Ohio Brewery News
Gold is Trendy in 2022
Congrats to Nine Giant Brewing on a well-deserved gold medal at this year’s Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers. The brewery earned its first ever medal at the competition with Trendy, a saison aged in Sauvignon Blanc wine barrels with wild Brett Brux yeast. Trendy is currently on tap at the Nine Giant Fermentorium, just around the corner from the original brewpub in Cincinnati’s Pleasant Ridge neighborhood.
Other Ohio breweries scoring medals at this year’s competition include Cleveland’s Masthead Brewing – a silver for The Anti-Life Equation, a blended imperial stout – and Forbidden Root in Columbus, earning a silver for Well Positioned, an oak-aged saison brewed in collaboration with Derive Brewing. Both beers are currently on tap at their respective breweries. See the complete list of winners at fobab.com
Next Stop… History
As the story goes, local grocer Joseph R. Peebles bribed Cincinnati streetcar operators to announce the intersection where his store was located as “Peebles Corner” in an impressive display of 19th century “guerilla marketing.” The building that once housed the neighborhood anchor J.R. Peebles grocery is now home to Esoteric Brewing Company, a cornerstone business leading the economic development of Walnut Hills. To pay tribute to their location’s historical significance, the brewery is releasing Peebles imperial porter this Friday, Nov. 11. Clocking in at 8% ABV, this strong, malty porter is accentuated with the addition of toasted coconut. Enjoy a pour of history at the Esoteric taproom this weekend and embrace the building’s grocery tradition by taking a four-pack of Peebles cans home with you. Read more at facebook.com/esotericbeer
Operation Flintlock Celebrates Five Years
Back in 2018, Jason Foust of the 4th Marine Division Communications Company, based in Cincinnati, struck up a conversation in the taproom at Listermann Brewing to find out how the Marines and the brewery could work together to boost donations for the Toys for Tots program. Shortly thereafter, Operation Flintlock was born, a stout named for the 4th Marine Division’s first battle in World War II.
This year marks the fifth anniversary of Listermann’s Operation Flintlock release, which will take place this Saturday, Nov. 12 at the brewery taproom. Doors open at noon with the tapping ceremony beginning at 12:30 p.m. The original beer and three variants – peanut butter, cocunut s’more, and coffee blonde – will be available with 10% of Operation Flintlock sales donated to Toys for Tots. Toy donations will also be accepted at the event, as will cash donations for Vets & Brews and Operation Honor. Find out more at facebook.com/listermannbrewing
Mooooovin’ on Up
Save the date: Brink Brewing Company‘s annual Black Friday dark beer tap takeover is happening on Nov. 25. This year, the brewery is celebrating Moozie, their three-time Great American Beer Festival gold medalist milk stout (it also won a bronze at World Beer Cup, among other accolades.) Expect a barrel aged bottle release, many Moozie variants – including Zoomie, the coffee milk stout that won silver at this year’s Great American Beer Festival – plus some other secret special releases. The taproom opens at 10 a.m. for this annual tradition, so make sure to work Brink into your Black Friday plans. For more details and to keep tabs on all the beers to be released, head over to facebook.com/brinkbrewing