Beer boom in OKC: Mayor, senator, brewers explore proof of city's economic growth within brewing industry

Published: Sunday, July 21, 2019 By: David Dishman Source: NewsOK

Oklahoma City’s economic development can be measured in many ways, but I’d like to suggest a new one — beer brewing barrelage.

Unfortunately the acronym is already taken, but no bureau is needed to know business is better for breweries as a result of modified industry laws and continued urban revitalization.

Taprooms in downtown Oklahoma City are a testament to this growth as more than half-a-dozen are located within walking distance of the city’s new streetcar transit system, with more set to open soon.

These businesses signal a growing economy in and around the metro area as people are flocking to these areas to support the locally owned small businesses specializing in craft beer.

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