Craft breweries boom in Oklahoma

Mar 19, 2017

Dave Monk of Iron Monk Brewing Co.
Credit Steve Sisney / The Oklahoman

The craft beer trend has hit Oklahoma in a big way, reports The Oklahoman.

A few years ago, Oklahoma only had one brewery. Now, the Sooner State boasts 15 breweries--and some of them are gaining national attention.

American Solera was recently honored with a “Best New Brewery in the U.S.” award. And, at February’s Best of Craft Beer Awards held in Bend, Oregon, Anthem Brewing Co. took home a number of awards. Meanwhile, in Europe back in 2010, the Oklahoma brewery known simply as “Choc” won several awards.

While many of the state’s breweries are located in major cities, others have cropped up in small towns. Iron Monk is locate in Stillwater, Choc is headquartered in Krebs, and Mountain Fork Brewery is located in Broken Bow. Other breweries will soon open in Ponca City and Bartlesville.