Last Saturday, I think is a representation of the spirit ORNG Ink has. We took a time of disappointment, and decided to run with it! OKTOBERFEST was a much bigger success than any of us could’ve ever hoped for. Before the event Ra

We wanted to A) do something that was completely ORNG Ink style B) Everyone of all ages to feel welcome and C) have fun!

At the family and friends party I tasted the BaROCK YOUR SOCKS OFF brew for the first time and it was pretty good. It was definitely more for the person with an extensive beer palette. The bottles looks so cute in the label designed by Laura Campbell. People were very impressed with the finished product. It was unfortunate that Andy, our beer professor and master couldnt make it. We hope that we can work together for a third original brew.

Mindy Fullilove kicked off the festivities by starting the community earth oven fire. Luckily we were able to be joined by Juggla, the brick oven pizza making genius who started to do his thing. Valley Arts was having an event in the Firehouse, so we got some foot traffic. People walked in the gallery and examined the group art show also curated by Laura, tasted the beer and enjoyed delicious pizza.

ORNG INk’s sideyard, often referred to as, Freddy’s Yard was packed with people of all ages. The AIM Squad and some of their friends from Orange High School, Chef Jesse, local Valley artist, Terrie Boddie and his daughter Jai Bronson Boddie (who has a poem in the The ABC Series), Richard Bryant, and more. People were really having a good time.

The weather was perfect to create a cool, indoor/outdoor party and people alternated between both party locales. Everyone that stopped by stayed for a long time. Mindy had the great idea of starting the fire pit and making smores. Then, AIM Squad performed some of their music for the first time, and Soundbox veteran, Sykez did his thing!

The night was truly magical and it was an event for family and friends. Just what we wanted. I can not wait till next year!

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