Beer boom in OKC: Mayor, senator, brewers explore proof of city's economic growth within brewing industry

Published Sunday, July 21, 2019
by David Dishman

Oklahoma City’s economic development can be measured in many ways, but I’d like to suggest a new one — beer brewing barrelage.

Unfortunately the acronym is already taken, but no bureau is needed to know business is better for breweries as a result of modified industry laws and continued urban revitalization.

Taprooms in downtown Oklahoma City are a testament to this growth as more than half-a-dozen are located within walking distance of the city’s new streetcar transit system, with more set to open soon.

These businesses signal a growing economy in and around the metro area as people are flocking to these areas to support the locally owned small businesses specializing in craft beer.

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