10th Annual Winter Warmer Fest at Windows on the River

Cleveland, Ohio – Save the date for the 10th annual Winter Warmer Fest. Northeast Ohio craft brewers and compadres from around the state have been hosting this high-gravity craft beer celebration for a whole decade! On Saturday, March 5th from 2-6 p.m. this always-awesome Ohio craft beer showcase and fundraiser for the Ohio Craft Brewers Association will return to Windows on the River. Fifty Ohio breweries will be sampling their winter, limited edition and other popular beers.

The list of participating Ohio craft breweries and beer includes:

Barley’s Brewing Company (Columbus): Auld Curiosity, Frambwha?!, and Bourbon Meyer
The Brew Kettle (Strongsville): Kitka, Jackhammer
Brick and Barrel (Cleveland): Cleveland Dark Ale, Maple Bourbon McTavish Wee Heavy, cask of Stotan Stout
Boston Beer Company (Cincinnati): Rebel IPA Grapefruit, KMF, Cold Snap
Buckeye Brewing (Cleveland): Snow Belted Super Saison, Night Night Belgian Style Strong Ale
Butcher & the Brewer (Cleveland): Albino Stout (White Stout), Big Belgo Bourbon Poppa (Russian Imperial Stout aged 120 days in Bourbon barrels), Stop Hop Kaboom IPA (American IPA), Cask: Toujours Amis (Double Dry Hopped Imperial Belgian Red IPA)
Canton Brewing Company (Canton): Red Wine Barrel Aged Belgian Dark, DIPA, Tuscora American Pils, SDark Special, Carpe Noctem, Cascade American Pale Ale
Catawba Island Brewing Co. (Port Clinton): Polar Vortex Winter Wheat, Burning Snowman Doppelbock, Gull n Crossbones Imperial IPA, Lake Erie Love Light and one pin TBD
Cellar Rats Brewery (Madison): Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout, POC Pilsner
Christian Moerlein (Cincinnati): Big Piney IPA, Emancipator Doppelbock,Twelve/163 – Brandy Barrel Aged Belgian Quad
Columbus Brewing Company (Columbus): Bodhi, Creeper, 46&2 Session Black IPA, Barrel 57 Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Bodhi Cask TBD #1, Bodhi Cask TBD #2
Cornerstone Brewing Company (Berea and Madison): 7 IPA, Sandstone Marzen, Fatstone Imperial Stout, Rowan Wee Heavy, TBD
Elevator Brewing Company (Columbus): North Sea Baltic Porter, Horny Goat Barrel Aged Porter
Fat Head’s Brewery (Cleveland): Midnight Moonlight Black IPA, Pineapple Express IPA, Buffalo Trace Hippy Sippy, Great Scots Scotch Ale, Head Hunter IPA
Four String Brewing Co. (Columbus): Solo Series Rumble Strip Barley Wine, Big Star Belgian White IPA, Payback Pilsner, cask of Four Year Anniversary Imperial Stout
Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland): 2014 Barrel-aged Blackout Stout, 2016 Barrel-aged Blackout Stout, Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, Lawn Seat Kolsch, Alberta Clipper, Chocolate/Raspberry Porter, Rise n Hop, Coffee IPA, Cask: Cocoa/Mint Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
Hairless Hare Brewery (Vandalia): Cold War Russian Imperial Stout, Lephoptomus Imperial IPA, King’s Reserve Barrel Aged Scottish Strong Ale
Hofbrauhaus Cleveland (Cleveland): Barrel Aged Schwarzbier, Hoppy Weizen, Hefeweizen, Dunkler Bock, Cleveland Red Lager
Homestead Beer Co. (Heath): 3MC’s Double IPA, Bison Imperial Stout, Tenpenny Amber Ale, Pioneer Pilsner
Hoppin’ Frog Brewery (Akron): Hop Heathen Imperial Black IPA, Boris The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout Reserve, Karminator Imperial Dopplebock, Barrel Aged Outta Kilter Scotch Red Ale, Infusion A Peanut Butter Chocolate Coffee Porter
JAFB Wooster Brewery (Wooster): Rain Delay IPA, Colombian Coffee Porter, Wooster New Stout, Harvest Saison
Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery (Athens): Bourbon Barrel Vanilla & Coffee Bean Dark Apparition, Vanilla & Coffee Dark Apparition, Razz Wheat, Mystic Mama
Kindred Artisan Ales (Columbus): Kindred Wit (Belgian-style White Ale) & Salvage Porter (Robust Porter)
Lager Heads Brewing Company (Medina): Imperial Stout, Plum Crazy Belgian Dubbel, Kilt-Em-All Scottish Ale, pin TBD
Land-Grant Brewing Company (Columbus): Deep Search Baltic Porter, Goon Strong Pale Ale
Lineage Brewing (Columbus): Russian Imperial Stout, Berliner Weiss with Tropical Fruit
Lucky Owl Brewing (Chagrin Falls): Hop Falls (Citra IPA), Dank & Juicy Pale Ale, Retrofit Porter, La Bolita (Barrel Aged Stout)
Little Fish Brewing Company (Athens): Double Harvey’s Imperial Milk Stout, Balaclava Farmhouse Winter Warmer
MadTree Brewing Company (Cincinnati): PSA, Rubus Cacao
Main Street Grille & Brewing Co. (Garrettsville): Caped Brusader, Main Street Joe, Ma Barkers Birch Beer
Market Garden Brewery (Cleveland): Prosperity Wheat, Trouble Honey IPA, Midnight Vorlauf Coffee Porter, Retro Hippo Barleywine
Millersburg Brewing Company (Millersburg): Doc’s Scotch Ale, Buckhorn Lager AKA “Bacon Beer” Smoked Maibock
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company (Cincinnati): Imperial IPA, Coffee Brown Ale, Ardennes Belgian Quad
North High Brewing (Columbus): Double Rice IPA, Filthy McNasty Russian Imperial Stout, Orange Vanilla Coconut Wildcard! English Ale
Ohio Brewing Company (Akron): Verich Gold, O’Hoppy Ale (IPA)
The Phoenix Brewing Company (Mansfield): Black Aggie (Russian Imperial Stout), Santa Muerte (Spiced Imperial Chocolate Stout), Surly Gnome (Winter Spiced Ale), Embalming Fluid (Imperial IPA), Mary Jane (Imperial Chai Baltic Porter)
Pigskin Brewing Company (Columbus): Double Bonus Barley Wine, Autumn Wind Russian Imperial Stout
Platform Beer Co. (Cleveland): Barrel Aged Esther, Nelson Saison Aged in Pinot Noir Barrels, Speed Merchant, Run with the Devil Barleywine
Portside Brewery (Cleveland): Broadside Maple Barleywine, “Pop Smoke” Smoked Golden Ale, Walk The Plank Wheatwine
Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati): Ink Imperial Stout, Semi Dry Cidergeist, Truth IPA
Rocky River Brewing Company (Rocky River): Titan Triple, Coopers Kolsch
Royal Docks Brewing Company (Canton): Barrel-aged 120 Shilling Scotch Ale, One Sweet Dream , Vlad the Impaler, Tanglefoot IPA, Barrel-aged Yuletide, Barrel-fermented Monk’s Head
Seventh Son Brewing (Columbus): American Strong Ale, Syzygy Double IPA.
Sibling Revelry Brewing (Westlake): IPA, Spring Wit
Taft’s Ale House (Cincinnati): Nellie’s Key Lime Caribbean Ale, Gavel Banger American IPA, Maverick Chocolate Porter, Taft’s Ale House Strudel Bock
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company (Akron): Wee Heavy Aged in Sherry Barrels, Citra Dog, Berliner Weiss, Bernese Barleywine
Warped Wing Brewing Company (Dayton): Ermal’s Belgian Cream Ale, Gamma Bomb IPA, Rye Whiskey BA Abominator Doppelbock, Irreverent Red IPA
Weasel Boy Brewing Company (Zanesville): Snow Ermine Holiday Ale, La Belette Rose French Saison
Willoughby Brewing Company (Willoughby): Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter, Kaffee Kolsch, Kaiserhof Kolsch, Third Planet Pale Ale, Moondance IPA, St. Otto Weizenbock, Pucker Up Porter, Snowbird Winter Warmer, Oaked Brute’s Quad (VIP Section only), a pin of BDA Imperial Stout with Raspberry and Vanilla, a pin of Moondance IPA with Habanero, Agave and Lime
Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Company (Columbus): Twelfth Night Braggot, Canis Mexicanus Spiced Russian Imperial Stout, Driftwood Session IPA, Clear Sky Daybreak Coffee Cream Ale, cask of Cherry Coffee Vanilla Dire Wolf and Dire Wolf Coco Joy Coconut Imperial Stout (VIP section)
Yellow Springs Brewery (Yellow Springs): Smokin’ Handsome Brown Ale, Captain Stardust Saison
Zaftig Brewing Co. (Columbus): IBS Christmas Ale, Wee Heavy Ale Aged on American Oak


The event features live entertainment by blues artist Austin Walkin’ Cane and local singer-songwriter Chris Allen. Food trucks will be on site to provide fortification to attendees including Fired Up Taco Truck,Scott’s Fire and Ice, Streat Mobile Bistro, Sweet! Mobile Cupcakery, and Zydeco Bistro. Winter Warmer Fest is supported by Boelter Beverage, Uber Cleveland and the following OCBA member breweries: Barley’s Brewing Company, Brick and Barrel, Canton Brewing Company, Cellar Rats Brewery, Christian Moerlein, Columbus Brewing Company, Cornerstone Brewing Company, Fat Head’s Brewery, Four String Brewing Co., Great Lakes Brewing Company, Homestead Beer Co., Hoppin’ Frog Brewery, Lager Heads Brewing Company, The Phoenix Brewing Company, Seventh Son Brewing, Taft’s Ale House, Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, Warped Wing Brewing Company, Willoughby Brewing Company, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Company and Yellow Springs Brewery.
General admission tickets are $45 and include a souvenir glass and tasting tickets for 20 samples. VIP tickets are $85 and include early admission at 1:00PM, limited edition t-shirt, swag bag and special beer tastings. Designated driver tickets are available for $12 each and include a non-alcoholic beverage and a cupcake from Sweet! Mobile Cupcakery. You must be 21 years of age to attend Winter Warmer Fest. Get your tickets online HERE today (www.beerfesttickets.com/winterwarmer2016).

Founded in 2007, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is a nonprofit guild that exists to represent and unify Ohio craft breweries; exchange knowledge and support among members; increase sales of Ohio-brewed craft beers through promotions, marketing, and consumer education; and lobby for Ohio craft breweries in government and community affairs. ###

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