We are West O Beer.

100% Iowa Brewed.

At West O Beer, we are passionate about brewing exceptional, award-winning, craft beers.

In West Okoboji, Iowa, we built a state-of-the-art brewery from the ground up, and opened in May, 2013. You can saunter through our doors, go right up to the bar, and order up a cold one, you know, like in those cowboy movies. When you’re in the Lakes Area, be sure to have us on your to-do list. In the meantime, have a look around and get to know us. We have a story. You can locate us on the map. And, of course, sign up for our Beer:30 email list (because we give stuff away, randomly, including beer.)

News & Events

Sun. May 28

  • Summer Hours start

West O Wednesday June 7*

Fri. June 9

Sat. June 10

  • Local food: Fare You Well opens at noon
  • Live music: Rock ala Carte 7pm


Plan ahead(!):

  • Sat. June 17: Iowa Craft Brew Festival in Des Moines
  • Mon. July 3: Open
  • Tues. JULY 4, noon-5: OPEN with growler discounts all afternoon

* Beer discounts on pints and growler fills all day long!

News & Recent Posts

Bellevue’s Liquor Cabinet has beers. May 12, 2017

We are making inroads in Nebraska, and here is just one of those locations that carry West O. Go see them at 1007 Galvin Rd S, Bellevue, NE. **Facebook Page**

Ritz Okoboji has beers. May 12, 2017

A place close to home and near and dear to us is just one of many awesome places to visit in the Lakes area. Get yourself to the Ritz in Okoboji. **Facebook link**

SoHo has beers. May 10, 2017

SoHo in Sioux City is a classy joint. Better stop in and have a West O or two, like the Honey Blossom shown here. Website: sohokitchenbar.com

Havana Garage Cigar Bar has beers. May 4, 2017

West O is making inroads into Nebraska, and here we are in downtown Omaha. On tap! website: thehavanagarage.com

Rube’s Steakhouse has beers. May 3, 2017

You know Rube’s? Probably. Not just in Waukee, but they even do a bang-up business in Montour (reservations suggested.) And they have West O. It’s seriously worth the road trip. Where: Waukee and Montour, Iowa Website: rubessteakhouse-montour.com

Firkin time. April 19, 2017

We will be tapping another of those firkins on Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017 at noon. This time, it’s Smoked Red with sage. Better stop in and see what the heck head brewer Conor has been experimenting with. We are very intrigued…    

Chad Elliott. Live music. April 13, 2017

  Chad Elliott returns to West O Beer on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 7–10pm 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 … Read more

Storm Rising. Live Music. March 24, 2017

Storm Rising is a home grown Lakes-area band with folk, Americana, and indie vibes. Karina Van Wyhe, Amanda Jorgensen, and Adam Layman share a love of music and performance, and they are freqent favorites in the West O tasting room. We welcome them back on Saturday, April 29 from 7–10pm, with no cover, as usual. Stop in! **Storm Rising Facebook page** … Read more

Larry Myer. Live music. March 24, 2017

We love our Iowa singer/songwriters, and here’s another to add to the list. Larry Myer is an energetic singer, songwriter and acoustic performer. He has played more than 200 towns in his homestate of Iowa and more than half the states of America, working his way up from a busking street performer to concert venues around the country. He has released … Read more

Rock’n Bac’n Brew’n 2017 March 21, 2017

Time once again for Rock’n Bac’n Brew’n, and West O is again one of the main sponsors along with Doll Distributing. If you are anywhere near Spencer IA you know all about this (3rd) annual event. Here’s some details: We will have 2 beers on tap for sale (CocO Stout and 6 Foot 6 IPA) West O will have a booth … Read more