Ohio Brewery News
For the past six years, Greg and Megan Whiting have been cranking out amazing beers at Hightower Brewing Company in Rayland, along the Ohio River between Steubenville, Ohio and Wheeling, West Virginia. Starting out in the garage of their hilltop home, it didn’t take long for the need to expand into a dedicated production space and taproom on the property due to the fervent word-of-mouth of craft beer fans. The 2019 ramp-up has allowed Hightower to not only keep up with demand, but also to have a steady supply of cans for distribution, like last week’s Oktoberfest lager release, The Beauty of Change.
Longtime fans have their favorites dating back to the original brewery setup, and Hightower is taking requests for what they’ve dubbed “Garage Sessions.” On the last Saturday of each month in 2023, the brewery releases a small batch of one of these early recipes on draft only. This Saturday, Sept. 30, Hightower will tap Hilltop Harvest, a pumpkin ale originally made with homegrown pumpkins and spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves.
Garage Sessions don’t stay on tap for long, so make your plan to visit Hightower soon. Don’t forget to stamp your Ohio On Tap passport while you’re there! Find out more at facebook.com/hightowerbrewingcompany