The Thirsty Beagle: Twisted Spike Brewing unveils new logo

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Twisted Spike Brewing unveils new logo

Work is moving ahead on Oklahoma City's newest craft brewery, Twisted Spike Brewing, located on NW 10 near Broadway in Automobile Alley.

Brewery founder and brewmaster Bruce Sanchez reports that permits for the building were approved by the Oklahoma City council on Sept. 29, and his lease went into effect on Oct. 1.

Shortly after that, it was time to begin demolition on the inside of the building:

Photo provided by Bruce Sanchez
Sanchez reports that demolition will take quite some time. It's a process being carried out primarily by Sanchez himself, along with friends, family and investors.

While all that is going on, some other work is being done as well, particularly in branding for the new brewery.

This week, Twisted Spike unveiled its new logo and color scheme:

And also an alternate, text-centric version:

Sanchez earlier explaind on this blog the idea behing the railroad-spike theme. You can read about that here.

I'll keep you up to date as Twisted Spike moves forward in the development process, but as of right now, it appears things are full steam ahead for the Oklahoma City business.

Pints and Pins

-A couple new local Oktoberfest celebrations are planned for the metro area. The first is Hair of the Dog Oktoberfest, set for this Friday night in Norman. The event is set to benefit the Bella Foundation, a pet rescue charity. Participating breweries are (405), Anthem, Coach's, COOP, Elk Valley, Iron Monk and Mustang. Festivities are due to kick off at 6 p.m. at Stash, 412 E Main St. The fest is open to dogs that are comfortable among large crowds. For more details or ticket info, check the event page on FB.

Then next week we have a new Oktoberfest celebration set for the Midtown area of Oklahoma City. Saintoberfest is set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 at the corner of NW 9 and Walker at St. Anthony Hospital's Midtown campus. The event will benefit patient care at St. Anthony. This 21-and-up outdoor event will feature beer samples, food trucks, live music and games like cornhole and oversized Jenga. No specific list of participating breweries is a available at this point, but more info about the fest can be found at the St. Anthony Foundation website.

-TapWerks concludes its four-day 20th anniversary celebration this week with a series of special cellar beer releases and visits from the COOP and Marshall teams. More details on that here.

-The first Roughtoberfest celebration set to kick off tomorrow and run through Sunday at the Roughtail Taphouse in Midwest City. Here's a blurb from their FB page:

"ROUGHTOBERFEST IS COMING! October 9-11, we celebrate Roughtail style! Special Release brews like Oktoberfest, Pumpkin Stout, Hefeweizen, Pilsner, and more! Growler fills all weekend, Stein hoisting contest on Saturday and did we mention a costume contest! Get that lederhosen out and see you at Roughtoberfest 2015!!!"

More details right here.

-A scheduling note for your drinking adventures: The Patriarch is now closed on Sundays, but has extended hours until 1 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

-The next Beer University at McNelle's OKC is set for Oct. 20 and will feature wheat beers. The cost to participate is $20 and you need to email to reserve a spot.

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