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Stuff to Do This Weekend if You LOVE Great Beer and Good Times!

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Stuff to Do This Weekend if You LOVE Great Beer and Good Times!

topgunEvery month or so our friends at AltDaily put on a cult classic movie screening at one of our favorite places in town, the Naro Cinema in Ghent. Even better–they always have an O’Connor beer bar to benefit the Muse Writers’ Center, another great Norfolk-based organization. For this month’s event, AltDaily is doing TOP GUN this Friday night at 9pm! So get ready for a hilarious time, punctuated by an epic singalong…

Movie tickets are about $9. Click here for the FB event page.

IMG_0073We had a great time at the recent Harrisonburg Capital Ale House’s Mesquite Challenge. If you missed it, get to Capital Ale House Midlothian on Saturday for the Copper Fox Brewfest & Mesquite Challenge. Nine Virgina breweries, including OBC!, teamed up with Copper Fox Distillery to create nine new beers EXCLUSIVELY for the event. This beer isn’t just any beer, though. Each brewery created their beer using a special ingredient: Copper Fox’s Mesquite Smoked barley malt.

Tickets are $20 and include the following:

– Entrance into the event
– A commemorative Copper Fox glass
– 9 taster tickets to sample every brew
– Opportunity to try some of Copper Fox’s whiskies and gins
– Live entertainment
– Opportunity to vote for your favorite brew with the chance to win a Barrel Kit from Copper Fox that you can use to age your own whisky

Click here for the FB event page.

As if Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival wasn’t already awesome enough, this year they’re adding an O’Connor beer garden! We’ve had a long, fruitful partnership with Hope House and this fantastic event, and we’re excited to be a part of it again. If you’ve never gone to Stockley (well, you must be new around here or are just completely avoiding Ghent), here’s the gist:

Twice a year, on the third full weekend in May and October, people flock to Stockley Gardens in Norfolk’s historic Ghent neighborhood to browse through jewelry, pottery, paintings, and other works of art by over 130 artists. The park is full of strollers and dogs and tantalizing smells. Music drifts from the stage. Friends stop to chat. And throughout the weekend, there is a feeling of hope.

Stockley Gardens Arts Festivals are events that are put on by Hope House Foundation and also benefit the organization. The proceeds from these events helps pay for housing, transportation, medical care, and more for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. But of course, the events themselves benefit the entire community.

Click here for the FB event page.

Even though they won’t be pouring OBC, the LAVA Music Festival is gonna be a kick-ass time! Headliners include Fitz and the Tantrums, Of Montreal and Mutemath. Just having that many cool acts play in SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA on the same day… well, we think that’s worth a shout-out. And since our friends at Devil’s Backbone are providing the beer, we can safely say you’ll still be drinking well, even without us on tap. 😉

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Lastly, if you’re a Hampton Roads beer lover, you probably already know about the Virginia Beer Festival at Town Point Park, so we won’t bore you with the details. But this list of participating breweries (including OBC, of course!) may be of use:

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Hope to see you out and about this weekend!

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