Sportsman’s Tiki Bike Ride.

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West O will be open early for this ride, so plan to stop in and park it for a bit. We won’t have that Mai Tai you’re jonesing for, but we’re pretty sure a breakfast beer will do the trick. Doors open at 10:30am. Think Polynesian thoughts, everyone.

Via Sportsman’s: Sportsmans is putting on a bike ride Saturday, August 1st, 2015. Registration is $25 if paid by July 25th. ($30 day of) Ride includes: t-shirt, lunch, sag wagon, prizes. Proceeds: trails. 15 & 50 mile route. Ride starts at 9:00am. Stops along the way:). Send checks to Sportsmans, 1609 hill ave, spirit lake, Iowa 51360. Any questions email Dave Tryon –

Jon Ingvall. Live music.

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It’s not everyday we run across someone whose job experience includes “luthier.” Well, Jon Ingvall is one of those people. Plus, he’s a damn fine musician and West O is proud to have this multi-talented Okoboji guy as one of our own.

Hear Jon on Friday, July 24, 2015 at West O Beer with Michael Bertrand, 7-10pm.

 

 

Chad Elliott. Live music.

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Chad Elliott returns to West O Beer on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 7–10pm (the last half of a live music doubleheader featuring Wright Co. Rambler on Friday.)

Averaging close to 200 shows per year, Chad Elliott has been on the road for more than a decade performing a blend of Americana, roots and country music. Along the way he’s collected more than a few interesting stories, many of which end up crafted into lyrics.

Listen to music tracks and find links to his website and social media on his ReverbNation site.

 

Minerva’s Tap Takeover.

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Tap Takeover at Minerva’s in Okoboji! Come and get ‘em starting Thursday, July 16, 2015 through about the end of the month: Gold-Medal-winning CocO Stout, Smoked Red, Pilsner, Holy L, and our Honeysuckle Saison seasonal. All on tap, and we believe it’s the perfect opportunity to pair up all five with perfect food.

More? Yes. “Meet the West O Staff” July 21st 5–7:30pm. A nice little meet-and-greet plus we’re giving stuff away.

Minerva’s:
1405 US Hwy 71, Okoboji IA
Website and Facebook page

 

 

Wright County Rambler. Live Music.

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Wright County Rambler will be at West O Friday, July 17, 2015 from 7-10pm (followed on Saturday with Chad Elliott) and RETURNING: Saturday, August 8, 7-10pm.

The Wright County Rambler, AKA One Man Band, AKA Clint Riedel, is a multi-faceted all-around-creative-person who is a musician, artist, and teacher. He does performances, gives lessons, teaches classes, and makes art work.

Wright County Rambler on Facebook: facebook.com/wrightcountyrambler

 

 

Stockyard Kings. Live music.

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Rock, Blues, Funk, Americana. In your face and passionate. The best original music in Siouxland. Formerly Byron Kuehl and the Midtown Express.

The Stockyard Kings performed at West O on July 25, 2015, and here’s a photo. Really good feedback on this music, and looking forward already to a return engagement.

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Facebook: facebook.com/thestockyardkings
Website: www.byronkuehl.com/the-stockyard-kings/

 

2 wine/beer fests. 1 weekend.

The weekend of July 11 and 12, 2015 is special because of not one, but two wine/beer fests. Enjoy.

There is this thing called Bully Bullhead Weekend over in Ruthven and it includes the Woo Woo Winefest on Saturday from 3-7pm. There will be music, BBQ, wine, and of course, West O Beer. Jump over to their Facebook page for information.

If your tastes are craving something a wee bit larger, then head to Ankeny for their Summerfest Weekend. On Sunday, 1-4pm, it’s their annual Corks & Caps celebration of Iowa wine and beer (Facebook event link.) Tickets will be available at the door, and their list of Iowa wineries and breweries is pretty impressive. Yup, we’ll be there.

Breweries:
Peace Tree Brewing Company
Firetrucker Brewery
Confluence Brewing Company
Millstream Brewing Co.
515 Brewing Company
New American Brewing Co.
Exile Brewing Co.
Keg Creek Brewing Company
Madhouse Brewing Company
Backpocket Brewing
Kalona Brewing Company
West O Beer

Wineries:
Eagle City Winery
Annelise Winery
Prairie Moon Winery and Vineyards
John Ernest Vineyard & Winery
Van Wijk Winery
Ardon Creek
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery
Madison County Winery

 

 

Eli Dykstra. Live Music.

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Eli Dykstra rocks the live music at West O, Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 2-5pm.

All we can say is, we certainly can’t wait for this one. Eli is, yes, 13, and we ask you “what were you accomplishing when you were 13?” From the looks of things, he’s off to a great start in his musical career…he has a very healthy looking YouTube channel here, and he’s opened for Hairball. So there. We’re stoked.

 

Tammy Hamlin. Live Music.

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Tammy Hamlin visits the West O Tasting Room for live music, Friday, July 3, 2015, 7–10pm.

As you know, West O Beer is committed to bringing you quality live music performances, and Tammy Hamlin is no exception. Her next live concert will feature both originals and covers, brought to you with a healthy dose of musical energy.

A singer/songwriter for over 25 years, she explores acoustic rock versions of the great songs of previous decades. Join Tammy as she plays originals and favorite covers from the 60s to today.

 

Matt Andrews. Live Music.

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Matt Andrews visits the West O Tasting Room for live music, Friday, June 26, 7–10pm.

Simple melodic acoustic rock designed to just be listened to. Matt has been playing music for 20 years. His influences include all types of music, from 70’s and 80’s rock to alternative 90’s, punk, and R&B. Every show is unique and enjoyable!