Almost a decade ago, O’Connor Brewing Co. out of Norfolk, Virginia brewed their first batch of beer. The craft beer house has always impressed with their unique flavors, cool labels and ability to push the limit of possibility without completely sacrificing convention. Case in point–their new Pulped Fiction Blood Orange Berliner Weisse that was released over the weekend. If the name, label and flavor profile already have you salivating for an end of summer refreshing alcoholic beverage that isn’t a seltzer, wait until you hear what they have to say about it. “Brewed with a classic combination of the finest Pilsner Malt and plump White Wheat, Pulped Fiction entertains with tangy notes of fresh orange zest and citrus punch. We added over 900 pounds of blood orange puree during secondary fermentation to create this this tart and thirst quenching brew. Like the movie, this Berliner Weisse is bold and juicy on the palate with a soft, pleasant finish to round it out.” We’ll pass on the original Berliner Weisse styles that come in neon Christmas colors, but adding a bit of American craft beer know-how and 900lbs of blood orange puree flavor is a guaranteed winner in our books.


We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”