O’Connoroo and Spyhop: The Perfect Pair
OBC’s Spyhop White IPA has been a summer favorite of employees and customers since we first brewed it three years ago at our old place. It was only by cool coincidence that we released it for the second time on the first day we opened our doors to our new spot last May to the beer-drinking public.
So before I talk about about Spyhop, let me explain O’Connoroo – the annual OBC festival around this delicious beer. Last year, as some of you know, we named the grand opening of our new brewery “O’Connoroo” – it rang and we wanted to call it something happy, festive, and fun – so there you go. But we also wanted it to be the namesake of what we hope to be a long and beautiful tradition.
So when we started planning O’Connoroo 2015 and what beer we wanted to release on this weekend, the answer was pretty obvious: our beloved Spyhop White IPA! Of course, it had to be: we released it at O’Connoroo last year by coincidence, it’s a great summer beer, and who doesn’t love a cute, psychedelic whale popping out of the ocean with hops bursting all around it? Yeah!! So we are happy to say that the Spyhop whale is the official mascot of O’Connoroo. So let the games begin, let the music rock, and let the beer flow. We welcome all of you who share the love of good beer, good music, and good vibes to come and join in the fun of O’Connoroo this Saturday and Sunday.
A few parting housekeeping items: This year’s O’Connoroo is open to the public and there is no cover charge this year. We will be pouring 6 new summer seasonals in addition to our flagships and will have double the beer-pouring stations as last year! The music lineup is killer with 4 bands Saturday and 3 on Sunday. We’ll have cornhole, shuffleboard, and jenga for you game lovers and even some shade for you fair-skinned folk. We’ll also have plenty of food trucks and a taxi stand. As far as parking goes, you can park anywhere in the industrial park around us or you can park in Ghent and take a short walk to 211 W. 24th Street. Hours are: 12-9 Saturday, 12-6 Sunday. For more details please follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/384820451702917/.
We feel honored and humbled to share in our new annual tradition: O’Connoroo and the release of our Spyhop White IPA. We hope that we carry this tradition in the spirit of other great beer festivals in this country and create an annual pilgrimage of locals, beer-lovers, music-lovers and wanderlusts alike. We look forward to seeing you at O’Connoroo!! Cheers.