After shooting the short movie of Rare Form Brewing Company in Troy, NY the owners Kevin and Jenny introduced Roger to Dave Gardell of The Ruck a craft beer bar right aroung the corner. Dave agreed to let Roger hang around for an hour and this short movie is the result. Enjoy.
Kate and I love beer. In fact our first conversation was about beer and how she thought I was a wimp for not liking IPA’s. When we travel to new towns we like to goto bars but even better we like to find local breweries and drink good fresh unique beer.
We rolled into Rare Form after doing a river boat cruise in Albany. Someone mentioned Rare Form when we asked about breweries in the area so we headed that way and man are we happy we did. First off all Troy is a unique and neat little town. It has had its ups and downs but seems to be doing well now, or at least coming up a bit, and Rare Form seems like a solid identifier that quality small businesses are taking hold.
The first time we visited we met Jenny, one of the owners, and talked about the brewery and how great all the beer is. I mentioned wanting to interview them for a video and after we got our schedules to work that is what you see above.
Learn more about Rare Form Brewing Company at their website.
Alewerks Brewing WIlliamsburg VA
We spent a few weeks with Kate’s parents in Williamsburg Virginia and stopped by the local brewery: AleWerks Brewing Company – Williamsburg, VA
They are located in an industrial park like all good breweries should be and make a variety of tasty beverages. If you are in town stop by and enjoy a beer and free chips and pretzels.
O’Connor Brewing Norfolk VA
Lots o’ love for beer and business
We love beer. Our first conversation/argument was about how dumb I was for not drinking IPA’s. Kate enlightened me on the subject and ever since we have been happily travelling around enjoying various IPA’s from various breweries.
We also love local companies and supporting them as much as possible. Combining two of our love’s means we like to visit local breweries as much as possible.
While visiting friends and family in Norfolk, VA we found O’Connor Brewing.
From backyard to brewery
O’Connor Brewing was started by Kevin O’Connor when we learned about craft beer and started brewing at home. Since then we immersed himself in the industry to learn how to brew successfully and commercially. Today they have a litany of beers on tap in their taproom and sell them by the six pack, 22oz, and growler.
Tasty Tasters of Tasty Beers
Naturally we sampled all 7 of their current beers on tap. We liked some better than others but all were tasty and in the end we got a growler of their Great Dismal Black IPA
Directions and Info
211 W. 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23517
Retail and Tasting Hours: Tues-Thurs 4-8, Fri 4-9, Sat 12-9, Sun 12-6
It’s Vinyl Night! Bring in a record or just jam to the great tunes we got playing in the tap room.
Drink specials on everything served in a pint, flight, or growler. Plus 30% off all merchandise, too. You’re welcome.
What could be better than a live music performance, delicious street food from our local food truck partners, and some tasty beers fresh from the tap to kick off your weekend?
Come enjoy live music by local performers from 5 to 8pm, and delicious eats from our mobile food vendor partners from 3 to 8pm.
It’s Service Industry Night at OBC from 3 to 6pm every Sunday. So if you work in a bar or restaurant, we’ve got an exclusive happy hour just for you!