Tipsy Town

Get sloshed for a variety of good causes—even if that good cause is just a welcome step forward in our liquor laws.

Maybe I’m just projecting, but it seems like the good folks of Tulsa heartily enjoy a stiff beverage. So much so, our cries for higher points are finally beginning to be heard in the legislature.

Tonight, send of summer in style at 624 Kitchen & Catering’s End of Summer Wine Party. Attendees can enjoy birthday-themed nibbles, live music, raffles and giveaways. But most importantly, 24 wines from six distributors will get the good times rolling (and pouring).

With summer coming to an end, that can only mean one thing — it’s almost Oktoberfest season! Tap the first kegs of seasonal brews at Fassler Hall’s Oktoberfest Launch Party and brush up on your German while enjoying good eats and great company. Once you’ve had a few, you might find yourself signing up to be an Oktoberfest volunteer!

But Friday shall be a truly auspicious occasion. SB 424 will officially take effect, allowing local breweries to sell cold pints of high-point beer. Mark the occasion at the Marshall Brewing Taproom with live music from Desi and Cody, yummy sandwiches from Jay’s Hoagies, and of course, strong glasses (and growlers, to go!) of fine Tulsa brew. Check out our feature on area breweries and the state’s liquor laws here.

If Marshall is just too mainstream for you, then wax up that mustache and pedal your tandem bike to American Solera’s official launch of three bottles. This new local brewery specializes in oak-aged beers. On Friday, get the first taste of Foeder Gold (oak aged sour golden ale), Money Blend (farmhouse ale aged 18 months in oak casks) and Foeder Cerise (sour golden ale aged in oak tanks with cherries).

Saturday is a perfect day to do good for your community while doing bad for your liver.

Start the night out at Wild Brew for an evening of beer tasting to support the Sutton Avian Research Center (I’ve got my tickets, so see you there). Enjoy samplings from your favorite Tulsa restaurants, all washed down with the best craft beer from around the world. Plus, you’re helping to support an awesome bald eagle nest web cam (and like, other important stuff, but... BABY EAGLES!).

If you’re still standing after that, Philbrook MIX at Cain’s Ballroom is not to be missed. 15 of Tulsa’s top bartenders go head to head with their original cocktail creations—but the real winners are the attendees who get to try them all! Read more about these liquid masterpieces in the latest issue of The Tulsa Voice, which also features some gorgeous portraits of the competing bartenders. You can get warmed up for the party at a unique and free demonstration, Cocktail Confidential with Imbibe Magazine, at Saturn Room. MIX 2016 guest judge Paul Clarke, Executive Editor of Imbibe Magazine, will host a tasting, discussion and book signing with local mixology enthusiasts.

As for Sunday? Let’s just go ahead and reserve that for rehydrating and resting. Also, some quick tips from TulsaPeople’s resident alcoholic: DRINK WATER AND CALL A DAMN UBER, YALL.

Oh, and of course, have fun and tip your bartenders.

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