Notoriously known as a "flyover state” in regards to alcohol, Oklahoma has a unique brewing history. Entering the Union as a dry state, Oklahoma struggled with bootleggers and the choc beer brewers of Indian Territory. Prohibition wasn’t fully repealed in Oklahoma until 1959, when liquor sales were permitted, but a few pioneers navigated a web of restrictions to produce quality local beers. Brewpubs opened a new chapter in 1992 as a generation thirsty for handcrafted beers led to a resurgence in the industry. Author and proprietor of BeerisOK.com Brian Welzbacher unravels the stories behind the passionate breweries that stood up to tyranny and paved a path from Dust Bowl to full glass.
ISBN: 9781467142229 Format: Paperback Publisher: The History Press Date: 1/10/2022 Pages: 208
About the Author:
Brian Welzbacher has been a craft beer enthusiast and advocate since the early 2000s while watching the St. Louis beer scene flourish. The Certified Beer Server enjoys being a stay-at-home dad to his daughter, Cora, and son, Rainn, while running his apparel and design company Beer Is OK. He resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with his loving, beautiful and very understanding wife, Amy.