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DENNIS & BRAD'S
GREAT BREWERY TOUR
COMING TO YOU

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FALL 2022 & WINTER 2023

 

........MORE DATES COMING... CHECK BACK SOON!

SEP 23 - DARKHEART BREWING - SACRAMENTO, CA

SEP 24 - CANYON CLUB BREWERY - MORAGA, CA

OCT 7 -  BARRELHOUSE BREWING CO. - PASO ROBLES, CA

OCT 8 -  TOPA TOPA BREWING CO. - VENTURA, CA

OCT 9 - THIRD WINDOW BREWING CO. - SANTA BARBARA, CA

OCT 13 - BARRIO BREWING CO. - TUSCON, AZ

OCT 15 - SAN TAN BREWING CO. - CHANDLER, AZ

OCT 20 - CHAOS BREWING - JOPLIN, MO

OCT 22 - WIRE ROAD BREWING - BATTLEFIELD, MO

OCT 23 - FRIENDSHIP BREWERY - WENTZVILLE, MO

OCT 28 - LITTLE MIAMI BREWING CO - MILFORD, OH

OCT 29 - LAKE RAT BREWERY - CELINA, OH

NOV 5  -  TERRESTRIAL BREWING - CLEVELAND, OH

NOV 10 - BISHOP'S QUARTER - LOVELAND, OH

NOV 18 - MOELLER BREW BARN - MARIA STEIN, OH

NOV 19 - AISTEAR BREWING - BOWLING GREEN, OH

NOV 25 - BOCK BREWING - DAYTON, OH

NOV 26 - MR BORO'S - SPRINGBORO, OH

DEC  2  -  TRUBBLE BREWING - FT WAYNE, IN

DEC 10 -  BISHOP'S QUARTER - LOVELAND, OH

DEC 29 -  BISHOP'S QUARTER - LOVELAND, OH

DEC 31  -  BREW NATION/LAKE RAT BREWING - CELINA, OH

JAN 6  -  WEST SIDE BREWING - CINCINNATI, OH

JAN 7  -  BUSHROD BREW WORKS - EATON, OH

JAN 20  - WEST SIDE BREWING - CINCINNATI, OH

FEB 3  -  BOLD CITY BREWERY - JACKSONVILLE, FL

FEB 4  -  INK FACTORY BREWING - JACKSONVILLE, FL

FEB 5  -  SWAMP HEAD BREWING CO. -  GAINESVILLE, FL

FEB 9  -  SWAN BREWING - LAKELAND, FL

FEB 10 - DUNEDIN BREWERY - DUNEDIN, FL

FEB 11  -  ANCLOTE BREW - TARPON SPRINGS, FL

FEB 16  - ROCK BROTHERS BREWING - TAMPA, FL

FEB 19  - PEE-PA'S CRAFT BREWERY - PINELLAS PARK, FL

FEB 25  - DAFT COW BREWERY - ALACHUA, FL

MAR 3  -  WEST SIDE BREWING - CINCINNATI, OH

MAR 10 -  WEST SIDE BREWING = CINCINNATI, OH

... MORE DATES COMING SOON!

All duo shows unless otherwise indicated:

# Dennis solo; * Brad solo; + trio/full band w/drums

SALE! New & Clearance Tour Shirts
 

WHAT’S NEW?

May 5, 2022

After being canceled twice by Covid, our first West Coast tour was a complete blast!  The 5-week trek had us playing around 20 shows in 9 states, and it was all fantastic.   Demand was so high, and then reception so good, that we're now exploring a 2nd west coast tour later this year... possibly in September!  In the last 3 months Django has swam in the Gulf, Atlantic, and Pacific for the first time; we played mountain tops, wine country, pot country, a rooftop in Reno, a flatbed in Utah, big stages and cozy corners.

We met thousands of great people, reconnected with old friends, and enjoyed hundreds of tasty beers of all styles. We cruised in the RV through the Donner Pass and white-knuckled a few other narrow mountain passes, and battled gale-force winds in the high desert, and had a near-miss tornado in the plains.

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Southern Brewing Co., Athens, GA - Fall Tour 2021
(photo courtesy of Scott Berenhaus)

 

 

WHAT’S NEW?

Nov 22, 2022

Hey!  Our t-shirts have been super hot this year!  We do a new shirt for each leg of the tour (Summer, Fall, West Coast, etc.), and if you check out our store page you'll see they're all sold out.... but we DO have some of West Coast, Pt 2 shirts available, and currently on sale!  These shirts were so hot they sold out halfway through our recent (Sept/Oct) west coast tour, so we had to scramble to get get more made and shipped to us on the road, and so now we have a few left in each size (M, L. XL, XXL).  As always, we only use the best quality 100% cotton shirts, and the printing is HQ silk screening (not computer printed, etc.).  Normally $20, on sale now for just $15, plus shipping ($3 per shirt).  With every order we also throw in a few free stickers.  You can order them while they last via our page, or what's even easier is just Venmo (no fees... just put what size you want, and your shipping address in the notes section, and we'll get 'em right out to ya).  To Venmo, just send payment and info to http://venmo.com/dennisohagan (if they ask for 4 digits, they are 2413)!   THANKS.... and when you get it, send us a pic of yourself wearing it, as we plan to do a collage of fans wearing the various shirt designs! 

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Oct 26, 2022

After a few days of hibernation, we have more or less recovered from the West Coast Tour, Part 2... and what a tour it was! 8 weeks, 6700 miles (we've put 30,000+ miles on the tour bus since acquiring it in January!), passed thru 15 states, played in 10, multiple shows in 6 (spent an entire month in California). Played more than 20 new breweries (we've now played about 500, in 45 states). We experienced gas prices ranging from just over $3 to more than $7 in California. We played at altitudes ranging from more than 7000 feet, to sea level, on the beach. We woke up to the first snow of the season on the peaks of the Sierra Nevadas, and a few weeks later 100+ temps in the desert, along with a monsoon in the middle of the Arizona desert. Django swam again in several spots in the Pacific, and added Lake Tahoe and the Colorado River to his list. But the best was that we discovered so many great new breweries and beers, and made many, many new friends (and got to reunite with some old ones)! We had more fun than legally allowed, and so much so that we'll be back next May! Many thanks to the many people and breweries that made it such a great tour... you all rock!

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May 5, 2022

After being canceled twice by Covid, our first West Coast tour was a complete blast!  The 5-week trek had us playing around 20 shows in 9 states, and it was all fantastic.   Demand was so high, and then reception so good, that we're now exploring a 2nd west coast tour later this year... possibly in September!  In the last 3 months Django has swam in the Gulf, Atlantic, and Pacific for the first time; we played mountain tops, wine country, pot country, a rooftop in Reno, a flatbed in Utah, big stages and cozy corners.

We met thousands of great people, reconnected with old friends, and enjoyed hundreds of tasty beers of all styles. We cruised in the RV through the Donner Pass and white-knuckled a few other narrow mountain passes, and battled gale-force winds in the high desert, and had a near-miss tornado in the plains.

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Worthy Brewing, Bend, OR... Spring Tour 2022
 

The high gas costs in CA, OR, and NV were particularly painful (especially as we're touring in a motorhome), but the fans did a fantastic job of offsetting that pain for us by buying a ton of merch.... we nearly sold out of the new t-shirts and buttons!    So THANK YOU so much for that, and if you bought a shirt please don't forget to send us a photo of you wearing it for the special fan collage that we're working on!

 

While booking, we had many more breweries interested than we had time to play, particularly in California, Oregon, and Colorado.... and now that we've had so much fun and had so many breweries invite us back, we are exploring another run out west this year.... possibly in September!  Stay tuned for updates.....

March 21, 2022

 

Winter Tour was a raging success and a ton of fun... we covered more than 8000 miles, broke in the new RV, and brought Django along for all of it!  Several weeks in Texas, Florida, some Midwest shows, and capping it off with a run through coastal Virginia and the Carolinas, we played almost exclusively new breweries, and met a ton of new friends along the way.

Next up is our first voyage out west.... after two years of Covid-cancellations, we're finally doing the west coast, playing more than 20 shows in 8 states over 5 weeks (the entire month of April).  Then we'll rest our bones in May with some shows closer to home before another extensive run of east coast beach town breweries in June!  Hope to see ya out there, and follow on social media for the latest news!  

February 23, 2022

Well 2022 has taken off like a rocket!  The Winter Tour kicked off in Texas again this year, this time at the legendary Deep Ellum Brewing in Dallas (previous years have started in Austin), February was spent touring all over Florida, and now we're getting ready to hit the East Coast in March, and spend the entire month of April on the West Coast!  We're now traveling in the new RV with my boxer Django, and it's been a blast!  The RV will soon be wrapped in a really cool design that will feature the logos of some of the breweries we stop at.... so if you're interested in having your brewery included let us know ASAP!  

As the reality TV show about the tour progresses we are starting to film a lot of funny stuff and will be featuring outtakes, etc. on our YouTube Channel exclusively for subscribers.... so subscribe today, and see the first installment.... an outtake of the pilot episode shot in Cincinnati, the band playing a few tunes mashed together with a message we think you'll like! 

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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!

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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!

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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! 

Beer Tasting

2nd Annual Memorial Day Weekend Camping Caravan!

BACK SOON... 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 Labor Day Weekend 2022....

A very special "thank you" to UpCountry, Archetype, and Sierra Nevada breweries for their commitments and patience.

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ABOUT DENNIS O'HAGAN

ABOUT BRAD WEHLITZ

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“There aren't many who can match the enticingly dark, edgy and wonderfully engaging musical storytelling of Dennis O'Hagan.”

                                                                  ~ NPR

“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

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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 currently credited with continuing the tradition of Folk Punk 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 more than 400 in ~40 states.  He publishes a well read blog of his thoughts on the brewery and the beers he samples long the way, 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 fifth year, and at this point seems to have developed into a perpetual tour.  

In 2020 Dennis began work with a 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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dennis@GreatBreweryTour.com

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