Golden and amber leaves are a reminder that chilly October weather is on the way, and what better way to relax than with a brew to match.
1702 E. Sixth St., 108 E. 18th St. | 918-949-4318 | americansolera.com
Both locations open 4-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday; noon-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday
1717 E. Seventh St.. | 918-933-4033 | cabinboysbrewery.com
Open 4-9 p.m., Monday-Wednesday; 4-11 p.m., Thursday; 11 a.m.-midnight, Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday
As autumn sets in, try the Bearded Theologian (8.4% ABV), a Belgian Quadruple ale with deep aromas and flavors of raisins and caramel stemming from the malt. With hints of cinnamon, spices and dark plum, this ale pairs perfectly with a good book next to the fire. Though brewed with fall in mind, you can find this beer year-round on draft at local bars and restaurants, as well as four-can packs at liquor and grocery stores.
Another fall favorite: Cabin Boys’ Oktoberfest (6% ABV). This Festbier-style lager is annually released from August to October. Clean and crushable, this golden brew is packed full of honey and biscuit flavors. Find the Oktoberfest on draft and in stores around town.
1004 E. Fourth St.. | 918-949-9233 | dabrewery.com
Open 2-9 p.m., Monday-Friday; noon-9 p.m., Saturday; 1-8 p.m., Sunday
325 E. Reconciliation Way. | 918-986-9910 | elginparkbrewery.com
Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m., daily
Mr. Oktoberfest (6% ABV) is an amber lager brewed with all-German ingredients, finding balance between caramel maltiness and crispness. Pair it with the Stadium Pretzel and beer cheese, or pizza topped with Prairie Creek Farm’s Italian sausage.
Though served year-round on Elgin Park’s nitro line, the Lou Brown Ale (4.5% ABV) is the perfect session beer for chilly nights. The lighter carbonation opens up rich chocolate and malt flavors. Try it with a meaty pizza or a Philly cheesesteak.
Heirloom Rustic Ales
2113 E. Admiral Blvd. | 918-292-8757 | heirloomrusticales.com
Open 3-8 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; noon-8 p.m., Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday; closed Monday
Fall into nature with the Longear Lager (4.2% ABV), a collaboration with the conservation group Trout Unlimited. Each four-pack and draft pour purchase includes a donation from Heirloom to the local chapter of Trout Unlimited. This dry hopped lager combines the refreshing body of a lager with tasty floral hops.
Heirloom’s most popular seasonal beer is Morning Devotion (6.5% ABV), which is like an autumn hug. It combines the warmth and approachability of a milk stout with the holiday intrigue of cinnamon spice and Cirque cold brew coffee.
Marshall Brewing Co. Taproom
1742 E. Sixth St. | 918-292-8781 | marshallbrewing.com
Open 3-7 p.m., Monday-Wednesday; 2-8 p.m., Thursday; 1-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday; 1-6 p.m., Sunday
This year Marshall’s Oktoberfest (6% ABV) will be available in cans. The deep copper Märzen style lager is highlighted by a complex malt flavor and balanced by the bitterness of German hops. This beer is extremely smooth, highly drinkable and pairs well with roasted pork loin, warm apples and soft cheeses. Available through Oct. 31.
In Latin American cultures, El Cucuy is an imaginary creature of the dark, similar to the boogeyman. The El Cucuy (8.3% ABV) India-style Black Ale with the same name features dark roasted notes and a subdued caramel malt backbone balanced with bitterness. As a dry-hopped brew, El Cucuy boasts vibrant floral and citrus aromas. Available Oct. 15-Nov. 15.
New Era Fine Fermentations
321 S. Frankfort Ave., Suite 2 | 918-367-0640 | neffbrewing.com
Open 3-10 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday; 11 a.m.-midnight, Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday; closed Monday
A toasted, malty body and deep hazy gold hue makes Ignition Switch (5.3% ABV) an ideal choice for the fall weather. This Belgian pale ale is brewed with noble hops and highlighted by spiced and herbal notes of clove and thyme, packing a smooth orange honey finish
Enjoy the Mars Zen (5.8% ABV) with soft pretzels or grilled sausage — a few Oktoberfest favorites. This German-style Marzen lager is brewed German Hallertau hops. Its mildly sweet malt flavor is met with a toasted bread aroma and taste, ending on a moderately dry note.
Nine Band Brewing Co.
951 W. 36th St. N. | ninebandbrewing.com
Open 2 p.m.-midnight, daily
Available at Nine Band’s brewery inside Osage Casinos and in stores, the Blue Lacy (6.1% ABV) is brewed with Northern Brewer, Cascade and Mt. Hood hops. This brown ale is a choice beer for an autumn cookout, pairing well with roasted pork, smoked sausage and grilled salmon.
As golden as the Tulsa sunset, the T-Town Lager (4.3% ABV) is made with Crystal and Saaz hops and is easy to guzzle. Tulsa has an abundance of delicious hamburger, coney and taco options, all suggested pairings for this brew.
Nothing’s Left Brewing Co.
1502 E. Sixth St. | 918-606-1902 | nothingsleftbrew.co
Open 3-9 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday; 1-11 p.m., Friday; noon-11 p.m., Saturday; 1-7 p.m., Sunday; closed Monday
For some folks, autumn means leggings, oversized sweatshirts and pumpkin spice lattes. The pumpkin-lovers out there will enjoy Basic Bitch (7.5% ABV) pumpkin beer. It’s basically liquid pumpkin pie, so, like, get to drinking. No need to order dessert.
Get your celebration on with Prost! (6% ABV), a classic Oktoberfest lager. Both malty and sweet, this brew is ideal for bratwurst smothered in sauerkraut and toasting steins with friends.
Pearl Beach Brew Pub
418 S. Peoria Ave. | 918-895-6798 | pearlbeachbrewpub.com
Open 4 p.m.-midnight, Monday-Wednesday; 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Saturday; 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday
Sand volleyball at Pearl Beach doesn’t end with the last day of summer, so why should refreshing fruity beer? ¿Parcha? (5.8% ABV) is a sour beer that packs a punch with juicy passion fruit flavor.
Whether you’re under the sun or seeking refuge inside, the Sans Bikini Blonde (4.9% ABV) is a good brew to have on hand. This blonde ale is not only drinkable, it’s so clean it’s crushable. Find this and nine other rotating choices on draft at Pearl Beach.
Pippin’s Taproom at High Gravity Brewing Co.
6808 S. Memorial Drive, Suite 144 | 918-973-3607 | highgravitybrewingco.com
Open noon-7 p.m., Tuesday; noon-10 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday; closed Sunday-Monday
Put on your dancing shoes and grab a pint of the Chicken Dance Oktoberfest (6% ABV), a beer with a classic Oktoberfest profile. Amber in color and medium bodied, this beer strikes a balance between roasted malt and hop flavors. The rich, textured palate has an underlying sweetness true to tradition.
Take an English Brown Ale, add maple syrup and toasted pecans, and you get Maple Nut Beerios (5.7% ABV), a nutty ale. The light touch of maple enhances the malty, caramel flavors that make this beer taste like autumn.
223 N. Main St. | 918-936-4395 | prairiepub.com
Open 3-9 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday; 3-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday; closed Sunday-Monday
Renaissance Brewing Co.
1147 S. Lewis Ave. | 918-409-0551 | renaissancebeer.com
Open 4-10 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday; noon-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m., Sunday
Brewed special for Oktoberfest season (and this year in cans), the Deutschican (5.9% ABV) is a Vienna-style lager — a style often known as Oktoberfest beer’s little brother, though they are usually darker and have a higher ABV. Deutschican is made with a large portion of Vienna malt, which provides a light, malty beer which is smooth to taste and easy to drink.
The Tulsamerican (8.5% ABV) was originally brewed in partnership with the Tulsa Air and Space Museum to commemorate the last liberation bomber built at the Douglas Factory in Tulsa. The plane, along with three or its crew members, met its demise in the Adriatic Sea where it laid for 70 years until its rediscovery in 2010. This Baltic Porter is a cold-fermented, cold-lagered craft product smooth to taste with hints of roast from the grains. Look out for the Tulsamerican’s release in November.
114 W. Archer St. | 918-221-8893 | welltownbrewing.com
Open 4-10 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday; 2 p.m.-midnight, Friday-Saturday; 2-8 p.m., Sunday
Coming back for its second year is the Puff Daddy (11.5% ABV), a bourbon-barrel aged stout. Its chocolate peanut butter cereal base and nine months in the barrel result in rich flavors and a smooth finish perfect for the winter.
The Dark Mode Porter (5.5% ABV) also returns this fall. Welltown brewers have perfected this easy-drinking seasonal recipe with roasted malt.
Visit the Welltown Facebook page for more info on the Oct. 23-24 events celebrating Oktoberfest, including Oklahoma beer, German food, games and entertainment.