What the Ale: Hanson Brother Beer Co. set to release a new brew, plan events

By | April 19, 2017

Tulsa World

The Hanson brothers will be very busy this May with lots events for their Hanson Brothers Beer Co.

Starting May 1, during Tulsa Craft Beer Week, the brothers will host a pint night at Mixed Company at Third Street and Denver Avenue at 6 p.m.

Then on Monday, May 8, they are hosting a beer dinner to help the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. This is a partnership with The Hop Jam beer and music festival that the Hanson brothers founded. At this event you can join Taylor, Zac and Isaac Hanson at the Food Bank for an evening featuring four Hanson Brothers beers paired with a four-course meal from Executive Chef Jeff Marlow.

Each paired beer will be served in a unique souvenir glass for patrons to take home.

“Since the first Hop Jam festival we have been proud to partner with the phenomenal team at the Food Bank to help impact hunger in Oklahoma through the funds raised with our one-of-a-kind Hop Guitar,” said Taylor Hanson. “This year we are excited to host a special gathering, to further galvanize support for this great cause.”

The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres and a beer cocktail. The evening’s beers will include Hop Jam Festive Ale, a spiced farmhouse ale; Redland, an amber ale; Mmmhops, pale ale; and Tulsa Tea, an imperial stout.

Tickets for the event are $150 and are available on the Food Bank’s website http://okfoodbank.org.

If you miss the Food Bank’s event you can simply go to McNellie’s South City, 7031 S. Zurich Ave., on Monday, May 15 at 5 p.m. for the official release of their new Redland Amber Ale. The beer is described as a smooth and earthy amber ale with roasted American and British grain, balance by a medley of floral hops.

“Redland is true to its unpretentious roots as a working class beer found in the corner pub, augmented by an American yeast to bring it back home,” according to the makers. “Known for its red and caramel color and earthy flavor profile, we were inspired to name this delicious beer ‘Redland’ as an homage to the iconic style and the rich red earth of our home state of Oklahoma. The beer has a six percent alcohol by volume.”

And don’t forget Hop Jam! Seriously this is one of the best beer festivals in the region. The Hop Jam takes place on May 21st with more than 65 brewers and more than 200 beers and a ton of great music to go along with it. For tickets to that event, go to  https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1451130