King of the Tramps. Live music.

 

kingofthetramps-photoThey had us at “whiskey gospel.” Every time they play at West O, everyone has a high-energy good time. Time for another.

From the King of the Tramps website:

The King Of The Tramps live show is a foot stompin’, hand clappin’ rock and roll gospel party, with plenty of crowd participation. According to “City View” show reviewer Chad Taylor, Partridge is “art troubadour, part tent revival preacher, Partridge holds court over his audience, welcoming all to the Tramps roots rock/jam band sound with the charisma of a faith healer.”

The band is comprised of Todd Partridge on Guitar and vocals, Justin Snyder on Guitar and Mandolin, Adam Audlehelm on Keys, Ryan Aum on Drums and Ryan McAlister on Bass.

King of the Tramps returns to the West O stage on Saturday, September 24, 2016, 7–10 pm as part of West O’s WestOberfest celebration. You will want to be here all day. Really.

 

Sportsman’s Tiki Bike Ride.

 

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West O is a sponsor and will be a stop 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 and/or lunch beer will do the trick. Think Polynesian thoughts, everyone.

Registering? You probably could simply print off this form, fill it out, and mail it in. Or register the day of the ride. Hope to see you here.

Festival of Iowa Beers

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Come down to Millstream Brewery on Sunday, September 4, 2016 to taste over 100+ beers that 30+ Iowa Breweries have to offer and meet the brewers who make the magical brews come to life as they serve you. West O will be there…look for our tent!

Live music by Airwaves and food will be available.  Again this year attendance is limited to 1200 people. Tickets will not be available for sale the day of the event this year (unless we have not sold out so don’t take any chances and get yours in advance). Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets go on sale July 15th. $20 preorder. $25 day of the event. You can order your tickets online or you can purchase them up at Millstream Brewery. Sorry check or cash only, no credit cards if picked up at the brewery.

Tickets are available HERE.

 

 

Asana and ales.

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CHILL OUT with yoga paired with beer tasting. Join us on Saturday, July 30 at 10am (yes, yogis, doors open two hours early for you.) Mandi King is leading, and for only $15 you get the yoga and the beer tasting. for reservations...hurry, limit 20. #westoyoga

The High Crest. Live music.

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From the High Crest website:

The High Crest is the Iowa-grown folk & roll duo of Kat Darling and Aaron Short.  They possess an extensive catalog of original, acoustic guitar-based tunes that come alive with multi-instrumentation, engaging harmonies, hand drum percussion, soulful harmonica, and the steel hum of resonator guitar. Lively performances and impressive musicianship spanning more than a decade are backed by a solid reputation for professionalism and reliability. Always treated to an intimate, one-of-a-kind show, audiences become loyal followers. With their consistency to deliver and their ability to attract a crowd, The High Crest quickly becomes a favorite.”

We welcome The High Crest to the West O Beer tasting room on August 6, 2016 at 7pm.

The High Crest Reverbnation site

Ryne Doughty. Live music.

ryne.doughty.1Ryne Doughty is a folk-roots musician out of Des Moines, IA, whose music is deeply rooted in real life stories of love, loss, work, and play. His stripped down, earthy sound is directly influenced by the small, rural town where he was born and raised. The hard-working, simple living, and friendly way of life of the Midwest shines through his music that is understated yet complex and rich with beauty and realness. Playing behind his second studio album, “To the Factory”, Doughty is back in Iowa after a few years in the mountains of Colorado and is starting to make a name for himself in the Midwest scene. Whether he plays small venues or big venues he is turning heads wherever he plays. With solid finger-style guitar picking and a rich baritone voice he brings a dynamic of warmth and richness to the stage. Doughty’s performances are always passionate and full of energy and songs that tell real life stories. His live performance and studio albums alike will not leave you wanting. Doughty’s main passion in life is to share his music with the very people who help influence it; the real, hard working, everyday people that make this beautiful world go around.

Welcome Ryne Doughty to the West O tasting room on Saturday, July 9 from 7–10pm.

Ryne Doughty website.
Ryne Dougty on Reverbnation
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Ryne Doughty on Facebook.

Aaron Fowler/Laura Dungan. Live music.

“Aaron Fowler and Laura Dungan combine their areas of musical expertise and empowerment to create a dynamic and rich musical experience in the folk tradition. Their music leads the listener to be attentive and appreciative of one’s place in the world, examine matters of the heart and conscience, and lend courage to take next steps on the journey.”

Website: www.fowlerdungan.com

Aaron Fowler and Laura Dungan will perform live in the West O tasting room on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 2–4pm.

Ben Bedford. Live music.

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Photo by Kari Bedford.

“Ben Bedford delivers intriguing sketches of America, its individuals, their victories and their struggles. Poignant, but never sentimental, Bedford’s portrait-like songs capture the vitality of his characters and draw the listener deep into the narratives.
With his fourth album, The Pilot and the Flying Machine, Ben Bedford takes the listener on a philosophical, poetic, and powerful sonic flight. With his songwriting as erudite as ever and his guitar playing further honed and refined, Bedford enters decidedly new territory in terms of themes, sound, and arrangement with this album.”

Read more about the artist: www.benbedford.com/about/

Video from production of his latest album: YouTube.

Ben Bedford will be live in concert at West O Beer on Saturday, June 11, 7–10pm.

Happy birthday to us. The Big 3.

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We keep racking up awards…and birthdays. Time to come out and celebrate with us again, on Saturday, May 28, noon to 10. Here’s the short list of what’s going on:

  • 100 Big 3 commemorative glasses being given away at noon. The line forms early.
  • Rolling out this season’s batch of Honeyblossom Saison. Awesomeness.
  • Firkins: Grapefruit 6 FT 6 at noon, Cherry Chocolate CocO Stout at 5.
  • McCreary’s Food Truck all weekend.
  • Beanbag toss.
  • Live music out the wazoo: Midnight Squires at 2pm, David Lee at 7pm.
  • Strike up conversation with owners, brewers, and staff.
  • Random Acts of Beer: free merch, yo.

Check back often as we update the list, then plan to spend the day with us as we celebrate.