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Anthem Brewing approved for new labels

by Nick Trougakos Published: February 24, 2014

We all know that three Oklahoma brewers were knocked out of commission by the storms on May 31 last year — Mustang, Black Mesa and Anthem brewing companies.

When the OK City Brewing Co-op was damaged, it left all three to ponder how they would continue their beer-making operations.

Mustang and Black Mesa opted to rely on existing and new partnerships with other breweries to continue to produce beer. Anthem Brewing went on something of a hiatus, though.

While Anthem brewmaster Matt Anthony may not have been selling beer in the interim, he certainly was busy. Anthony moved in to a new building near downtown and has outfitted it with an impressive array of brewing equipment. Recently I interviewed Anthony and shared the scoop on several new beers he plans to sell. It now appears Anthem is on the verge of re-entering the market.

Anthony recently received label approval from federal regulators for a pair of his beers: Golden One, a Belgian-style blonde ale, and Uroboros, a Belgian-influenced stout. Here are the labels:

Of interest also is that a keg label for Golden One has been approved, so you should expect to see that on tap at your favorite beer joint.

Usually once a beer reaches this level of label approval, it can be anywhere from a couple weeks to a month before we see it in stores. So I would expect we’ll see Anthem in the liquor stores pretty soon.

Pints and Pins

-Your McNellie’s Monday pint nights: Angry Orchard in Oklahoma City; Boulevard 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat in Norman; Sam Smith Taddy Porter in Tulsa; and Lindeman’s Framboise at Tulsa-South.

-Reminder: The countdown is on — only four days until the TapWerks Prairie Artisan Ales tap takeover on Thursday.

by Nick Trougakos
Local Editor
Local Editor Nick Trougakos has been with The Oklahoman since 2002. Trougakos covered the military, federal agencies and courts before becoming an editor in 2005. Prior to joining The Oklahoman, Trougakos was a reporter for the Oklahoma City...
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