The Thirsty Beagle: Dates announced for OKC Craft Beer Week 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dates announced for OKC Craft Beer Week 2017

If you missed the news on social media yesterday, let me be the first to tell you that we now have dates for Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week 2017.

The fourth annual installment is set for May 12-21, to coincide with American Craft Beer Week.

One new wrinkle this year involves the Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival. For the past three years, OCBF has been featured as the culminating event of OKC Craft Beer Week.

This year, OCBF will fall at the beginning of the week and will lead the way for 10 days of festivities.

I'll share details on events as they are scheduled. And speaking of that, if you are a brewer, bar owner or taproom manager and you would like your event to be featured on the official publicity calendar, give me a shout. You can reach me through Facebook or at nick@thirstybeaglebeerblog.com.

So what else is going on?

-Reminder that tonight is the big Collaboration for Legislation event at Oak & Ore featuring special beers from Anthem, COOP, Marshall and Prairie.

-The Fur Shop is hosting a Dead Armadillo Inland Porter Pint Night today at 5 p.m.

-The Root is hosting a Tallgrass Brewing Raspberry Jam Pint Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The bar is also featuring Tallgrass Backpacker Brown as its Beer of the Week.

-Also Wednesday, American Solera is offering up Bright Black Delight, a sour blackberry ale, for sale in bottles and on draft. The brewery opens at 5 p.m. that night.

-Anthem is hosting a Beer Paws pop-up shop at the brewery from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, featuring "craft beer dog treats, dog beer, apparel and more." Leashed dogs are welcome in the taproom.

-COOP is releasing its 2017 Territorial Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Rye Wine at noon on Saturday at the brewery. Bottles are limited and will go for $15, with a limit of six per person. As a side note, COOP announced a limited amount of bottles and kegs will also be released for distribution beginning Monday.

-The latest offering from Prairie should be filtering its way into retail distribution in the next few days. Pe-kan (imperial stout with toasted pecans and vanilla) will be available in bottles and kegs.

-Twisted Spike is hosting food trucks this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You can check their FB event page for full details.

-And finally, Oak & Ore is celebrating its second anniversary with a party from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Here, courtesy their FB page, are the pertinent details:

-All 36 taps pouring Oklahoma beers
-Special releases tapped at the beginning of each hour 
-Hourly drawing for door prizes
-Attendees entered to win a one-time-only O&O anniversary T-Shirt 
-All week leading up to the party, children 12 and younger can eat free from the kids menu and customers can get a 20 percent discount on food from the regular menu with a Keep It Local OK card. We'll also be debuting several new menu items!

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