Little Festival on the Prairie is a beer festival curated and organized by Prairie Artisan Ales and McAlester Makers, Inc. It features over 35 breweries from across North America pouring their most exclusive beers.
When: April 27th, 2019. Gates open at noon, session is from 1-5pm
Where: Historic Downtown McAlester, Oklahoma.
345 E. Choctaw Ave, McAlester, OK 74501
Who: Confirmed Breweries Include…
Prairie Artisan Ales: Pirate Paradise 2018/Bourbon Paradise 2018/Pecans In Paradise/BA Christmas Bomb 2018/Rye Noir/Blueberry Boyfriend/Lil Nap/Karate Chimp (OKC)/Kevbo Strikes Again (OKC – Collab with Magnanimous)/Tiny Darling (OKC)/NXNW (Tulsa)/Casbah (Tulsa)/Rockets And Dreams (Tulsa)/Space Cadet (Tulsa)
8th Street Brewery Deal with the Devil/Rubicon/Invisible Benefactor
American Solera ? ? ?
Angry Chair Brewing: The Adjunct Trail/BA Moon Butter/Purple Puffs
Arizona Wilderness: Sonoran Prince/Superstition Coffee Stout/ Strawberry Crater
Aslin Beer Company: El Rio/Marks of Civilization/Hankering For Hands
Avery Brewing: Plank’d/HazyIsh IPA
The Big Friendly: ? ? ?
Bluejacket: ESCAPE MOMENTUM/EVERYTHING IN IT’S RIGHT PLACE
Bottle Logic Brewing: Fundamental Observation/Frisky Fritters/ From The Deep
Burial Brewing Co: Realm of Absolute Nothingness/Difficulties in Comprehension/Ascent of the Blessed
Casa Agria Specialty Ales: Huerta/Pino Negro/Saison de la Casa
Cellarmen’s: Cranpus Liberated/Spanish Coffee/Fluff McGruff
Cigar City Brewing: Xquic/Criminal Commission/Guayabera
Collective Arts Brewing: Surround Sound/Origin of Darkness
Commonwealth Brewing: Kamehameha/Halo/Pavlova
Crooked Stave: Batonnage/Framboise/Nightmare on Brett Sour Cherry Woodford Reserve Double Barrel
Evil Twin Brewing New York City ? ? ?
Fonta Flora Brewery: Whippoorwill Wit/Wolf Spit/Appalachian Wild Ale 2018 Blend #4
Half Acre Beer Company: Benthic/Double Daisy Cutter/Tracker
Hourglass Brewing: Tower & Rose/Apricaustic/Banana Brain
J. Wakefield: 2019 BA Bout It Bout It/Fly Pelican Fly/Last Night In Sweden
Jackie O’s Brewery: Anything & Everything & Nothing At All/Ogee/ Vanilla & Coffee Bean Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition
Jester King Brewery: Spon Three Year Blend/Montmorency vs. Balaton/Provenance Lemon Lime
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales: Apocolocynposis/iO Saison/Turbo Bam
Lost Forty Brewing: Wild Barrels No. 9 The Fly Trap/Twig/Trash Panda Sabro Hazy IPA
Magnanimous Brewing: Charliewine/Skull Reaper
Mikkeller San Diego: Passion Pool/Textbook Bowlcut/Bourbon Barrel-Aged Traeblod
Other Half Brewing: Cheddar Broccoli/DDH Space Diamonds/ DDH Vapor Ringz
Ozark Beer Co: Bourbon Double Cream Stout 2018/Onyx Bourbon Double Cream Stout 2018/Colony
Perennial Artisan Ales: BA Sump 2019/Blue Ridge/Pils
Speciation Artisan Ales: Hopeful Monster/Phylogenetic/Plantarum
Stillwater Artisanal: Searching For/ASMR 001/Preternatrual Cuvees 1-3
The Collective Brewing Project: Mountainberry/Stone Tea/Larry’s Grapes
The Veil Brewing Co: Cognac Sleeping Forever/Grape-Berry Tastee/A.B.C. (All Boys Cry)
Thin Man: Coconut Jenkins/Sauvage Alliance/Citra DDH Trial By Wombat
Trillium Brewing Company: Coffee Cake/Peach Super Duper Soak
Voodoo Brewery: Red Wine GNVP/BBVD Vanilla/K13 Rye
WeldWerks Brewing: Mexican Medianoche/Pina Colada Milkshake/ Blueberry Pie Berliner
During the Festival we will be hosting an auction. The beers listed below will be available. All proceeds benefit McAlester Makers. Only ticket holders are allowed to bid. Please check back as we plan to add beer to the list!
Angry Chair: BA Adjunct Trail/Adjunct Trail/BA Unrepentant Transgression (2018 & 2019)/4th Anniversary Grand Cru/Arawan/Vassago/BA Russian Interference/Purple Puffs/BA Moon Butter
Case Agria: Guaybab de Oro/Guava Fresca/Tres Casa/Fambuesa de la Casa
Cigar City: Trouser Gallery (12 Cans)
Fonta Flora: Wolf Spirit/Steinbock/Freak the Clips
Half Acre: Benthic/Double Dose Benthic/Bon Hut
Jester King: Detritivore (2 bootes)/Spon 3 2018 (2 bottles)
Jolly Pumpkin: Apocolocynposis/Best Lai’d Plans/La Roja boysenberry & Guava
Lost 40: Twig/The Fly Trap/Wild Barrel Project 9-11/Druid
The Veil: Illusion of Bliss (3 bottles)
How much are tickets?
$125 + Tax.
What’s included with my ticket?
Your ticket includes access to the festival, unlimited tastings, a commemorative tasting glass, and commemorative festival beer. The festival beer will be two 12oz bottles of commemorative barrel aged beer to take home. Details coming on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Can you tell me more about the commemorative beer?
The beer is Prairie imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels with toasted coconut, cacao nibs, and toasted pecans. Bottles will never be available for to go sales. Only ticket-holders, volunteers, brewers, and sponsors will receive bottles.
What’s included in the Designated Driver ticket?
The Designated Driver ticket includes entry to the festival and two bottles of commemorative festival beers to take home.
Can I bring my dog?
While we love the pups, they must stay home this time. NO pets outside of service animals will be permitted into the festival.
Can I bring my child?
Little Festival On The Prairie will be a 21 years and older event.
Can I bring in outside beers?
No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed.
What size are the pours, and is there a limit to how many I can get?
All pours are 2 ounces and there is no limit. However, you must consume responsibly. We reserve the right to remove anyone from the festival who has over indulged.
How many total beers are at the festival?
There will be at least 100 different beers available.
Where can I stay in McAlester?
Our official hotel partner for Little Festival on the Prairie is Happy Days Hotel (book here).
Is there transportation provided?
Transportation will not be provided.
Sam Wampler’s Freedom Ford and the Pittsburg County Sherriff’s Foundation have partnered to offer Designated Deputies. The service will begin running at 3:30. Donations for the rides are not required but are highly encouraged. All proceeds will benefit the foundation’s work to support the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office
There are also a handful of cab companies in McAlester and plenty of parking downtown. Please plan wisely and responsibly.
Is there food available for purchase?
What happens if there is bad weather?
The festival will happen rain or shine. The majority of the festival is under tents and protected from rain. Only dangerous weather will cause a cancellation.
How can I volunteer?
If you would like to be festival volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I get a refund for my ticket?
No, all tickets are non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation, your ticket price will be refunded.
What items are NOT permitted into Little Festival On The Prairie?
- Weapons and firearms.
- Outside beverages.
- Backpacks and large purses. *All bags are subject to security search.
Suggested items to bring to Little Festival On The Prairie:
- Empty water bottle/container.
- A good attitude.