The Thirsty Beagle: Marshall, TapWerks offer Bound for Glory duet

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Marshall, TapWerks offer Bound for Glory duet

Fans of Marshall Brewing's Bound for Glory should plan to head on down to TapWerks this Thursday.

That's the night TapWerks is offering up a duet featuring the 2014 and 2015 vintages of Marshall's barrel-aged Belgian IPA.

Here's more from Marshall sales and marketing director Wes Alexander:

"2015 Bound for Glory is the same recipe as 2014. However, as barrel-aging is affected by temperature and climate, variances can be found in each year’s release. The base for Bound for Glory is This Machine IPA, our Belgian-style IPA featuring the complexity created during fermentation using a Belgian yeast strain, and the light citrus aroma and flavor of the Nelson Sauvin hop. 

"This Machine IPA is added to whiskey barrels previously containing Black Dolphin Stout and aged for a period of six months. The result is a complex ale with the nose of sweet whiskey, caramel, and vanilla following a flavor on the palate of soft oak and hop in harmony over a smooth malty base. 2015 Bound for Glory is topped with dark green wax."

So that sounds pretty good, right?

One other thing to note: If you know anything about music and Woody Guthrie, you'll know the name This Machine IPA, with its guitar label, is a tribute to Woody Guthrie. Alexander added this about Marshall's hat tip to the Oklahoma musician:

"Just as This Machine IPA pays homage to Oklahoma son Woody Guthrie, Bound for Glory echoes the sentiment as 'Bound for Glory' is the title of Woody’s partly fictionalized autobiography.

"Marshall Brewing is proud to be able to share the story of Woody Guthrie to new generations of Oklahomans and enjoys a partnership with the Woody Guthrie Center."

The Woody Guthrie Center is located at 102 E Brady St., in Tulsa. More info can be had at


Moving on, I got up to Stillwater over the weekend for the Homecoming game against Kansas. I want to extend sympathy to all OSU alums and students, but especially all those directly impacted by the parade crash.

I was an assistant sports editor at the O'Colly during the men's basketball plane crash, and although I was out of school for some time before the women's basketball plane crash, I had known coach Kurt Budke for several years, dating back to my time going to school in Texas when he coached there.

Point being, the OSU community and family really knows how to rally to hold each other up. We've done it before. But just like a lot of people I talked to, we wish we didn't have to keep coming together this way.

So best wishes for healing and recovery to everyone in the OSU family. And here's hoping people like me can stop writing about OSU tragedies.

Tap room open

I was able to stop by Iron Monk Brewing prior to Saturday's football game to check out their new tap room, which officially opened on Thursday.

If you're in Stillwater, be sure to get over to 5th and Husband and check it out for yourself. They've paid a lot of attention to detail and have created a pretty nice spot.

The coolest feature is probably the huge windows that let you look from the bar top straight through to the brewhouse. They have several low-point beers on tap, including from COOP and Roughtail, in addition to their own, and also offer flights featuring samples of their high-point beers -- Payne County Imperial IPA and Milk Stout.

There's a good atmosphere there and everyone was super-friendly and welcoming, so cheers to another Oklahoma brewery making its way up in the world.

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