Ohio Brewery News
As Ohio approaches 400 independent craft breweries, let’s take a look at some of the breweries-in-planning that are working diligently to open their doors in the near future. At last count, there are more than 60 breweries planning to open in Ohio, with timetables ranging from a few weeks to a few years.
Opening a new brewery is a complicated process, involving a huge initial investment in equipment, construction and professional fees, involvement of multiple regulatory agencies at the state and federal levels, and a tremendous amount of marketing and public outreach before even having a drop of beer available to sell.
Despite the inherently long process and the inevitable delays in getting a new brewery open, a new brewery will often see a surge of support right out of the gate, especially from their local communities and those traveling the state to get passport stamps on the Ohio On Tap app. Take a look at these reports from Ohio’s soon-to-be newest breweries and start thinking about working them into your travel plans.
North High Brewing and Amato’s Team up on Marion Pizza Pub
It’s been more than four years since news first leaked about North High Brewing‘s plans to open a location in Marion. In the meantime, North High has opened taprooms in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dublin and Springfield with more on the way. But news of the Marion project had grown silent. Until this week, that is.
North High’s partnership with Amato’s Woodfired Pizza for a downtown Marion brewpub have finally come to fruition as the restaurant and brewery will hold a grand opening celebration this Friday, March 11. The draft list will feature North High favorite beers with pilot batch brews made on-site in Marion in the future. Enjoy a pint alongside a handcrafted Amato’s pizza, baked in their signature wood-burning oven.
Four Paws Collaborations Help to Build Brand
Four Paws Brewing is still a little ways off from opening their own brewery and taproom in Columbia Station southwest of Cleveland, but they’re getting their name out there by strategically collaborating with local craft breweries.
If you stop in at Schnitz Ale Brewery in Parma on Thursday, March 10, you can enjoy a taste of Nutty Pawfessor, a collaboration altbier made with peanut butter and pretzels. That collaboration follows on the heels of a four-way collab among Four Paws, 8th Day Brewing in Chagrin Falls, Blue Monkey Brewing in North Royalton and West Branch Malts that yielded Western 8 Pawed Monkey raspberry hibiscus saison and Phat Elvis peanut butter hefeweizen. Give Four Paws a follow on Facebook to see whom they’ll be brewing with next.
If You Build It, They Will Come
Like we said before, building a brewery is a long journey. Luckily for dedicated Ohio craft beer fans, many breweries love to document the construction process on social media. If you love to see photos and videos of cooler installation, delivery of stainless steel brewing vessels, building bars and tables and other construction pics, give the following breweries-in-planning a follow on Facebook: