Ohio Brewery News
Birthdays and Earth Days
Cheers to nine years of beers from Seventh Son Brewing! We’re about halfway through the venerable Columbus brewery’s birthday week – which so far has been marked by the annual release of Beer Me cans featuring employee faces, as well as an adult Easter egg hunt – but there’s still lots of anniversary fun to be had at the brewery taproom in Italian Village.
Today, the taproom opens at noon for “Stoner Movie Day” (it is 4/20, after all), but things get serious tomorrow when Seventh Son and several of their neighbors will hold a community cleanup from 1-4 p.m. Volunteers get their first beer in the taproom for just $1 (click here to sign up to volunteer).
Fans of Old Horatio (aka Assistant Manager Cat) will want to get to the taproom early on Saturday, April 23: a very limited number of Old Horatio plushies will go on sale that morning and aren’t likely to last into the afternoon.
A Heavenly Seven
Cincinnati’s Urban Artifact celebrates their seventh anniversary this week with the return of Cherries Jubilee on draft and in cans. The fan favorite ale from the brewery’s Epicurean series is made with fresh Montmorency cherries, cinnamon, vanilla bean and lactose. Then, on Saturday, April 23, Urban Artifact will release limited edition 1.5 liter bottles of their popular Midwest fruit tart ale, The Gadget, at their Northside taproom.
The party runs all week long as Urban Artifact welcomes in musicians to their Radio Artifact performance venue every night this week. The performances culminate on Sunday, April 24 with a music and tasting experience upstairs in the Reliquary, Urban Artifact’s gorgeously restored event space, featuring a performance by modern a cappella choir SONUS. Get tickets for all of the week’s performances at radioartifact.com
A Belated Birthday Wish
Cheers to Yellow Springs Brewery, who celebrated their ninth anniversary last week, complete with the release of Anniversary Nine barrel aged Mexican milk stout. Bottles of the anniversary brew are sold out, but you can still get a pour on draft while it lasts.
With any luck, it may last into this weekend when the brewery hosts a couple of nature-focused events for Earth Day. On Friday, April 22, naturalists from the Glen Helen Association will be on hand from 4-6 p.m. for a meet and greet with reptiles from their Trailside Museum. Then, on Saturday, April 23, Yellow Springs Brewery and Devil Wind Brewing will release Riding Leisurely, a collaboration Vienna lager, to commemorate Celebrate Trails Day. Join the group for a toast at the Yellow Springs taproom at noon, then hop on your bike and head down the Little Miami Scenic Trail to Devil Wind’s taproom in Xenia. Details on both events available at yellowspringsbrewery.com/events
The Dates Can Get a Little Hazy
Three Tigers Brewing has had their collective nose to the grindstone these past few months while moving their business across the street into the old Granville fire station. The brewery made a social media post yesterday that made it seem as if they forgot their own anniversary in the fog of all that hard work.
Luckily for all of us, the Three Tigers brew team didn’t let the date slip by them: they’ve got a batch of Bob’s Beemer, the brewery’s double dry hopped imperial anniversary IPA, ready to pour when Three Tigers opens today at 11:30 a.m. Cans of Bob’s Beemer will be available at the new taproom next weekend; mark your calendar so you don’t forget. More info at facebook.com/threetigersbrewing