The Thirsty Beagle: Top 10 Oklahoma craft beer stories of 2016: No. 8

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Top 10 Oklahoma craft beer stories of 2016: No. 8

Today we're continuing our countdown of the top Oklahoma craft beer stories for 2016.

We covered No. 10 and No. 9 yesterday.

Now we're ready for...

No. 8

The news: COOP Ale Works wins 2016 Metro 50 Award.

What happened: Not only did COOP claim a spot on the Metro 50 list, the company checked in at No. 10 in the rankings, which measure the success of established and up-and-coming companies in the Oklahoma City-metro area.

Why it mattered: Metro 50 Awards recognize and rank companies based on their percentage of annual growth over a three-year span. To qualify, companies must have revenues of at least $1 million for the previous year. COOP's ability to hit No. 10 on the Metro 50 list shows that the craft beer business in Oklahoma is not merely a starving-artist type situation -- it's as viable a driver of economic activity in the state as any other company, in any other field.

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