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Mustang to start strong, specialty line

by Nick Trougakos Published: January 19, 2012
Not too long after Mustang Brewing announced they’d be starting up a 3.2 percent line of grocery and convenience store beers, the company has announced they’ll take things to the other side of the spectrum with a series of special release strong and specialty craft beers. The Saddlebag Series is the brainchild of Mustang brewmaster Gary Shellman. The beers will be packaged in larger bottles and released in limited quantities. Here’s what Gary had to say about them:

Beers in the Saddlebag Series will be one-of-a-kind specialty beers — stronger and more unique than those in our regular lineup. I have developed several special recipes — some that we have already displayed at a few of last year’s Firkin Fridays at McNellie’s, and Pro Brewer’s Night at the National Homebrewers’ Conference in San Diego.

There are many new craft beer drinkers in Oklahoma that enjoy Mustang beer.  At the same time, there are many experienced craft beer drinkers that are looking for beers that push the boundaries, and the Mustang beers released in the Saddlebag Series will push those boundaries.

These beers will be brewed in small batches, packaged in larger bottles, and sold as limited-numbered releases, so once they’re gone, they won’t be available for quite some time. Craft beer drinkers can either enjoy them right away, or lay them down for additional aging to enjoy later.

Finally, Saddlebag Series beers will be brewed in our local brewing facilities, and use more local ingredients as we continue our support of the Oklahoma economy.

More to come as we get closer to the first release, which we anticipate will be around the May-June timeframe.

So there you have it. Can’t argue with more unique craft beer in Oklahoma.


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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