Fifth Street Brew Pub

November 14, 2014

While our main focus at MCOMM is video production, we also do a fair amount of photography. In fact, over the past 3 months, photo gigs have accounted for a good percentage of our business. We’ve been shooting it all, from corporate events in the Rocky Mountains, to location scenics in the Sonoran Desert. But one job, from a purely “fun” perspective, has stood heads and tails above the rest. Why? Well it entailed photographing great food and great beer. What could be better?

I’m happy to say that I’m a proud owner (okay, along with many others) of the Fifth Street Brew Pub Co-Op. My share of the Pub was a present from my awesome wife, Mindy. Thanks Min! The Brew Pub was established two years ago to help revitalize St. Anne’s Hill Historic District near downtown Dayton, and it’s been hugely successful. It’s become a regular gathering place for my friends and I, and it’s also a great spot to catch a bite and cold beverage after a long shoot.

I love the Brew Pub. So when the creative minds at Folio Designhaus asked for MCOMM’s assistance with the Pub’s new website (still to be unveiled), we thought about it for about half a second and then said “Heck yes!”

We initially photographed the Pub’s brewery, their brewmeisters, Darin, George and Robert, and the Pub’s talented Chef Liam; all great guys to work with by the way. We were then asked to do a little shooting for the Brew Pub’s Christmas promotions. That meant a studio filled with cold seasonal beers, plenty of holly, Christmas lights, and just a few minutes of holiday music. Hey, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet.

A fantastic day at Monell Comm.

A special shout out to Scott Van Buren of Folio (he was gracious enough to leave many beverages at the studio after the shoot wrapped) and to the stunning hand model Danielle Zack.

Check out a few photos from the shoot and let us know what you think. And of course if MCOMM can be of assistance with your next photo or video project, please give us a call or send us an email… we’d love to help. Food and adult beverages are encouraged but not mandatory.


Ray Monell