Mercury Lounge and Heirloom Rustic Ales recently partnered for its first beer collaboration, inspired by the bar’s recent T-shirt design and a classic country song.
“Mamas Don’t Let Your Cowboys Grow Up to Be Racists” Honkytonk Lager is an American-style pilsner.
“The Honkytonk lager was invented specifically for this collaboration with Mercury Lounge,” Heirloom’s Jake Miller says. “We wanted to embody the essence of boogie-woogie with this beer and leaned into some of our favorite ingredients to manifest the rhythms and the twang Mercury Lounge has showcased on its stage over the years.
“We brewed this beer with American barley and rice for a recognizable and smooth profile. We used floral hops that play a companion role similar to the steel guitar.”
The beer is available at Mercury Lounge, 1747 S. Boston Ave., and Heirloom Rustic Ales, 2113 E. Admiral Blvd. The T-shirt that inspired it all was produced by Mercury Lounge and available for purchase at mercuryloungetulsa.com/merch.
During the pandemic, Mercury Lounge has remained committed to providing a platform for local and traveling artists in a safe atmosphere. The dive bar was recently awarded a grant from Live Music Society for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic for its ongoing commitment to artist support.