To describe Oklahoma’s craft beer scene as “thriving” would be an understatement. World-class microbreweries have been popping up in every corner of the state during the last decade, releasing award-winning beers to national and international acclaim. Inspired by the styles of the moment and traditions of the past, Oklahoma’s bold and innovative brewmasters have carved out a unique place in a crowded field—and they don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Take a tour of some of the state’s most buzzed-about breweries and see what’s on tap in the Sooner State.Learn More
405 Brewing Co. Taproom
405 Brewing Company began with the mission of bringing craft beer to Norman, and the brewery been gathering steam since owners Jonathan Stapleton and Trae Carson whipped up their very first batch at home. Since releasing their first commercial beer, FDR—an imperial stout brewed from four different chocolate malts and 30 pounds of locally-roasted Mariposa coffee—405 Brewing Company has brought a variety of styles to Oklahoma's thirsty craft beer lovers.
Stop by the 405 Taproom in Norman and enjoy some of their tasty offerings. Try 405's delightfully-tart grapefruit sour, savor the smoky rich flavors of their barrel-aged extra special bitter, or enjoy the hoppy punch of their India pale ale. Pair your selection with something delectable from one of the local food trucks frequently parked onsite, and don't forget to fill up a growler with your favorite brew before you leave. You'll want to return frequently as the innovative brewers at 405 continue to experiment and expand, and taste the passion these lifelong friends put into each beer they make.