Our state has come far with it’s offering of locally made craft beers in the past 5 years alone. But not long ago you couldn’t go to the source and sample their hand-crafted wares. Local watering holes have been catching on here and there throughout the state yet we are still yearning for more establishments to cater to diversified tastes. The Patriarch in Edmond is one of those places where community gathers through beer in a renovated two story house and beer garden in the backyard. From the very beginning it was spawned by craft drinkers for craft drinkers. No macro beers are offered, instead they have 56 taps from light to dark, a couple ciders and now experimenting with some craft cocktails featuring Prairie Wolf.
The sense of community is seen throughout on the magnanimous type of day where the weather cooperates and people fill benches imbibing on the newest beers and making new friends. It’s a place to sit and reflect in a era of conflict and turmoil that we have a gathering place free of oppression and hate. I sat down with Brad Mullenix, the current GM and discussed what made this place so special and took the pulse of the current market. I encourage you to take some time to visit this oasis, relax and play some board games with friends. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised when time slows down and you leave feeling rejuvenated and inspired that everything will be ok in the world. At least, that’s what happened to me.
Oklahoma Craft Beer Podcast