Ohio Brewery News
First Cartridge Brewing Bottle Release Sells Out in Hours
The Motto series of barrel aged beers has become a favorite at Maineville’s Cartridge Brewing, housed in the historic Peters Cartridge factory complex. So when the brewery announced that they were holding their first specialty bottle release this past Sunday, March 27, fans flocked to the taproom and cleaned them out within hours of opening.
Motto: Rendezvous with Destiny is a bourbon barrel aged stout named and designed to honor the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, which happens to be the very same division in which Cartridge co-founder and COO Kyle Hackbarth served in the years following 9/11.
“The 101st … it made me a better version of myself,” Hackbarth said in a press release. “The operational tempo took a very young 21-year-old through a lot of physical pain, built intestinal fortitude – made me who I am.”
While the bottles sold out quickly, you can still get a taste on draft at the taproom while it lasts. Be sure to follow the brewery on social media to get the heads-up on upcoming specialty beer releases.
Anything but Regular Joes
Cincinnati’s run to the Super Bowl certified quarterback Joe Burrow as Queen City royalty, coming just short of delivering the Bengals their first Lombardi trophy. As one Joe ascends to lofty heights in the minds and hearts of Cincy sports fans, another legendary Joe seeks to cement a legacy in the final years of his career.
Joey Votto has been a fixture at first base for the Cincinnati Reds for each of the past 15 years, one of the game’s best pure hitters, known for his patient and selective approach at the plate. A guy that should be a first ballot hall-of-famer, Votto has endeared himself to all fans of Cincinnati baseball (well, save for one.)
To honor the contributions of these two men to Cincy sports fandom, Grainworks Brewing released Crushin’ on Joes, a German-style pilsner that’s equally at home in the bleachers on a sweltering summer day as it is at a frigid tailgate. Look for Crushin’ on Joes at the taproom in West Chester and in stores around the Cincinnati area starting this week. Find out more at grainworks.beer