Ohio Brewery News



Cheers to two years of beers from Nocterra Brewing! Instead of hosting a single day rager, the brewery has decided to stretch their anniversary celebration over six days from Feb. 2-7. The first three days will feature bottle releases of three brand new wine barrel aged sour blonde ales, each with a different fruit addition. Then on Friday, Feb. 5, Nocterra will release We Made You a Mixtape: Vol. 2, a collaboration beer made with Nostalgia Brewing and Alematic Artisan Ales; all three breweries opened on the same day in 2019. This version of the annual collaboration is a double New England IPA with pineapple, available on draft and in six packs. If you can’t make it out to the brewery taproom in Powell, you can also order the anniversary releases for local home delivery. Read more at nocterrabrewing.com


Collision Bend Brewing Company made the difficult decision to close their brewpub during Cleveland’s coldest winter months, but that’s not stopping the brewery from cranking out new beers for distribution. In fact, they’re spinning up the canning line today to package two new brews that should be available in Cleveland-area stores by the end of the month. Collision Bend’s first New England-style IPA, Hazy on the Details, was developed by S.N.O.B.S. homebrewer Greg Irving, who came in to help brew his competition-winning recipe. If you’re looking for something dark and malty, pick up some cans of Argo, an imperial stout brewed with honey and locally harvested black walnuts. Get details on both brews at facebook.com/collisionbrew


The craft beer boom over the past decade brought a positive effect on local economies not just in the cities and towns where breweries have popped up, but also in the state’s agricultural sector. The Ohio Hop Growers Guild now counts more than 50 producers across the state, and several Ohio farmers are now growing barley specifically for use in craft beer. As the amount of those crops continues to grow, more and more Ohio breweries are turning to local malt and hops for their beers. One such Ohio-grown brew will be available in cans this weekend: R. Shea Brewing will release Irish Red Light, made with barley from West Branch Malts in Brunswick and hydroponically-grown hops from Akron. Four-packs will be available at R. Shea’s Canal Place taproom in downtown Akron on Friday, Jan. 29 with distribution to follow. Find out more at facebook.com/rsheabrewing2


It’s been a mild winter in Ohio, but I’ll be rooting for some snowfall to accompany Twin Oast’s Winter Olympics event on Saturday, Feb. 13. The Port Clinton brewery will take advantage of their expansive grounds to host a series of socially-distanced outdoor games for teams of 2-6 people. The games will be divided into three heats throughout the day, with the top three teams from each heat eligible to win prizes. Free-play games will also be available throughout the day and a “build-your-own sled” race is scheduled for 5 p.m. In addition to the games, Twin Oast has also brewed a collaboration west coast IPA with Saucy Brew Works for the event; proceeds from each pint sold will benefit Eriesponsible, a non-profit organization working to maintain the health of Lake Erie for future generations. Read more about the event and register your Olympic team at twinoast.com


Looking for an excuse for a rural Ohio road trip this weekend? Head out to get one of the 40 pours from Old Bridge Brewing Company’s cask release on Saturday, Jan. 30. Bonne Anne saison is a French-style farmhouse ale that derives its fruity complexity from the unique yeast used to ferment the beer. The cask will be tapped when the McConnelsville brewery opens at 11 a.m. Pair this spicy saison with fare from the on-site barbecue truck to accentuate the flavors of this rustic, small batch brew. Find out more about the release at facebook.com/oldbridgebrewingcompany


Cartridge Brewing opened their doors to the public just three months ago, but have already begun to dip their toes into the water of the packaged beer market. Their first can offering is Primer Pilsner, named for the component of a bullet that initiates the combustion that propels it: many of Cartridge’s initial beers have an artillery theme based around the brewery’s location in the former Peters Cartridge ammunition factory. The beer blends German noble hops, Munich malts and flaked maize to create a smooth, refreshing pre-Prohibition-style lager. Four packs are available for pre-order now via the Oznr app and can be picked up at the brewery in Maineville from Sunday, Jan. 31 through Friday, Feb. 5. Find out more and place your order at bit.ly/CartridgeOZNR


Cheers to seven years of beers from Warped Wing Brewing! The brewery’s traditional anniversary Baltic Porter bottle release happens today at both the downtown Dayton and Springboro locations. This year, three barrel aged variants are available: bourbon, rye whiskey and applejack whiskey. To take the anniversary festivities to a new level, Warped Wing will hold special tapping events every Wednesday in February, featuring selections from the brewery’s exceptional barrel cellar. More than 30 barrel aged brews will also be available in bottles for carry out, home delivery and statewide shipping starting Wednesday, Feb. 3. Get all the details – including the tapping schedule and extensive bottle list – at facebook.com/warpedwing

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