“After beginning this company in the garage of our rental house three years ago, it’s a huge accomplishment to announce we’re expanding into our third state,” Tim Schoelen, founder, owner and managing partner said. “Mustang’s line of delicious, easy-drinking craft beer offers the people of Wichita a beer for every taste, whether you prefer to enjoy the beers in the comfort of your own home or at your favorite local bar.”
Tim and his wife, Carmen, started Mustang Brewing Company over a conversation one night about Tim’s passion- beer.
“[Carmen and I] were talking about my love for beer and we decided then and there to start a beer company,’” Schoelen said. “We drafted a business plan, sold our house, cashed out our 401k and started learning how to brew beer in our garage.”
Since its humble beginnings in the Schoelens’ garage, Mustang Brewing Company has become the largest Oklahoma-based craft beer company and has expanded into the Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas markets with three more states slated for the roster by the end of 2012.
Each beer is developed at Mustang Brewing headquarters and pilot brewing facility in Oklahoma City, then brewed and packaged at one of several different locations, depending on the recipe and order size. Mustang Brewing currently offers four year-round selections including Golden Ale, Route 66 American Lager, Mustang ’33 and gold medal winner at the 2011 World Beer Championships, Washita Wheat.
“Because our business model differs from other local craft beers, we can meet increased demand with no wasted dollars on excess inventory,” Schoelen said. “Thanks to our business model and our brewmaster, Gary Shellman, who has more than 20 years experience in brewing beer, we can successfully grow and are thrilled to celebrate the third year of doing what we love.”
Mustang Brewing Company beer ambassadors will sample beer at local liquor stores this weekend as a way to introduce the brand to the Wichita community. Jacob Liquor, located at 3049 N. Rock Road, will host the Friday sampling and JT’s Liquor, located at 3700 N. Woodlawn Street, will host the Saturday sampling. For further updates on either of these events, please follow Mustang Brewing Company on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/MustangBrewingCompany and @MustangBrewing.