Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma…

More than just a beer festival.

As winter weather loses its grip on Oklahoma later this spring, beer styles lighten, Green Country turns green once again and with the rebirth of spring comes a new way to learn and celebrate beer!

The Oklahoma Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma hosted by the Oklahoma State University School of Hospitality and Tourism Management will debut April 7, 2018. Modeled after the long-running industry best Wine Forum of Oklahoma, the CBFO seeks to be the preeminent educational symposium dedicated to beer.

Who should attend?

Craft Beer Fans



Industry Professionals

Home Brewers

Students Interested in the Beverage Industry

Curious Beer Drinkers


have been carefully planned to appeal to a wide range of attendees.

Beginner: No idea why beer is different colors? Confused by terms ale and lager? Our beginner seminars are meant to bring you up-to-speed on the basics of beer. While geared towards the beginner, even the most seasoned beer enthusiast will find information in the comprehensive overview. Bonus: Craft Beer Mixology

Intermediate: History buffs and Foodies will find these seminars intriguing. Craft Beer History & International Beer Styles will feature a a diverse panel of industry experts while Cooking with Craft Beer focuses on beer as an ingredient in food preparation. Bonus: When Beer Goes Wrong, a focused seminar on off-flavor tasting.

Advanced: Digging a bit deeper, our Advanced seminars are focused on specifics of the brewing process. Spontaneous Fermentation features a panel discussion delving into the magic that makes beer possible. Led by Chris White, PH.D, White Labs Inc., attendees will gain scientific insights.

Pint-n-Bite Tasting

The day culminates with the Pint-n-Bite Grand Tasting. A broad community of brewers will be featured alongside local chef prepared bites. This experience offers more than Happy Hour hors de oeuvres, as each bite is paired with a beer offering attendees new culinary ideas while delighting the senses.

The Oklahoma State University School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is a leader in hospitality education. Further the students and staff have worked hard to build a world class symposium offering value alongside comprehensive content for anybody with a passion for beer. Oklahoma is developing diverse beer culture that has the attention of nation. The Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma advances that culture and helps spread the passion of craft beer through knowledge. Join us as a part of growing culture!

Tickets are available HERE and offer value starting at $50 per person for the Pint-n-Bite Grand Tasting, $75 per person for the Stein & Sack Lunch, Sessions & Tasting. A host of other options upgrade your experience to include luncheons and demonstrations. More info below.

Pint-n-Bite Grand Tasting


Experience the Pint-n-Bite Grand Tasting! Inaugural event, innovative name! The student executive team chose a casual, creative name for this fun tasting! Please join us to interact with a broad community of 30-35 brewers from Oklahoma and beyond. Chefs will make tasty treats that complement the craft beers. Prepare your palette as you will travel booth to booth sampling an array of flavors. You won’t want to miss it!

Stein-n-Snack Lunch, Sessions & Tasting


This item includes a delicious barbecue box lunch, choice of enrollment in each forum session and entrance to the Pint-n-Bite Tasting.

Tankard at Taylor’s Lunch, Sessions & Tasting


Relax and refresh in Taylor’s with a meal prepared especially for you by Certified Master Chef Jonathan Moosmiller, Executive Chef at Tulsa’s Southern Hills Country Club and our staff of students. Gather with your friends before you head to your selection of sessions and enjoy the atmosphere and delicious dishes. This item also includes choice of enrollment in each forum session and entrance to the Pint-n-Bite Tasting.

The Golden Goblet Demonstration Luncheon, Sessions & Tasting


It’s a Cicerone vs. Sommelier showdown! Delight your palette as Certified Master Chef Jonathan Moosmiller, Executive Chef at Tulsa’s Southern Hills Country Club challenges a beer expert and a wine expert in the ultimate pairing experience. Guests will enjoy voting on the food and beverage pairings, culminating with a People’s Choice Champion. This luncheon is a premium interactive session in the Hal Smith Demonstration Classroom. This item also includes choice of enrollment in each forum session and entrance to the Pint-n-Bite Tasting.
I look forward to seeing you all at the Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma!

Wes Alexander
Marshall Brewing Company

Bio: The oldest member of the team or “The Godfather” as he is commonly referred to around the brewery, Wes is a self-proclaimed refugee from selling things less important than beer. As a native Tulsan, Wes’ connection to the Marshall family runs back decades. His love of craft beer, however, is more recent. Introduced to craft beer by the Marshall family in the early 2000’s, Wes has since developed a passion for spreading craft beer and the culture it brings. Need advice on pairing food and beer? Wes is our resident expert and hobby chef.

2018 – A Year of Milestones and Evolution

As the gray of winter blanketed Oklahoma, and stout sipping winter weather kept us subdued inside for the New Year, the perfect opportunity to ponder a new year was created. 2017 was an interesting year for the craft beer scene in Oklahoma. Many national brands have taken notice of the market in Oklahoma and craft brewers, the likes of which many thought would never be seen in our fair state, came in droves. Local brewers too, opened across the state with shiny new tap rooms, bringing a renewed enthusiasm and passion to the OK beer scene. Our own tap room, continues to grow to the point of nearly bursting at the seams. Truly one of the greatest pleasures a brewery is afforded, are the smiles on folks faces as they sip directly from the source. Regulars turn into friends, and the culture of brewing is advanced as new faces make their way to the tap room for perhaps their first taste of craft beer.

Perhaps one of the most exciting ventures for Marshall Brewing in 2017 was the imagining and and perfecting of a new beer with deep respect to German precision and tradition. This Land Lager made its debut in the tap room and at a limited number of locations across the state on draft over the summer. This Land Lager is a celebration of Brewmaster Eric Marshall’s time in Germany over the course of time and the passion he developed for perfectly executed lagers while studying and apprenticing. The resulting Helles lager connects the European tradition to Oklahoma history celebrating Woody Guthrie and his lasting contribution to Americana and championing of the working class. This Land Lager offers all who drink beer an option of simplicity and precision. 2018 will see This Land Lager become widely available across

Marshall Turns Ten!

In May of 2008, Marshall Brewing first offered our beers for sale to the public at a festival celebrating American Craft Beer Week in front of McNellie’s in downtown Tulsa. Mathematicians will note, that in May of 2018 we will eclipse a decade of brewing and selling beer. The milestone, while making us feel a bit old, would not have been possible without you, the craft beer lovers. While ten years is indeed a long time, it doesn’t take much to remember early conversations where concerned friends and family would inquire “You’re doing what?” Indeed, much of the ten years that Marshall Brewing has been in business have been uphill, but make no mistake the journey has been entirely worth it! Look for news of our official celebration and a barrel aged commemorative beer to be announced later.

Package Refresh

As our tenth anniversary approaches, we are excited to announce a series of changes planned for Marshall Brewing. Firstly, we will refresh our packaging for our core brands in early 2018. The packaging refresh has been carefully designed to be respectful of our original hand illustrations created by local artists, while brightening the package. Look for new packaging to be on shelves in Arkansas and Oklahoma by late January.

Dunkel Lager in Six Packs…Finally!

This spring, our cult classic traditional Munich-style Dunkel Lager will make its debut in package. Dunkel, which has only been available on draft in select locations the last few years, has earned a spot in our package line-up. We are excited as Dunkel Lager increases our offerings of clean, classic and traditional German-style beers. Along with Old Pavilion Pilsner, This Land Lager, and Oktoberfest Lager, we seek to offer the freshest quality German-style beers in Oklahoma!
New Tap Room and Event Space

In addition to the package refresh, out tap room will receive a major upgrade in 2018. We have purchased an adjacent property just west of the brewery on 6th Street. Our new tap room should open over the summer and feature 4,000 square feet of elbow room, an outdoor biergarten, and rentable meeting space. Look for designs to start creeping out through social media as we get closer. We love welcoming our fans to the brewery and look forward to building a comfortable environment to share our passion…craft beer!

SQ 792

Finally, October 1st, 2018 will bring about the major changes to the alcohol distribution and retail system approved  approved by Oklahoma voters in November of 2016 through SQ 792. We still have much to do to prepare for these changes, but are excited about a system where the freshness of our beer can be more easily guaranteed.

As we prepare for a year filled with milestones and change, we would like to ask for your patience. Without doubt we will face unforeseen challenges. But with your patience and our diligence, we look forward to perhaps the finest year the beer industry has ever seen in Oklahoma. Cheers to 2018!

Wes Alexander
Marshall Brewing Company

January Tap Room Calendar

December Taproom Calendar

November Tap Room Schedule

October Tap Room Schedule

Calling All Volunteers for Linde Oktoberfest!

The 2017 Linde Oktoberfest is fast approaching. For 2017, Marshall Brewing is proud to partner with Tulsa Oktoberfest to bring you the Marshall Brewing Stammtisch Zelt. Our tent will be in the same location as last year, the NW Corner of the festival grounds.

What makes our tent great?

You! For the last four years we have recruited our own volunteers to pour beer at Tulsa Oktoberfest. Your knowledge of Marshall Brewing and love for craft beer make for a fantastic interaction for festival goers.

Beer! Our team makes some of the freshest examples of traditional German beer available. This year will be no exception. Alt Bier, Kölsch Ale, Dunkel Lager, Old Pavilion Pilsner, Oktoberfest Lager, Side Notch IPA & This Land Lager will on all be on draft.

What to do if you would like to volunteer?

You are receiving this email as a former volunteer. As a former volunteer, you have first right in choosing shift before we send a Volunteer Request to our entire Email Newsletter list this Friday, Sept. 1st. Choose your favorite shift(s)!

If you are interested, enthusiastic, and love craft beer, please email the following info to
Desired Volunteer Dates: Oct 19-22 and shifts (listed below)


Once we have received your email, a response will be sent verifying that we have your information for communicating info specific to the Marshall Brewing Stammtisch Zelt.

We will host appreciation events after Tulsa Oktoberfest. Please note we will need the most help in the evenings. Thank you for agreeing to help!
Feel free to send this email to those you think might be interested in volunteering.

What is provided?
Tulsa Oktoberfest will provide you with:
Entry to Oktoberfest on volunteer date
A coupon for a free beverage
A nifty Volunteer t-shirt
Marshall Brewing will provide:
Volunteer Pre-Party, October 10th at Marshall Brewing Co. Food and Beverage provided.
Volunteer Wrap-Party, Date: TBD. More free food, beverage and camaraderie.

Ein Prosit!

Wes Alexander
Director of Fun