BeerSnobRob at the Blue Whale Comedy Festival

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He's back! And Snobbier than ever!

BeerSnobRob is a local Oklahoma comedian that will most likely perish in a tornado while noodling. At least that's what his Twitter page says. Rob has built a fine career on dick jokes and seeing himself on commercials at the gym and later being recognized by dudes in the sauna. All joking aside, Rob is a beer hunter at heart seeking out anything tolerable to drink in the comedy clubs he frequents.

His most recent gig will be at the Blue Whale Comedy Festival in Tulsa. He'll be showcased with other local talent at a free show Saturday, September 10th at the Soundpony at 4pm. Luckily Soundpony offers  wealth of craft beer with over 30+ unique craft and Oklahoma craft beers on tap and in bottles/cans. Don't miss this FREE Happy Hour show and be sure to tell Rob you heard him on our show.
Find him on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/beersnobrob/ 
For more event information visit: Blue Whale Comedy Festival
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I had the pleasure of speaking with Bailey Gordon of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Jim Cowan of the Oklahoma Craft Brewers Guild. The 2nd Annual OK Born & Brewed takes place at the Gaylord Pickens Museum with a limited attendance of around 300 people at $65/ person. We discuss the rise of craft in our state, the benefits your dollar will make to the future of Oklahoma's history and how the guild helps support our local craft beer.

(Photo courtesy of Baker Rowan Creative)

Oklahoma Born & Brewed – Exclusive Craft Beer Event on Aug. 19

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Hall of Fame’s Second Century Board is excitedly planning the second annual Oklahoma Born & Brewed – the only Oklahoma craft beer and small plate pairing event of its kind – to be held on Fri., Aug. 19 at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum in MidtownOklahoma City.

Oklahoma Born & Brewed will provide guests with a unique tasting experience that is completely born and brewed right here in Oklahoma. From established craft brewers to breweries in planning, makers will bring old favorites and new small batch brews to give guests an exclusive sampling. Unique small plates will be paired with each beer, created by Kam’s Kookery.

With the feel of a casual cocktail party, the event will encourage guests to mix, mingle and taste the pairings at their leisure. Breweries featured include (405) Brewing Co., Anthem Brewing Co., Black Mesa Brewing Co., Bricktown Brewery, COOP Ale Works, Elk Valley Brewing Co., Garryowen Brewing Company, Iron Monk Brewing Company, Kolibri Ale Works, Marshall Brewing Company, Prairie Artisan Ales, Renaissance Brewing Co., Roughtail Brewing Company and Vanessa House Brewing Company.

All proceeds benefit the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Craft Brewers Guild. The event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on the 4 th floor of the Gaylord-Pickens Museum in Oklahoma City.

“Last year, Oklahoma Born & Brewed was a great success thanks to the help and participation of our sponsors, Board and everyone who attended. We have been working ever since to make sure this year’s event is even better,” said Matt McCombs, Oklahoma Born & Brewed chairman. “We look forward to partnering again with the Craft Brewer’s Guild to feature some of Oklahoma’s best local breweries, including breweries in the works that do not yet have products available in stores. We are excited to make this an annual tradition and encourage everyone to buy tickets soon as we are expecting to sell out again this year.”

The Second Century Board is a group of young professionals dedicated to preserving Oklahoma’s heritage for its second century.  The board supports the Oklahoma Hall of Fame by hosting an annual fundraiser, volunteering and raising awareness of the organization’s mission among young professionals.  The Second Century Board works to introduce a new generation of Oklahomans to the people who have shaped our heritage as well as those who are currently making history in our Sponsorship opportunities are available and range from $250 to $5,000.

Individual tickets may be purchased for $65 each. Visit OklahomaHOF.com/oklahoma-born- brewed for more information about sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame preserves Oklahoma’s history by telling Oklahoma’s story through its people. Honoring those who have contributed to our state’s rich heritage, the organization recognizes notable and lesser known accomplished Oklahomans with the state’s highest honor.

Through each of its programs and the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is dedicated to instilling pride in our state by to telling the stories of extraordinary people.

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I sat down and got the low down on Vanessa House Beer Co. and its' 5 members. These gentlemen collaborated together like so many do over beer and the hobby of homebrewing and decided to take the next step. Listen to hear their plans of contract brewing and eventually implementing an R&D taproom with the likely passing of 424 legislation. 

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Craft beer festival season is fully upon us and in this show we showcase 2 of them coming up in early June. Hair of the Dog is in its 2nd year as the folks of STASH Goods in Norman will have 8 Oklahoma craft breweries attend with over 500 in attendance. Tapwerks will be running their 6th annual OK craft beer festival at the Cox Convention Center in OKC. I talk with Greg about his involvement with Tapwerks and organizing a well known and busy festival that will now span 2 days.

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Oklahoma craft beer is continuing to grow and thrive regardless of our antiquated laws. I spoke with Mark Wilkerson, Director of Parks & Rec in the city of Muskogee and chair of the event. They held the inaugural event in 2015 with a great turnout of over 500 people that helped benefit the Friends of Honor Heights Park. For tickets visit their Facebook page or friendsofhonorheightspark.org

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About Us

Ever since I moved to Tulsa from St. Louis in 2008, Oklahoma's brewing industry left me wanting more. So I went out to find the people behind the breweries, the community behind it and documenting the culture of craft beer. Since then it has evolved nicely and here with this podcast I delve deeper to show how much craft beer improves the people and local economies that create it.  


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