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Job Opening – Accounting and Regulatory Specialist


POSTING DATE – 9/12/16
CLOSING DATE – 10/9/16

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 Accounting and Regulatory Specialist will be responsible for accounting entries, receivables and payables monitoring, vendor inquiries and payments, customer invoicing, inventory entries and reconciliations and a number of quantitative data analyses. Additional areas of responsibility include federal and state regulatory compliance, which encompass excise tax, label registration, formula registration, licensure and various reporting. This position requires an unnatural attention to detail, specific professional experience and critical thinking and execution.

Job Responsibilities
• Accounting
o QuickBooks use including vendor bills and payments, journal entries, bank reconciliations, A/P monitoring and A/R monitoring
o Work with in-house inventory/manufacturing/invoicing software, including automatic and manual data migrations to QuickBooks
o Conduct weekly inventory audits, explore and define discrepancies and report to production, marketing and operations teams
o Work with marketing, operations and leadership teams to originate purchase orders, develop raw materials needs forecasts, develop production forecasts and build/maintain relationships with a wide array of vendors, customers, partners, retailers and distributors
• Regulatory Compliance
o Maintain all local, state and federal licensure with tax, alcohol, health and municipal regulators, including regulators in all out of state markets, current and future
o Ensure compliance with federal and state labeling and formula regulations by filing label approval applications, managing any corrective action, maintaining an approval database of all brands, relaying approvals to distribution partners and filing renewals when necessary
o Gather and compile requisite sales data and file federal and state excise tax documentation and payments
o Compile and submit various federal and state regulatory reports

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 succeed in, and contribute to, a multi-disciplinary team environment
o Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects with varying levels of importance and difficulty
o Understanding of financial statements and general accounting principles
o At least two years’ experience working in QuickBooks, Sage/Peachtree or other accounting software (including enterprise-level systems)
o At least two years’ experience managing vendor and customer relationships
o In depth and practical knowledge of Microsoft Excel, pivot tables, lookups, sort and filter functions, formula troubleshooting and tracing, data manipulation and graphing
o Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
o Desire to work hard, play hard and get things done
• Preferred
o Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, mathematics or economics
o At least two years’ work experience in accounting, finance or regulatory compliance fields

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 “Accounting and Regulatory Specialist” in the subject line.

Posted on September 12th, 2016

Changes to the Taproom

Oktoberfest Liter Stein_smallSB 424 Changes to the COOP Ale Works Taproom:

Beginning Friday, August 26th, we will be open 4-8pm on Thursdays and Fridays. We will also be open 1-5pm on Saturdays. As always, we will regularly host food trucks and live music. Tours are free and run around 2pm and 3pm every Saturday.

The new ruling allowing us to serve full-strength beer for consumption makes us a 21+ only facility. You must be 21 years of age to be at the brewery during Taproom hours.

We will not fill growlers but we will fill crowlers. We chose crowlers because of their superior package stability and cleanliness. (We have relieved many inquiries about Cherry DNR. We will have it available in pints at the Taproom but unfortunately we cannot repackage it.)

We imported hand-labeled limited edition glassware for the Oktoberfest Release Party on Friday August 26th. $15 1 liter steins and $20 liter boots (filled with Oktoberfest, of course) will be available. Pints, pitchers, cases, 6-packs, and crowlers may also be purchased.

In celebration of SB 424, we are giving away a trip for 2 to Denver, Colorado to the Great American Beer Fest on October 8th. Every attendee gains one entry to the drawing and we will announce the winner at 7:30pm. Cant stay until 7:30? At least join us for a 4:24pm toast to everyone who made SB 424 happen!

Posted on August 24th, 2016

COOP Ale Works to Celebrate SB 424 in Style

Strong Beer, Special Glassware, Oktoberfest and a trip to GABF are on-tap



August 12, 2016


Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City-based COOP Ale Works will host a celebration for the implementation of Senate Bill 424 at the COOP Taproom, Friday, August 26 from 4-8 pm. The event will also serve as the official launch of the Fall 2016 seasonal brew Oktoberfest.


Guests will have the opportunity to purchase full-strength beer directly from the brewery for the first time as a result of the legislation passed in the Oklahoma Legislature’s most recent session. Guests must be at least 21-years-old to attend any function at the COOP Taproom beginning August 26 as a result of the new law.


“Many breweries in other states have long had the right to serve their full beer selection to visitors,” said COOP Co-Founder Daniel Mercer. “The Oklahoma Legislature, The ABLE Commission and Governor Mary Fallin have helped our small businesses regain our competitive footing with out-of-state breweries by removing the previous restrictions.”


COOP has designed special glassware for the event. 50 guests will have the option to purchase a one-liter German Beer Boot emblazoned with the Oktoberfest logo and filled with Oktoberfest draft for $20. Another 100 guests will be able to purchase a one-liter Oktoberfest Tankard filled with Oktoberfest draft for $15. Guests will be able to keep the glassware.


“COOP Oktoberfest combines Munich malt, Bavarian hops and a traditional German yeast,” said Head Brewer Blake Jarolim. “This lager is really a symbol of the coming of Fall and is a style that our fans have loved for a long time.”



In addition, COOP will give away one expense-paid trip for two to travel to the 2016 Great American Beer Festival in Denver on October 8.


Each attendee (you must be 21+ to enter the brewery) will receive one entry into a drawing for the expense-paid trip for two guests to attend the 2016 Great American Beer Festival in Denver on October 8. The winner must be present for the 7:30 pm drawing to receive the prize package.


The Tornado Galley food truck will be on-site serving traditional German food such as bratwurst and pretzels.


The GABF prize package includes the following:


  • Two Members Only tickets for The Great American Beer Festival, Noon Session, October 8, 2016 in Denver
    • Session access begins at 12:00 pm, October 8
    • One ounce tastings from 800 breweries and nearly 3,000 beers to choose from
    • Commemorative tasting cup
    • Commemorative festival program
  • Round-trip airfare from nearest, local airport to Denver
  • Two nights at the Holiday Inn Denver- Cherry Creek
    • Check in October 7
    • Check out October 9
  • $100 Visa Gift Card for meals

Total prize value is about $1,200 per package. Oktoberfest winners will be notified during the event.



To learn more, please contact

Sean Mossman, Director of Sales & Marketing

COOP Ale Works





Posted on August 12th, 2016

COOP Ale Works to sponsor Pistols Firing Podcast

COOP Ale Works, Oklahoma’s largest craft brewer, is proud to announce its newest partnership with the Pistols Firing Podcast.

The popular podcast is hosted by CBS Sports Writer and Pistols Firing Blog Founder Kyle Porter and KOCO sports anchor Carson Cunningham. The podcast focuses on Oklahoma State Sports and will be available twice weekly on iTunes, Soundcloud and other podcast platforms.

The deal includes sponsorship of all podcast recordings, Facebook Live and Periscope events as well as a monthly live-taping of the podcast.

The first live-taping event will be August 11 from 7-9 p.m. in OKC at the COOP Ale Works Taproom, 4745 Council Heights Road. Former OSU football stars Paul Duren and Charlie Johnson are scheduled to appear.

The COOP Taproom will be open for tastings and purchases. Attendees must be at least 21-years-old with valid ID to sample or purchase beer. COOP is a family-friendly environment and the podcast event is open to Oklahoma State Football fans of all ages.

OSU fans in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area should be on the lookout for our next live-taping in their market September 1st. Scheduled guests and location are still pending, but will be announced soon.

Fans who cannot attend one of the live events can support the podcast by subscribing for free from their favorite podcast platform.

Posted on August 2nd, 2016

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.



To learn more, please contact

Sean Mossman, Director of Sales & Marketing

COOP Ale Works




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


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