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Oktoberfest Release Party

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COOP Ale Works is hosting a house party in celebration of the passing of Oklahoma SB 424 and the release of our fall seasonal, Oktoberfest. Beer specials, limited glassware, and t-shirts will be available. German cuisine will be served for dinner and hopefully we can get our Tap Room Manager’s old polka band back together one last time (no promises though)…

Location: 4745 Council Heights Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73179

Time: 4-8pm

Welcome:  Guests 21 years of age or older,  no pets please

Posted on August 1st, 2016

COOP Ale Works OKC Craft Beer Week Calendar

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COOP Ale Works has a large lineup of events for Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week.  4 new styles of limited edition glassware will be released throughout the week in addition to exclusive beers and archived kegs of Territorial Reserve Stout and Barleywine.

 

Posted on June 3rd, 2016

COOP Ale Works Trail To Texas Tour Calendar

 

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We officially have boots on the ground and F5 kegs in Texas.  Beginning June 6th, we will be celebrating our launch into the Texas market with a week of parties and tastings. The Big Friendly craft beer bus will be at many events serving as our Tap Room on wheels. Follow the hashtag #TrailToTexas on Instagram and Twitter for updates from the road.

Posted on June 2nd, 2016

COOP Ale Works to Enter North Texas Craft Beer Market

 

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#trailtotexas event schedule released for both Oklahoma and Texas

May 9, 2016

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City-based COOP Ale Works will be available in North Texas beginning June 6, 2016. To celebrate the launch, COOP will host a series of events on both sides of the Red River over the next three months.

The event series starts Saturday, May 14 with the #trailtotexas Kickoff Party at the COOP Ale Works Brewery Taproom. It continues in Oklahoma with events scheduled through the end of May. The Texas event series peaks with a premium presence at the Untapped Music & Beer Festival in Ft. Worth on June 11. Texas events continue with 60 events in 60 days spread across Wichita Falls, Denton and the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex.

“As excited as we are to enter Texas, we recognize the role that our fans in Oklahoma have played in our ability to expand distribution beyond our borders,” said COOP Co-Founder Daniel Mercer. “We’ll start this campaign with a series of events that celebrate our loyal friends and neighbors who have supported COOP for the past seven years.”

COOP’s flagship craft beer, F5 IPA, will lead the charge of brands launching in Texas. DNR Belgian-style Dark Ale, Native Amber and Horny Toad Blonde round out the offering that will hit Texas shelves in new six-pack, 12 oz. can configurations.  All four varieties will be found on draft at many on-premise bars and restaurants as well as the most popular growler filling stations.

Joining COOP for many of the events in both states will be the legendary Big Friendly Beer Bus. The Big Friendly is a fully-modified school bus retrofit with an operational taproom.

 

Oklahoma Event Schedule

The festivities kick off Saturday, May 14 at the Coop Ale Works Brewery Taproom, 4745 Council Heights Road in Oklahoma City. The Big Friendly’s #trailtotexas kickoff features a special, limited draft release of The Big Friendly’s Trail to Texas Peach Berliner Weisse.

This is a very limited release. Draft pours will only be available during the Oklahoma special events listed below. 3,000 bottles will be released in small quantities throughout the schedule of Oklahoma events at soon-to-be-announced locations.

“The Big Friendly’s Trail to Texas is a kettle-soured Berliner Weisse, brewed with Pilsner and wheat malt,” said Head Brewer Blake Jarolim. “We added ten bushels of peaches to add solid fruit character to balance the tartness.”

 

Oklahoma Event Schedule

Saturday, May 14th, 1:00PM

COOP Ale Works, OKC

#trailtotexas Kickoff Party

 

Tuesday, May 17th, 6:00PM

Hurricane Wings, Lawton

Patio Beer Dinner, $30/person

 

Wednesday, May 18th, 5:00PM

Charlie’s Sports Bar & Grill, Choctaw

Tap Takeover & Bike Night

 

Thursday, May 19th, 7:00PM

Fassler Hall, OKC

XPA Release Party

 

Friday, May 20th, 9:00PM

Chung’s, Lawton

Karaoke Contest w/ Special Releases

 

Saturday, May 21st, 5:00PM

Abner’s Ale House, Norman

Flight Night w/ Special Releases

 

Sunday, May 22nd, 11:00AM-3:00PM

Pub W Memorial, OKC

Beer Brunch w/ Special Releases

 

Sunday, May 22nd, 10:30AM-2:30PM

Pub W Norman

Beer Brunch w/ Special Releases

 

Texas Event Schedule

COOP Ale Works will first become available for North Texas consumers Monday, June 6. COOP will launch in North Texas with 60 unique events over a 60-day period. Events span across Wichita Falls, Denton and the entire Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex.

One highlight of the “60 in 60” tour of North Texas will be COOP’s premium presence at the Untapped Beer & Music Festival in Ft. Worth, Saturday, June 11. The Big Friendly will be the centerpiece of a 30’ x 50’ COOP tasting garden. Festival-goers should expect special releases alongside the four, core COOP craft beers.

“We are thrilled that COOP has chosen to build their Texas launch around the Untapped Festival Ft. Worth,” says Matthew Harber, Co-Founder of Untapped & CEO of Spune Productions. “We’ll have more than 5,000 craft beer lovers from Texas and Oklahoma in attendance. They’ll be blown away by the presence of The Big Friendly Bus and the delicious COOP beers flowing from the taps.”

In addition to the Untapped Festival, COOP will also serve as exclusive sponsor for the Untapped Festival Pre-party, Thursday, June 9 in Ft. Worth. COOP will be pouring at the Best Little Brewfest in Texas, Saturday, June 18 in Lewisville. Additional events are being organized and will be announced via COOP social media feeds as information becomes available.

 

The Big Prize for COOP Fans

COOP Ale Works has created two more rewards for our loyal fans. COOP will run a special contest from May 11-31 for all current connections on Twitter and Instagram.

To qualify for a prize package, fans simply need to retweet, like, re-post, comment, tag or use the hashtag #trailtotexas as an action for any COOP social media post. An individual social media engagement from a fan over the 20 days will get them one entry into the drawing for two ultimate prize packages. Fans can enter as many times as they’d like during this period. Fans must be 21 years of age to qualify for either of the two prize packages.

Each of the two prize packages includes the following:

  • Two Stout VIP ticket packages for Untapped Beer & Music Festival Ft. Worth
    • Early access at 2:00 pm
    • Untapped Clubhouse (side stage access, complimentary beer, wine and cold brew coffee, tastes from local restaurants)
    • Limited edition Untapped t-shirt
    • Commemorative tasting cup
    • Tasting card (good for 12 samples)
    • VIP Lounge and Viewing Platform
  • Two nights at the Omni Hotel Ft. Worth
    • Check in June 10
    • Check out June 12
  • $100 Visa Gift Card for “Gas Money” to Ft. Worth

Winners will be notified by June 1, 2016.

 

Contact

To learn more, please contact

Sean Mossman, Director of Sales & Marketing

COOP Ale Works

sean@coopaleworks.com

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About COOP Ale Works

 

COOP Ale Works was founded in 2009 as one of the first local, craft breweries in Oklahoma. Bolstered by the success of the flagship F5 IPA, COOP has grown to more than 10,000 barrels of annual production. COOP brews eight brands year-round, including Native Amber, DNR and Horny Toad Blonde, as well as several seasonal and limited releases. COOP has distribution in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Nebraska. Distribution in Texas and Missouri begins June 6, 2016.

 

Posted on May 9th, 2016

The COOP Ale Works Stage at Norman Music Fest

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The 9th Norman Music Fest will be held on April 21-23.  COOP Ale Works is sponsoring the famous outdoor stage behind The Opolis and providing three beer options for music fans throughout the event.  Spare Rib Pale Ale, Negative Split Belgian-Style Ale, and Briefcase Brown Ale will be sold Friday and Saturday on festival grounds.  The Opolis will be pouring Native Amber, F5 IPA, and Horny Toad Blonde inside the venue.

 

Posted on April 18th, 2016

Beer Yoga At COOP Ale Works

Beer Yoga March

We are excited to announce that we are now hosting Beer Yoga classes at the COOP Tap Room.  These are 21+ events and tickets may be purchased in advance through our Facebook events.  For upcoming Beer Yoga classes with Brooke Larson, please click here.

Posted on March 28th, 2016

The New COOP Tap Room Hours

The Tap Room is now open every Friday 4-6pm and every Saturday 1-5pm.  We welcome all ages but you must be 21 years of age or older to participate in the free 12oz. beer tasting. We offer our usual lineup of beers in addition to Tap Room only creations that are available by the pint, pitcher, or Crowler. Two tours are available every Saturday with varying times (often around 2pm and 3pm). Check our Facebook page for Tap Room events such as the monthly Board Game Day.

*Note: We love dogs but please keep your furry children at home*

Posted on March 25th, 2016

Job Opening – Cellar Person

***CLOSED AND HIRED***

POSTING DATE:  3/1/16
CLOSING DATE:  3/13/16

COOP Ale Works is a 7-year old production/packaging craft brewery located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma’s heartbeat and home of a growing craft beer scene. In 2014 we completed an expansion that has set the foundation to launch our popular beers into a growing regional footprint. As we grow into new space, new markets and new beers, one of our goals is to build efficient and effective craft brewing operations that allow us to maximize our creative freedom, all while maintaining the highest quality standards in the business and delivering our faithful fans what they expect. We are looking to add aggressive, passionate and talented team members who have the drive to embrace our culture and objectives, and grow with us into the future. The faint of heart need not apply.

Job Description
• The Cellar Person will be responsible for beer and tank management from fermentation through packaging.

Job Responsibilities
• 1-week immersion with Operations, Regulatory and Sales teams
• 1-week immersion with Marketing, Events and Taproom teams
• CIP of tanks, hoses and fittings
• Monitoring, pressurizing, purging and carbonating beer tanks
• Dry hopping beers during fermentation
• Beer transfer/centrifuge operation
• Yeast handling
• Assist in all forms of packaging as well as shipping and receiving
• Cleaning all areas of the brewery
• Process and SOP feedback
• General facility and equipment maintenance
• Coordination with production and packaging staff for prioritization of tank and beer management

Candidate Qualifications
• Absolute (don’t apply without these)
o Self-motivated, self-starter with ability to excel in instances of limited direction
o Excellent interpersonal, communications, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
o Dedicated sense of urgency and drive to achieve objectives
o Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with varying levels of importance and difficulty
o Mechanical intuition
o Ability to lift 50lbs shoulder high and 100lbs waist high
o Ability to climb stairs and ladders
o Ability to work on your feet for an entire shift
o Competence with all forms of safety protocol
o Detail oriented and diligent record keeper
o Desire to work hard, play hard and get things done
o Ability to work both 1st and 2nd shifts
• Preferred
o Food or beverage packaging systems and process experience
o Knowledge of chemical use, storage and safety
o General knowledge of brewing and packaging

Salary and Benefits
COOP Ale Works offers competitive salaries based on experience. This position includes semi-annual reviews as well as merit-based bonuses, raises and profit sharing. We also offer a benefits package, paid vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. Position eligible for relocation allowance, based on candidate qualifications and circumstances.

If you’re passionate about beer and wish to apply for the position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@coopaleworks.com. Include “Cellar Person” in the subject line.

Posted on March 1st, 2016

Job Opening – Packaging Lead

***CLOSED AND HIRED***

POSTING DATE:  3/1/16
CLOSING DATE:  3/13/16

COOP Ale Works is a 7-year old production/packaging craft brewery located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma’s heartbeat and home of a growing craft beer scene. In 2014 we completed an expansion that has set the foundation to launch our popular beers into a growing regional footprint. As we grow into new space, new markets and new beers, one of our goals is to build efficient and effective craft brewing operations that allow us to maximize our creative freedom, all while maintaining the highest quality standards in the business and delivering our faithful fans what they expect. We are looking to add aggressive, passionate and talented team members who have the drive to embrace our culture and objectives, and grow with us into the future. The faint of heart need not apply.

Job Description
The Packaging Lead will coordinate all staffing, tasks and materials associated with setting up, running and shutting down the appropriate equipment for kegging, canning and bottling beer.

Job Responsibilities
• 1-week immersion with Operations, Regulatory and Sales teams
• 1-week immersion with Marketing, Events and Taproom teams
• Operation of can filler, bottling line, keg fillers, centrifuge and all associated equipment
• Regular maintenance, troubleshooting, emergency repairs, CIP, set-up and tear-down of all packaging equipment
• Work with Head Brewer and Shipping/Receiving to create packaging and staffing schedule
• Train and oversee all packaging personnel
• Report daily progress, challenges and concerns to Head Brewer
• Assist in preparation and execution of weekly orders and scheduling
• Maintain clear direction and professionalism in the face of challenges and adversity
• Set an example of work efficiencies and upholding proper protocol
• Work with QA/QC department to maintain packaging standards
• Maintain inventory and order all raw materials associated with packaging
• Engage in active prioritization and daily task management of packaging personnel

Candidate Qualifications
• Absolute (don’t apply without these)
o Self-motivated, self-starter with ability to excel in instances of limited direction
o Excellent interpersonal, communications, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
o Dedicated sense of urgency and drive to achieve objectives
o Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with varying levels of importance and difficulty
o Computer and software competency, proficiency in Excel
o Mechanical intuition
o Familiarity with sanitary processes
o Display knowledge of mechanical equipment and ability to troubleshoot on the fly
o Ability to lift 50lbs shoulder high and 100lbs waist high
o Ability to climb stairs and ladders
o Ability to work on your feet for an entire shift
o Competence with all forms of safety protocol
o Detail oriented and diligent record keeper
o Desire to work hard, play hard and get things done
• Preferred
o Food or beverage packaging systems and process experience
o 2 years’ experience as a supervisor in a manufacturing operation
o Familiarity with beer and brewing processes

Salary and Benefits
COOP Ale Works offers competitive salaries based on experience. This position includes semi-annual reviews as well as merit-based bonuses, raises and profit sharing. We also offer a benefits package, paid vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. Position eligible for relocation allowance, based on candidate qualifications and circumstances.

If you’re passionate about beer and wish to apply for the position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@coopaleworks.com. Include “Packaging Lead” in the subject line.

Posted on March 1st, 2016

COOP Ale Works Anniversary Party

Mar 05, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Located at 4745 Council Heights Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73179

Come celebrate our 7th anniversary and support the Central OK Humane Society! We are having two sessions this year:
Session 1 is 11am-3pm and Session 2 is 4pm-8pm.
Advance tickets are $15 and available at the brewery 9am-5pm until Friday the 4th. Tickets will be $20 at the door. We can only accept cash or checks.
The Big Friendly will be helping us serve beer in the backyard alongside food from La Gumbo Ya Ya, Kaiteki Ramen, Metro Minis, and Twist Gourmet Pretzels.
As always, the event is 21+ and as much as we love animals, please keep your fur children at home.

Posted on March 1st, 2016