More than just a beer festival.

As winter weather loses its grip on Oklahoma later this spring, beer styles lighten, Green Country turns green once again and with the rebirth of spring comes a new way to learn and celebrate beer! The Oklahoma Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma hosted by the Oklahoma State University School of Hospitality and Tourism Management will debut April 7, 2018. Modeled after the long-running industry best Wine Forum of Oklahoma, the CBFO seeks to be the preeminent educational symposium dedicated to beer. Who should attend?Craft Beer Fans

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Students Interested in the Beverage IndustryCurious Beer Drinkers

FoodiesSeminars

have been carefully planned to appeal to a wide range of attendees. Beginner: No idea why beer is different colors? Confused by terms ale and lager? Our beginner seminars are meant to bring you up-to-speed on the basics of beer. While geared towards the beginner, even the most seasoned beer enthusiast will find information in the comprehensive overview. Bonus: Craft Beer MixologyIntermediate:

History buffs and Foodies will find these seminars intriguing. Craft Beer History & International Beer Styles will feature a a diverse panel of industry experts while Cooking with Craft Beer focuses on beer as an ingredient in food preparation. Bonus: When Beer Goes Wrong, a focused seminar on off-flavor tasting. Advanced: Digging a bit deeper, our Advanced seminars are focused on specifics of the brewing process. Spontaneous Fermentation features a panel discussion delving into the magic that makes beer possible. Led by Chris White, PH.D, White Labs Inc., attendees will gain scientific insights. Pint-n-Bite Tasting

The day culminates with the Pint-n-Bite Grand Tasting. A broad community of brewers will be featured alongside local chef prepared bites. This experience offers more than Happy Hour hors de oeuvres, as each bite is paired with a beer offering attendees new culinary ideas while delighting the senses. The Oklahoma State University School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is a leader in hospitality education. Further the students and staff have worked hard to build a world class symposium offering value alongside comprehensive content for anybody with a passion for beer. Oklahoma is developing diverse beer culture that has the attention of nation. The Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma advances that culture and helps spread the passion of craft beer through knowledge. Join us as a part of growing culture! Tickets are available HERE and offer value starting at $50 per person for the Pint-n-Bite Grand Tasting, $75 per person for the Stein & Sack Lunch, Sessions & Tasting. A host of other options upgrade your experience to include luncheons and demonstrations. More info below.

Pint-n-Bite Grand Tasting $50.00 Experience the Pint-n-Bite Grand Tasting! Inaugural event, innovative name! The student executive team chose a casual, creative name for this fun tasting! Please join us to interact with a broad community of 30-35 brewers from Oklahoma and beyond. Chefs will make tasty treats that complement the craft beers. Prepare your palette as you will travel booth to booth sampling an array of flavors. You won’t want to miss it! Stein-n-Snack Lunch, Sessions & Tasting $75.00 This item includes a delicious barbecue box lunch, choice of enrollment in each forum session and entrance to the Pint-n-Bite Tasting. Tankard at Taylor’s Lunch, Sessions & Tasting $90.00 Relax and refresh in Taylor’s with a meal prepared especially for you by Certified Master Chef Jonathan Moosmiller, Executive Chef at Tulsa’s Southern Hills Country Club and our staff of students. Gather with your friends before you head to your selection of sessions and enjoy the atmosphere and delicious dishes. This item also includes choice of enrollment in each forum session and entrance to the Pint-n-Bite Tasting. The Golden Goblet Demonstration Luncheon, Sessions & Tasting $100.00 It’s a Cicerone vs. Sommelier showdown! Delight your palette as Certified Master Chef Jonathan Moosmiller, Executive Chef at Tulsa’s Southern Hills Country Club challenges a beer expert and a wine expert in the ultimate pairing experience. Guests will enjoy voting on the food and beverage pairings, culminating with a People’s Choice Champion. This luncheon is a premium interactive session in the Hal Smith Demonstration Classroom. This item also includes choice of enrollment in each forum session and entrance to the Pint-n-Bite Tasting. I look forward to seeing you all at the Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma! Cheers, Wes Alexander Marshall Brewing Company

Bio: The oldest member of the team or “The Godfather” as he is commonly referred to around the brewery, Wes is a self-proclaimed refugee from selling things less important than beer. As a native Tulsan, Wes’ connection to the Marshall family runs back decades. His love of craft beer, however, is more recent. Introduced to craft beer by the Marshall family in the early 2000’s, Wes has since developed a passion for spreading craft beer and the culture it brings. Need advice on pairing food and beer? Wes is our resident expert and hobby chef.