From the Heart Volume 3 - Cold IPA brewed with Belma, Strata and Zappa hops.

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.

More than 60 Ohio breweries are gearing up to celebrate American Craft Beer Week (May 15-21, 2023) with a special statewide collaboration brew. From the Heart: Volume 3 is a fundraising beer to benefit the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, 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 PackagingCrosby Hops, Hankscraft/AJS, Lemon Grenade Creative and Origin Malt who donated ingredients and packaging materials for the project.

Breweries participating in the collaboration purchased the donated ingredients from the Ohio Craft Brewers Association and brewed a variation on a cold IPA recipe developed by Whitney Thompson of Origin Malt and Jack Kephart of The Brew Kettle. The flagship batch will be brewed by Whitney and Jack at the Brew Kettle production brewery in Middleburg Heights, using the same equipment that Whitney formerly brewed on while working at Troegs Brewing in Pennsylvania. The name “From the Heart” – coined by Krista Alvarado of 4KD Crick Brewery in Defiance – was chosen in 2021 from dozens of suggestions by our members.

The Ohio Craft Brewers Association counts nearly three-quarters of Ohio’s 422 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.

From the Heart will be available on draft at participating brewery taprooms starting in mid May 2023. Please check the participating brewery’s website/social media to verify when From the Heart will be on tap. Breweries also have the option to package From the Heart in cans and sell it from their taprooms or in distribution to stores around the state. Check with your favorite brewery in the list below to see if they plan to package this year’s collaboration beer.


(locations marked * will have limited edition glasses while supplies last)


Combustion Brewery & Taproom (Clintonville)
Combustion Brewery & Taproom (Pickerington)
Forbidden Root (Columbus)
Grove City Brewing Company (Grove City)
*Henmick Farm & Brewery (Delaware)
*Ill Mannered Brewing (Powell)
*Land-Grant Brewing (Columbus)
Nostalgia Brewing (Gahanna)
*Olentangy River Brewing Co. (Lewis Center)
Restoration Brew Worx (Delaware)
*Saucy Brew Works (Columbus)
Seventh Son Brewing (Columbus)
*Spires Social Brewing (Columbus)


Greater Cleveland

*Avon Brewing Company (Avon)
The Brew Kettle (Amherst)
The Brew Kettle (Mentor)
The Brew Kettle (Strongsville)
*Broadview Brewing Company (Broadview Heights)
*Fat Head’s Brewery & Beer Hall (Middleburg Heights)
*Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon (North Olmsted)
*Ghost Tree Brewing (Amherst – glasses only)
*Railroad Brewing Company (Avon)
*Saucy Brew Works – Ohio City (Cleveland)
*Saucy Brew Works – Pinecrest (Shaker Heights)



*Fat Head’s Brewpub (Canton)
HiHO Brewing Co. (Cuyahoga Falls)
Lock 15 Brewing (Akron)
*McArthur’s Brewhouse (Cuyahoga Falls)
*Medina Brewing Company (Medina)
*Paradigm Shift Brewing (Massillon)
*Penguin City Brewing (Youngstown)
The Phoenix Brewing Company (Mansfield)
*Royal Docks Brewing Co. (North Canton)
*Uniontown Brewing Company (Ashland)


*1820 BrewWerks (Kalida)
*4KD Crick Brewery (Defiance)
*Brewing Green (Bowling Green)
*The Laird Arcade Brewery (Tiffin)
*Lake Rat Brewing (Celina)
*Oncore Brewing (Swanton)
*Saucy Brew Works (Sandusky)
Upside Brewing (Sylvania)



*Guernsey Brewhouse (Cambridge)
Homestead Beer Company (Heath)
*Sixth Sense Brewing (Jackson)
Trek Brewing (Newark)



*Brink Brewing Co. (Cincinnati)
*Cartridge Brewing (Maineville)
*The Common Beer Company (Mason)
*Fifty West Brewing (Cincinnati)
*March First Brewing (Cincinnati)
*Narrow Path Brewing (Loveland)
*Nine Giant Brewing (Cincinnati)
Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati)
*Warped Wing Brewing Co. (Mason)


West Central

*Bushrod Brew Works (Eaton)
Crooked Handle Brewing (Springboro)
Hairless Hare Brewery (Vandalia)
*Indian Lake Brewing Company (Russells Point)
*Loose Ends Brewing (Centerville)
*Roundhouse Depot Brewing (Bellefontaine)
*Warped Wing Brewing Co. (Dayton)
*Warped Wing Brewing Co. (Springboro)