A Tulsa brewery was named best new brewery in the United States and second in the world at this year's Ratebeer Best awards in Sonoma County, California.
Chase Healey’s new brewery American Solera, 1801 S. 49th West Ave., also picked up the Best New Brewery in Oklahoma award. American Solera's Foeder Cerise was named one of the top 100 new beers in the world.
“We couldn't have this success without the support of the loyal fans who continue to believe in the Tulsa craft brewery scene,” said American Solera Founder Chase Healey. "This honor doesn't only belong to American Solera, but also to my family, staff and everyone that has supported this brewery and myself from day one."
In addition to the current taproom, American Solera is planning on expanding to a new location set to open late this summer at 18th Street and Boston Avenue (across from Burn Co. Barbeque).
"Our main goal with the location at 18th and Boston is to be more a part of the Tulsa community," Healey said. "The location is pretty perfect to say the least. Between us, Burn Co. and DoubleShot, you can spend the whole day there. We are walkable for people that live nearby and bikeable, thanks to the trail that runs 100 feet behind us. The Gathering Place is now cooler with the ability to fill a growler as you walk to the park. The location is small now, but we hope to grow over time."
American Solera is open every week from Wednesday to Saturday. For hours and more details, visit americansolera.com.
Prairie Artisan Ales, which was founded by Chase Healey and his brother Colin, also won awards at the RateBeer Best competition. Prairie is now owned by Krebs Brewing Co. and is brewed in Krebs, Oklahoma. Prairie placed among the Top 100 Brewers in the World; a Top 100 Beers in the World for Bomb!; a Top 100 Beer in the World for Pirate Bomb!; a Top 100 Beer in the World for Apple Brandy Noir; Best Beer by subregion for Apple Brandy Noir; and Best Brewer in Oklahoma.
This year's RateBeer Best was held for the second year in a row in Santa Rosa, California. Seven of the top 10 brewers were in attendance. There are more than 26,000 breweries in the world and 8,000,000 ratings for beers on RateBeer.com. The official results will be posted this week on ratebeer.com
RateBeer Best has evolved into one of the brewing industry's most influential international awards program.
Tom Gilbert 918-581-8349