Visit the Elk Valley Brewing Taproom in Oklahoma City

craft beer brewed by someone that loves beer as much as you do. 

 

We are very excited to announce that construction on Elk Valley Brewing Company’s new brewery and taproom will begin in Spring of 2017, as part of the development of the historic Uptown Theatre at NW 11th Street and Hudson Avenue, in Oklahoma City's rapidly growing Midtown District. We hope to begin brewing operations later in the fall, and to officially open the front taproom in early 2018. Follow us on social media, or sign up for our Elk Mail newsletter, to stay updated on the progress!

Meanwhile, Elk Valley currently shares brewery and taproom space with Mustang Brewing Company. We are located at 520 N. Meridian Avenue in western Oklahoma City, just 1 mile north of I-40, and less than 2 miles from State Fair Park and White Water Bay. The taproom features comfortable seating for around 50 guests, and is regularly open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. We frequently hold a variety of events (including brewery-only releases) at other hours, which you can find here.

 

Brewery design concept by

 Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Phone

(405) 209-0016

 

Location

520 N. Meridian Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
73107
 

Hours

Thurs-Sat 3p–8p
 

CORE BREWS

Pale Ale
Brewed with high quality malts, Pacific Northwest hops, Australian hops, & a clean finishing yeast.
5.5% ABV / 30 IBU

Coffee Nemesis
An imperial stout made from fine English roasted barley and aged on whole coffee beans to give it full, dry roasted flavor. Rich chocolate, caramel and Munich malts round out the flavor profile. 
9% ABV / N/A IBU

Le Ferme
A light and refreshing farmhouse ale, bottle conditioned with Brettanomyces; fruity with just a touch of funky.
6.2% ABV / 23 IBU

IPA
Juicy, with big fruity flavor from the American Comet hops and just enough Oats and German wheat malts for balance.
6.2% ABV / 50 IBU

SEASONAL BREWS

Old Grizzly (Winter)
American Barleywine ale brewed with rich malts to balance the IBUs. Just like any beast, this beer gets better with age.
11.5% ABV / 95 IBU

Cucumber Saison (Spring)
Crisp cucumbers give this beer a remarkably clean and fresh finish.
3.5% ABV 10 IBU

Apricot Le Ferme (Summer)
Our classic farmhouse ale aged in chardonnay barrels with Brett and apricots.
7.2% ABV / 25 IBU

Pumpion (Fall)
Imperial pumpkin ale aged in bourbon barrels with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, & whole cloves.
12.4% ABV / 64 IBU

SPECIALTY BREWS

Whiskey Barrel Coconut Nemesis
Imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels with coconut, cacao nibs, and vanilla.
9.3% ABV / 50 IBU

Whiskey Barrel Mole Nemesis
Our classic Nemesis brewed with warm ancho chiles and cacao nibs, aged in charred oak whiskey barrels with cacao nibs and cinnamon. Uniquely sweet, savory and delicious. 
9.3% ABV / 50 IBU

Rum Barrel Nemesis
Our popular Nemesis Imperial Stout, aged in Rum Barrels with vanilla, cacao nibs, and coconut. Avast Ye!
9.2% ABV / 45 IBU

Schank!
Berliner Weisse. Sour and tart with a crisp maltiness.
3.5% ABV / 5 IBU

Par 3 IPA
Created because I wanted a canned session IPA to enjoy out on the golf course. Crisp, balanced and refreshing year-round.
3.5% ABV / 40 IBU

Sunset Saison
Farmhouse Style Saison. Perfect for watching the sun set while you're camping by the lake.
7% ABV / 35 IBU

Sweet Revenge
Our rich Imperial Milk Stout is brewed with high quality malts and just the right amount of hops to balance the sweetness. Smooth, creamy and will put a smile on your face!
8.4% ABV / 50 IBU

Blackberry Bruin
Originating in Northern Europe, the Bruin takes its root as a flavorful and hearty brown ale. Then we added sour yet sweet blackberries before aging in oak barrels.
7.5% ABV /14 IBU

Plum Le Ferme
Our classic farmhouse ale aged with plums and bottle conditioned with Brett; fruity with a touch of funky.
7.2% ABV / 25 IBU

Blanc                                                                                                 Belgian-inspired white ale, brewed with coriander and orange peel, then aged in neutral barrels with Brettanomyces and other souring microflora.                                                                               6% ABV / 10 IBU

WHERE CAN I FIND YOUR BEER?

I'm glad you asked! Most of our core brews can be found on tap or in cans across Oklahoma and in NE Arkansas. The seasonal and specialty brews are sometimes very limited release, so you may only be able to find it in our taproom. The best way to find out what's on tap and what's on shelves, is to follow us on social media. 

 

Elk valley brewing events

The best way to stay informed about Elk Valley Brewing events is to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or sign up for Elk Mail...our not-so-regular newsletter detailing all of our Special Releases & other happenings.

 
 
The Patriarch Beer House
 

THE PATRIARCH 2nd ANNIVERSARY, MAY 1

The Patriarch in Edmond is one of our favorite craft beer joints in the metro area, and they're celebrating their Second Anniversary in May! During the first week of the month, ALL 56 taps will be dedicated to Oklahoma breweries. We'll join them to kick things off on Monday, May 1st, along with Nothing's Left Brewery out of Tulsa. Hope to see you there!

THIRSTY BEAGLE COLLABORATION, THURSDAY, MAY 11

For a long time, I've wanted to do a collaboration beer with my good friend Nick Trougakos of The Thirsty Beagle Beer Blog. He's also been pestering me for more info about my plans for the new Elk Valley brewery coming to the OKC Midtown District, so we decided to kill two birds with one beer (or however that saying goes).

We're brewing a single keg of a tart, dry-hopped farmhouse ale, and pouring it here at the taproom on Thursday, May 11. While you sip on a pint, Nick will be doing a live interview with me to see what will be happening with Elk Valley over the next year. Feel free to throw in some questions of your own!

 
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OKLAHOMA CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL, MAY 12 & 13

The Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival is a beer, cider, and mead tasting event that features brewers and producers from Oklahoma, the U.S. and around the world.  This is the festival’s 6th year, and promises to be the largest one yet. We'll be pouring for the main event on Saturday, May 13th, and will debut a new beer at the VIP Session on Friday, May 12! Tickets for both can be found on the OCBF website.

 

THE HOP JAM 2017, MAY 21

The Hop Jam is Oklahoma’s largest craft beer and music festival, returning for it’s fourth year on May 21st. Staged in the heart of downtown Tulsa’s historic Brady Arts District, the 2017 festivities will include more than 200 craft beers and all ages free concerts on two stages. The Festival also includes local food trucks and all-ages activities. Tickets at all tiers can be found at www.thehopjam.com. Elk Valley will be there - will you?

My Beer Philosophy is simple: I brew beer that I love to drink and I believe you will too. Cheers!
— John Elkins, Owner, Brewmaster, Beer-Drinker
John Elkins Owner Elk Valley Brewing in Oklahoma City

I started brewing back in 2001 with my best friend Dave, and we’d make a batch of home brew a couple of times a month. Later that year we took a trip to the Great American Beer Festival and came home with big plans for our own brewery, but it just wasn't meant to be at that time.

A few years later, my wife Cynthia and I were honeymooning in Colorado, and a tour of Left Hand Brewing Co. rekindled my fire for brewing. She was incredibly supportive as I began homebrewing again. Sadly, Dave passed away just months after our wedding (I brew Brother Dave's in his memory). I started entering competitions in 2010. A few medals from around the country convinced me to go full-steam ahead, and, after some equipment purchases and location shuffles, I was able to start Elk Valley Brewing Co. full-time in 2014. 

It’s been a great ride, and I can’t wait for you all to see what’s coming next - there are exciting changes ahead for Elk Valley! Until then, I hope you enjoy these beers as much as I do. Cheers!