The Thirsty Beagle: OKC establishments offer Thanksgiving, Black Friday beer fixes

Monday, November 23, 2015

OKC establishments offer Thanksgiving, Black Friday beer fixes

Federal holidays typically mean liquor stores -- and a lot of your favorite local drinking establishments -- are closed. But fear not, here's your run-down of how you can escape your in-laws, avoid the Black Friday shopping madness and beat those post-turkey blues -- even on Thanksgiving Day.

-TapWerks is not scared. They are open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Black Friday.

-The Patriarch is open Friday and they encourage you to take a biscotti break from Black Friday. They'll be tapping a keg of Evil Twin Biscotti Break at 3 p.m.

-Roughtail Taphouse will be open on Black Friday and Saturday. On Friday, they're offering 32 oz. growler fills for $8 and 64 oz. growler fills for $16. On Saturday, they'll have free tours at noon and 2, 4 and 6 p.m. They ask that you make tour reservations at

-The Prairie tap room will be open 1 to 5 p.m. on Black Friday and Saturday.

-Marshall Brewing is open at 11 a.m. on Black Friday for tour, pints, merchandise sales, food truck offerings and the debut of a new Session Series release.

-The Brew Shop will be closed for Thanksgiving, but open regular hours the rest of the week.

Pints and Pins

-Speaking of Thanksgiving and turkey, if you're still not sure how you'll prepare your bird this year, there's still time to try a beer brine.

-Your weekly Monday pints at the McNellie's group: Sam Smith Winter Welcome in OKC; Prairie 3rd Anniversary in Tulsa; Weihenstephaner Vitus at Tulsa-South; and "Bourbon Barrel Stout" at Norman. (Not sure from who, but swing by if you like bourbon barrel stout in general.)

-Black Mesa has rolled out a snazzy new website.

-Mustang is putting out a mixed six pack next month featuring Strawshita Strawberry Wheat Ale, Farmhouse Ale and Tractor Therapy IPA.

-Mashall is accepting reservations for group events and holiday parties at the brewery in December. Email kyle@marshallbrewing to book your spot at the tap room.

-And along those same lines, The Patriarch also offers rooms for private events. Email to book your event.


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