As lovers of great craft beer wherever we travel we try to find new breweries to check out. In fact, you will find a growler in each of our vehicles at all times just in case we happen to be driving anywhere near a craft brewery. Recently, my husband and I had a overnight escape…err, I mean date night. We left the kids at home, booked a hotel an hour away from us, and then planned an evening of freedom…err, I mean fun.
We were so happy we found O’Conner Brewing Company in Norfolk, VA. So first things first, always get a flight. That way you can taste all the great beers a brewery has to offer. My husband and I share a flight so that we can both taste all the beers and still be able to drink a full glass of our favorite. This also helps us narrow down the choice for filling our growler.
Most breweries have their own unique way of serving a flight and it is always fun to see what their creative minds have made. At O’Conner Brewing Company the flight tray is made out of wood which is often the case and has the tree logo cut out of wood and made into the handle.
My Favorite O’Conner Brewing Company Brews:
Great Dismal Black IPA – Black IPAs are quickly becoming one of my favorite styles of beer. This one is excellent. It is dark, full bodied and has plenty of hoppiness.
Odis Dry Irish Stout – Both my husband and I really enjoy dark beers, especially stouts. This is a great Irish Stout. We really enjoyed it!
SpyHop White IPA: This is a great summer beer! This is what we took home in our growler. It was a very easy drinking beer but still bold and perfect for hot summer days!
Next time you are in Norfolk or even just driving through make sure you stop by and visit the O’Conner Brewing Company. All beer lovers will find something they like from the great selection offered by the brewmaster at O’Conners.
Other Breweries/Brew Pubs We LOVE: