Tom Gilbert hosts another successful OK Craft Brewers Forum taking the pulse of the recent law changes allowing local breweries to serve their beer you would normally find in liquor stores only cold and straight from the tap. It's another in depth look at how these small yet prolific places help cities like Tulsa thrive as a community giving it an economic boost by generating more tax dollars, creating more jobs and bringing in beer tourists. We hear from Tony Peck of Dead Armadillo, Glenn Hall of Renaissance Brewing and Wes Alexander of the institutionalized Marshall Brewing. Sit back, relax, enjoy a cold Marshall Oktoberfest and tune in to another Oklahoma Craft Beer podcast.
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That's right, you heard me. It's easier than ever to volunteer and enjoy a beer tasting, festival or Oktoberfest in the greater Tulsa area. Oklahoma has progressed nicely with venues offering unique and delectable events throughout the year that puts local beer especially on the grand pedestal it deserves. Like you dear reader I have attended my fair share of attending and imbibing these brews over the years. After a couple years I befriended many in the industry like breweries and distributors and realized many times they need volunteers to help pour beer.
Summer is the busiest times for local breweries as events occur almost every other week and full staff is hard to support. Responsible volunteers often enjoy beer as they hand out samples to patrons, enjoy free meals and exclusive merchandise as well. The trifecta of those are rare but you typically enjoy it more as you represent your local brewery and make your friends jealous. OK, that may be exaggerating but after I have worked for several distributors and breweries it has given me a better idea of what they go through to make their small business flourish. It's the best way for the brewery to be in front of the consumer and they won't forget an outstanding volunteer. I've enjoyed a good amount of after parties and bottle shares thus growing my appreciation for these men and women that are building a great brand for this state of Oklahoma. So with that said please view some upcoming events and watch out for volunteer opportunities. You can thank me later with a beer.