The starting goal for Mustang Brewing Company was simple: brew some quality, easy-drinking session beers for the people who enjoy them. These straightforward, full-strength beers ended up forming Mustang’s core line-up. The Washita Wheat, Mustang Sixty-Six Lager and the Golden Ale are all crisp, clean satisfying beers. However, not content to rest on their laurels, brewmasters Gary Shellman and Mike Groshong decided to develop a series of beers that would be bigger, bolder and more appealing to discerning craft beer enthusiasts. The “Unbridled” series began strong with seven craft beers including Rocket Fuel (a strong IPA), Farmhouse (a session saison), Frah-Gee-Lay (a robust sweet potato porter) and even a refreshing strawberry wheat ale. Even more innovative and craft-forward is the brewery’s Saddlebag series, a limited offering of bold, unique brews: a chili-pepper infused IPA, an Imperial Stout with a heavy dose of raspberries and a strong Imperial Porter with hints of vanilla and chocolate. Keep a watchful eye out for more Mustang special releases in the future. In a surprisingly short time, brothers Colin and Chase Healey of Prairie Artisan Ales have built a strong international reputation for their exceptional skill and, in particular, their innovative take on nearly forgotten beer styles. Embracing less-popular beer styles like sours, barleywines and saisons, while also making his distinctive stamp on craft staples like stouts and porters, brewmaster Chase has proven himself more than competent in a broad range of brewing traditions. The “Prairie Bomb!” for instance is a great example of the innovative spirit that they’re known for: an imperial stout aged on espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans and ancho chili peppers. This intensely flavorful yet subtle beer has come to be one of their most respected and popular offerings. With a collection of beers so varied and complex, Prairie offers something for every craft beer drinker’s taste. There are several types of sour ales, one made with extra hops and another brewed with raspberries. You can try an Imperial Stout aged in apple brandy barrels or one aged in Jamaican rum barrels, lending distinct undertones to each. Sample their farmhouse IPA or their flagship saison. Prairie also regularly introduces new and limited availability beers throughout the year. If you’re thirsty for more, head to Tulsa soon for a tasting in A bastion from the days of the brewpub, CHOC beer is produced in the brewery at Pete’s Place, the legendary Italian restaurant in Krebs. After the change in brewing laws, CHOC beer was able to leave the tasting room at Pete’s and spread to bars and stores all over the state. Their classic, unfiltered wheat beer has long been the cornerstone of the CHOC line-up, and now the 1919 brand has become one of Oklahoma’s most recognizable beer labels. However, there’s a lot more to CHOC than their refreshing summer wheat beer. Miner’s Light is a crisp American lager and a tribute to Krebs’s strong mining history. A sweet, light peach brew, an American white ale and a spring IPA round out the roster at CHOC. Though, in case you think it’s all bright and summery beers at CHOC, sample their rich, malty, gold medal winning, abbey-style Signature Dubbel for a taste of something different.