The Thirsty Beagle: Tulsa Craft Beer Week announces May dates

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tulsa Craft Beer Week announces May dates

The state's original craft beer week -- Tulsa Craft Beer Week -- will return in 2016, and organizers have announced this year's dates.

TCBW will be May 14-22. Here is a news release organizers sent out on Monday:

The Tulsa Craft Beer Committee is proud to announce that planning for the fourth annual Tulsa Craft Beer Week (May 14th – May 22nd) is underway!

Tulsa Craft Beer Week began as a simple dream and a conversation between people in the craft beer industry. Several cities and states nationwide host “Craft Beer Weeks” every year to focus the spotlight on the growing craft beer community, why not Tulsa? Planning soon began, and with help from the entire craft beer community, including breweries and local business owners, Tulsa Craft Beer Week was born!

For those of you unfamiliar with Tulsa Craft Beer Week, our committee does not plan any of the week's events. We seek to provide leadership and organization for local businesses to plan their own events, as well as provide promotional support via online and print advertising. All of our services are completely free of charge; TCBW is run entirely by volunteers with a desire to spread the craft beer movement!

Part of our goal with TCBW is sharing something we are passionate about with people of all experience levels, ranging from the non-craft beer drinker all the way up to craft veterans, hop heads, and home brewers alike! We truly believe there is something for everyone in the craft beer world, and we want to help you explore it!

In years past, Tulsa Craft Beer Week has featured beer dinners, pint nights, tap takeovers, outdoor festivals, and more in establishments all over the city. The people of Tulsa have taken notice, and each year have responded in record numbers to their favorite craft beer establishments to support the movement.

Tulsa Craft Beer Week 2014 & 2015 added an extended calendar, in an effort to feature more events. Numerous events were added to the calendar, including a golf tournament, brewery tours, beer-themed brunch, and more! Last year’s TCBW events were featured in several newspapers, online blogs, TV, radio, and even with our very own badge on “Untappd”, a social network site for craft beer enthusiasts.

For TCBW ’16, the calendar will stretch from Saturday, May 14th until May 22nd! This format allows for the maximum number of events to be held, so that anyone interested in craft beer has a chance to get in on the action!

Anyone interested in hosting their own event should contact Tulsa Craft Beer Week organizers for more information. More information will be released as it becomes available via Tulsa Craft Beer Week’s social media pages.

Pints and Pins

-Interested in getting started in homebrewing? The Brew Shop has scheduled a beginners kit homebrew class for April 9.

-Marshall Brewing's spring seasonal Revival Red Ale is headed to bars and liquor stores near you. This is one beer I look forward to every year. Also, Marshall's pint and growler fill hours this week are 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday and noon to 7 p.m. Friday.

-Dead Armadillo has announced a release party on March 23 at the Saturn Room in Tulsa for its newest beer, Morning Bender Coffee Oatmeal Stout.

-The Patriarch recently put Anthem Arjuna and Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti on tap, as well as a lineup of new-to-Oklahoma Rahr & Sons beers.

-Oak & Ore is hosting a Shmaltz Brewing tap takeover on Wednesday night.

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