Also known as Tulsa Craft Beer Week which extends to more like 10 days because let’s face it, a week is too short. For a full list visit Tulsa Craft Beer Week.
If you don’t travel or follow beer lifestyle regularly then A). How did you find this blog and B). Craft beer weeks/months have been around for several years now. These celebrations typically bring together the best the local market has to offer. Most times the region celebrates local breweries, distributors tap limited release beers and beer dinners normally fill out the schedule.
Tulsa’s scene is growing exponentially since they started a “Week” with the passing of new legislation and new breweries like Renaissance and American Solera adding to the fanfare. While we don’t have enough breweries like San Diego where there are over 100 in the city alone, we enjoy national/regional beers that our local distributors bring in. These include beers from breweries like Lagunitas, Avery, Evil Twin, Destihl and Clown Shoes.
So don’t be discouraged that everything is purely from Oklahoma, Tulsa is making strides in a market where Bud Light and Coors are dominating consumer choices. Places like Rbar, Roosevelt’s and Growler USA are making strides to transition them over to flavor country. Just yesterday I witnessed an interaction at Roosevelt’s where a gentleman only drinks Miller Lite and was offered a Sierra Nevada Nooner, a light and crisp pilsner built for sessionable drinking. This is encouraging that a staff cares for their client and people are brave enough to venture outside of their comfort zone.
If you find yourself to be a predictable drinker, get out and explore, see what this town has to offer. You’ll probably surprise yourself.
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