You may not need the New York Times telling you West O is the place to go for a good beer. Still, we’re pleased as punch to be included in this very nice write up; there’s even a photo AND we made the (very) short list at the bottom of “Where to Eat and Drink.” We call this a very good day! Thank you, New York Times…
That’s Random Acts of Beer, peeps. We welcome a new month and another West O Wednesday with a POP QUIZ to give more shirts away. This time, just fill out your name and email address below, then comment on this:
What is the name or style of the West O beer that is currently in the label and box approval process for bottling? (Hint: it has been around a while; it’s just never been bottled. Yet.)
First two correct answers win a free West O t-shirt. We’ll turn off comments later in the afternoon. And the beer will be in bottles soon.
One prize per person per month. Share the beer love.
Of course, we thought every day was beer day, but if you want a special day for beer, knock yourself out. Because September 28 is the day. We read it on Facebook, so of course it has to be official.
Make it even more official with our BIKE. BEER. t-shirt. Now 30% off with flat rate shipping.
As they say at Beer School at Pounders, “pencils down and pints up.” Recently, Matt and Karl trekked to Aberdeen, SD to speak to the school that trumps all schools. After talking at length about all things beer (and taking over the taps with West O keg,) Pounders even gave Karl an assignment: “fill this firkin with something good and send it back.” Happy to comply.
So much happening today, here’s the condensed list for Sept. 20, 2014:
ICBT in Denison at the Tri City BBQ Fest, Little Giant Beer Summit – el Bait Shop, Des Moines, Taste of History Wine Walk – Dakota City, IA (Humboldt), Rock River Beer Fest – LuVerne, MN, Beervana – Monks- Sioux Falls, and LIVE MUSIC with Byron Kuehl in the tasting room, 7-10. You know where you are, and where you need to be. Go forth and enjoy.
West O Beer is pleased to bring you more NEW live music this Saturday. Welcome Byron Kuehl to the tasting room Saturday, September 20 from 7-10 for acoustic solo music.
BYRON KUEHL info:
Holy snowmobile; it’s time to change over to winter hours again. Importantly, look out for West O Wednesday: Pint and growler discounts. Sending out our new and improved BIG FAN weekly email newsletter. Giving stuff away to people receiving said newsletter. It’s gonna be another cold one, so have a cold one, and we’ll all make the best of it. In the meantime, make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter, then make sure you watch your email. You never know what’s coming down the vortex.
Sunday: Noon to 7
Monday and Tuesday: Closed
West O Wednesday: 2 to 10
Thursday and Friday: 2 to 10
Saturday: Noon to 10
So, what have we here? A computer mockup that we have to submit for government approval before we print labels. This may just exist in the virtual world for now, but pretty soon it’s going to make a break for the real world. We’re confident you can figure out the rest.
If you visit the tasting room, you probably already know about CocO Stout because it’s been around a while on tap. What’s in it? Real cocoa nibs, bourbon vanilla beans, imported sugar and caramel malt. There’s a mild chocolate flavor with hints of vanilla, oats and subtle coffee. Karl says it’s a Milk Stout, and that’s that. Oh, yeah. What’s not in it? Coconut. Boom Chocolaka.
Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, we showed up for the Festival of Iowa Beers. Even brought along some 10 Foot 10 Double IPA. Lines were long!
Yes, dancing in the aisles. Many thanks to Chad Elliott, who was in the house on August 29th for an awesome performance. Here are a few photos, and link to his website, chadelliott.net. Support local music! #westomusic