Angry Scotsman Brewery Coming Downtown - 405 Magazine

Angry Scotsman Brewery Coming Downtown

Downtown OKC’s booming beer scene just got bigger


A new brewery is set for west Downtown OKC, complete with one of the area’s biggest beer gardens.

Angry Scotsman Brewing owner Ross Harper will be opening the brewery, taproom and beer garden at 704 W Reno, near Film Row.

The Scottish brewmaster plans 4 year-round beers: German lager Gateway to Helles, Scottish export ale Rusty Kiltpin, American rye pale ale Pale Ryder and American black IPA Night Terror, as well as seasonal rotations and special releases. 

“In due course, we’ll have one of the largest patios/beer gardens in downtown with great skyline views, and this location puts us just blocks from the Chesapeake Arena, Myriad Gardens, Bricktown, Film Row, and the Farmers Market – not to mention fellow breweries Anthem and Stonecloud,” says Harper.

“When the final section of the Oklahoma City Boulevard is completed, you'll be able to stroll or bike right by our south door.”

Photo courtesy of Neil Harper

The 5,000-square-foot patio will be dog-friendly and feature hop trellises and greenery with views of the downtown skyline. Harper said the focus is on completing the brewery first, with a full opening planned for next year.

Harper, originally from Glasgow, has lived in the U.S. for 18 years, eight of which he has spent in Oklahoma. He returned to the state last year when the liquor laws started to change in favor of breweries. Harper has been home brewing since 2005, and has won awards from the Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing, and the UK National Homebrew Competition.

Angry Scotsman Brewing’s new home will add to the already booming brewery scene in downtown OKC, serving thirsty customers along with Twisted Spike, Anthem, StoneCloud and plans to open additional breweries Prairie and Elk Valley.


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