Ohio Craft ExBEERiences Auction Preview

Take a look at some of the amazing items up for bid at ohiocraftbeer.org/auction!


Take an exclusive tour of Wolf’s Ridge Brewing with a German flair. Resident German bier expert and brewer, Francis Kunkler, will host you and five friends (lederhosen optional) at our Production Facility & Barrel Room. Learn about traditional German styles, sample a rare beer pulled from the Brewmaster’s Cellar and leave with a commemorative souvenir.

The Brewmaster, Head Brewer, Assistant Brewer and Taproom Manager at Combustion Brewery will sing “Happy Birthday” (along with banjos, tambourines, and cowbell) and talk craft beer with the lucky recipient of this gift on their birthday. Great for the beer aficionado in your life!


Here’s a great gift for a Cleveland baseball lover! It’s a gift basket containing all the essentials for a perfect day at Progressive Field – Fat Head’s Guardian’s swag, 4 tickets to an Guardians game* (2022 or 2023) with loaded value attached to tickets for Fat Head’s stand in stadium. *Playoff or World Series games not available.

Taste three different exclusive barrel aged beers, guided by the Great Lakes barrel program director. Tour behind the scenes areas of the GLBC brewing facility, learn about the barrel aging process, and experience the nuances of barrel aged beer of varying vintages.


Want to take a tour of one of Ohio’s newest breweries? Winners of this auction item will receive one $50 gift card and a private tour of Bell Tower Brewing in Kent with brewer Jennifer Hermann, followed by a beer and pretzel sampling for up to four beer lovers. Ask really nicely and they may even let you ring the bell at this stunning, 163 year-old converted church brewery!

Enjoy an evening at the Phoenix Brewing Company, in the heart of Downtown Mansfield’s Carrousel District hunting ghosts, hearing stories, and learning about craft beer. Your evening will begin with a guided tasting and tour of the Phoenix Brewing Company Taproom and Production facility and finish with guided and private ghost hunt time.


Enjoy a tasting and tour for up to eight people at Inside the Five‘s brewing facility in Sylvania with co-founder Brandon Fields. In addition to being an award-winning brewer, Brandon played nine seasons in the National Football League and is the Miami Dolphins career leader in punting yards. He also earned consensus All-American accolades at Michigan State University.

Receive a personal tour of of the Maumee Bay Brewing Company facility from a member of the brewing team, along with samples of what’s on tap and some upcoming brews in the fermentation tanks.


Enjoy a Hocking Hills Zip and Sip adventure! Head to Hocking Hills Canopy Tours in the morning to get your “ZIP” on and then head over to Br3w3ry that afternoon to “SIP” on a few beer samples and discuss who had the best ziplining form….plus get some “brag swag” too! Package includes two zipline tickets from Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, a Br3w3ry Gift Card and Br3w3ry swag for your craft beer collection.

Get on the bus! You and three friends get to enjoy beer sampling plus dinner on Homestead Beer Company‘s converted school bus party lounge at their taproom in Heath.


Immerse yourself in a world of rare, barrel-aged aged beers with a unique, hands-on excursion into the Barrel Cellar located below Rhinegeist‘s historic Elm St. brewery. Down the secret stairway, where visitors seldom travel, vaulted archways shelter racks upon racks of spirit-infused casks filled with our rarest releases, and massive, traditional oak vessels called foeders full of award-winning sour ales loom large. See, smell, taste and touch Cincinnati brewing history.

Spend 90 minutes tasting various barrels with Streetside Brewery‘s head brewer and owner Garrett Hickey. Together you will explore how different beers and barrels interact.


There’s tons of great beer in Ohio, but every once in a while it’s nice to expand your horizons and sample from faraway places. With that in mind, N.E.W. Ales wants to send you on a two-night stay at the Beer City Bungalow in Beer City, Asheville, NC. This quaint little bungalow is a quick 10 minute drive to downtown, with easy access to dozens of breweries.

Explore Yellow Springs Brewery‘s new mixed fermentation and barrel aging space, the Barrel Room, with one of their brewers. Afterwards, enjoy a guided flight tasting of offerings only found at the Barrel Room and take a souvenir glass home with you to remember the experience by.


Maybe you missed out on the Ohio Pint Day glass promotion the past two years… we have a remedy for that! The winner of this auction item will receive both the 2020 and 2021 limited edition Ohio Pint Day glass, as well as a Drink Beer Made Here Ohio flag. A great gift for the craft beer collector on your list!

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