Prairie Artisan Ales – Funky Gold Mosaic


Well I just saw The Revenant and had to combat the sorrow with sour. This beer is ultra foamy and I lost half the liquid upon opening…but it’s a good mellow sour (aka not a “squealer”) with some citrus and melon notes.  Last summer I really got into the funky farmhouse and wild ales and this was one of my favorites.  Happy to take a break from stouts tonight.

Drinking: Funky Gold Mosaic by Prairie Artisan Ales. Tulsa, OK.

Wearing: Women’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover by Patagonia, $99.

COOP Ale Works – 2015 Territorial Reserve Barley Wine


COOP Ale Works releases its 2015 Territorial Reserve Barley Wine this week. I’m very excited because 1. I helped bottle it (exhausting, freezing, but a total blast) and 2.  It’s delicious and boozy.

We will know what the actual ABV will be soon, but for now, the best guess is 13-16%.  Whew.  (CORRECTION: it has clocked in at 12.2%)

I don’t have a whole lot of experience with barley wine but ours is a little bit sweet with a lot of flavor from its 9 month stint in a bourbon barrel. It is a hop-forward version but as it ages, it will be less so.  So far it will be available in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Arkansas.

Drinking: COOP Ale Works 2015 Territorial Reserve Barley Wine, Oklahoma City OK

Wearing: Forever 21 Bell Sleeved Crop Top and Faux Suede Mini Skirt

Double Mushroom Onion Soup


This is favorite food to make when sick, or cold, or lazy…or  poor. Sure, it’s full of sodium and has a meager caloric content, but it’s great for cold & flu season when nothing sounds good.


  • 2 Pouches/Cans of Vegetable Broth
  • 2/3 Chopped White Onion
  • 2 Packages of Sliced Mushrooms (any variety)
  • Soy Sauce (amount is up to you)
  • Sriracha (amount is up to you)
  • Green Onions


Add all the ingredients (except the green onions) into a crockpot and cook on low for several hours. Add the green onions at the end for color. Extra points for French’s French Fried Onion rings. IMG_9831