Tammy Hamlin. Live Music.


Tammy Hamlin returns to the West O Tasting Room for live music, Saturday, February 13, 2016, 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.

Tammy Hamlin Facebook page


BRRR BEER OKOBOJI! Koozie hoodie.

(To start the printing order, we are cutting off pre-orders at noon, Friday, Jan. 22. Do not fret! We will have some extras on-hand in the tasting room prior to Winter Games time. Call for details.)

Holy moly, it’s a hoodie with a built-in koozie. And a bottle opener on a sewn-in cord. After seeing these, we can’t imagine a world without them. Inquire in the tasting room before the Winter Games; only $45.

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Paint Your Stein with Kurio Kastle.


How about a one-of-a-kind stein for the beer lover in your family? Join us AGAIN on December 13 at West O and unleash your inner artist with Kurio Kastle. Kurio Kastle makes it easy to decorate your stein, then they fire it to make it a permanent work of art. Bonus: Kurio Kastle is planning special items for the kids. Ask in the tasting room to get signed up. Only $29 (includes tax.) Christmas is upon us. Literally.

Ryne Doughty. Live music.

ryne.doughty.1Due to weather, tonight’s music is cancelled. Sorry, peeps.

Ryne 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, November 21 from 7–10pm.

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

Charlie Roth. Live music.


Charlie Roth is a regular in the live music department at West O Beer. Americana, Folk, Blues, Country, Celtic; he’s a unique blend of all these genres. What Charlie is best at is telling a story with his rich baritone vocal, acoustic guitar, rack harmonica, and foot percussion. His fifth album ‘Broken Ground’ reached up to #6 on the Euro Americana charts and continues to get air play all over the world. He has recorded with the likes of Sam Bush, Michael Bland and other American legends. A consummate showman, an entertainer with countless gigs under his belt, Charlie has mastered the art of playing and singing from his heart, exuding the sheer joy of making great music which can be felt by everyone who is connected to that magical and medicinal spiritual grace.

“Story telling of the highest order, Charlie Roth is a name to remember” Ralph McLean show BBC in Northern Ireland

We welcome Charlie Roth back to the tasting room on Sat. Nov. 14 from 7–10pm. You won’t want to miss this.

Charlie Roth website
Charlie Roth on Facebook


Sioux Falls Craft Beer Expo.


Visit West O Beer at the annual Sioux Falls Craft Beer Expo…look for our corner booth #23 on Saturday, Nov. 7. VIP admission opens at 2pm, and General Admission starts at 3, running til 6pm. We’re stoked, and STOCKED: CocO, Pilsner, Smoked Red, and Holy L.

This event supports the JY6 Foundation (Jorgen Yde Foundation), a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity that focuses on funding research in the areas of pediatric oncology and leukemia research.

A Pre-Thanksgiving Thank You.


Indeed. And this is a time of change for us at West O Beer. We just picked up another Gold Medal, largely thanks to Karl who has already moved on to his next big adventure. We are moving right into winter, any day it seems, and soon enough, the lakes will be frozen over and the Winter Games will be here. And our next expansion will be coming down the road as well (more on that soon.)

A BIG thank you goes to you. For sticking with us, for making our summer (oh, hell, the whole year-to-date) in the tasting room a record-breaker. For increasing sales across the board in our bottle and tap accounts across the state. For bearing with us as we expand into the areas of the state (Iowa? Minnesota? South Dakota?) where you happen to live. Change is good, and life is good.

The challenge? Be an active West O Big Fan. Keep posting on Facebook, and Twitter, and Instagram (your choice, you know how they work.) Oh yeah, send us your photos hashtagged with #myWestO so we can start posting them on our website.

And most of all, just keep doing what you’re doing…enjoying our beer and telling your friends about it. Tell strangers about it (hint: t-shirts, caps, etc.) And give us feedback. When you’re in the lakes neighborhood, stop in and give us an earful. Or shoot us an email.

There you go; thank you, everyone. Onward. Because 2016 is shaping up to be awesome.