“Some of the more fruity beers work well with lighter flavors, while the darker beers, which are heavier, go with a heavy cookie,” he said.
Oak & Ore is also using the opportunity to debut new menu items.
The gathering in downtown Edmond has become known for its food trucks, craft beer and live music.
Oklahoma City Midtown Rotary Club’s Spelling Bee(r) returns, Paul Zimmerman buys majority share of Leaf & Bean and Caffeine Crawl returns to the metro.
But pressure is how diamonds are made, and the beer-loving brewers know they’re canning some gems.
“I’ll probably do my most popular truffles; salted caramel, raspberry beret, dark chocolate orange and some other ones,” Helsley said.
John Elkins makes sure all of Elk Valley Brewing Co.’s beers are up to his standards and isn’t afraid to take chances.
“We mess with the base beer each year, so it’s a different vintage,” he said. “We were shooting for kind of an apple pie sort of aesthetic with a little tartness to it.”
“I did a pilot batch earlier this year in the spring, and people said they loved it,” Elkins said. “It takes longer than I’d like to get a new beer out, unfortunately.”
What started as a weekend hobby among a group of college friends has grown into a burgeoning brewery.