Our Story

O.H.S.O. came to be when the three of us—Pat, Brian, and Jon—joined forces, blending our talents and shared passions. Pat had a background in the music business. Brian had years of experience in bar and restaurant management with a proven track record, creating owning and operating numerous successful bars, restaurants, and clubs. Our paths all converged while working at one of those establishments. Jon began as a door guy and quickly advanced, transitioning into roles as a bartender and manager until finally joining Brian in overseeing operations. Similarly, Pat made his mark as a sound guy, showcasing his talent for creating an exceptional atmosphere and booking bands while also being a musician. Driven by our shared joy of uniting people through food, drinks, and experiences, we knew we wanted to go beyond simply serving drinks. We aimed to create them and wanted our guests to be part of that magic too.

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Inspired by the burgeoning craft beer movement and the innovative spirit of homebrewers, we envisioned a neighborhood gathering spot that embodied the thrill of a small brewery. After years of research, we set out to do what we believed no one had done before. Our idea was different; sure guests could come in and drink a craft beer, but why not let them brew it themselves? We thought we would invite our guests to come in and brew with our skilled brewers, create the exact beer they had in mind and come back to enjoy it with their friends. With this idea in mind, we set out to find the perfect location. We were drawn to the sense of community in Arcadia, where Brian and Pat lived. It was a neighborhood with a strong spirit and a close-knit feel. While grabbing a bite at the Black Forest Cafe one day (now known as O.H.S.O.  Arcadia), fate seemed to step in when we discovered the building in Arcadia was about to be leased to another group. We jumped in and took a chance. With little money but a lot of determination, we took over the outdated building and converted it with the help of our family, friends, and a lot of old-fashioned hard work.

The Arcadia neighborhood was defining for us. Our neighbors frequently walked their dogs and rode their bikes along the canal behind the restaurant, and we wanted them to feel at home when they stopped by. Jon and his son Owen started experimenting with dog treat recipes using spent beer grain. Brian channeled his creativity into crafting bike chain chandeliers and creating a spacious, comfortable patio where guests and their furry companions could relax. Over time, the place evolved into more than just a brewery and restaurant. It became a hub where neighbors could come together. We’ve seen friends made, special events celebrated, and memories created. We believe in giving back to the communities that have been instrumental in our success. We actively support causes that matter to our neighbors, including schools, animal shelters, and local initiatives, because we understand the importance of supporting and uplifting those around us. Did you know that O.H.S.O. employs someone just to take care of our dog charity givebacks and fundraising?

We owe our success to the dedicated staff who helped bring our vision to life and shape O.H.S.O. into the place it is today. To all who were part of those crucial, early years, (you know who you are), we are forever grateful for your contributions. While Pat decided to pursue other ventures after the first year, Brian and Jon continued their journey, expanding O.H.S.O.’s presence by creating bike paths that connect us to different neighborhoods. In every O.H.S.O. location, you’ll encounter bike-themed decorations, photos of our guests’ cute dogs on our walls, and representations of our vibrant brewery culture. However, like our kids or dogs, every O.H.S.O. is unique – embodying its distinct character while still being fun, happy, and full of delightful surprises. Each location evolves organically, influenced by the community it serves.

Brian and Jon are proud residents of the Phoenix area, making it a point to be present at the stores regularly. So, if you ever see them, don’t hesitate to say hi and tell them why you come to O.H.S.O. We genuinely value our connections with our guests. As O.H.S.O. continues to grow, we hope you’ll be part of the next chapter in our story.

It takes a community to raise a brewery!

We always knew our neighbors were special. But it wasn’t until we started working with our community that we realized what an impact you would have on us and how much you would help us grow into the business we are today.

You are why every location offers parking for your bike, treats for your pup, and games for your kids. You are why we support local schools and raise awareness for national causes like suicide prevention. You are why we were able to keep our doors open and our staff employed through COVID.

You have given us so much, and that is why we want to give back. Each location hosts regular events in partnership with local schools and nonprofits to raise funds and awareness. We’re always looking for new partnerships and ways to give back, so if you have an idea, we’d love to hear it!

What does O.H.S.O. stand for?
Outrageous Homebrewer’s Social Outpost
We believe that the best brews are made with friends. We wanted a place where homebrewers and curious neighbors could come in and make their own beer. That is why we created our “Brew with Us” program in Arcadia. Guests come in and brew a beer from start to finish, name it and come back with their friends and family for a tapping party.


Meet Our Community Director
Kathy has been with us since the beginning, as a bartender and now as Community Director and dog consultant. She has years of experience working with MCACC and many other non-profit rescues in the valley. She not only guides us on how to keep our dog-friendly patio safe, but she helps us create valuable partnerships in the community. She organizes O.H.S.O.’s fundraising events and donations for local organizations.


What is 988
Six years ago, we brewed our first batch of “1-800-273-TALK” in the hopes to spread awareness and start conversations. Last year, over 75 other local & national partners featured a beer named with the Hotline number: 1-800-273-TALK. Portions of beer sales were donated to suicide prevention organizations, but the primary goal was to spread awareness and start conversations. One conversation can save a life. Research shows that acknowledging and talking about suicide may reduce rather than increase suicidal ideation. Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide.

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The owner of O.H.S.O. Brewery, Jon Lane, comes from a family of educators. That is why O.H.S.O. Brewery is such a strong supporter of our schools and their staff. We host annual school fundraisers and work with the local PTO to help create events that bring the community together. We love getting to be part of the fun!

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