One of the most successful Oklahoma City-based breweries has been COOP Ale Works. With a dynamic design, locally themed artwork and a diverse line of beers that are also distinctive and delicious, COOP is an influential member of the state’s craft beer community. Co-founders JD Merryweather and Daniel Mercer have put together a distinguished operation and their experienced brewmaster Blake Jarolim has produced excellent beers in classic craft styles. The Native Amber is a balanced blend of smooth malts with just enough hop spice, the F5 is an invigorating West Coast IPA hop explosion and the excellent DNR is a strong, complex Belgian-style dark ale best enjoyed in moderation. If you’re looking for an easy drinking, session type beer, COOP also offers their Spare Rib pale ale, Briefcase Brown Ale and a Belgian-style table ale, all of which are in the 3-4% alcohol range. Keep an eye out for the popular, seasonal Oktoberfest as well as their limited availability Territorial Reserve series that consists of unique, rustic stouts and barley wines often aged in bourbon barrels.