Taproom and Brewery Opens December 22
OKLAHOMA CITY (December 4, 2018) – Elk Valley Brewing Company’s new taproom, located at 1210 N. Hudson Avenue, will open to the public at 11am on Saturday, December 22. The allday
event will feature music, food trucks, and the opportunity to drink the first beers brewed in Oklahoma City’s Midtown District. The brewery will also host a preview on Friday, December 14, as a part of celebrations for the opening of the OKC Streetcar. From 3-7pm that day, taproom visitors who post a “streetcar selfie” on social media and tag Elk Valley and OKC Streetcar will receive a free 12oz beer
sample, and be entered to win a gift card and an invitation to one of the private soft openings. The brewery will serve a wide range of craft beer, and will soon feature house-made sodas, as
well as other beverages. “We’re excited to finally get the doors open,” said owner and founder John Elkins. “The taproom sits directly north from a streetcar platform, which makes it easy to locate and opens us up to a wide audience. The Midtown community has already been very welcoming. I actually lived in this area when I first started homebrewing, so it’s kind of like coming back home.”
Elk Valley’s new location provides for increased production, as well. “We started brewing the week of Thanksgiving,” said Will Perry, Head Brewer. “All of our fermentation tanks are full, and we’re working on small pilot batches for opening day special beers. The new tanks upped our capacity by 50%, so we’re already at full scale production of our core beers. We’ll be able to start bringing back some old favorites and working on new brews during the first few months of 2019, and we plan to double capacity again with more tanks over the year.” The taproom and brewery atmosphere carries the casual, laid back feel that fans of Elk Valley know and love. Large glass walls on the south side of the brewhouse allow guests a peek at the stainless steel brewing equipment inside the brewhouse. The taproom will offer 17 taps plus plenty of packaged beer and merchandise. Customers can BYOF (bring your own food) from food trucks or nearby eateries, and soon will be able to enjoy food from the adjacent Hudson
Market, which is under construction next door. An open-air rooftop patio will open in the early spring, with a view of the neighborhood and the downtown skyline. Developed by architects from Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and designer Stephanie Fringer, the taproom features a casual mix of modern and classic bar elements. Mural pieces from local artist Matt Goad, creator of Elk Valley’s new logo and can designs, will greet guests in the taproom and in the stairwell leading up to the patio.