Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Brew Sessions and Homebrew Supplies at O’Marro’s

Here’s good news for Oshkosh area homebrewers and those who would like to take a dip into the hobby. O’marro’s Public House in Oshkosh is branching out into the brewing realm. The south-side pub is now a connection for homebrew supplies and will soon begin a brew-on-premise program where would-be brewers can come in and produce a batch of their own beer.

There’s a lot going on here; let’s start with the beer making. It’s pretty straight forward: if you’d like to try your hand at brewing your own, simply contact the pub and schedule a time for you (and your friends) to do it. O’Marro’s will have everything you’ll need from equipment to the ingredients and technical know how required to go from grain to glass. They’ll formulate the recipe for you and even suggest a style of beer, if you can’t decide what you’d like to brew. They’re setting this up so that anyone can brew beer. “This will be  full-service,” says Shawn O’Marro, owner of the pub. “If someone comes in and says they want a beer that tastes like Spotted Cow or a heavy porter, we’ll get them there.” Brew sessions will be led by Kyle Cooper, an experienced homebrewer who has taken course work for brewing at the Siebel Institute of Technology. The brewing will take place on a three-tier, More Beer system capable of turning out 7 gallons at a time. It’s a good offering for prospective homebrewers or for those who just want to make a batch of beer for a special occasion. It will also be an opportunity for extract brewers to get a feel for what all-grain brewing is like before making an investment in additional equipment. For more information, call or stop by O’Marro’s Public House and ask for either Shawn or Kyle; there’s a good chance you’ll find one of them in.

The other half of the story is going to be welcome news for experienced homebrewers. Getting a full-range of homebrew supplies in Oshkosh is going to become a lot easier. O’Marro’s Public House and The Cellar homebrew supply store in Fond du Lac have teamed up to offer free delivery of homebrew supplies to O’Marro’s in Oshkosh. Call your order in at The Cellar (920-517-1601) and tell them what you need. They’ll give you a delivery time and cost over the phone. And by January, they’ll have a new website allowing you to place orders online. The Cellar is one of the best local homebrew supply shops in the state with everything you need for brewing and winemaking including kits, grain, liquid yeast and dispensing equipment. Check out the “Store” section of The Cellar website to see what they have on hand. And if you don’t see what you’re looking for call, because Dave’s either probably got it in stock or can get it in a blink. Until we finally get a full-blown homebrew supply shop in Oshkosh, this ought to work pretty well for keeping the brewers fermenting.


  1. I'm so glad I stumbled on this blog. I was searching for some other Oshkosh blogs and found this one at the right time. My husband and roommate have recently taken up home brewing and I'll have to mention these resources to them. Thanks!

  2. Thanks for reading, Jessica. Great to hear that you’re brewing your own. If you have a chance, you should also check the Society of Oshkosh Brewers @ http://www.realsob.org/aboutus