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COOP Ale Works Launches New Hard Seltzer Line Will & Wiley

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 18, 2019) – COOP Ale Works splashed into a new product segment this week with the announcement of Will & Wiley, a hard seltzer featuring four fruity flavors. The seltzer will appear in select retailers throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Arkansas beginning March 2020.

“We’re the same local people that have been brewing COOP beer for more than 10 years and we’re fortunate to have had such broad support. Now we’re building on that by making a low-calorie hard seltzer that our supporters and community are looking for,” said Maggie Sylke, brand marketing specialist at COOP. “This is the first seltzer lineup being distributed by an Oklahoma craft brewery and we’re excited to introduce it to our community and customers.”

Will & Wiley will be available for public purchase at local liquor, convenience and grocery stores as well as several bars and restaurants in the region. The seltzer will be packaged in mixed flavor 12-packs or individual flavor six-packs. Two flavors will also be offered in 19.2 oz. single cans beginning in June 2020.

Featuring flavor bursts of cherry lime, grapefruit, pineapple and mango guava, the new seltzer packs a punch in a 100-calorie frame. With a lighter sip than traditional beer or mixed drinks, Will & Wiley hard seltzer will also only have two grams of sugar and 5% alcohol by volume.

With the initial rollout of Will & Wiley seltzer, COOP will be taste-testing flavors in their taproom located at 4745 Council Heights Road in Oklahoma City prior to the formal product launch. Along with the full release in March, COOP is also creating a pure seltzer for bars and restaurants and encouraging them to develop their own flavors in the future.

“We are creating something that not only tastes delicious and refreshing but also allows restaurants, bars and customers to get creative,” said Sylke. “Our hard seltzers are for anyone and everyone looking to have a good time and enjoy a low-calorie beverage.”

Will & Wiley will be available year-round following its release in March.

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About COOP Ale Works

COOP Ale Works is a craft brewery based in Oklahoma City, dedicated to brewing full-flavored beers with the greatest attention to quality. Since 2009, COOP has created a core lineup of six year-round canned beers in addition to four seasonal canned beers. Quarterly, COOP releases limited quantities of various beers from its barrel-aged Territorial Reserve series and DNR Cask-It series. The current taproom, located at 4745 Council Heights Road, is open Wednesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free tours are offered every Saturday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. COOP is dedicated to serving the community and finding at least one beer in their lineup for every beer drinker. 

Media Contact:  Addie Plank | 405-570-2959 | aplank@kochcomm.com


COOP Ale Works Celebrates Winter with Seasonal Release Party

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 28, 2019) – Cozy up with COOP Ale Works as they welcome back their winter seasonal, Gran Sport Porter, during a taproom release party on Friday, Nov. 1 from 4 to 10 p.m.

“Gran Sport Porter has a distinct flavor of chocolate and coffee, and an unmistakable malt backing, making this beer the perfect drink for a big holiday celebration,” said Sean Mossman, director of sales and marketing for COOP. “And we’ll be doing just that with a unique event in our own backyard to welcome back this seasonal fan favorite.”

COOP’s backyard at the taproom, located on 4745 Council Heights Road in Oklahoma City, will transform into a campsite worthy of envy from any national park. While enjoying fire pits, s’mores, stargazing and live music from Casey and Minna, attendees will be the first to taste COOP’s Gran Sport Porter before it is available in stores for the season. Local food truck Mission In-Pasta-Bowl will be serving up Italian fare available for purchase during the event. Limited-edition Gran Sport Porter carabiner mugs will also be given to each attendee as they arrive.

“Gran Sport is the perfect cold weather beer to enjoy while celebrating the season with friends and family. We plan to do just that with our customers and community during this special release party,” said Mossman.

The event is open to guests 21 and up with no admission or purchase required.

Gran Sport Porter will be available for purchase in stores from November through February beginning Monday, Nov. 4. For more information about this event, COOP’s beer lineup and other upcoming events, visit coopaleworks.com.

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About COOP Ale Works

COOP Ale Works is a craft brewery based in Oklahoma City, dedicated to brewing full-flavored beers with the greatest attention to quality. Since 2009, COOP has created a core lineup of six year-round canned beers in addition to four seasonal canned beers. Quarterly, COOP releases limited quantities of various beers from its barrel-aged Territorial Reserve series and DNR Cask-It series. The current taproom, located at 4745 Council Heights Road, is open Wednesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free tours are offered every Saturday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. COOP is dedicated to serving the community and finding at least one beer in their lineup for every beer drinker. 

Media Contact:  Addie Plank | 405-570-2959 | aplank@kochcomm.com


Oklahoma-based COOP Ale Works expands staff

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 26, 2019) – COOP Ale Works recently welcomed four new employees to its growing staff as the company continues to extend its distribution across the region.

“As opportunities for the company expand, we’ve continued to grow and add new positions to the company,” said Sean Mossman, director of sales and marketing for COOP. “We’ve got a fantastic team and are happy to have the ability to give our employees new opportunities as well as bring in new talent as we all work to make COOP better.”

Matt Melchert joins the team as the Central Oklahoma Sales Representative, Courtney Larry as chain account sales manager, Corey Smith as an external events specialist and Cameron Shults as lead brewer.

Melchert has experience as a sales representative and community coordinator for several other Oklahoma City-based companies.

As the chain account sales manager, Larry will lead sales activities related to multi-outlet chains while working with retailers within the region. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Clemson University and enjoys working with local non-profits to fundraise and increase awareness.

Smith previously worked in the COOP taproom before moving to his new position as external events specialist, booking public events and selling products from the taproom. He earned his bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from the University of Central Oklahoma.

As the new lead brewer, Shults manages all aspects of the brewing process, including ingredient procurement, recipe development and general operations to ensure day-to-day processes are running smoothly. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and was awarded his master’s brewer certificate from University of California, Davis.

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About COOP Ale Works

COOP Ale Works is a craft brewery based in Oklahoma City, dedicated to brewing full-flavored beers with the greatest attention to quality. Since 2009, COOP has created a core lineup of six year-round canned beers in addition to four seasonal canned beers. Quarterly, COOP releases limited quantities of various beers from its barrel-aged Territorial Reserve series and DNR Cask-It series. The current taproom, located at 4745 Council Heights Road, is open Wednesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free tours are offered every Saturday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. COOP is dedicated to serving the community and finding at least one beer in their lineup for every beer drinker. 

Media Contact:  Addie Plank | 405-570-2959 | aplank@kochcomm.com


COOP Beats & Bites Festival proves to be continued fan favorite in 2019

Outdoor food truck and music festival draws more than 20,000 this summer

NORMAN, OKLAHOMA (Aug. 23, 2019) – Riverwind Casino’s COOP Ale Works Beats & Bites Festival drew more than an estimated 20,000 guests to the four-month free, community outdoor food truck and music festival in 2019, prompting the partners to announce a renewal of the event in 2020.

“Beats and Bites has become a true community event that our guests and neighbors look forward to every year,” said Justin Yahola, Riverwind’s general manager. “Having a local sponsor like COOP Ale Works who is invested in the community as well as creating a quality experience really enhanced the long-standing festival in 2019.”

The outdoor festival was originally conceived as a way to celebrate Riverwind’s 10th anniversary and has grown into an annual event, bringing together dozens of food trucks from across the state along with first-class, free concerts.

“Beats and Bites is a terrific event, something that we really wanted to be a part of, and it exceeded our expectations in 2019,” said Sean Mossman, director of sales and marketing for COOP Ale Works. “We’re looking forward to what 2020 brings.”

The 2019 Beats & Bites featured performances by Kevin Fowler, Shenandoah, Cody Canada & The Departed, and John Michael Montgomery.

Yahola said that Riverwind staff will begin work on the 2020 schedule and list of entertainers this fall. The lineup will be announced early next year.

In preparing for the 2020 COOP Ale Works Beats & Bites Festival, Riverwind has added a form to its website and is asking those who attended this year’s festival to provide feedback about the music, food and vendors, and the overall experience. The form is located at http://riverwind-5095364.hs-sites.com/beats-bites-feedback.

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About Riverwind Casino

Riverwind Casino offers more than 2,800 electronic games and 19 table games, including Craps and Roulette, and 17 poker tables spread across its 287,000 square feet, providing plenty of heart-thumping action for gaming enthusiasts. The casino also includes an off-track betting lounge and offers dining and drinks at The River Buffet, Chips ‘N Ales and Seasons Food Court, in addition to shopping at the casino’s gift shop. For more information, please visit riverwind.com or get updates via Facebook at facebook.com/riverwindcasino; or Twitter, @RiverwindCasino.


COOP Ale Works Plans Oktoberfest Celebration at Fassler Hall

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 24, 2019) – COOP Ale Works will be welcoming back its fall seasonal beer, Oktoberfest, with a kickoff event at Fassler Hall, on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 4 to 7 p.m.

“We’re excited to welcome back Oktoberfest and celebrate its return with our customers by offering a first taste at Fassler Hall,” said Sean Mossman, director of sales and marketing for COOP. “Combining spirited hops with classic seasonal flavors, Oktoberfest is our own version of the fall favorite and the perfect beer for celebrating the fall season.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy Oktoberfest before it appears in stores, and the first 200 customers will receive a free COOP Oktoberfest stein to take home. Fassler Hall, located at 421 NW 10th St. in midtown Oklahoma City, will also be serving COOP Elevator Wheat and Id No. 2 Berliner Style Weisse Ale with Peaches, along with giving away prizes throughout the evening. Dogs and kids are welcome to attend.

“Oktoberfest is one of our more popular seasonal brews, and even though it may still be hot outside, we’re looking forward to celebrating fall with our customers and the community,” said Mossman.

Oktoberfest will remain in COOP’s lineup and will be available for purchase in stores from August to October. For more information about COOP’s beer lineup or to learn more about upcoming events, visit coopaleworks.com.

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About COOP Ale Works

COOP Ale Works is a craft brewery based in Oklahoma City, dedicated to brewing full-flavored beers with the greatest attention to quality. Since 2009, COOP has created a core lineup of six year-round canned beers in addition to four seasonal canned beers. Quarterly, COOP releases limited quantities of various beers from its barrel-aged Territorial Reserve series and DNR Cask-It series. The current taproom, located at 4745 Council Heights Road, is open Wednesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free tours are offered every Saturday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. COOP is dedicated to serving the community and finding at least one beer in their lineup for every beer drinker. 

Media Contact: Tracie Lowmiller | 405-347-8990 | tlowmiller@kochcomm.com


Aug. 10 COOP Ale Works Beats & Bites features John Michael Montgomery concert

Festival features food trucks, family-friendly entertainment

NORMAN, OKLAHOMA (July 26, 2019) – Country legend John Michael Montgomery will headline the final 2019 edition of the COOP Ale Works Beats & Bites Festival Aug. 10 at Riverwind Casino.

“Beats & Bites is one of our most popular annual, and working with COOP Ale Works as a sponsor this year has helped us take it to another level,” said Justin Yahola, Riverwind Casino general manager. “We’re expecting a great crowd for the final event of this year’s festival.”

Now in its fourth year, the Beats & Bites Festival is a free, outdoor event for families that brings together the best in music, food and fun. It is located in the casino’s west parking lot and runs 6-10 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Live Music

John Michael Montgomery has turned an uncanny ability to relate to fans into one of country music’s most storied careers. Since the days when “Life’s a Dance” turned him into a national star, Montgomery’s rich baritone has graced seven No. 1 country hits.

Haywire will open the show at 6 p.m.; Montgomery will take the stage at 8 p.m.

Food Trucks

Mobile cuisine from across the metro area and up-and-down the I-35 corridor will be featured. Twenty-five food trucks are expected to participate, offering a range of traditional favorites to exotic dishes.

Oklahoma City-based COOP Ale Works also will have a variety of seasonal and signature craft beers on tap during the event.

For more information on Beats & Bites, visit Riverwind Casino’s website at www.riverwind.com/entertain/beats-bites-stage/.

 List of Food Trucks for August 10

  • 2 Cajuns Express (Ardmore – Cajun cuisine)
  • Chef Rays (Edmond – Modern twists on classic American dishes)
  • Coits (OKC – Hot dogs and root beer)
  • NEW Cook’n It Up (Mustang – Waffle dishes, sandwiches and more)
  • Creek Bottom Burgers (Newcastle – Fried onion burgers, smoked brisket and fries)
  • Dippin’ Dots (OKC – Unique ice cream)
  • Dos Gringos (OKC – Fresh Tex-Mex)
  • dOugh MG (OKC – Safe to eat gourmet cookie dough)
  • Filipino Fusion (OKC – Authentic and Filipino-inspired dishes)
  • NEW Fry Daddy’s Concessions (Seminole – Fair-style cuisine)
  • NEW Gilty Pleasures (Ft. Cobb – Ribs, Bratwurst and other sausages and more)
  • Kona Ice (OKC – Shaved ice)
  • NEW Mission in Pasta Bowl (Yukon – Italian cuisine)
  • MMP Concessions (Dibble – Corndogs, nachos)
  • NEW Nosh (Moore – Salads, tacos and more)
  • Phill Me Up Cheesesteaks (OKC – Cheesesteaks and other Philly-style sandwiches)
  • Rolling Café (Yukon – Diverse, American-style food with Southwestern flair)
  • Sadie J’s (Shawnee – Gourmet popcorn)
  • Saucee Sicilian (OKC – Wood-fired pizza)
  • Smoke N Oak Pizza (OKC – Wood-fire, brick oven pizza)
  • Sugar Shack (OKC – Sweets and treats)
  • The Fried Taco (OKC – Fried tacos with Caribbean influence)
  • Tropical Smoothie Café (OKC – Smoothie drinks)
  • Whole Latte Pie (Norman – Artisanal pie and coffee)
  • Yum Pig (OKC – Variety of pork dishes)

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About Riverwind Casino

Riverwind Casino offers more than 2,800 electronic games and 19 table games, including Craps and Roulette, and 17 poker tables spread across its 287,000 square feet, providing plenty of heart-thumping action for gaming enthusiasts. The casino also includes an off-track betting lounge and offers dining and drinks at The River Buffet, Chips ‘N Ales and Seasons Food Court, in addition to shopping at the casino’s gift shop. For more information, please visit riverwind.com or get updates via Facebook at facebook.com/riverwindcasino; or Twitter, @RiverwindCasino.


COOP Ale Works Plans Summer Seasonal Release and Watch Party

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 16, 2019) – COOP Ale Works is welcoming back its popular summer seasonal, Fly Me Away IPA, during a derby watch party planned for Saturday, May 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. at The Pump Bar, 2425 N Walker Ave. in Oklahoma City.

“We’re excited to bring back this seasonal favorite and pair it with a fun event we know our customers will enjoy,” said Sean Mossman, director of sales and marketing for COOP. “Fly Me Away’s fruity hop flavors paired with a day of horse races is a great way to kick off summer.”

Tickets are $20 per person, which includes party access, free beer and a can of Fly Me Away. Each ticket purchased includes an entry for a chance to win a trip to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver on Oct. 3-5. For the giveaway, party attendees will use their ticket to ‘bet’ on a horse. The winner will be drawn from the winning horse’s bucket. Additional entries will be available for purchase during the party.

Guests are also encouraged to dress in derby attire for the party. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed.

Proceeds from the release party will benefit Uptown 23rd District, said Mossman.

“The Uptown 23rd District has revitalized a large part of our community and we’re happy to continue to support them and everything they’re doing for Oklahoma City,” said Mossman.

Food and specialty cocktails will be available for purchase from The Pump Bar’s menu. Outside food and drink will not be allowed. Tickets can be purchased online at coopaleworks.com or at the Tower Theatre box office.

Fly Me Away will remain a part of COOP’s lineup and be available for purchase in stores beginning May 6 through the end of July. For more information about COOP’s beer lineup or to learn more about upcoming events, visit coopaleworks.com.

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About COOP Ale Works

COOP Ale Works is a craft brewery based in Oklahoma City, dedicated to brewing full-flavored beers with the greatest attention to quality. Since 2009, COOP has created a core lineup of six year-round canned beers in addition to four seasonal canned beers. Quarterly, COOP releases limited quantities of various beers from its barrel-aged Territorial Reserve series and DNR Cask-It series. The current taproom, located at 4745 Council Heights Road, is open Wednesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free tours are offered every Saturday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. COOP is dedicated to serving the community and finding at least one beer in their lineup for every beer drinker. 

Media Contact:Tracie Lowmiller | 405-437-8990 | tlowmiller@kochcomm.com


Riverwind Casino announces COOP Ale Works Concert Series

Pat Green to open series June 22

NORMAN, OKLAHOMA (March 11, 2019) – Officials at Riverwind Casino unveiled today a new concert series sponsored by COOP Ale Works.

The COOP Ale Works Concert Series features five upcoming concerts focusing on country music. Texas music legend Pat Green headlines the first concert on June 22.

“We are excited to work with COOP Ale Works on this special concert series, and we think our fans will enjoy it as well,” said Justin Yahola, general manager of Riverwind Casino.

“Our partnership with Riverwind Casino to create the concert series allows us to be part of bringing even more great entertainers and events to Oklahoma and our community,” said Sean Mossman, director of sales and marketing for COOP Ale Works.

Pat Green has been called one of the most influential modern stars in Texas’ long country music tradition. Green has been nominated for three Grammy awards and sold more than two million records. Tickets for the June 22 concert go on sale March 15. Subsequent concerts in the series will be announced soon.

All five shows in the COOP Ale Works Concert Series will take place in Riverwind Casino’s  Showplace Theatre, which provides audiences with an intimate entertainment experience like none other in the region. The state-of-the-art venue seats 1,500 people.

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About Riverwind Casino

Riverwind Casino offers more than 2,800 electronic games and 19 table games, including Craps and Roulette, and 17 poker tables spread across its 287,000 square feet, providing plenty of heart-thumping action for gaming enthusiasts. The casino also includes an off-track betting lounge and offers dining and drinks at The River Buffet, Chips ‘N Ales and Seasons Food Court, in addition to shopping at the casino’s gift shop. For more information, please visit Riverwind.com or get updates via Facebook at facebook.com/riverwindcasino; and Twitter, @RiverwindCasino.

About COOP Ale Works

COOP Ale Works is a craft brewery based in Oklahoma City, dedicated to brewing full-flavored beers with the greatest attention to quality. Since 2009, COOP has created a core lineup of six year-round canned beers in addition to four seasonal canned beers. Quarterly, COOP releases limited quantities of various beers from its barrel-aged Territorial Reserve series and DNR Cask-It series. The current taproom, located at 4745 Council Heights Road, is open Wednesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free tours are offered every Saturday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. COOP is dedicated to serving the community and finding at least one beer in their lineup for every beer drinker. 


Beats & Bites, food truck and outdoor live entertainment festival returns for fourth year with all-star summer line-up

Casino officials announce COOP Ale Works as title sponsor, official Beats & Bites headliners

NORMAN, OKLAHOMA (March 1, 2019) – Riverwind Casino’s annual Beats & Bites free outdoor food truck and music festival returns beginning May 11 in the casino’s west parking lot from 6 to 10 p.m.

This year, Riverwind Casino is joined by title sponsor COOP Ale Works in presenting the COOP Ale Works Beats & Bites Festival.

“Riverwind is pleased to welcome COOP Ale Works as sponsor of the 2019 Beats & Bites Festival,” said Justin Yahola, Riverwind’s general manager. “Together, we will present four great evenings of entertainment, food and fun this spring and summer that we hope everyone will enjoy.”

“We’ve enjoyed the opportunity to work with the team at Riverwind and are looking forward to the great bands lined up for this year’s festival,” said Sean Mossman, director of sales and marketing for COOP Ale Works. “We’re excited to be a part of this fun series packed with entertainment for our community to enjoy.”

Additional Beats & Bites dates are June 8, July 6 and Aug. 10. All Beats & Bites events are free and open to the public and will feature numerous food truck and merchandise vendors.

Opening acts will take the stage at 6 p.m., followed by the headliner at 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 11 – Kevin Fowler

To see Kevin Fowler in concert is more than just a show: it’s an experience. The Amarillo, Texas, native’s wild-eyed charisma breathes new life into old favorites like “Beer Bait and Ammo” and “The Lord Loves a Drinkin’ Man,” his twangy vocals riding atop the honky-tonk groove of his backing band.

Time Machine will open the show for Kevin Fowler.

Saturday, June 8 – Shenandoah

When country music lovers talk about the greatest groups in the genre, Shenandoah is always at the forefront of any discussion. Shenandoah became well known for delivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses,” “Church on Cumberland Road” and “Next to You, Next to Me,” as well as such classics as “I Want to be Loved Like That” and the Grammy winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” duet with Alison Krauss. 

Banana Seat will open the show for Shenandoah.

Saturday, July 6 – Cody Canada and The Departed

Cody Canada and The Departed offers fans a well-rounded sonic experience: Red Dirt ghosts from Canada’s upbringing, favorite Cross Canadian Ragweed songs and a revival of classic country gold.

Squad Live will open for Cody Canada and The Departed.

Saturday, Aug. 10 – John Michael Montgomery

John Michael Montgomery has turned an uncanny ability to relate to fans into one of country music’s most storied careers. Since the days when “Life’s a Dance” turned him into a national star, Montgomery’s rich baritone has graced numerous hits.

Haywire will open for John Michael Montgomery.

For more information on Beats & Bites, visit Riverwind Casino’s website at www.riverwind.com.

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About Riverwind Casino

Riverwind Casino offers more than 2,800 electronic games and 19 table games, including Craps and Roulette, and 17 poker tables spread across its 287,000 square feet, providing plenty of heart-thumping action for gaming enthusiasts. The casino also includes an off-track betting lounge and offers dining and drinks at The River Buffet, Chips ‘N Ales and Seasons Food Court, in addition to shopping at the casino’s gift shop. For more information, please visit riverwind.com or get updates via Facebook at facebook.com/riverwindcasino; or Twitter, @RiverwindCasino.


COOP Ale Works Plans 10th Anniversary Celebration

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 29, 2019) – The 10th anniversary of COOP Ale Works is delivering more than cans of quality beer this year to celebrate its ‘tin’ year, the customary gift given to celebrate 10 years as tradition tells. The brewery recently announced its 10th Anniversary Party is set for Saturday, March 2 in southwest Oklahoma City.

“Ten years ago, COOP set out to brew good beer and serve our community,” said Sean Mossman, director of sales and marketing for COOP. “Thanks to the support of that community, we are continuing to grow. We are looking forward to celebrating that ongoing support and our success at the anniversary party.”

Those interested in joining the celebration can attend one of two sessions on March 2, either 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 4 to 8 pm. COOP’s core lineup of beers, including F5, Native Amber, DNR, Horny Toad, Saturday Siren and Elevator Wheat, will be on tap. Limited-edition beers will also be available exclusively in the taproom during the anniversary party. Multiple local food trucks will be on site throughout the day, including Mission In-Pasta-Bowl, The Flying Pig BBQ, Rockin’ Rotolo, Rolled Up and Oh My Gogi. In addition, a commemorative 750-milliliter bottle of anniversary beer will be given to every guest in attendance to take home.

Tickets are $40 for general admission or $65 for VIP. General admission ticket holders will receive a commemorative anniversary beer and tasting glass as well as access to six beer stations with exclusive beer releases throughout the day. Those with VIP tickets will receive a commemorative anniversary beer and full-sized glass as well as access to the VIP area, which will serve special release beers, and private restrooms. Pre-sale tickets will be available at COOP’s Alpha Hive Preview Party on Jan. 31, or beginning Feb. 1, can be purchased online at coop10thanniversary.eventbrite.com or by visiting the Tower Theatre box office.

Proceeds from the anniversary party will benefit the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. This year’s goal is to beat last year’s total amount raised, which was almost $24,000, said Mossman.

“We’ve raised more than $100,000 for the Central Oklahoma Humane Society over the years,” said Mossman. “We want to continue giving back to them so they can keep up the great work they do in the community we call home.”

In preparation for the anniversary party, COOP’s taproom will be closed on Friday, March 1. It will reopen for normal operating hours on Wednesday, March 6. Pets and other animals will not be allowed access into the anniversary party, with the exception of service animals.

COOP is located at 4745 Council Heights Road in Oklahoma City. For more information about the anniversary party or other upcoming events, visit coopaleworks.com/events.

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About COOP Ale Works

COOP Ale Works is a craft brewery based in Oklahoma City, dedicated to brewing full-flavored beers with the greatest attention to quality. Since 2009, COOP has created a core lineup of six year-round canned beers in addition to four seasonal canned beers. Quarterly, COOP releases limited quantities of various beers from its barrel-aged Territorial Reserve series and DNR Cask-It series. The current taproom, located at 4745 Council Heights Road, is open Wednesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free tours are offered every Saturday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. COOP is dedicated to serving the community and finding at least one beer in their lineup for every beer drinker. 

About the Central Oklahoma Humane Society

The Central Oklahoma Humane Society exists to enrich the communities it serves by promoting the well-being of animals. Since 2007, OK Humane has found homes for more than 27,500 cats and dogs and fixed nearly 110,000 pets.

Media Contact: Tracie Lowmiller | 405-347-8990 | tlowmiller@kochcomm.com


COOP Ale Works Announces Seasonal Beer Release and Preview Party

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 16, 2019) – COOP Ale Works is brewing up a fresh batch of seasonal beer and preparing to celebrate its introduction in style with an exclusive preview party at the end of January. Alpha Hive, springtime’s favorite double IPA, will be rereleased during the preview party on Thursday, Jan. 31 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Tower Theatre.

“Alpha Hive marks the return of spring for us,” said Sean Mossman, director of sales and marketing for COOP Ale Works. “Its nice hop profile and floral flavors are something to celebrate and we’re doing just that with the preview party. It’s one of our most anticipated releases of the year and we’ve got a lot in store to celebrate its return to our lineup.”

During the preview party, Alpha Hive and a few exclusive flavor variations will be available for tasting, including peach, tangerine and more. Multiple local restaurants, including Capitals Ice Cream, OSO Paseo, Sauced on Paseo, Chick N Beer, Green Chile Kitchen, The Lokal, Republic and Lovera’s Market, will also be providing small plate pairings to complement the flavor profiles of each Alpha Hive variation.

Raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes from multiple Craft Brewers Association of Oklahoma (CBAO) member breweries across the state will also be available for purchase during the party. Additionally, tickets to COOP’s 10th Anniversary Party in March will be available for advance purchase for $40, or $65 for VIP, before being publicly available on Friday, Feb. 1.

Tickets to the Alpha Hive Release Party are $35 through Jan. 25 and can be purchased at 2019AlphaHive.eventbrite.com or by visiting the Tower Theatre box office on Northwest 23rd Street. The ticket price increases to $40 after Jan. 25. Net proceeds benefit CBAO.

“CBAO is a great supporter for breweries across the state as well as COOP,” said Mossman. “The Alpha Hive Release Party is an opportunity for us to reintroduce a great beer to the market each year while also giving back to an organization that works diligently to protect and improve Oklahoma’s craft beer industry.”

Alpha Hive will remain a part of COOP’s lineup and be available for purchase beginning February 4 through the end of April. For more information about COOP’s beer lineup or to learn more about upcoming events, visit coopaleworks.com.

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About COOP Ale Works

COOP Ale Works is a craft brewery based in Oklahoma City, dedicated to brewing full-flavored beers with the greatest attention to quality. Since 2009, COOP has created a core lineup of six year-round canned beers in addition to four seasonal canned beers. Quarterly, COOP releases limited quantities of various beers from its barrel-aged Territorial Reserve series and DNR Cask-It series. The current taproom, located at 4745 Council Heights Road, is open Wednesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free tours are offered every Saturday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. COOP is dedicated to serving the community and finding at least one beer in their lineup for every beer drinker. 

About the Craft Brewers Association of Oklahoma, Inc.

The Craft Brewers Association of Oklahoma, Inc. (CBAO) is dedicated to educating and creating awareness among legislators, regulators and the general public of the issues facing the craft brewing industry in Oklahoma, and to promoting a healthy economic environment in Oklahoma that enables public choices in the marketplace for the consumer, and opportunity and access to the marketplace by Oklahoma breweries.

Media Contact: Tracie Lowmiller | 405-347-8990 | tlowmiller@kochcomm.com


COOP Ale Works Announces Plans to Redevelop Historic 23rd Street Armory in OKC

Plans include a brewery, hotel, restaurant and more

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 17, 2018) – COOP Ale Works is brewing up big plans for Oklahoma City’s historic 23rd Street Armory building. The Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) recently accepted the company’s proposal to acquire and redevelop the armory, which includes restoring the building and creating a unique experience.

“Oklahoma City is our home and we always wanted to return to the core of the city. In planning for a final home for the brewery, we wanted to find a place that is meaningful to our town and state, and gives us an opportunity to create an incredible experience,” said Daniel Mercer, co-founder of COOP Ale Works. “The Armory, with its unique history, structure and space, is the perfect fit and we believe it will become a venue that attracts visitors from across the state, country and world.”

Under COOP’s proposal, the 87,000-plus-square-foot building will be purchased from the state for $600,000 and returned to its former glory with updates to the interior functionality. The exterior will be maintained to honor its unique history with modern refreshes, including updated windows, while the inside will be transformed into a bustling brewery production floor, full-service restaurant, 22-room boutique hotel, multiple event spaces, offices and meeting rooms. In total, COOP plans to dedicate $20 million to the overall project.

A 60-barrel, state-of-the-art brewhouse on the first floor will be the heart of the operation. Fermentation, conditioning, packaging and other production equipment will occupy the remainder of the 22,000-square-foot drill hall floor. More than 30,000 square feet of perimeter space surrounding the production floor will house brewery storage, offices, barrel aging, cold storage, shipping, receiving and more.

On the second floor, the east wing will become an 8,000-square-foot restaurant and taproom, with indoor and patio seating for more than 160 patrons. The full-service restaurant will serve a diverse collection of food and beverages. On the third floor of the east wing, dedicated event spaces will be available for community and private events.

A 22-room boutique hotel will tie the experience together. Hotel rooms will occupy the second and third floors of the west wing of the building with a refined lobby located on the west side of first floor to welcome guests.

The proposal also includes five acres surrounding the armory building as well as leases for two adjacent properties. The additional properties will provide substantial parking, opportunities for retail and downtown living, and green space.

Various development partners have been working alongside COOP throughout the project, including Spur Design, architecture and engineering; Smith & Pickel, general contractor; Preservation and Design Studio, historic preservation consulting; and Price Edwards, real estate and leasing.

“It’s a large and complex project, but we have assembled a team of highly-experienced development partners that we look forward to working with to create an experience and legacy that all Oklahomans can be proud of,” said Mercer.

The 23rd Street Armory, constructed in 1938, was designed by architect and Oklahoma Army National Guard Major Bryan Nolen and was built as part of the Depression-era Works Progress Administration. At the time of its original construction, it was promoted as the only armory in Oklahoma funded entirely by state funds generated from oil wells located on the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds. The three-story building served as the state’s hub for the Oklahoma National Guard and the storied 45th Infantry Division.

“The unique community role the 23rd Street Armory has long played for many Oklahomans was a driving factor in seeking redevelopment for this property. We are excited knowing COOP Ale Works’ goal is to honor and preserve this history, and we look forward to the revitalization that will breathe new life into the Oklahoma State Capitol corridor,” said Denise Northrup, OMES Director.

COOP’s plans are designed to revitalize the building, restoring it with purpose instead of repurposing it, said Mercer.

“We understand and appreciate the historical significance of the Armory. This building is filled with stories from generations of Oklahomans,” said Mercer. “Honoring them and preserving that history is incredibly important to us.”

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About COOP Ale Works

COOP Ale Works is a craft brewery based in Oklahoma City, dedicated to brewing full-flavored beers with the greatest attention to quality. Since 2009, COOP has created a core lineup of six year-round canned beers in addition to four seasonal canned beers. Quarterly, COOP releases limited quantities of various beers from its barrel-aged Territorial Reserve series and DNR Cask-It series. The current taproom, located at 4745 Council Heights Road, is open Wednesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free tours are offered every Saturday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. COOP is dedicated to serving the community and finding at least one beer in their lineup for every beer drinker. 

Media Contact: Tracie Lowmiller | 405-437-8990 | tlowmiller@kochcomm.com


COOP Ale Works to partner with Republic National Distributing Co. in Oklahoma

COOP Ale Works of Oklahoma City has announced an exclusive, statewide distribution partnership with Republic National Distributing Company.

Beginning in September, RNDC will distribute packaged and draft versions of all COOP core beer a s seasonal and specialty beers. The portfolio includes F5 IPA, Native Amber Red IPA, Elevator Wheat, DNR Belgian Strong Ale, Horny Toad Blonde, Saturday Siren Dry-Hopped Pilsner, four seasonal releases, the Territorial Reserve series, the DNR Cask-It series, the Id series and other special releases.

“In the nine-plus years COOP has been selling in our home market, we have become familiar with leadership and several staffers at RNDC. Their reputation and service level in the local market as well as their substantial corporate infrastructure were among the most attractive features of this potential partnership,” says Sean Mossman, Sales & Marketing Director for COOP Ale Works. “Over the past several years, we’ve been fortunate enough to continue our substantial growth. We are excited by the prospect of RNDC partnering with us to continue that trajectory.”

“RNDC has been driving a craft beverage alcohol strategy for over eight years. The partnership with COOP was an ideal fit with their strategy to offer products that represent the spirit of the states where RNDC conducts business,” said RNDC Oklahoma Executive Daniel Zeigler. “The Local Craft segment is the fastest-growing category in the beer industry and COOP is the largest craft beer brand in the state of Oklahoma.

“We here at RNDC are proud that COOP has chosen us as their long-term partner and has recognized the efforts and investment RNDC has made to establish our business model to be a leader in the wine, spirits and craft beer segments in Oklahoma.

“As the modernization of beverage alcohol laws go into effect on October 1, 2018, RNDC is excited to be at the forefront of the growing craft beer sector.”

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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 brewery’s flagship F5 IPA, COOP has grown to more than 14,000 barrels of annual production. COOP brews nine brands year-round, including Native Amber, DNR and Horny Toad Blonde, as well as several seasonal and limited releases. COOP has distribution in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

About Republic National Distributing Co.

RNDC is the second largest distributor of premium wine and spirits in the United States with operations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. RNDC employs more than 9,000 individuals nationwide. For more information about RNDC, visit www.rndc-usa.com.

For additional comments or questions:

Sean Mossman, COOP Ale Works, 405-205-5538
Daniel Zeigler, RNDC OK, 405-684-3515