Mystery Beer Date - 15 Breweries, 15 Mystery Beers, One Enchanted Evening!

It’s like speed dating, but with Ohio craft beer!

Fifteen Ohio breweries will each do their best to woo you with a very special mystery beer (you’ll find out what they are when you get to the event.) After you try 2 oz. samples of them all and interact with the brewery reps, you’ll get to vote on which beer was your favorite and which rep was the best “date.” Winners will be announced at the end of each session.

Ohio On Tap app users: Get a bonus passport stamp worth two points when you attend Mystery Beer Date tastings!

Admission: $22 in advance, $30 at the door (includes a souvenir glass, 15 2 oz. “mystery” beer samples and a collectible Ohio On Tap Week pin.)

Mystery Beer Date is a fundraiser for the non-profit Ohio Craft Brewers Association.

You must be 21 years of age to attend Mystery Beer Date tastings (this applies to your newborn in a bjorn as well.) You must show ID at the door for entry.

Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.


No events scheduled at this time.


Final brewery lists subject to change prior to event. Beers will be revealed at the event (that’s what makes it a *Mystery* Beer Date!)




  • How does Mystery Beer Date work?
    • At 7 p.m. (don’t be late for your date!), we’ll give a brief introduction and then attendees will be divided up into groups of 10 or fewer at brewery stations around the event space. We’ll ring a bell and the brewery reps will have 5 minutes to pour you a 2 oz. sample and tell you all about it. We’ll ring the bell again giving you 2 minutes to rinse your glass and move to the next brewery station and then – ding ding! – you’ll repeat the cycle until you’ve tasted all 15 beers.
  • Will there be any food available?
    • A la carte food is available at all event venues, but this isn’t a dinner date! You should plan to eat before you arrive (just make sure you get to Mystery Beer Date before 7 p.m.); there’s no time built into the program to have a meal.
  • I’m a designated driver for my real-life date, can I come too?
    • We do not have designated driver tickets available for Mystery Beer Date events. You are welcome to purchase a regular ticket and abstain from the beer: you’ll still get the souvenir Ohio On Tap Week glass and enamel pin. Only ticket holders will be allowed in the event space; no “third wheels” allowed, sorry.
  • How does the voting work at the end of the event?
    • We’ll have a QR code that you can scan with your phone camera that links to an online voting form. If you don’t have a smartphone, we’ll have a very limited number of paper ballots available. Voting will commence immediately after the last samples are served. We’ll announce the winners for best beer and best “date” of the night as soon as the voting period ends and all votes are counted.