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Osage Casinos bring Nine Band Brewing Co. to Oklahoma

18 June 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Osage Casinos will open its brand-new, $160-million casino in Tulsa (Osage Casino - Tulsa) in August 2018, and with it, the casino will welcome a fully operational 4,000-square-foot brewery, featuring locally brewed beer from Nine Band Brewing Co.

“We wanted to bring in craft beer brewed on site to offer our clients something they can’t find at any other casino in this region,” said Bryon Bighorse, Osage Casino CEO. “This is a new concept for casinos, and we’re so pleased to offer something different and fun.”

Bighorse said Nine Band Brewing Co.’s offerings are in line with a younger demographic that is beginning to gravitate to the gaming and entertainment options of casinos.

“Nine Band Brewing Co. is a hip, young brewery that will bring craft beer to Oklahoma only found at Osage Casinos,” he said. “We’re so pleased to be the first – and only – distributor of Nine Band beer in Oklahoma.”

This Allen, Texas-based microbrewery will brew its award-winning, specially crafted beer on-site in large vats and a 20-barrel Prospero brewery system. The brewery also will have an adjacent bar for guests to watch aspects of the brewing in progress.

“We are so excited to expand our operations to a new 4,000-square-foot brewery inside the new, state-of-the-art Osage Casino in Tulsa,” said Keith Ashley, Nine Band Brewing Co. owner. “We specialize in brewing transitional craft beers, so our offerings will be very palatable to a wide range of beer connoisseurs.”

The casino will open in late August; however, the brewery will start producing beer in July to prepare. Nine Band Brewing Co. will brew a variety of flavors on site – Nine Band Pale Ale, Cactus Cat Kolsch, Hoop Snake Hefeweizen, Blue Lacy Brown Ale, Toad Choker Barley Wine, Hellwind IPA, The Badge Honey Blonde. In addition, seasonal flavors such as 28th State Stout, Ghost Cow Oktoberfest and June Bug Summer Wheat will be available.

“We want our beer, brewery and processes to be perfect when the doors open,” Ashley said. “We will take the month before to work out all the kinks to make sure we’re producing the highest quality beer we can – one that matches our standards as well as pleases the clientele when they meet us for the first time.”

In addition to their own fresh beer made right in the facility, Nine Band Brewing Co. also will have a visitor tap on handle.

“We want to bring in visiting beers for our patrons to taste,” Ashley said. “We want to support other local beers found throughout the Tulsa area as well.”

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