The Thirsty Beagle: Oklahoma beer roundup: OCBF tix on sale now

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Oklahoma beer roundup: OCBF tix on sale now

There sure is a lot going on with the Oklahoma craft beer scene in the next few weeks. Let's take a look at all the news that's fit to print!

-Tickets are now on sale for the Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival, which this year has been spread over two days for the first time. There will be a Friday night session on June 17, and then two sessions on Saturday, June 18. There was some dismay when people purchasing tickets online discovered some rather high ticketing fees. Organizers posted this blog to help sort out the issue.

-The Oklahoma Supreme Court this week invalidated the alcohol law reform initiative petition filed by the Retail Liquor Association of Oklahoma. The court found that the petition's written summary "fails to alert potential signatories of the changes being made to the law and does not provide potential signatories with sufficient information to make an informed decision about the true nature" of the measure. You can read more here.

-No news to report on SJR 68 or SB 424 as of early Thursday morning. Both of those are pending hearings/discussions in various committees. There does appear to be some noise on SB 383, however. I'm hearing that the revised version of the bill -- possibly to the tune of roughly 300 pages -- was circulated to legislators and key insiders on Wednesday. It may be released publicly in a matter of days.

-The annual McNellie's-OKC Pub Run is this Saturday. You can learn more and sign up here.

-Oak & Ore is holding a tap takeover for the latest out-of-state brewery to hit the market thanks to broker Craft & Barrel -- Destihl Brewery out of Illinois. The event is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. More info here.

-On May 16, McNellie's-South Tulsa is holding its own Destihl night. You can read about that here. And then Fassler Hall-Tulsa is hopping on the Destihl train with a beer dinner set for May 18.

-Roughtail is hosting a brewery yoga session on Saturday, May 14.

-The Patriarch has added new beers and updated information for its anniversary week celebration, which is coming up next week.

-Pub W-Memorial Road has a series of events planned for American Craft Beer Week, including beers from Amager/Jester King, Prairie, Anthem, 405, Destihl, Goose Island and COOP. I hope to have more info on this coming up soon on the blog.

-Iron Star Urban Barbecue is hosting a Founders beer dinner and tap takeover at 6 p.m. on May 24, featuring five beers and four courses. The price is $47, and tix are available by calling Iron Star at (405) 524-5925. More info available here.

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