Ohio Brewery News
We’re about to spend a whole lot of time covering Columbus Craft Beer Week – you can follow all the fun from May 13-21 on Instagram @columbusbeerweek – but there’s so much going on around the state that we’re going to do an old-fashioned Ohio Brewery News round-up!
Attention homebrewers: Barley’s Brewing Company is holding their 25th annual Homebrew Competition, one of the longest running homebrew contests in the state. You can submit your entries at Barley’s from Tuesday, May 17 through Saturday, May 21. Then head down to the downtown Columbus brewpub on Sunday, June 5 for the announcement of this year’s winner, as well as a tapping of the 2019 champion Northern English Brown Ale brewed by Jim Sudduth. Get all the details at barleysbrewing.com/events
Saucy Brew Works is one of the Imperial sponsors of this Saturday’s Six One Pour: The Ohio Craft Beer Fest in Columbus, and they’re bringing some heat to our annual fundraising event, for sure.
However, if you’re unable to make your way to Columbus this weekend, Saucy is serving up some festival fun in their own backyard. Saucy’s annual Hopfest returns to the Vibe Garden in Ohio City on May 14-15 with the release of five brand new collaboration IPAs. The brewery teamed up with a veritable who’s who of hopheads, crafting beers with The Brew Kettle, BrewDog, Crooked Pecker, Fat Head’s, Four Paws and Masthead. See the full list of impressive hoppy brews on tap this weekend at facebook.com/saucybrewworks
Cheers to a year of beer from Hoppy Dude Brews! If you got in on the ground floor with the brewery when they opened their doors last May, you’ll be delighted to know that they’re bringing back all eight of their original beers, including the Buzzard’s Brew Czech pilsner named for the town of Hinckley’s most famous airborne residents. If you’ll be making your first trek to visit the Hoppy Dudes, they’ll have two brand new beers and a seltzer on tap just for this weekend’s festivities, which kick off Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. Get all the details at facebook.com/hoppydudebrews
Just like the chironomid from which the brewery takes its name, Muffleheads Brewing Company is awakening from its winter slumber. The brewery took a six month hiatus during the slow, sluggish winter to put in the work on some planned facility improvements. The expansion and upgrades will allow Muffleheads to produce more beer for their thirsty North Coast fans. Make your plans to visit this rural brewery in Huron County: the re-opening date is set for Friday, May 20 and the brewery is generally open on weekends. Give Muffleheads a follow on social media for updates on 2022 operating hours: facebook.com/muffleheadsbrewery
If you’re someone who likes to plan your craft beer fun well in advance, then you should probably save the date for the DankHouse Brewing ‘House Party on June 17-18. The brewery will open up their bountiful outdoor space to host guest breweries from all over the state for a concert a two-night concert and beer festival. Sip on IPAs, sours and other styles from CLAG, Crooked Pecker, Derive, JAFB, Magic City, Missing Mountain, Pretentious, Streetside and more. DankHouse will be dropping some new, fresh beers just for the event as well. Single day and two-day passes are available, get more details and secure your tickets at dankhousebrewing.com/events
If you’re ready to party this weekend in Cincinnati, MadTree Brewing has you covered. Stop by the taproom on Saturday, May 14 for One Good Party, an all-day bash complete with exclusive beers, live music, food trucks, family activities and more. MadTree brewed four beers in collaboration with area non-profits: a fruited Berliner weisse with Adventure Crew, an orange wheat ale with the Cincinnati Parks Foundation, a floral farmhouse ale with the Cincinnati Zoo and a session red IPA with Groundwork ORV. – All of those will be on tap when the doors open at noon, followed by rare tappings from the MadTree cellar at 4 p.m. Get all the details on One Good Party at madtreebrewing.com/one-good-party
Cheers to 10 years of beers for The Dayton Beer Company! This Saturday, May 14, the brewery will celebrate this milepost anniversary with live entertainment, games, family fun and, of course, beer releases starting at noon. The big drop is 10, a milkshake IPA offered in two varieties – lime & papaya and mango & pineapple – that will be available both on tap and in four-pack cans for carryout. Enjoy one in their downtown Dayton biergarten or on the newly-opened rooftop patio this weekend. Follow the Dayton Beer Company on social media for any updates in advance of Saturday’s festivities: instagram.com/thedaytonbeerco