The area surrounding Broken Bow, Oklahoma contains rivers, lakes, mountains and forests—all the makings of a perfect vacation, and also the inspiration behind Broken Bow’s Mountain Forks Brewery.
Prior to 2015, there was no brewery in the Broken Bow area, a lack that was noted by three beer-loving guys who did something about it, and are now co-owners of the popular Mountain Fork Brewery.
The name comes from the nearby Mountain Fork River, which supplies the pristine water used for brewing the company’s beers, which include a year-round lineup as well as seasonal brews. Among the 10 standards are easy drinking Three Rivers Blonde Ale; The Rooster, a Belgian session styled beer with a crisp finish; Gentleman Jackalope, a dry and citrusy IPA; and Timber Creek Ale, amber colored and refreshingly malty. Seasonal beers include Elder Stag, a dark wheat made for cool nights; and Hocha Cheer, a red spicy ale with holiday spices.
The on-site brewery offers beers on tap, 6-packs and growlers and has a full-service family-friendly restaurant. Though the space is large, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming and nice for lingering. Large windows let diners look in on the brew tanks. And a large outdoor patio provides more inviting space on nice days.
Diners order food and drinks at a counter from a menu that offers traditional brewpub foods with a nice selection of appetizers, salads, wings, sandwiches and wraps, pizzas, and desserts. Can’t decide on which beer to try? Order a flight!
Mountain Forks Brewery
89 N. Lukfata Trail Road, Broken Bow, OK
Sunday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Photos courtesy of Mountain Fork Brewery.