The Thirsty Beagle: Week in beer: Heirloom launches, Twisted Spike hits one year, and Prairie OKC to open?

Monday, November 13, 2017

Week in beer: Heirloom launches, Twisted Spike hits one year, and Prairie OKC to open?

There's no shortage of fun beer events this week, folks. Check out the rundown!

-Stay tuned for news on the imminent public opening for Prairie OKC. The taproom was open tonight for a members-only event, and the beer was flowing. There's been no official announcement that I've seen, but I would expect it'll be pretty soon.

-Oak & Ore's Fried Chicken Tuesday continues tomorrow night, featuring $4 Marshall Old Pavilion Pilsner paired with sticky chicken wings with Vietnamese sauce.

-TapWerks is hosting a Green Flash pint night at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

-McNellie's OKC is hosting a Guest Favorites Beer Dinner Tuesday night at 7 p.m. The cost is $25, and you can email emily.white@mcnellies.com to reserve your spot.

-If you're looking for a unique beer event, you need to get over to Oak & Ore on Wednesday. They're hosting Lambic Lunacy at 6 p.m., featuring a great selection of Lambic beers.

-Thursday is a busy day, with several events on tap. For starters, The Patriarch is hosting a Stone Tap Takeover, with glassware, stickers and free swag, plus a special release that is typically brewery-only, Scorpion Bowl IPA. That's set for 5 p.m.

-Roosevelt's (Tulsa) is hosting a Knee Deep Brewing launch party at 5 p.m. Thursday.

-Anthem is holding a release party for its winter seasonal beer Rye'd or D'IPA. That will also be 5 p.m. Thursday.

-McNellie's South is hosting a Rahr & Sons beer dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday.

-New brewer alert! Heirloom Rustic Ales is holding a grand opening for its Tulsa taproom at 3 p.m. Friday. I'll have more to come on that later this week on the blog.

-Marshall's weekly Food Truck Friday is noon to 8 p.m. this week, featuring Andolini's.

-Hard to believe it's already been a year, but Twisted Spike is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a party from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. This ticketed event ($20 plus fees) features a commemorative glass, unlimited 4 oz. pours of all beers and first tasting of new and special-release beers. Plus, a portion of proceeds will go to the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma.

-Stonecloud is hosting its first bottle release from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. The beer, Sirens of Titan, is a dark sour with cherries that will be available by the 1,500-milliliter magnum bottles. Each bottle will go for $45, with a limit of three per person. You might say, "$45 is a lot for one bottle." To that, I would say, read this beer description from Stonecloud: 

"This beer was inspired by the perfect cold weather combination of dark chocolate and sour dried cherries. We crafted a dark sour base to highlight rich cacao notes and keep the roasted bitterness to a minimum. It was fermented and extensively aged in fresh Chardonnay barrels from Napa with our favorite house developed blend of wild yeast, lactobacillus and pediococcus. Once Sirens had reached its peak we re-fermented it on a blend of Montmorency, Royal Anne and Lambert cherries at a rate of over 2.5 pounds per gallon. This incredibly complex beer initially comes through with notes of intensely dark chocolate, wild funk and oak while finishing with lasting tart cherries as it warms. It clocks in at 8.2% ABV, 3.25 pH, has a finishing gravity of 1.6 Plato and was bottle conditioned."

So, ummm, yeah. To be honest, that sounds exactly like my last homebrew project, if you subtract all the words from that description except beer. Anyway, the night will also include an oyster pairing from Sea Gypsy and a limited amount of pours of Sirens of Titan from 4 to 7 p.m. ($10 for a 10 oz. pour). 

-Oak & Ore and Vanessa House are teaming up on Sunday for a reprisal of the Super Hero Beer Brunch, this time featuring a turkey drive (turkeys must be fully frozen). That's set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with reservations highly recommended.

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