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 bureau of the Associated Press.

Top Stories


  • New beers expected from Choc, Prairie

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Federal regulators have approved labels for two new beers from Choc and Prairie. From Choc, we have Double OPA: Choc President Zach Prichard tells me this beer will likely hit stores mid-June. And from Prairie we have Apricot Funk: It’s a sour ale aged on apricots. No word yet on availability date, but I’m looking […]

  • Looking back at Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Sometimes I think about how the inaugural Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week turned out, and it kind of blows my mind. The idea for the week was planted in 2013, actually, not long after the fine beer people over in Tulsa announced plans for their first craft beer week. It never really got past the […]

  • Black Mesa announces next release

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, May 29, 2014

    Hello Oklahoma beer fans, long time no talk. I’m excited to get back to work on the blog. I spent the previous week recovering and decompressing after Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week, and the last several days taking care of Mrs. Beagle after half of one of her kidneys was lopped off (she’s recovering nicely […]

  • Updated Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival beer list

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Mon, May 12, 2014

    Some additions have been made to the beer list for the fourth annual Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival.

  • Choc, FOAM plan interesting 2014 Wild Brew beer

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, May 12, 2014

    Curious what Choc Beer Co. and the FOAM homebrew club are brewing up for this year’s Wild Brew festival?

  • Elk Valley Brewing approved for first labels

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, May 12, 2014

    It’s the “now-this-is-for-real” moment that so many fledgling brewers hope to see: Having your first beer labels approved for sale by federal regulators.

  • OKC Craft Beer Week Countdown: Day 6

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, May 9, 2014

    We’re coming down the homestretch of our look-ahead to Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week.

  • OKC Craft Beer Week Countdown: Day 5

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, May 9, 2014

    Moving on in our countdown to Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week, we have Day 5, Thursday, May 15: The day includes a four-pack of great events, although you probably can only go to three of them.

  • New labels approved for Prairie, Anthem, Dead Armadillo

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, May 9, 2014

    Federal regulators recently approved some new labels for a trio of Oklahoma brewers.

  • OKC Craft Beer Week Countdown: Day 4

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, May 9, 2014

    The countdown to Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week continues. Today, we look at Day 4, Wednesday, May 14: Hopefully eights beer events is enough events to give you something to do on Wednesday night.

  • Beer community's excitement brews for inaugural Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week

    By Nick Trougakos, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, May 8, 2014

    Local beer culture will be on display during the inaugural Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week, a series of nearly 30 events set for Sunday through May 18.

  • Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week schedule

    Updated: Thu, May 8, 2014

    Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week schedule

  • OKC Craft Beer Week Countdown: Day 3

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, May 8, 2014

    Our countdown to Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week continues with a look at the next day of events.

  • Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival unveils epic beer list

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, May 8, 2014

    Put on a comfortable pair of pants and make sure you have sufficient food and refreshments available.

  • OKC Craft Beer Week Countdown: Day 2

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Our preview of all the Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week events continues.

  • OKC Craft Beer Week countdown: Day 1

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, May 7, 2014

    As we approach the start of the inaugural Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week, I thought this would be a great time to preview the week’s festivities on a day-by-day basis.

  • Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week schedule updated

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, May 2, 2014

    The schedule for the inaugural Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week has been updated to include several new events.

  • Mustang Brewing plans grand re-opening party

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, May 2, 2014

    It’s taken nearly a year, but Mustang Brewing Co.

  • COOP Ale Works unveils new 30-barrel brewhouse

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Tue, Apr 29, 2014

    I had a chance to go out and tour COOP Ale Works’ news 15,000-square-foot, 30-barrel brewhouse this afternoon.

  • Broadway and Brew set for Friday night

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Apr 28, 2014

    One of Oklahoma City’s coolest up-and-coming beer events is set for this Friday, and organizers say tickets are still available if you’d like to take part.




Nick Trougakos Sun, Aug. 17 2014 07:16:50 PM CST @mattharp24 I have no temp control for fermentation.
Nick Trougakos Sun, Aug. 17 2014 01:26:03 PM CST Brewing an Oktoberfest today with ale yeast -- should be ready in time for football season!
Nick Trougakos Wed, Aug. 13 2014 03:05:51 PM CST Hot off the press! Look for this at newsstands around town this week! Thanks to Prairie, Anthem and Roughtail for... LINK
Nick Trougakos Thu, Aug. 07 2014 12:42:31 PM CST New blog post: Recapping my visit with Unibroue's master brewer, who says beer balance is key.... LINK
Nick Trougakos Wed, Aug. 06 2014 12:02:09 PM CST New blog post: Marshall combines Belgian beer, bourbon barrels and IPA. Sounds like a winner.... LINK
Nick Trougakos Tue, Aug. 05 2014 11:21:10 PM CST You heard it here first! (If you didn't hear it here first, just humor me.) LINK
Nick Trougakos Tue, Aug. 05 2014 04:28:07 PM CST Just put the finishing touches on a 3,052-word epic on the Oklahoma craft beer scene for the upcoming issue of... LINK
Nick Trougakos Mon, Aug. 04 2014 11:11:11 PM CST Long-form beer journalism happening over here. #oklahomabeer #needmorehoursintheday
Nick Trougakos Mon, Aug. 04 2014 01:52:25 PM CST What if I told you Prairie cracked the top 15 in The Daily Meal's 2014 list of top 50 craft breweries in the... LINK
Nick Trougakos Fri, Aug. 01 2014 11:53:57 AM CST New blog post: TapWerks unveils hoppy list of Oklahoma offerings for annual IPA Day celebration.... LINK
Nick Trougakos Fri, Aug. 01 2014 10:42:29 AM CST RT @krxokelso: @THIRSTYBEAGLE @prairieales @COOPAleWorks @BlackMesaBrew @AnthemBrewing BEERFEST 10 9/20 @GrandCasinoOKC to benefit @rfbo. P…
Nick Trougakos Wed, Jul. 30 2014 02:42:01 PM CST RT @TapWerks: The #IPAday beers from @Roughtailbeer and @COOPAleWorks sound amazing! Final menu will release soon #IPAday August 7th
Nick Trougakos Wed, Jul. 30 2014 08:18:56 AM CST The garbage truck rattles by and my first instinct is that we're having another earthquake. #oklahomaproblems
Nick Trougakos Tue, Jul. 29 2014 09:48:33 PM CST The next time the Unibroue brewmaster is in OKC, whatever you do, don't not go meet him and try crazy-good beers... LINK
Nick Trougakos Tue, Jul. 29 2014 02:12:41 PM CST New blog post: Passing along some beer odds and ends.... LINK
Nick Trougakos Mon, Jul. 28 2014 09:14:34 PM CST Maybe something like "terrible egregious DUI" would be more appropriate. It's like they're trying to make it... LINK
Nick Trougakos Fri, Jul. 25 2014 08:21:15 PM CST I'm sure others have noticed the message on the computer. How did that slide by the feds?? #anatomy LINK
Nick Trougakos Fri, Jul. 25 2014 11:14:46 AM CST It's time once again for TTBFBFBF! Today's offering is "The Beer Drinker's Guide to God: The Whole and Holy Truth... LINK
Nick Trougakos Thu, Jul. 24 2014 09:16:33 PM CST Well I'm definitely clicking on this link. Can't wait to see my inheritance connected to my second name. Should... LINK
Nick Trougakos Tue, Jul. 22 2014 11:23:52 AM CST New blog post: Yesterday's FB post raises this question: Just how many brewers do we have in Oklahoma?... LINK