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.


  • 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 Mon, Oct. 13 2014 07:35:13 PM CST Rams' uniforms tonight = Totally awesome. LINK
Nick Trougakos Mon, Oct. 13 2014 03:27:33 PM CST New blog post: Prairie to open doors Saturday for second anniversary party.... LINK
Nick Trougakos Mon, Oct. 13 2014 01:21:45 PM CST New blog post: Release date info on Marshall's El CuCuy and This Machine IPA. Plus news on The Wedge's Local Beer... LINK
Nick Trougakos Mon, Oct. 13 2014 11:17:26 AM CST Latest label from Prairie. Prairie brewmaster Chase Healey told me this summer there would be several Bomb... LINK
Nick Trougakos Sun, Oct. 12 2014 03:59:33 PM CST RT @oakandore: Subway tile and grout in. Specially engineered tap system installation next! #drinklocal #craftbeer LINK
Nick Trougakos Sun, Oct. 12 2014 03:39:53 PM CST It's Weeden time!
Nick Trougakos Sat, Oct. 11 2014 06:57:21 PM CST Terrible!! “@Jake_Trotter: Man, shaky call there.”
Nick Trougakos Sat, Oct. 11 2014 06:52:48 PM CST What's Monken doing these days?? “@KyleWJohnson7: Garman taking a knee might have been Yurcich's best play call of the 2nd half.”
Nick Trougakos Sat, Oct. 11 2014 03:09:33 PM CST Time for the Mason Rudolph era...
Nick Trougakos Sat, Oct. 11 2014 11:02:17 AM CST I wish there was some college football on. LINK
Nick Trougakos Fri, Oct. 10 2014 02:18:43 PM CST Who wants Marshall's El Cucuy in 12 oz. bottles? How about This Machine IPA in six packs? Check these labels approved today by the feds...
Nick Trougakos Thu, Oct. 09 2014 02:37:34 PM CST Look what's coming back! And in cans, no less! Federal regulators just approved this label... LINK
Nick Trougakos Thu, Oct. 09 2014 09:59:24 AM CST RT @grandadsbar: Looking for good music AND a relaxing smoke-free atmosphere? Look no further please- Friday: @HortonRecordsOK Pilgrim play…
Nick Trougakos Thu, Oct. 09 2014 06:43:56 AM CST RT @TheWillowsAles: 500lbs of blueberries just added to the sour.
Nick Trougakos Wed, Oct. 08 2014 11:58:44 AM CST New blog post: New Anthem beer a tribute to local meteorologist, a boost to charity.... LINK
Nick Trougakos Tue, Oct. 07 2014 09:38:18 AM CST Feds approve new label from Prairie... LINK
Nick Trougakos Thu, Oct. 02 2014 06:44:00 PM CST Good to see my parenting is thought of so highly. LINK
Nick Trougakos Wed, Oct. 01 2014 08:13:27 PM CST Feels like the ESPN baseball broadcast crew is significantly better than the TBS crew from last night.
Nick Trougakos Wed, Oct. 01 2014 05:00:22 PM CST New beer alert!! Roughtail Brewing will debut a new 3.2 Pumpkin Latte Stout at the brewery this weekend -- just... LINK
Nick Trougakos Wed, Oct. 01 2014 11:18:29 AM CST New blog post: Like cornhole, beer and pizza? You will want to sign up for Roughtail's first brewery cornhole... LINK