From the Heart is a fundraising collaboration beer that directly supports the mission of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association: to promote, preserve, diversify and unify Ohio’s craft brewing industry.

Seventy Ohio breweries are gearing up to celebrate American Craft Beer Week – May 10-16, 2021 – with a special statewide collaboration brew. From the Heart is a fundraising beer to benefit the Ohio Craft Brewers Association (OCBA), the non-profit trade organization working to promote and protect the state’s craft beer industry.

The From the Heart fundraiser was made possible through the generous support of OCBA allied business members Blue Label Packaging, Crosby Hops, Great Western Malting, Lemon Grenade Creative, Origin Malt and White Labs, who donated ingredients and packaging materials for the project.

Breweries participating in the collaboration purchased the donated ingredients from the organization and brewed a variation on an IPA/pale ale recipe developed by OCBA board members John Haggerty of Warped Wing Brewing and Mark Hunger of Great Lakes Brewing Company. The name “From the Heart” – coined by Krista Alvarado of 4KD Crick Brewery in Defiance – was chosen out of dozens of suggestions from OCBA members.

OCBA counts nearly three-quarters of Ohio’s 366 independently-owned craft breweries among its membership. The organization provides a wide range of member services, including legislative advocacy at the Ohio Statehouse, brewery marketing through programs like the Ohio On Tap passport app, technical and educational conferences and seminars, and community-building connections between breweries and the businesses that support the industry.

Since its establishment in 2007, OCBA has primarily funded its mission with funds derived from membership dues and large-scale beer festivals. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OCBA was forced to cancel Columbus Craft Beer Week and the associated Six One Pour beer festival in both 2020 and 2021, as well as the 2020 Ale-O-Ween festival in Dayton and the 2021 Winter Warmer Fest in Cleveland. The loss of more than a year of event revenue has dramatically impacted OCBA’s operating budget.

From the Heart will be available on draft at participating brewery taprooms starting May 10, 2021. Please check the participating brewery’s website/social media to verify when From the Heart will be available as not all breweries are releasing the beer on May 10. A number of the breweries plan to package the beer for limited distribution as well. Click a brewery in the map below for more details on specific availability.

PARTICIPATING BREWERIES

Central

The Brew Brothers at Scioto Downs (Columbus)
Combustion Brewery & Taproom (Pickerington)
Forbidden Root (Columbus)
Gemut Biergarten (Columbus)
Grove City Brewing Company (Grove City)
Ill Mannered Brewing (Powell)
Land-Grant Brewing (Columbus)
Lineage Brewing (Columbus)
Nocterra Brewing (Powell)
North High Brewing (Columbus and Dublin)
Nostalgia Brewing (Gahanna)
Olentangy River Brewing Co. (Lewis Center)
Parsons North Brewing (Columbus)
Restoration Brew Worx (Delaware)
Seventh Son Brewing (Columbus)
Sideswipe Brewing (Columbus)
Smokehouse Brewing (Columbus)
Spires Social Brewing (Columbus)
Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (Columbus)

 

Greater Cleveland

Bookhouse Brewing (Cleveland)
Boss Dog Brewing (Cleveland Heights)
Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland)
Hofbrauhaus Cleveland (Cleveland)
Railroad Brewing Company (Avon)

 

Northeast

Akronym Brewing (Akron)
Blue Heron Brewery (Medina)
Codex Brewing (North Canton)
HiHO Brewing Co. (Cuyahoga Falls)
Hop Tree Brewing (Hudson)
Hoppy Dude Brews (Hinckley)
Ignite Brewing (Barberton)
Lock 15 Brewing (Akron)
McArthur’s Brewhouse (Cuyahoga Falls)
Millersburg Brewing Co. (Millersburg)
Paradigm Shift Brewing (Massillon)
The Phoenix Brewing Company (Mansfield)
Uniontown Brewing Company (Ashland)

Northwest

1820 Brew Works (Kalida)
4KD Crick Brewery (Defiance)
Aistear Brewing (Bowling Green)
Earnest Brew Works (Toledo)
Findlay Brewing Company (Findlay)
Inside The Five Brewing (Sylvania and Perrysburg)
Lake Rat Brewing (Celina)
The Tiffin Brewery (Tiffin)
Upside Brewing (Sylvania)

 

Southeast

Double Edge Brewing (Lancaster)
Fifty West Brewing (Chillicothe)
Sixth Sense Brewing (Jackson)
Trek Brewing (Newark)
Wooly Pig Farm Brewery (Fresno)

 

Southwest

Big Ash Brewing (Cincinnati)
The Common Beer Company (Mason)
Dead Low Brewing (Cincinnati)
Fifty West Brewing (Cincinnati)
Listermann Brewing Company (Cincinnati)
MadTree Brewing (Cincinnati)
N.E.W. Ales Brewing (Middletown)
Narrow Path Brewing (Loveland)
North High Brewing (Cincinnati)
Northern Row Brewing & Distilling (Cincinnati)
Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)
Samuel Adams Cincinnati Taproom (Cincinnati)

 

West Central

Alematic Artisan Ales (Huber Heights)
Bushrod Brew Works (Eaton)
Crooked Handle Brewing (Springboro)
Hairless Hare Brewery (Vandalia)
Loose Ends Brewing (Centerville)
North High Brewing (Springfield)
Roundhouse Depot Brewing (Bellefontaine)
Sojourners Brewstillery (Centerville)
Star City Brewing (Miamisburg)
Warped Wing Brewing (Dayton)