It’s been a wait of more than 131 years, but the city of Edmond will finally be able to lay claim to a brewery in its city limits.
The city’s first craft beer brewery, Frenzy Brewing Co., is set to open its doors to the public in a series of events over the coming weeks.
The first milestone will come Thursday, May 28, as Frenzy opens to the public from 4 to 8 p.m. for curbside to-go sales. That will be followed by a grand opening week from June 15 to 20 where guests can visit the brewery taproom.
Brewery co-owners Matt Conner and Jeremy Estle initially targeted for a March opening for the taproom, but plans were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conner and Estle, both former home-brewers and longtime Edmond residents, launched their brand to the public in March 2019, along with the help of Conner’s wife, Beth.
“We are proud to be able to call ourselves Edmond’s first brewery,” Conner said. “For that reason, we were excited to be able to preserve some of the history of our building, and we can’t wait to have our customers stop in for a drink and check out the space.”
Frenzy will have several canned offerings available for curbside purchase, including its popular Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (‘Cause I’m a Blonde) Belgian-Style Blonde Ale and its Unspeakable Things New England IPA.
Guests are encouraged to order ahead for curbside service using the Arryved app, however walk-up sales will be accepted. Curbside sales will continue until the grand-opening week with the following hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 to 6 p.m. Sundays.
Curbside customers should park on the west side of Broadway near the Frenzy building and call 405-562-5350 when they arrive. Brewery staff are not permitted to cross Broadway to deliver orders.
At the outset, Frenzy will allow a maximum of 50 customers inside the taproom at any time. The limited capacity, about 20% of seats in the building, will allow customers and employees more space to safely distance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The safety of our employees and customers is our top concern,” Estle said, adding that Frenzy will monitor local health reporting to be sure they are taking proper precautions to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Once open, the taproom will feature regular hours of 3 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; noon to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 9 p.m. on Sundays.