07 Jun Oklahoma’s newest craft brewery, plans first pouring!
Twisted Spike Brewing Company – Oklahoma’s newest beer destination in OKC’s Automobile Alley.
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. Over the past 25 years of home brewing, I have developed many local and national award winning beer recipes. The Twisted Spike beer profile will include a wide variety of American and Belgian styles.
We started planning the brewery two years ago, when the outlook for changes to the very restrictive OK alcoholic beverage laws was gaining momentum. Our plan was to be up and running when the laws eventually changed. Legislation like SB424 is exactly what the state needs for the growth of Oklahoma craft beer.
After researching and securing a prime downtown location on 10th St. adjacent to the railroad, we decided to integrate railroad into the theme for the brewery. The inspiration for the brewery name, theme and brand is a railroad spike that was worked by a blacksmith into a bottle opener. There are so many great ways to incorporate historic OKC themes and give the brewery a very local feel. The building’s original brick interior and wood beam ceiling will be exposed as well as its original 1927 facade.
The Twisted Spike Tap Room will have all of our beers including barrel aged and sour beers. Also planned for the tap room are growler fills, special releases, tastings and a private event center. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of May. The opening and roll out of our first beers is planned for late summer. Twisted Spike beers will be distributed to restaurants, bars, and liquor stores statewide.
We are excited to participate in the rapid growth of downtown OKC. Twisted Spike will be a driving force in the Oklahoma craft beer movement, started by some great local Oklahoma breweries. Our mission is to create Oklahoma’s premier craft brewery by producing world class beers and serving them in an inviting social atmosphere. We like to call it the Twisted Spike Total Beer Experience.
See you at the Spike!