Tulsa’s Marshall Brewing Company a top 50 pick

Nice article about Marshall Brewing being named a top 50 pick by Draft Magazine. Be sure to check out the OKC Craft Beer Examiner, Gary Lott does a good job over there!

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Holy beer movement, Batman! Oklahoma just received a national shout out in the July/August issue of Draft: Life on Tap magazine. No need to adjust your computer screens, I speak of truth, justice and beer for all.

Draft did an article featuring 50 beers in 50 states, and little ol’ Oklahoma was positioned in the magazine’s West section along with Arizona, Alaska, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming, California, and Hawaii. Some of these states are known for their production of craft beer, and others are relative new comers to the beer scene.

Oklahoma’s top choice beer picked by Draft was Marshall Brewery’s McNellie’s Pub Ale. A very interesting choice of beer, indeed. As far as I know, it’s only available on tap at both locations of McNellie’s Pub in OKC and Tulsa. Here’s what the boys at Draft had to say for the Sooner state’s pick:

“Though just a baby on Oklahoma’s brewing scene, Marshall has already become a local media darling with beers like McNellie’s. Delicately complex, this bitter gets its zing from English yeast and American hops.”

For a beer magazine, it’s not much in the way of a beer description. They even failed to mention this is a beer that is hand-pumped into the glass right at the bar. Let’s let Marshall speak for their selves about McNellie’s Pub Ale:

“Inspired by the house ales found in the pubs of Great Britain and Ireland, McNellie’s Pub Ale is a traditional ale brewed in the style of a Best Bitter. Various maltings of two-row barley are joined with American Glacier hops to give this beer its color, complexity, and a bit of a New World twist. The Old World character present in this ale is largely influenced by its yeast, which originates in the port city of Hull, East Yorkshire, England. McNellie’s Pub Ale pairs excellent with fish & chips (of course), Roast Beef, Steak, Pork, Grilled Chicken, and Barbeque. ABV – 5.0%”

Now that’s a beer description. Marshall Brewing Company is located in Tulsa and started brewing beers a couple of years ago. They’re one of four breweries to open in Oklahoma in the last few years. Marshall has helped open Oklahoma’s eyes to the craft brewing segment and produces some quality beers. Their beers are available in most liquor stores throughout Oklahoma.

Congratulations to Marshall Brewing Company for its mention in the latest issue of Draft. We wish them much success. If you haven’t noticed, there’s a storm on the horizon and it’s called the good beer movement. Welcome to Oklahoma!

Cheers!

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~ by OkieBrewReview on September 25, 2009.

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