The Thirsty Beagle: Evil Twin, Stillwater Artisanal among new brews headed to Oklahoma

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Evil Twin, Stillwater Artisanal among new brews headed to Oklahoma

It appears the good times will continue to roll for the Oklahoma craft beer scene.

That's thanks to news that popular beermakers like Evil Twin Brewing of Brookyn, N.Y., and Stillwater Artisanal of Baltimore, Md., could arrive in Oklahoma as early as July through a brokerage founded by former Jenks BierGarten owner Freddy Lamport.

Lamport, whose knowledge of craft beer brands might be surpassed only by the proliferation of his Facebook posts, sold his interest in the BierGarten in April so he could concentrate full-time on starting up his Owasso-based brokerage, Craft & Barrel.

Lamport said the vision of his companny is "bringing hardcore craft beer to Oklahoma." Other beers he said he's excicted about are Ominpollo, of Sweden; Off Color Brewing, of Chicago; and Against the Grain Brewing, of Louisville, Ky.

The door may even be open in late 2015 or early 2016 for collab beers from well-known brewers Westbrook and Crooked Stave.

The crown jewel will be Evil Twin, though, where Lamport expects to bring in as many as 13 beers in bottles and on tap by the first week of July.

He said almost all beers he imports will arrive in the state in limited quantities, but most significant releases will be accompanied by special pint nights at select pubs and bars.

You can follow Craft & Barrel on its FB page, right here.

Pints and Pins

-Marshall Brewing will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Friday for tours and samples, including samples of its fresh batch of Arrowhead Pale Ale.

-Mustang will be pouring beer at this weekend's Paseo Arts Festival. You can find more information on their FB page. Now if only Mother Nature would cooperate.

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