Ohio Craft ExBEERiences Auction Preview

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


Have you ever wanted to brew a beer on a commercial brewing system? You and a friend will have the opportunity to brew a commercial batch of beer with the team from Nocterra Brewing Company! You will be walked through the brew process from start to finish and have the experience to learn more about how the beverage we all love is created. The day will conclude with a beer tasting with the brew team.

Tour the Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Production Facility and barrel storage room. Learn about barrel aging and experience the unique sensory wonders of wood aged beer. Learn about aging beer in bottles and return home with a unique souvenir from our brewing past. Dire Wolf anyone?


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 Indians swag, four tickets to an Indians game* (2021 or 2022), loaded value attached to tickets for Fat Head’s stand in stadium. *Playoff or World Series games not available.

Receive a Noble Beast brewery tour for four guests led by brewmaster Shaun Yasaki with a focus on our oak foeders and small barrel aging program. We will pull nails and sample some unreleased wood aged sours, imperial stouts, and 2021 “We Don’t Rat, We Don’t Run” Barleywine. A $50 Noble Beast gift card will be included for dinner and drinks after the tour.


Missing Falls Brewery will host you and 5 of your friends on a bicycle tour of five Akron breweries ending with a complimentary dinner at Missing Falls Brewery. We will meet at Missing Falls at 1 p.m. on April 24, 2021. We will depart and will visit Eighty Three Brewery, Akronym Brewing, Lock 15 Brewing Co., and Magic City Brewing Company. The tour should take 3-4 hours and will conclude with dinner for six and complimentary pint glasses for six at Missing Falls Brewery.

Enjoy a private tour of HiHO Brewing Co. with co-founder and Head Brewer, Jon Hovan. After the tour learn more about HiHO, our beers, and enjoy some pizza and beverages with the brewer.


Take part in a private ghost hunt at the Phoenix Brewing Company! The former Schroer Family Mortuary and funeral home, originally built in 1914, closed in 1935 and was reborn as the Phoenix Brewing Company in 2014. Before its restoration, the building was featured in several of Mansfield’s Haunted Downtown tours. During the renovation and beyond, there were many claims of strange sightings, people being touched, closing doors, odd occurrences, sensations and numerous orbs in photos. Several professional ghost hunters have even spent time in the building after hours.

Win a sweet Tiffin Brewery swag package including a t-shirt, hat, 64 oz. growler and bottle opener. Wear your swag to the brewery for special discounts.


You and up to three friends (four people total) can spend an afternoon being rowed down the beautiful Tuscarawas River in the Wooly Pig Farm Brewery brewmaster Kevin Ely’s drift boat. Enjoy a day of refreshments, wildlife and Wooly Pig team canoe escorts.

Take an exclusive tour of the Little Fish brewery in Athens and learn about its beers and history with co-founder Jimmy Stockwell. Afterwards, enjoy a sample flight of four Little Fish beers as Jimmy provides tasting notes.


Work with Urban Artifact’s chief of brewing operations, Bret Kollmann Baker, to develop a pilot-sized batch of beer (following in Urban Artifact’s niche, ex. fruited sour or epicurean beers.) Then come up with your own name for the beer (following Urban Artifact’s naming guidelines): art director/co-owner Scott Hand will create custom artwork for the label design and a custom Giclee print on archival watercolor fine art paper for you to hang at your home/bar/basement/office.

Fretboard Brewing Company in Blue Ash, Ohio is offering the opportunity for your band to have an official beer bearing your band’s name! Depending on the 2021 production schedule and what style of beer is being brewed, there is a chance it will end up in 6-packs as well as draft.


Do you miss going to festivals, tasting dozens of beers and collecting tasting glasses from each? Well, we’ve got you covered! The DIY Beer Fest package includes one very lightly used, compact two-tap cooler jockey box (includes hoses, regulator and empty CO2 tank), an array of stickers with which to adorn your jockey box and a few sample-size glasses from past OCBA events.

Ever wonder what a day in the life of OCBA staff is like? Join executive director Mary MacDonald and deputy director Justin Hemminger for a Zoom Happy Hour and ask us anything you like (except our “favorite brewery” you’ll get the standard “they’re all my children” response). We’ll make sure to have some surprise brewery guest appearances as well. We’ll also throw in some of our favorite accessories including an Ohio Craft Brewers Association branded DrinkTanks insulated stainless steel growler.

Categories: Brewery News, OCBA News