A strange new development is popping up in Tulsa, heck all over the state lately. Breweries are selling beer, a full pint, at the brewery.
I’ll give you a minute to let that settle in.
Good, now close your jaw and keep listening. Visiting the Marshall brewery on a Saturday I’m able to sample 4 different beers, all 3.2 that the Oklahoma state law limits them to serve. Marshall serves a Lil Belg, a spin off of their This Machine IPA available in 4 packs. Another line of beers, pale ales are so versatile they are able to use one hop and completely change the nature of the beer. All at 3.2.
Again, I’ll give you a second to process that.
And the people they continuously have to turn away are here on Friday from 12-7 (new spring-summer hours) where you can fill 32oz growlettes and 64oz growlers to drink at home. Close your mouth son or you’ll catch flies.
So far I’ve seen bikers on a long journey over Tulsa asphalt and 40 mph winds make Marshalls their destination for a cold draft to families with several generations in attendance.
Welcome to the new watering hole. A bill in the Oklahoma senate that my friends at Local are pushing, #424 would allow Marshall and other breweries to sell high point beer on premise. A pint of strong point beer at the source. Friends, the concepts are endless. Once Dead Armadillo and Renaissance open up hopefully in the next year or so, you have an excellent start of an ale trail and tourism boost that almost all major cities have and surpassed already.
I put all you Oklahomans to the challenge to brave the unknown and support another local industry.
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