Angry Scotsman signs lease for a brewery in downtown OKC
Great News! We have new home at 704 W Reno Avenue, OKC!
Yesterday, we signed a lease on the future home of Angry Scotsman Brewing. This is a huge, exhilarating step forward for us as we progress to getting the brewery open. We take over the building on July 1st, and from there we’ll get the build-out rolling and the tanks in ASAP.
In due course, we’ll have one of the largest patios/beer gardens in downtown with great skyline views, and this location puts us just blocks from the Chesapeake Arena, Myriad Gardens, Bricktown, Film Row, and the Farmers Market—not to mention fellow breweries Anthem and Stonecloud. When the final section of the Oklahoma City Boulevard is completed, you’ll be able to stroll or bike right by our south door.
Not only is this a growth moment for ASB to celebrate, it’s also a moment of personal reflection. Taking on responsibility for a commercial lease, investors, and an SBA loan is both exciting and terrifying. Frankly, it’s mainly terrifying. Sometimes I question why I’m choosing the years of extra stress, exhausting work, and financial risk when I could just have bought a boat and kicked back with a homebrew.
And the answer always comes down to this: That’s not who I am. I’m driven to bring Angry Scotsman Brewing to market, and to not just succeed with the brewery, but to sustain and give back to the local community while I do it. I can’t do it alone, and I’m fortunate to have the faith, investment, and support of my incredibly patient (she has to be, with me) fiancée, our extended families, friends, and the OKC craft beer community as a whole. Thank you all. I promise I won’t let you down.
Here’s to the opportunities ahead! – Ross, the Angry Scotsman
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