May 31 seems like an awful long time ago, but it’s a date the crew at Mustang Brewing Co. are still quite connected to.
On that day, the storms and tornadoes that bulled through El Reno and eventually Oklahoma City did a number on Mustang’s brewhouse at the OKCity Brewing Cooperative just west of downtown.
The winds and rains tore off the roof right over the fermenters and tanks in the brewhouse. Earlier this month, insurance adjusters declared the brewhouse and everything in it a complete loss. All that shiny steel equipment was wrecked beyond repair.
Now Mustang is moving forward, with construction of a new brewhouse at company headquarters, 520 N Meridian Ave., in full swing.
Above is a photo of workers this week smoothing out concrete in the brewhouse around the floor drain. Mustang is on the hunt right now for new brewing equipment, and expects to have the system, a new bottling line and a tasting room operational by Nov. 1.
That date just happens to coincide with the enactment of Oklahoma’s new beer sampling law, which was passed into last legislative session.
-In other Mustang news, a beer dinner is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Rose Greek Golf Club. Tickets are $55 and can be had by making a reservation at 330-8220.
-This Thursday is the third Thursday, and that means it’s time for the monthly COOP Ale Works pint night at TapWerks. This week’s offering is a cucumber saison.
-Mark down Thursday, Aug. 22 on your calendar and plan to head back over to TapWerks that night. Moto Chef is staging a kitchen takeover and will put together a special Boulevard Brewing-inspired food menu.
-McNellie’s OKC is hosting its next segment in the Beer U series. Beat the Heat Beer U is set for Tuesday, Aug 20. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.