|Updated: 5/15/2013 12:31 am
||Published: 5/15/2013 12:14 am
A new restaurant in South Tulsa is accused of selling strong beer without a license.
The owner of Pi Pizzeria, Matheous and the brewmaster, Clint Engles could face charges. They are accused of making and selling high-point beer without a license.
Oklahoma Alcohol and Beverage Laws Enforcement agents hauled off with craft beer-making materials and ingredients from Pi Pizzeria near 58th and Lewis on Tuesday.
"They weren't paying their taxes on it," said ABLE Agent Erik Smoot.
The owner is also accused of not having a license to sell beer higher than 3.2 percent alcohol by weight.
"We got complaints from people that said there is no way the beer they are brewing is low point beer," said Smoot.
Undercover agents went inside and found the beer was much stronger than what they had a license for in the restaurant.
"You come in as a customer you think you are drinking low point beer three or four and think it's OK to drive," said Smoot. "If you are drinking strong beer you are going to be intoxicated and now you are going to get a DUI because you thought it was OK.”
FOX23 News saw the brewmaster leave the restaurant during the interview. He did not want to comment on the situation.
Agents say they will forward the case to the District Attorney's Office. Agents say they face charges for engaging in activity which requires a license and possession with intent to sell alcoholic beverages. Each misdemeanor charge carries a $1,000 fine and year in jail.