The Thirsty Beagle: Local homebrewer announces plans for OKC brewery

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Local homebrewer announces plans for OKC brewery

The positive bounce from the enactment of Senate Bill 424 appears to be continuing, as another brewer has announced formal plans for an Oklahoma City brewery and taproom.

Talented homebrewer Ross Harper has long branded his beer as Angry Scotsman Brewing, and this week he announced plans to turn the Angry Scotsman into a real-deal commercial brand.

Harper said he is eyeing a late-2017 debut for Angry Scotsman, in the form of an Oklahoma City neighborhood brewery with a focus on growlers and on-site retail.

He also will look at offering draft choices around the state for his year-round and seasonal beers. The plan would call for offering special beer and one-offs at his taproom.

It's too early to identify a specific location, but Harper has suggested in the past on social media that he may look at the downtown Oklahoma City area.

I've been fortunate to sample several of Harper's beers over the years through my involvement with the Red Earth Brewers homebrew club, and it's safe to say this will be a very nice addition to the local market.

What's more, it's proof that the small, neighborhood brewery is a concept that's a good bet to take off in the coming years.

(Blogger's note: This post has been edited to reflect plans for a brewery and taproom, as opposed to a brewpub. Sorry for any confusion on that point!)

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