Tip of the hat to WineIsDivine.com for pointing us toward this video. Two of Bailey’s Taproom‘s finest beertenders Michael O’Connor (also a contributor to Brewpublic) directed this video with hip-hop outfit Black Sleep featuring Bailey’s beer slinger Bill Munighan (second emcee to spit on the track).
For O’Connor, an accomplished student of film, this is not his first rodeo. The back-packer indie hip-hop cut “Astro Creeps” is just one example of his production abilities in his growing arsenal. You may remember a popular NW Film School video short O’Connor did, “Beer Porn” featured here on this very site.
As WineIsDivine.com’s Anthony Garcia points out in their post, Portland is a city filled with so many multifaceted and multi-talented individuals and collectives. Beertenders are artists. Artists are mixologists (Garcia himself doubles as a wine sommelier who has worked at The Heathman and current works at Noisette of Portland) The fun and creativity never seems to run dry.
Angelo grew up in Maine and is proud to call New England his original home. Cascadia is now his home. He fell in love with great beer in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California.
He has been a correspondent for the Portland Tribune's Guest on Tap column, LivePDX.com, and has been featured in publications such as Beer Northwest and PDX Magazine. Angelo also has a great interest in independent music, and has been a booker and organizer for shows around the Portland under the name Pop Tomorrow! Angelo garnered much knowledge regarding beer from his experiences homebrewing, working at Belmont Station, Pyramid Brewing, Upright Brewing, By the Bottle, Beer Revolution, Olde Depot Public House, Falling Sky Brewing, Cascade Brewing, and from many many knowledgeable, passionate, and loving people along the way. It is Angelo's mission to bring "infotainment" and "edumation" to the readers of this website. If you have any questions or comments, or would like to contribute, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org