Storms aren’t the only thing brewing this spring. As the days get longer, the beers get brighter. Stop by one of these local breweries for beer that celebrates the season.
Hop into American Solera for some dry-hopped delights. Foederville (6.2% ABV) is a light, bright ale reminiscent of lemonade, fermented in a foeder barrel.
The Terpy Citra (8% ABV), a double IPA dry-hopped with Citra hops, tastes like orange juice. Pairs well with a patio brunch.
1702 E. Sixth St. | 918-949-4318 | americansolera.com
Open 4-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday; noon-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m., Sunday
Broken Arrow Brewery
The artfully crafted brews in Broken Arrow are both refreshing and delicious. The D’Wit Schrute (5.5% ABV) is a Belgian-style witbier brewed with coriander and orange peel.
A special IPA is on tap to celebrate local podcast Pub Talk’s 300th episode. This Isn’t Sparta (7.8% ABV) is a hazy IPA that boasts a strong selection of New Zealand hops for a juicy, easy drinker.
333 W. Dallas St., Broken Arrow | 918-286-8101 | brokenarrowbrewingco.com
Open 4-10 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday; noon-midnight, Friday-Saturday; noon-10 p.m., Sunday
A summer seasonal, the Prost King Pilsner (4.5% ABV) is clean, dry and extremely crushable. Available May through July in restaurants, bars and liquor stores statewide.
Great American Beer Festival silver medalist Goin’ Stag Belgian Single (5.2%) was a noted brew in the Belgian Specialty category in 2020. This S.M.A.S.H. (single malt and single hop) has notes of pineapple and passion fruit.
1717 E. Seventh St. | 918-933-4033 | cabinboysbrewery.com
Open 4-9 p.m., Monday-Wednesday; 4-11 p.m., Thursday; 11 a.m.-midnight, Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday
When you work up a sweat, Dead Armadillo is there for you with its Pickle Recovery (4.5% ABV). This dill pickle gose is brewed with fresh dill and sea salt. It’s like pickle juice with a buzz! Formerly a seasonal beer, this popular brew is scheduled to be on tap year-round.
If pickle beer isn’t your speed, try DA’s flagship beer: Tulsa Flag (5.3% ABV). This is a refreshing, light beer with more character than a lager, and it’s widely available throughout Tulsa.
1004 E. Fourth St. | 918-949-9233 | dabrewery.com
Open 2-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 2-11 p.m., Friday; noon-11 p.m., Saturday; 1-8 p.m., Sunday
Eerie Abbey Ales
When sours and cervezas aren’t cutting it, visit Eerie Abbey Ales for a taste of something stronger. Specializing in Belgian and European style beers, you’ll find smooth blondes like the Pious (6.5% ABV). The Bradford Saint Eerie (9.5% ABV) is a traditional triple-brewed with orange peel. It’s the brewery’s bedrock beer and has been a festival favorite.
Also on tap this summer: the Prior (8% ABV), a smooth and deep Belgian-style dubbel, as well as three new saisons.
507 S. Main St. | 918-551-6862 | eerieabbeyales.com
Open 3-8 p.m., Monday-Wednesday; 3-9 p.m., Thursday; 1-10 p.m., Friday; noon-10 p.m., Saturday; noon-8 p.m., Sunday
Perfect for sunny days, El Hoppo (4.9% ABV) is a Mexican-style cerveza. Pair it with Elgin Park’s chili lime wings or a Spicy Pizza Pie.
For a fruity twist, try the El Hoppo Fresca (4.9% ABV) which is brewed with Howdy Burger’s in-house raspberry lemonade. If you enjoy radlers, this beer is for you.
325 E. Reconciliation Way. | 918-986-9910 | elginparkbrewery.com
Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m., daily
102 S. Main St., Owasso | 918-330-3973 | emersumnicebrewery.com
Open 3-10 p.m., Monday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday
Heirloom Rustic Ales
Heirloom’s most popular seasonal beer is Florida Stories (4.6 % ABV), a Mexican lager made with locally grown grits and rice. Crack open a can and listen closely for the sweet sounds of Jimmy Buffet, boiled peanuts sizzling and pelicans squawking.
Moments of Oblivion (4.5% ABV) is a more nuanced saison brewed with high-quality oolong leaves and osmanthus flowers. This bouquet of a beer is crafted to capture the essence of spring.
2113 E. Admiral Blvd. | 918-292-8757 | heirloomrusticales.com
Open 3-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 3-10 p.m., Friday; noon-10 p.m., Saturday; noon-7 p.m., Sunday
Marshall Brewing Co. Taproom
If you’re headed to the lake this spring, grab a six-pack of Grand Lake Light (5% ABV) on your way out of town. A celebration of the Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, this beer is light in color with a smooth malt flavor and a touch of sweetness. With statewide availability, this beer pairs well with lake life.
SMaSH Rules Everything Around Me (5.6% ABV) is a taproom exclusive and its beauty lies in its simplicity. This Single Malt and Single Hop is brewed with all Pilsner Malt and a rotating hop. The most recent variation features classic German Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops.
1742 E. Sixth St. | 918-292-8781 | marshallbrewing.com
Hours fluctuate based on weather and repairs, due to recent smoke and water damage. Find current hours of operation at marshallbrewing.com/blog/tap-room-repairs-updates or on social media.
Sip on a Spacerveza (4.5% ABV) while soaking up cosmic rays. A light, crisp lager with a malt-forward flavor, this beer pairs well with tacos and sunshine. Available in the taproom and in six-packs statewide.
Andromeda’s Passion (4% ABV) is an Oklahoma sunset in a glass. With a pinkish-orange hue, this fruited kettle sour is a sweet berry bouquet on the nose and a tart passion fruit and blueberry juice on the tongue. Available exclusively in the taproom.
321 S. Frankfort Ave., Suite 2 | 918-367-0640 | neffbrewing.com
Open 3-10 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday
Nothing’s Left Brewing Co.
Nothing’s Left is a go-to brewery for the fruit-forward and unusual brews. Try a Mangonada (5.5% ABV), a mango sour that plays with the sweet, sour, spiciness of chamoy and tajin.
When the heat gets to you, quench your thirst with the Salted Watermelon Crusher (5% ABV), a summer gose brewed with watermelon.
1502 E. Sixth St. | 918-606-1902 | nothingsleftbrew.co
Open 3-9 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday; 1-11 p.m., Friday; noon-11 p.m., Saturday; 1-7 p.m., Sunday
Pearl Beach Brew Pub
More than just a brewery, Pearl Beach Brew Pub also is a beach volleyball hot spot. Dip your toes in the sand and enjoy a refreshing house-made seltzer. Brewed with passion fruit and lime, Lilly, Don’t Be Coy Seltzer (5.1% ABV) will keep you hydrated through your beach volleyball tournament.
Imagine pies cooling on a windowsill when you try the FlamingOH Yeah! (5.1% ABV). A cherry sour with notes of cinnamon pie crust, this beer pairs well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
418 S. Peoria Ave. | 918-895-6798 | pearlbeachbrewpub.com
Open 4 p.m.-midnight, Monday-Wednesday; 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Saturday; 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday
Pippin’s Taproom at High Gravity Brewing Co.
Follow the Legend of El Dorado (7% ABV) to a place where hops are plentiful and beer is hazy. This triple New England IPA is brewed with El Dorado hops, a brewer’s favorite known for its pungent fruit-forward notes.
When you’re ready to fire up the grill, grab a growler of Doc Brown (7.5% ABV) to share with friends. While we most often think of light beers for warm weather, brown ales are a perfect pairing for grilled red meats.
6808 S. Memorial Drive, Suite 144 | 918-973-3607 | highgravitybrewingco.com
Open noon-7 p.m., Tuesday; noon-10 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday
Prairie Artisan Ales
Though the Brewpub located in the Tulsa Arts District closed earlier this year, you can still find Prairie Artisan Ale four-packs in over 25 states and even internationally. The Rainbow Sherbet is a thirst-quenching sour made for sunny days.
Renaissance Brewing Co.
Brewed in honor of the owner’s wedding anniversary, the Red Winged Blackbird (7.5% ABV) celebrates a native Oklahoma bird that flourishes around wetlands each spring. A strong German lager, this beer is malty and drinkable on warm spring days.
Ring in storm season with another Okie-centric beer. The Waving Wit (5.2% ABV) reminds us of the wind sweeping down the plain, which can sure smell sweet — in this case, like sweet orange. This Belgian Witbier is brewed with fresh navel oranges and coriander.
1147 S. Lewis Ave. | 918-409-0551 | renaissancebeer.com
Open 4-10 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday; noon-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m., Sunday
Show off your beach bod with a six-pack of Sandy Jorts (6.8% ABV). This tropical, west coast IPA packs a hoppy punch and has hints of melon, pine, resin and pineapple. Pairs well with boardwalks and beach towels.
The Berry Bliss Blackberry Sour (5.4% ABV) is a perennial favorite that really sings in spring. The deep purple color and fruit-forward flavor is reminiscent of spring’s bounty.
114 W. Archer St. | 918-221-8893 | welltownbrewing.com
Open 4-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 2-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday; 2-10 p.m., Sunday