22 Dec Downtown Brewery opens in the metro’s Automobile Alley
This article was written by Louise Scrivens, 405 magazine.
Oklahoma’s latest brewery has officially opened its doors in the metro’s Automobile Alley
Twisted Spike Brewing Company is believed to be the first brewery to open in Oklahoma City since the new relaxed beer law came into effect in August, as well as being the first brewery for downtown’s business district zone.
Senate Bill 424 now allows for beer that is in excess of 4 percent ABV to be sold by the glass on the same premises that it is brewed, or to take away.
“Legislation like SB424 is exactly what the state needs for the growth of Oklahoma craft beer,” says brew master and Twisted Spike owner Bruce Sanchez.
“I have a passion for great beer. As a local beer evangelist, I have helped dozens of friends start home brewing and have introduced them to a wide variety of beers.”
Opening in a prime downtown spot on NW 10th Street, the former warehouse building has incorporated many of the nearby railroad features, as well as keeping the building’s 1927 façade.
The brewery’s name comes from a railroad spike that a blacksmith twisted and worked into a bottle opener, while the building’s original brick interior and wood beam ceiling remains.
All Twisted Spike beers are available, including barrel-aged, with plans for sour beers to be available next year.