OKLAHOMA CITY – They’re tasty, bold and are rated alongside some of the best beers in the world.
Oklahoma beers are becoming highly sought after and are filling the shelves of liquor stores across the state.
Stan Stack, owner of Beau’s Wine Bin, says these Oklahoma beers are changing the way Oklahomans look at the liquid.
Stack said, “It is very important to have beers like this. It’s become almost a cult thing.”
Mustang Brewing Company is becoming increasingly popular.
Kevin Sine, owner of 51st Street Speakeasy, says, “Mustang Wheat has been one of our best sellers since they first came onto the market.”
For the past year, the brewery has been forced to outsource after they were hit by a tornado last May.
Tim Schoelen, the president of Mustang Brewing Company, said, “There was nothing left, we lost everything but one tank.”
He says the loss didn’t keep him from taking care of his passion and his people.
Schoelen said, “We’ve dug into our pockets, borrowed money from our investors. Everything we could to keep the lights on so the employees here, all had a job the entire time.”
Nearly a year later, they are back in the game.
With a new brewery and new equipment, Mustang Brewery is ready to fill their tanks.
Schoelen says “It’s time to get back to work.”