First Draft 2013
Cheers to beer, Annual beer tasting returns to ONEOK Field
Tulsa Press Club event, First Draft, to be held November 8th.
TULSA, OKLA. -- Raise a glass to your favorite frothy brew, or try something new at First Draft 9th Edition. The event will return to OKENOK Field from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday November 8th, and with more than 75 beers to try the event is sure to create a buzz.
Tickets are $45 each or $80 per couple in advance, $50 each the day of. Admission includes commemorative pint glass, a beer tasting from the region’s finest brewers, hard-to-find and highly rated labels and plenty of ballpark-style treats.
“If you love beer or want to explore what great beers are out there then The Tulsa Press Club’s First Draft tasting is a must-attend event,” said Tom Gilbert, event chairmen. “The event has grown every year and will grow even more at ONEOK field. The number of breweries in Oklahoma and in the region has grown and their products are of the highest quality. What a great way to look over the Tulsa skyline and enjoy the flavors of beer.”
The event began nine years ago outside of the Press Club in the lobby of the Atlas Life Building and has grown to entertain hundreds of beer enthusiasts. Attendance has grown each year with nearly 400 attending last year.
Participating brewers include regional favorites Marshall Brewing Co., Choc Beer, COOP Ale Works, Prairie Artisan Ales, Tallgrass, Heubert’s Mustang Brewing. Oklahoma newcomer breweries Roughtail, Black Mesa and Dead Armadillo will have a presence as well.
First Draft is no stranger to beer and brewery debuts, Marshall Brewing Co. debuted at First Draft in 2004. This year, Prairie Artisan Ales and Roughtail will be debuting new brews.
The money raised will support the professional development activities of the Tulsa Press Club. This annual event has supported the efforts of the Tulsa Press Club, which has contributed more than $200,000 in journalism scholarships over the past decade.
Sponsors have included Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, Tulsa World, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Beverage Imports, Quality Beverage Company, James, Potts and Wulfers, Phoenix Cleaners, High Gravity Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies, McNellie’s Group, Crumpton Aviation, Walsh Branding, Urban Tulsa, and Ace Cuervo photography.
For tickets and more information, call the Tulsa Press Club at (918) 583-7737, visit www.firstdrafttulsa.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tulsapressclub.
ContactShaun Lee [email protected] 9185837737
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