facebook page. Picked up a 4 pack of the Oktoberfest and it has quickly become a favorite. I drank one last Saturday during the game and ended up drinking another and it put me on my ass for a little while. If their other beer is as good as the Oktoberfest, I think I might have found me a new brand.
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i don't know if Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale truly counts as a "craft beer" just because it's so widely distributed - but it's damn tasty
i don't care for any of the other Kona beers - but tried the Fire Rock when we were in Hawaii in early July - finally found some at Market Street