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OKCity Brewing Co.
OKLAHOMA CITY (September 21, 2017) – An Oklahoma City brewhouse will open next
month as an incubator for the state’s next generation of craft beer creators. Under the ownership
of Brad Stumph, the OKCity Brewing building at 520 N. Meridian Avenue will operate as a
space to help local up-and-coming breweries expand their production. Initially, four companies
will share the brewhouse and taproom equipment to produce and serve commercially available
batches of their beer.
When Mustang Brewing Company ceased operations at the facility in July of this year, Stumph
saw an opportunity to foster the businesses of early-stage and start-up brewers.
“The barriers of entry into the brewing industry are substantial, largely because of the high cost
of brewing equipment,” he said. “By providing a fully outfitted place to hone their craft, I hope
to give aspiring brewers an outlet and a less risky option for learning the business of running a
brewery. I’d like craft beer enthusiasts to see this facility as an ongoing preview of the Oklahoma
brewing industry’s future.”
To celebrate the new venture, OKCity Brewing will host special releases featuring one member
brewery every Saturday in October. A Grand Opening featuring all four breweries will take place
from 12:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, November 3.
Elk Valley Brewing Company, who formerly shared the location with Mustang, will return there
while their new brewery in Midtown continues to be built. Owner John Elkins will also serve as
a mentor to the brewers who will be producing at a larger scale for the first time.
Angry Scotsman Brewing will be opening a facility near downtown Oklahoma City very soon. In
the meantime, owner Ross Harper will be brewing the first commercially available batches of his
flagship beers in preparation for the opening of his taproom, and trying out some homebrew
recipes on a larger scale.
After opening last year with assistance from O’Fallon Brewery in St. Louis, Vanessa House Beer
Co. plans to move brewing operations home to Oklahoma. As they work toward finding a
permanent location in the metro, the incubator will allow them to experiment with batches of
Tulsa’s Kolibri Ale Works will have an opportunity to bring their organic, gluten-free, craft beer
recipes to a wider audience. Andrew Whitney, Perry Jones, and Whitney Wehmeyer have been
receiving great reviews at beer festivals, and plan to open a brewery and taproom in Tulsa very
For more information on all events, follow each brewery on social media.
OKCity Brewing originated as a cooperative brewhouse on Sheridan Avenue in early 2012, as
the home of Anthem Brewing Company, Black Mesa Brewing Company, and Redbud Brewing
Company. Anthem, a staple for craft beer drinkers across the state, opened their own facility in
downtown Oklahoma City in 2014. Black Mesa won a 2014 World Beer Cup gold medal for
their Endless Skyways ESB, and now distributes four core beers, along with seasonal releases.
Chase Healy, founder of Redbud, went on to found Prairie Artisan Ales and American Solera,
which was named one of the top new breweries in the world at the 2017 RateBeer Awards.
Mustang Brewing purchased the cooperative at the end of 2012, only to have the Sheridan
building severely damaged by a tornado in May of 2013. One year later, Mustang moved their
operations to the Meridian Avenue location, where they were joined by Elk Valley in 2015.
Saturday, October 7: Elk Valley Brewing Company
Saturday, October 14: Angry Scotsman Brewing
Saturday, October 21: Vanessa House Beer Company
Saturday, October 28: Kolibri Ale Works
Friday, November 3: Grand Opening
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