The Edmond Sun

August 17, 2013

Beer that delights; food that surprises

Bricktown Brewery opens Edmond location

Patty Miller
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Bricktown Brewery Edmond is following the lead of the original store opened in 1992 in Oklahoma City. It may be a different location but the brew pub is still delivering great food, great beer and a great experience to Edmond residents, its management said.

“It’s no coincidence that beer rhymes with cheer,” said manager Nick McNab.

Bricktown Brewery Edmond offers 28 ales, 21 lagers (five from Oklahoma) and 16 drafts. Five beers are brewed downtown and brought to the site as well as local beers and in the fall the brewery will offer a specialty beer out of Midwest City called Rough Tail, a Pumpkin Porter beer.

“We also have wine — six whites and five reds and an extensive bourbon list,” McNab said. “We also cook with the three food groups — bourbon, bacon and beer.”

Located on the southeast corner of Kelly and Danforth, the new pub offers meal starters or stand alone dishes called Beginnings. They include the Chopped and Chipped Nachos made fresh with corn tortilla chips covered in slow-smoked pork, shoulder chopped and tossed in Head Country Bar-B-Que sauce, aged cheddar cheese and Choulula sour cream. Other tasty options include the Fat Elvis Fries, which are a sweet potato fries covered with peanut butter sauce, chopped peppered bacon and dried potato chips.

“Trust us, this tastes as crazy awesome as it sounds,” McNab said.

Also found on the Beginnings list was Watonga Cheddar Curds, Okie Poutine (pu-tin) which is the College Special with a new twist. Salt & Pepper Fries are covered with maple pepper gravy and topped with deep-fried Old King Koelsch beer-battered Watonga Cheddar Curds.

Other Beginnings include Fresh Guacamole, Asiago Cheese & Bacon Dip, Bavarian Pretzel Sticks, the Trio (Queso, Guacamole and house made Salsa) served with bottomless tortilla chips, and last but by no way least, Janie’s Pimento Cheese served with fresh tortilla chips or fresh baked dark bread.

Brewery Wings are available, of course, and for those who like salad or chile there is something on the Fork and Spoon menu for everyone. From Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad to Cobb, Grilled Caesar, BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad or Cluck, Oink & Apple Salad to the Brewery Garden the choices are endless.

There is a Soup of the Day and Buck’s Bourbon, Bacon & Beer Chili is served every day.

For that south-of-the-border palate, quesadillas and enchiladas are ready to be ordered.

All of the menu items are made from scratch including an artisan burger of the day in addition to the burgers on the menu.

With one of their mottos, “Life tastes better with bacon,” many of the menu items feature Nueski’s bacon, one of the best, according to McNab. All of the burgers are fresh, flat-grilled certified Black Angus beef patties, served with lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles and a choice of Salt & Pepper Fries, Bacon Potato Salad or Roasted Peanut Coleslaw.

“One of our burger specialties is our Bacon Burger made with 50 percent Nueski’s bacon and 50 percent Black Angus beef,” McNab said. “We also have a Pimento Cheeseburger and a Kitchen Sink Burger with Head Country Bar-B-Que and onion rings as well as peppered bacon and sliced ham and cheddar cheese, tomato and lettuce.”

For the vegetarian-inclined diner there is also a turkey/veggie burger.

Sandwiches feature The Yard Bird with pulled roasted chicken, tossed in mustard BBQ sauce and sautéed mushrooms served on a pretzel bun topped with melted cheddar cheese, and you guessed it, bacon.

Classics include their Chicken Fried Steak, Corn Flakes and Catfish and Chicken Tenders.

They also have a beer friendly wood-grill with a choice of red meat or chicken. Steak & Shrooms is one of their customers’ favorites, McNab said, but they also have Steak & Potatoes, Steak & Pimento, Steak & Avocado, Steak & Bourbon Gorgonzola and Steak & Jalapeno Lime. For a lighter entree think about their Wood-Grilled Salmon.

“The guys behind our menu are brilliant,” McNab said. “They are always trying to find different flavors.”

The beer pub features a 120-inch projection screen, a 90-inch screen behind the bar and four, 60-inch screens for viewing and live music will be playing on the weekends starting Aug. 23.

Happy Hour $2 beers at Bricktown Brewery are sold from 4-7 p.m. and from 9 to close every day of the week.

A member of the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce, the owner of Bricktown Brewery believes in community involvement.

“We have donated to the Bella Foundation in Oklahoma City to help with the displaced animals from the tornadoes,” McNab said. “We want to be as involved in the Edmond community as we can.”  

Located at 840 W. Danforth Road in Edmond, all ages are welcome. To make reservations, call 265-BREW.

Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated to correct the spelling of Nick McNab's name. The Sun apologizes for the error and any inconvenience caused to our readers.