There’s beer news bubbling in the Tulsa area involving Prairie Artisan Ales and a potential new Oklahoma brewery.
First, Prairie. They posted this on their website yesterday:
We are thrilled to share with you our plans for a permanent home for Prairie – Prairie Farm in Glenpool, Oklahoma. While we don’t have a timeline and our plans are still in the early stages, we wanted to share with you what we do know.
Yesterday the Glenpool City Council approved Prairie to purchase the land and make it our home. We will have an inspection on Thursday, and assuming everything checks out and goes as planned, we will set a closing date soon.
The site is 16 beautiful acres, with a pond and a backdrop of trees. There is an existing building (the old clubhouse from Cotton Greek Golf Course) that we plan on renovating and expanding another 4000 square feet to house our Tulsa brewery, barrel room & tasting room. We plan on continuing to brew with our friends in Krebs – the Tulsa space will just allow us to brew even more.
Here’s a drawing Prairie posted:
Who would have pictured Glenpool, Oklahoma, as the world headquarters of the growing Prairie brand?
Secondly, a beermaker named Glenn Hall is seeking a zoning change today to allow for a brewery in a commercial district in Tulsa. Previously, breweries have only been allowed in industrial areas in Tulsa. Hall is seeking the zoning change saying that when zoning laws were made they did not anticipate the microbrewery movement. You can read more about that story in this article.
According to the article, “The Renaissance Brewing Co. would be part of a two-story, 7,100-square-foot structure that would include the brewery and retail space on the first floor and possibly office and residential uses on the second floor.”