Marshall Brewing Founder to Chair Inaugural Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma

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(STILLWATER, Okla.) – The Oklahoma State University School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in the College of Human Sciences will hold the inaugural Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma on Saturday, April 7, 2018. This educational event is open to the public with a range of ticket options.

The Craft Beer Forum is an experiential learning opportunity for students studying in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Like its sister event, the Wine Forum of Oklahoma, the Craft Beer Forum is a student-led and student-managed event.

“The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is proud to host this inaugural event as part of our continuous effort to be a Beer Stylesleader in hospitality education,” says Ben Goh, assistant dean and school director. “The 2017 Wine Forum of Oklahoma was truly a groundbreaking event. With the addition of The Craft Beer Forum, we will continue this legacy by educating students and the public on craft beers and brewers, a natural fit for Oklahoma.”

The Craft Beer Forum program includes keynote speakers, seminars, lunch and a Pint-N-Bite Tasting to end the day. The range of seminars includes beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions with a variety of educational options for attendees.

For example, the Hop Talk seminar will give attendees an in-depth look into the fascinating details of one of beer’s most important and flavorful ingredients, hops. Attendees will learn about the different varieties of hops and the role they play in providing the flavors, bitterness, and aroma. 

The Pint-N-Bite will include tastings from 25 breweries and 20 chefs from across the country. Enrollment in the forum’s seminars and entrance to the Pint-N-Bite Tasting is included in the lunch tickets. Tickets remain for the Stein-n-Stack lunch option and the Pint-N-Bite Tasting.

The honorary chair for the Craft Beer Forum is Eric Marshall, founder of Marshall Brewing Company located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Marshall has a degree in international business and German language from the University of Tulsa. He studied brewing in Munich and apprenticed in many breweries during his time in Germany. In 2007, he began Marshall Brewing, Tulsa’s first production craft microbrewery.

The ticket price for the Stein-N-Snack and all day sessions is $75 and the evening Pint-N-Bite Tasting is $50.

2018 Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma Schedule

  • 10:00 a.m.: Registration
  • 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.: Welcome and Keynote
  • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Luncheons
    The Golden Goblet
    Tankard at Taylor’s
  • 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.: Concurrent Seminars
    Tasting Beer
    When Beer Goes Wrong
    Cooking with Craft Beer
    Spontaneous Fermentation
  • 3:45 – 5:00 pm.: Concurrent Seminars
    Craft Beer Mixology
    Craft Beer History and International Beer Styles
    Beer and Food Pairing
    Hop Talk
  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Pint-N-Bite Tasting

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