A friend of mine that I’ll call “Homer” is well known for his passion for beer. In fact, you can look up some of his famous quotes on the topic on the Internet. Here’s a sample:
“Ah, good ol’ trustworthy beer. My love for you will never die.”
OK, “Homer” is not actually a living, breathing friend. He is Bart Simpson’s dad and an animated character. But the pursuit of his next cold beer always brightens any episode of “The Simpsons.”
If Homer were an actual person, he would no doubt be excited about the upcoming BrewFest, which will kick off at 5 p.m. October 29 at the Harn Homestead on Lincoln Blvd in Oklahoma City.
Hosted by the Oklahoma Bioscience Association, BrewFest will showcase 11 Oklahoma-made craft beers, brew pubs, brew clubs, distillers, wineries and restaurateurs.
Beers, wines and spirits will be available from Black Mesa Brewing, Broadway Wine Merchants, Bricktown Brewery, Choc Beer Co., Coop Ale Works, Dead Armadillo Craft Beer, Huebert, Mustang Brewing Co., Prairie Artisan Ales, Prairie Wolf Spirits, Roughtail Brewing Co., Strong Tonic, Tapwerks and Yeastie Boys.
The $25 admission includes the local brews, wine and spirits, Smokin’ Okies BBQ, a 14-ounce Hall Estill beer mug, a BrewFest T-shirt and live music from the Tracy Reed and Matt Johnson band. McNellies Public House will provide an entertaining look at the “science behind the beer.”
We will also be having beer trivia throughout the evening with many prizes from the local breweries, tickets to concerts and the Bricktown Haunted House to name a few!
Visit www.i2E.org to register.
As my animated friend Homer would say:
“Well, beer. We’ve had some great times.”