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New Craft Brewery Set To Open In OKC

A new craft brewery and taproom opens this weekend on the west side of downtown Oklahoma City.

Stonecloud Brewing Co. owner and head brewer Joel Irby is a Stillwater native, who spent the last decade working at breweries in Colorado. He says it's an exciting time for the beer market in Oklahoma.

"We're at the tipping point where we have these law changes that are going on right now. We have a lot of consumer awareness. People are realizing and recognizing what craft beer is and getting excited about it."

Irby says the brewery, located in the historic Sunshine Laundry building, will premiere more than five types of beer.

"We're going to be focusing on the things that I know best and the things that I love, and that's going to be a lot of hops-centered beers, so a lot of IPAs. Barrel-aging and sours are another one of my passions, so we'll be doing a lot along those lines."

The brewery's grand opening kicks off at noon on Saturday, with food trucks, outdoor games, and music from The Spy.

Victor A. Pozadas was a student reporter and photographer for KOSU during the summer of 2017.
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