6 Oklahoma Beers That’ll Make You Say Ale Yeah

If there’s one thing we like about tailgating, it’s the beer. We’ve written about beer a lot over the last couple of years in our What’s in Your Cooler series, but today we’re going local. Oklahoma, our home state, is probably best known for tornadoes, beauty queens, and football. Over the last decade or so, however, Oklahoma has quickly gained recognition for something else: craft beer. The Oklahoma craft beer scene is thriving, and we’re excited to share its goodness with you. In this edition of What’s in Your Cooler, we’ve selected a virtual six-pack of ales for you to savor and check out. Go ahead and take a sip.


1.  COOP Ale Works F5 IPA (6.8% ABV)


  • Punch-you-in-the-face hoppy
  • Strong floral aroma with a hint of Gala apples
  • There’s a reason they put a tornado on the can
  • Drink in your fraidy hole while watching vintage Gary England

4745 Council Heights Rd, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 405-842-2667, http://coopaleworks.com/


2.  Mustang Brewing Company Tractor Therapy India Pale Ale (4.8% ABV)


  • Slightly sour with a crisp aroma
  • Emily tasted toasted bread; Matt wasn’t so sure about that
  • Would cure a lower back sprain
  • Tastes great with ribeye

520 N. Meridian Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 405-943-0100, http://www.mustangbrewing.com



3.  Iron Monk Payne County Imperial IPA (9.2% ABV)


  • Fragrant woodsy smell, like pine
  • Lightly hoppy
  • Sweet finish and pleasant aftertaste
  • Easy to drink beer that’ll sneak up on you if you’re not careful

519 S. Husband, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 405-714-2585, http://www.ironmonkbeer.com/



4.  COOP Ale Works Horny Toad Blonde (5.4% ABV)


  • Fruity aroma, notes of pear
  • Crisp flavor with hints of green apples
  • No aftertaste
  • Perfect beer to drink on a hot day.

4745 Council Heights Rd, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 405-842-2667, http://coopaleworks.com/



5.  Marshall Brewing Company McNellie’s Pub Ale (5.0% ABV)


  • Rich aroma of chocolate and smoke
  • Foamy with hints of caramel
  • Smooth like a well executed trick play in a bowl game
  • Good anytime, but would be great to sip by a fire

618 S. Wheeling, Tulsa, OK, 918-292-8781, http://marshallbrewing.com



6.  Choc Beer Company Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale (8.5 % ABV)


  • Nutty aroma with notes of vanilla and caramel
  • Strong beer without the strong alcohol taste
  • Good remedy for a turned ankle from a keg stand
  • Easy drinking on the way to a win

120 S. 8th St W, Krebs, OK, 918-423-2042, http://www.chocbeer.com/

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