(Originally submitted by Brian W on Fri, 2013/01/11)
It’s a new year and that means new beer coming to the state of Oklahoma. One we are showcasing this month is Dead Armadillo Brewing.
Led by the two founders Tony Peck and Chris Barba and brewmaster Mason Beecroft, Dead Armadillo is bringing another brewery to the Tulsa area with great session beers and a black IPA, my personal favorite. Check our events calendar this month as we will host a tasting with Dead Armadillo at R Bar in Tulsa.
January means winter beers and special release are fading as we transition to spring style beers. It’s an encouraging time to be a part of the craft beer movement as sales continue to rise and more breweries popping up. One such brewery are two home brewers turned pro going under the name Rough Tail Brewery out of Oklahoma City. (http://roughtailbeer.com) Currently they have a Kickstarter project for a canning line which you may see more breweries leaning towards. Technology for cans has improved and does not leave any metallic taste thanks to a new polymer coating. Cans are easier to recycle, don’t break, allow no light or air in to create skunky beer and much easier to take to the lake, beach, party buses, etc.
Also new is Marshall Brewery’s App in the Apple store. There you can check out if Marshall beer is at your favorite watering hole, events and beer releases.
Another company with a Kickstarter campaign is Black Mesa who currently have their Blonde style pouring at Smoke and Dust Bowl in Tulsa. Drop them a few dollars if you can so they can reserve time and space at the OK City Brewing Co. where start-ups can brew with low costs to help them create a market for their beer without all the overhead costs.
It’s a great time to invest in these breweries as more Americans are striking out on their own. Their passion is not going away and more industry means more jobs for Tulsa so why not support Oklahoma craft beer today!
We have so much more in the works for our members including a tour of Marshall Brewery in the coming months. Like us on Facebook and get your membership today to be a part of the Oklahoma craft beer revolution!