GREAT BREWERY TOUR
COMING TO YOU
........MORE DATES COMING... CHECK BACK SOON!
DEC 18 - CROOKED HANDLE - SPRINGBORO, OH
DEC 23 - BORO'S TAVERN - SPRINGBORO, OH +
JAN 07 - SPIRES SOCIAL BREWERY - COLUMBUS, OH
JAN 08 - RAILROAD BREWING - AVON, OH
JAN 13 - DEEP ELLUM BREWING CO. - DALLAS, TX
JAN 14 - BARROW BREWING - SALADO, TX
JAN 15 - INFAMOUS BREWING - AUSTIN, TX
JAN 16 - FITZHUGH BREWING - DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX (nr Austin)
JAN 21 - DOS SORINOS BREWING - SAN ANTONIO, TX
JAN 22 - KUNSTLER BREWING - SAN ANTONIO, TX
JAN 23 - SOUTHERN ROOTS BREWING - WAXAHACHIE, TX
JAN 28 - GANO TAVERN - WEST CHESTER, OH
FEB 03 - MOCAMA BEER CO. - FERNANDINO BEACH, FL
FEB 04 - BOLD CITY BREWING - JACKSONVILLE, FL
FEB 05 - THE ALLEY BY AIBC - AMELIA ISLAND, FL
FEB 06 - BRACKISH BEER CO. - ST MARY'S, GA
FEB 10 - SWAN BREWING CO. - LAKELAND, FL
FEB 11 - IF I BREWED THE WORLD - ST. PETERSBURG, FL
FEB 12 - BAYBORO BREWERY - ST. PETERSBURG, FL
FEB 18 - STORMHOUSE BREWING - N. PALM BEACH, FL
FEB 19 - AMERICAN ICON BREWING - VERO BEACH, FL
FEB 20 - SWAMP HEAD BREWERY - GAINESVILLE, FL
MAR 03 - BOROS TAVERN - SPRINGBORO, OH +
MAR 04 - GRAINWORKS BREWING CO. - WEST CHESTER, OH
MAR 05 - THE PHOENIX BREWING CO. - MANSFIELD, OH
MAR 10 - THAT DAMN MARY BREWING CO. - HAYES, VA
MAR 11 - DANCING KILT BREWING - CHESTER, VA
MAR 12 - BILLSBURG BREWING CO - WILLIAMSBURG, VA
MAR 17 - FLYTRAP BREWING (St. Paddy's Day) - WILMINGTON, NC
MAR 18 - SOUTHERN BARREL BREWING - BLUFFTON, SC
MAR 19 - LINCOLN & SOUTH BREWING CO - HILTON HEAD, SC
MAR 20 - TRADESMAN BREWING CO. - CHARLESTON, SC
All duo shows unless otherwise indicated:
# Dennis solo; * Brad solo; + trio/full band w/drums
Due to the ever-changing policies around COVID19, the Winter schedule will be unusually fluid, with some dates being added with short notice. Unfortunately that's just the way it is, especially with each State and jurisdiction having their own policies. Check back frequently for updates, or follow on Facebook for the latest updates, and thank you for your understanding and support!
November 29, 2021
Other than a handful of shows around Ohio over the next couple of weeks, the 2021 Great Brewery Tour is now in the history books. It was a big year for us... 150+ shows all over the country... so many highlights... New England (especially enjoyed Vermont), so many beach brewery shows up and down the East Coast, discovered many great farm breweries and mountain top breweries in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Wisconsin... just so many great stops and memories! We filmed the first episode of our forthcoming series (lots more to come there!), and brought Brad into the fold as a full-time partner.
Southern Brewing Co., Athens, GA - Fall Tour 2021
(photo courtesy of Scott Berenhaus)
We have have so much happening in 2022! This will be the tour's 5th year, and we're up to our eyeballs planning the itinerary... so far it looks like we'll be hitting at least 30 states in the new year, including an extensive Western Tour that will (finally) bring us to CO, UT, NV, NoCA, OR, MT, WY, NE in the Spring. We'll be doing extensive Summer and Fall runs in New England, and a big run through the upper Midwest (Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, etc.) in July... in ADDITION to all our usual annual routes through the Midwest, mid-Atlantic, Gulf Coast, and South. We're kicking the year off again in January with a couple of weeks in Texas, then Florida in February... then branch out all over the place from there!
With Brad now fully in the fold you can expect the vast majority of shows to be performed as a duo (with Dennis and Brad trading off on acoustic guitars, bass, lap steel, bouzouki, harp, percussion, etc.... billed as Dennis & Brad's Great Brewery Band), and periodic larger shows as a trio (where we add a drummer). Brad and Dennis will also be playing their solo shows from time to time... so keep an eye on the schedule (above) for details on each show.
And finally... the TV show. We've been so busy we're soon starting on the post-production of the first episode, which we filmed in October. We'll obviously be filming many more in 2022, and are always on the hunt for excellent breweries in exceptional surroundings (exceptionally cool taprooms, beer gardens, etc.) to film our episodes, so drop us a line (below) if you have suggestions! News on where you'll be able to watch the show will be coming soon (this TV thing is a SLOW moving process...)!
Here's to a GREAT 2022.... see ya soon!
October 28, 2021
Hello! Just wanted to update everyone on the first episode of the reality show that we shot last weekend in Cincinnati at Northern Row Brewery & Distillery. It was a long, unbelievably exciting day! Despite some rain, the shoot was incredible... we got amazing footage in the 19th century brewing tunnels that run under the city, and a great session with Dave and his crew at the brewery... and then we shot and multi-tracked the entire concert, which we played as a trio (with Travis Hanna from Freak Mythology and my youngest son Nate sharing drum duties for Brad and I! We had a lot of fun with the setlist... lots of surprises and tunes we'd never played out before.... and the recordings sound AWESOME. We still have a little more film to shoot, and then it's the long editing and post production process, which we plan to do over the next couple of months.
We have gotten a couple of quick glimpses of the footage, and the cinematography is unbelievably gorgeous in its 4k splendor... the first comment we heard from an onlooker was "this footage makes National Geographic look like shit!". So that's encouraging! We're starting to dig into mixing the multi-tracked show, and plan to start posting some songs from the performance and some still shots from the film soon... so stay tuned!
Details for the film shoots, including where they're happening and how you can participate, will be shared real time.
AUTUMN TOUR + WHAT'S ON TV?
As has become a bit of a tradition, after heavy touring schedules throughout the Winter, Spring, and Summer, we're going to slow down a bit this Fall. Expect the Autumn Tour schedule to be rather light this year... but don't think that means we won't be busy with a ton of other projects. The most exciting project is that the TV show based on the tour will begin filming in October! More details will be released very shortly, so stay tuned. In related news, the tour will be expanding to include a new 2-3 piece band, and we're working hard on new material. We're all multi-instruments, so expect more guitars, acoustic bass, lapsteel, mandolins, harps, hooters, and hand percussion. Plans are that in 2022 the tour will consist of band shows as well as solo shows by Dennis and Brad. This will be HUGE fun!
2nd Annual Memorial Day Weekend Camping Caravan!
BACK IN 2022, IN ASHEVILLE, NC!
While canceling the 2020 caravan was a huge disappointment for everyone, it was the right thing to do. There were too many uncertainties around COVID, and it takes a ton of work to organize the logistics for lodging, etc. only to have it be canceled last minute. The GOOD NEWS is that all parties are wanting to reschedule it... so stay tuned for confirmation! Maybe pencil in Memorial Day Weekend 2022....
A very special "thank you" to UpCountry, Archetype, and Sierra Nevada breweries for their commitments and patience, and hopefully we can plan to do it as we kick off next Summer.
ABOUT DENNIS O'HAGAN
ABOUT BRAD WEHLITZ
“There aren't many who can match the enticingly dark, edgy and wonderfully engaging musical storytelling of Dennis O'Hagan.”
“Truly stunning... current and original, yet so evocative of years gone by - a true pleasure to have heard." ~ Donald Strachen, Donald Strachen On the Radio
Dennis O'Hagan is an Irish/American songwriter and guitarist who has been active in the music scene for 30 years. Playing in various indie/alternative bands over the years, and also as a solo artist, he has shared the stage with artists as diverse as the Violent Femmes, the Church, Blue Oyster Cult, Bruce Hornsby, Afghan Whigs, as well as many others. His most recent band, the Voodoo Loons, hailed from both the US and Ireland, have released two critically acclaimed albums, and are in rotation on SiriusXM as well as other global streaming outlets.
In 2018 Dennis embarked on his Great Brewery Tour, which has continued on through 2021 with him playing solo/acoustic shows and sharing tales of his travels at craft breweries throughout the U.S... so far nearly 300 breweries in 30+ states. After each show he publishes a well read blog of his thoughts on the brewery and the beers he sampled that night, providing national exposure to regional breweries during a time of exploding craft beer tourism. The tour has been so successful that it is rolling on into it’s fourth year, and at this point seems to have developed into a perpetual tour.
In 2020 Dennis began work with an reknowned production company to develop a reality show based on the tour, combining his brewery stops with tour shenanigans, and expanding the music from a solo set to a small acoustic band (think Violent Femmes, but rootsier and with a wider selection of instrumentation.
Dennis O’Hagan’s Great Brewery tour scales to allow him to play craft breweries of any size, ranging from small cozy nano-breweries to giant venues such as Sierra Nevada’s huge compound in Asheville, NC. "Craft brewers are artists, and as such they and their patrons tend to be tuned in and have a deep appreciation not only for the art of making great beer, but also of music... so with me being a musician/songwriter and having a great appreciation of the brewer's art, there is this perfect mutual admiration that makes this whole experience very satisfying and FUN for everyone involved.”
Brad Wehlitz is best known as the lead singer and guitarist for award-winning indie/funk band Freak Mythology, although he has recently been dedicating more time to touring as a solo artist, and in an 2-3 piece combo with his father, Dennis O'Hagan, who he now partners with on O'Hagan's Great Brewery Tour.
In Freak Mythology Brad serves as the primary songwriter, singer, and guitarist, and has earned critical and fan acclaim for the band's self-titled debut album, which they supported with a successful national tour that brought attention to their masterful and energetic live performances and exceptional musicianship. In addition to headlining their own shows in premier clubs throughout the Midwest, they have been invited to play many regional festivals, including the Jersey Shore Music Festival, OHMSTEAD Music Fest, Rhythm Brew Music & Arts Festival, among others.
Brad and the band earned respect and recognition quickly in their home market of Cincinnati, where they've been nominated for two Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for "Best Rock Act" (2018, 2019), took first place in the 2018 Madison Theatre Band Challenge (one of the largest "Battle of the Bands" competitions in the Midwest), and first place in Cincinnati's 2017 Next Big Band Competition. The debut album earned national and international airplay, with popular UK blog PRNAV naming it 2017's Album of the Year, and racking up 50,000+ streams and thousands of physical copies sold. The band is currently recording their second album.
Brad plays solo/acoustic shows on the Great Brewery Tour, and (like O'Hagan) is also a multi-instrumentalist in their Great Brewery Band, where they each trade off on guitars, acoustic bass, lapsteel, mandolin, bouzouki, harp, hooters, and various other instruments. Brad became a partner in the Great Brewery Tour in 2021, and will be touring more extensively solo and with the new band in 2022.
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