GREAT BREWERY TOUR
COMING TO YOU
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JUNE 24 – BISHOP'S QUARTER – LOVELAND, OH
JUNE 25 – GRAINWORKS BREWING – WEST CHESTER, OH
JUNE 26 – LOCK 27 – DAYTON, OH
JUNE 27 – TAXMAN CITYWAY – INDIANAPOLIS, IN
JULY 1 – LOCK 27 BREWING – CENTERVILLE, OH
JULY 2 – HARMONY HILL VINEYARDS – BETHEL, OH
JULY 3 – LOCK 27 – DAYTON, OH
JULY 8 – MASHCRAFT BREWING – INDIANAPOLIS, IN
JULY 9 – POLLYANNA BREWING – ROSELLE, IL
JULY 10 – HOP GARDEN BREWING/PAOLI MILLS STAGE –
MADISON, WI (early show... 1pm)
JULY 10 – EXPLORIUM BREWPUB 3rd ward, 8pm – MILWAUKEE, WI
JULY 11 – TAXMAN CITYWAY – INDIANAPOLIS, IN
JULY 15 – LOCK 27 BREWING – CENTERVILLE, OH
JULY 17 – METAZOA BREWING – INDIANAPOLIS, IN
JULY 23 – 1840 BREWING/HOMESTEAD HOLLOW –
JULY 24 – KARBEN4 – MADISON, WI
JULY 29 – POLLYANNA BREWING, ROSELLE - CHICAGO, IL
JULY 30 – CHAPPY'S BOURBON – MILFORD, OH
AUG 5 – LOCK 27 BREWING – CENTERVILLE, OH
AUG 6 – GRAINWORKS BREWING – WEST CHESTER, OH
AUG 7 – WEST SIDE BREWING – CINCINNATI, OH
AUG 11 - UNITY BREWING - LATROBE, PA
AUG 12 – REMNANT BREWING – SOMERVILLE, MA
AUG 13 – WHYM CRAFT PUB & BREWERY – HAMPTON, NH
AUG 14 – KINGDOM BREWING – NEWPORT, VT
AUG 15 – MILL RIVER BREWING – ST ALBANS, VT
AUG 18 - BAD MARTHA'S FARMER'S BREWERY - CAPE COD, MA
AUG 20 – TWELVE GUNS BREWING – BRISTOL, RI
AUG 21 – BUZZARD'S BAY BOURNE TAPEROOM – BOURNE, MA
AUG 22 – PRISON CITY BREWING – AUBURN, NY
AUG 26 – LOCK 27 BREWING – CENTERVILLE, OH
AUG 27 – CHAPPY'S BOURBON – MILFORD, OH
AUG 28 – LOCK 27 BREWING – DAYTON, OH
AUG 29 – TAXMAN CITYWAY – INDIANAPOLIS, IN
SEPT 2 – LOCK 27 BREWING – CENTERVILLE, OH
SEPT 3 – TAXMAN CITYWAY – INDIANAPOLIS, IN
SEPT 8 – PRO RE NADA – CROZET, VA
SEPT 9 – O'CONNOR BREWING – NORFOLK, VA
SEPT 10 – CLOUDS BREWING TAPROOM – RALEIGH, NC
SEPT 11 -- MIDSUMMER BREWING - WESTFIELD, NC
SEPT 13 - UNCLE IKE'S SANDBAR - COROLLA, NC
SEPT 15 - UNCLE IKE'S SANDBAR - COROLLA, NC
SEPT 16 - THE GARAGE - NEW BERN, NC
SEPT 17 –SAVANNAH RIVER BREWING – AUGUSTA, GA
SEPT 18 – FOX CITY BREWING – FORSYTHE, GA
SEPT 19 – GEORGIA BEER CO. – VALDOSTA, GA
Due to the ever-changing policies around COVID19, the Summer 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!
June 20, 2021
HELLO!!! Spring tour is now in the history books as we head out on Summer Tour on this the first day of Summer 2021...
The Spring was fantastic, kicking off with an extended swing through Georgia, then the Gulf Coast, Memphis, played all over the Midwest, and then capped off with a spectacular 3=week run of shows throughout Virginia and the Carolinas. We played fantastic farm breweries, we played beach breweries, and we played breweries in the mountains. We played on the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Great Lakes (and quite a few rivers). The weather was spectacular on the East Coast swing, and I'm looking forward to the same as we head into the Summer....
Lots going on for Summer.... starting out with a pretty extensive schedule in the Midwest, including two runs up through Chicago and Wisconsin, shows in New York and Pennsylvania, a couple of weeks in New England, and then a late-Summer run down the East Coast from Virginia down to Georgia. Will be big fun!
There is exciting stuff happening behind the scenes as the tour keeps growing and expanding into new areas (geographically and in terms of media).... stay tuned for exciting news as these things come together!
It will be central to 2021 events... the new EP... all aspects of the tour... announcements, live streams of shows, funny little videos documenting the silly and sometimes bizarre stuff that happens on tour.
SUMMER TOUR + OTHER 2021 HAPPENINGS
Obviously COVID 19 had turned everything upside down, and my efforts here are no exception. I lost many of the blogs for last year, which documented what was going on while I was on the road down south as the shit was hitting the fan. So far have not been able to get tech support to retrieve the missing blogs... will keep trying. You also may have heard that we were developing a reality TV show about the tour. That's still alive, and we're planning to film a pilot episode later this summer assuming TV production continues to open back up (it's already slowly started). There are some other exciting things happening on the business side of the house, but more on that a little later...
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 2020....
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
“There aren't many who can match the enticingly dark, edgy and wonderfully engaging musical storytelling of Dennis O'Hagan.”
Sharing A Love of Music, Great Beer, and Writing While Road-Tripping Across the U.S.
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 more than 200 breweries in 29 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 established production company to develop a reality show based on the tour, combining his brewery stops with tour shenanigans, and incorporating guest sit-ins with music legends from the various cities (e.g., While playing a brewery in Athens, GA Bill Berry from R.E.M might sit in, etc.). Just before shooting a pilot episode in New Orleans, COVID put the plans on hiatus, but they’re expected to resume in 2021.
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.”
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