As the great Tom T. Hall once sang, “I like Beer, It makes me a jolly good fellow!” With that in mind, Expedinture Brewery started with two beer loving friends, Keith and Heath, attending a home brew class. They were soon joined by another friend and beer enthusiast, Mig, and Expedinture was officially born.
A few years later, two more, Cody and Tom, joined the family and we soon broke ground on our brewery fulfilling a lifelong dream. Now we are working hard to brew great beer focusing on more traditional styles. Our slogan is “Not quite an Expedition but more than an Adventure” so we invite you to visit our taproom, try our great beer and find your own Expedinture.
ex·pe·din·ture | \ ek-ˈspe-din-chər \
Definition of Expedinture
not quite an expedition but more than an adventure; That trip to Vegas was
quite the expedinture.
Origin of Expedinture
Long ago and after a few frosted barley pops, one of our founders was trying
to describe a momentous time. After a slip of the tongue, a new word was
created. Following an impromptu explanation of the meaning of this new word
(expedition and adventure mashed together), “Expedinture” was born and it
has been used by us to describe various outings ever since. Expedinture is
also the perfect explanation of what our journey in designing, brewing and
enjoying beer has been. Now we want to share our word, our experience, and
our beer with you in hopes that they take you on an expedinture of your
Name: Heath T. Robinson
Measurements: 48L, 38, 35, 19
Birthplace: Okarche, OK, USA
Goal: To be a CEO with a beard.
Favorite Bands/Musicians: Tool, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Willie Nelson, John Lennon and Buddy Holly
Favorite Albums: “Aenima” – Tool, “MTV Unplugged in New York” – Nirvana, “Dirt” – Alice In Chains, “Division Bell” – Pink Floyd, “Heartbreaker” – Ryan Adams
Foods I Crave: Sausage, Chili, Octopus Salad, Fried Cuttlefish and Horse Tartar
Songs I Love to Sing: “Take on Me” – Ah-ha, “Africa” – Toto, “River Deceit” – Mad Season, and “Song For
You” – Graham Parsons as styled by Jason Boland and The Stragglers
Favorite Quotes: “Well ya see, Norm, it’s like this… A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That’s why you always feel smarter after a few beers.” – Cliff Clavin
Name: Keith E. Griesel
Position: COO & Brewmaster
Measurements: 6’ Rubenesque XXL
Birthplace: Littleton, CO, USA
Goal: To make great beer and to eventually own an autographed picture of Andy Devine
Favorite Books: Dirty Jokes and Beer, The Far Side Gallery 5, Ambitious Brew : The Story of American Beer, Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers, and the novelizations of the films Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Favorite Movies: Star Wars, Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Hell Comes to Frogtown, Die Hard, Strange Brew, and Cannonball Run 1 & 2
Foods I Crave: Schnitzel, Blood Sausage, Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, and Liver and Onions.
Songs I Love to Sing: “Take on Me” – Ah-ha, “Safety Dance” – Men Without Hats, “I Like Beer” – Tom T. Hall, and “Tie My Pecker to My Leg” – Mojo Nixon
Favorite Quotes: “What is best in life? To crush your enemies. See them driven before you. And to hear the lamentations of their women.” – Conan
“People who are awake at 3 am aren’t afraid of the Wolfman. The only thing that frightens those people is sobering up and going to work.” – Grandpa Fred
“Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, you’ll be a mile from them, and you’ll have their shoes.” – Jack Handy
Name: Thomas Vogt
Position: Chief Information Officer
Birthplace: Kingfisher, OK, USA
Goal: To brew great beers for the American working man, because that’s what I am, and that’s who I care about.
Favorite Bands/Musicians: Waylon Jennings, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, and Dean Martin
Favorite Pastimes: Long drives with my wife, acting like a child (with my children), and enjoying the finer things in life like a nice Buick or a Werther’s that’s been properly warmed up in my pocket.
Foods I Crave: Smoked sausage, Hamburgers, Pizza, and pretty much anything fried
Songs I Love to Sing: “I’ve always been crazy” – Waylon Jennings, “Battle of New Orleans” – Johnny Horton, “Family Tradition” – Hank Williams Jr., “If I ever get back to Oklahoma” – Jason Boland, and of
course “Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond
Favorite Quotes: “Mongo only pawn in game of life” – Mongo (Blazing Saddles)
“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” – Dean Martin
Name: Michael Vogt
Measurements: 6’6”, husky
Sign: Team Gemini
Birthplace: Kingfisher, OK, USA
Turn Ons: Ronald Reagan, tornados, fiscal responsibility, and Gary England
Turn Offs: Alexa, cell phones, and the Russian spies who are using them to spy on us
Greatest Accomplishments: Eating the Big Texan in 19 minutes and, I guess. . . marrying my wife and having my daughter. . . to a lesser extent
Favorite Bands/Musicians: Willie, Waylon, & the Boys; Nirvana, Metallica, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, Jason Boland and the Stragglers
Foods I Crave: Steak, Cheese, and every crustacean I have ever met
Songs I Love to Sing: “Take on Me” – Ah-ha, “Africa” – Toto, “The Highwaymen” – The Highwaymen, “Regulators” – Warren G
Favorite Quotes: “I call this turf n’ turf. It’s a 16 oz T-bone and a 24 oz porterhouse. Also, whiskey and a cigar. I am going to consume all of this at the same time because I am a free American.” – Ron Swanson
Hank Hill: Firm, but with a little give. Yup, these are medium rare.
Bobby Hill: What if somebody wants theirs well-done?
Hank Hill: We ask them politely, yet firmly, to leave.
“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to
help.” – Ronald Reagan
Name: Cody White
Position: Chief Marketing Officer
Measurements: Anything 3XL
Birthplace: Lawton, OK, USA
Goal: To not have to turn Expedinture Brewery into Expedinture Oil and Tire.
Favorite Bands/Musicians: Metallica, Chris Ledoux, Warren G, and N.W.A
Favorite Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys
Foods I Crave: Sausage, Schnitzel, Sauerkraut and Mexican Food
Songs I Love to Sing: “Regulators”- Warren G, “Highwayman” – Highwayman, “Cover of the Rolling Stone” – Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
Favorite Quotes: “Man who catch fly with chopstick, accomplish anything.” – Mr. Miyagi
“If profanity had an influence on the flight of the ball, the game of golf would be played far better than it is” – Horace G. Hutchinson
“There’s no crying in baseball” – Jimmy Dugan