Drink Beer, From Here

What better way to celebrate a second birthday than with a weeklong party? Edmond’s very own craft beer house, The Patriarch, is hosting Oklahoma breweries for the entire week. Come out to support local brewers and musicians. Get ready to toast to two years of business in the gentrified 'Hunt House' in downtown Edmond. All 48 taps are dispensing locally crafted beer, ales, lagers, saisons, blondes, wheats and sours for the extravaganza. 


In addition to the celebration, The Patriarch will continue to host local food trucks, musicians and yard games- with a guaranteed two events per day! The food truck schedule is available on The Patriarch website. The classic yard games such as ping pong, bean bags and giant jenga will be available, as always, in addition to some creative options, including a twist on the classic Bingo.


Brad Mullenix, General Manager of the Patriarch says, “The name "The Patriarch" comes from the man who built the 1903 home which we repurposed into a craft beer bar. His name was William M. Hunt, and he was an early leader, businessman and 'patriarch' citizen of early Edmond around the turn of the 20th century." The business as you know it today, however, was inspired by the idea of "Community Through Beer." Mullenix continues, "All five owners of the business are craft beer enthusiasts and home brewers who love sharing a great beer and an even better conversation. We applied this to our business model - devoid of free wifi and meaningless television. We encourage the same when you're here. Our biggest desire is to educate people on great craft beer and promote great conversation with and enjoyment of the people you're with."


As far as events go, The Patriarch works hard to get the community involved with its unique approach to events and operating within the neighborhood. Brad recalls, “I think last year's 'Ale Trail' has been my favorite since I took over as General Manager. We teamed up with the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond next door to us and planned a three-mile run in which you drank a beer after every lap.  There were so many months of planning that went into it, and to see hundreds of people gathered on the streets, enjoying the beer, the bands and the jog, it was ridiculously fun for me.” This two year anniversary will set the bar for upcoming community focused activities.


Mullenix credits the vision, passion and community mindedness of majority owners Steven Russell and Bryce Thomspon with The Patriarch’s two years of success here in Edmond. In addition, Doug Wood, Matt Jones and Brad Mullenix, minority owners, all contribute to the philosophies and concepts that built the craft beer house to what is now. 

Here is the breakdown of the featured brewers to attend, their brews and musicians as well. 

Tuesday: May 2

Mustang Brewing Company - Rocket Fuel, Udderly Awesome, & some top-secret specialties.

405 Brewing Co. - FDR (Batch 3), BBW, BA ESP, & LFN. 


Wednesday: May 3

Live Music - Edgar Cruz at 6:30pm

Glassware Giveaway

Marshall Brewing Company - Big Jamoke, CBAO Pale Ale, Atlas, This Machine, BBA Barleywine, U.S.S. Tulsa Oatmeal IPA 

Twisted Spike Brewing - Twisted Spike IPA (Randalled through fresh hops), Twisted Spike Pale Ale, Crew Kolsch, Golden Spike Saison, Black Snake Russian Imperial Stout.


Thursday: May 4

Live Music - Hosty at 7:00 pm 

Glassware Giveaway

IRON MONK – Milk stout, Exit 174 can release 

Roughtail Brewing Company - Dry-Hopped Peach Wheat, 4th Anniversary, Nitro Hoptometrist, Pale Ale, IPA, Lil Blue Pils, & Homie Hookup.


Friday: May 5

Live Music - Rachel "Goldie" Lahr at 8:00 pm

Yard Bingo (with a twist)

Anthem Brewing Company - Arjuna, Golden One, Uroboros, Coffee Uroboros, CBAO Eureka Pale Ale, & more.

Prairie Artisan Ales - Blood Orange Phantasmagoria, Phantasmagoria, Hop, Paradise, Bomb!, CBAO Saison, Pe-Kan, & 2016 Christmas Bomb!


Saturday: May 6

Live Music - Culture Cinematic at 8:00 pm

Events start at NOON

Cornhole Tournament 

COOP Ale Works - The Patriarch Black IPA, Saturday Siren, Horny Toad, CBAO Pale Ale, Native Amber, Alpha Hive, DNR, Cask-It Series Brandy-Barrel-Aged DNR with cherries, F5.

Vanessa House Beer Company - Broken Tile IPA, 5th Keg Milk Brown, 401K. 

American Solera – Foeder Apricot and Terpy Citra


Follow The Patriarch on Facebook page or visit them online for additional information and a more detailed line up of the upcoming celebration!

Bethany Schwarz