What a time to be alive in Oklahoma! Sure, the state may be gutting the budgets of every department because they’re too scared of charging ONG the going rate for extracting precious resources. But damnit, SB 424 went into effect a little over a year ago, giving breweries the ability to sell full-point beer right where it’s made. Since then, the kegs have been flowing, and it seems like anyone with money and an Untappd account can open up their own local brewery.
During the next two weeks, four new breweries are set to open in Oklahoma, and there are many more to come along the way. This is not only good news for our economy, because it builds up jobs in a new industry, but better news for consumers. I grew up in a land where all you could find was Bud Light, German beers that had been sitting on the shelves for a century, and maybe Sierra Nevada Pale Ale if you adventurous. Now, it’s easier than ever to go to a bar or liquor store and find fresh, locally made beer.
Here are the ones to keep an eye out for in the future: