in terms of craft beer these guys were the first ones in Tulsa to really knock it out of the park (other breweries opened before them but they were the first really exceptional brewery in Tulsa). American Solera specializes in sours, so if you are into that then this is for sure your place!
Heirloom Rustic Ales
In my opinion, this is really the most lovely brewery in Tulsa. The decor and vibe is so thoughtful. They are comfortable experimenting with their beers and therefore produce some really unique and special beers (I had a blue IPA there).
Cabin Boys Brewery
The brewer over at Cabin Boys knows how to make really consistent beers. Their beers are true to form (they taste how you would expect them to) and a comfortable steady drink. Definitely worth a visit.
Honorable Mention: Willows Family Ales
I gave this honorable mention because I visited them on their opening weekend. I think sometimes it takes a bit to settle into your style/flavor as a brewery and therefore some of their beers have room for improvement. However, they were producing a solid sour when I was there and they have a super cool outside space with a view of downtown that will likely become a beer garden and be a fun addition to Tulsa's beer scene. Definitely a place to watch!
Honorable Mention: Marshall Brewing
To their credit, they were one of the first craft breweries in Tulsa. While their beer isn't my style, they are doing some really unique things with barrel aging (I tried beers aged in a gin barrel, a whisky barrel, a port barrel and an apple brandy barrel) those beers are for sure worth trying if you are looking for something unique and don't mind a heavier beer.
Something to Watch: OK Distilling
Ok, so technically not a brewery but they do brew a beerski (it is distilled from an IPA). They are opening in the Pearl district on what will hopefully become brewery lane (the same road as Cabin Boys and Marshall Brewing). They are really focusing on liquors that they can make well because they don't want you to get a spirit just because it's local. They deeply believe that you should get a spirit because it's good and it's a bonus that it happens to be local. They already have some of their liquors being distributed around the US so be sure to watch for them.
Did your favorite Tulsa brewery make the list? Let me know in the comments section!