Little Festival on the Prairie

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…

Beer List

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: ? ? ?


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

Auction Beers

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?  

There is no food included in your ticket price.  However, there will be food vendors on site with food available for purchase. We are happy to welcome Mama Tigs Pizza, and Pete’s Place.

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

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.
  • Drugs.
  • Outside beverages.
  • Backpacks and large purses. *All bags are subject to security search.
  • Pets.
  • Children.

Suggested items to bring to Little Festival On The Prairie:

  • Empty water bottle/container.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • A good attitude.