Ohio Brewery News



Just to the north of Land-Grant Brewing in Franklinton stands the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, which opened to the public one year ago this month. The memorial’s mission consists of four foundational pillars: honor those who served, connect civilians with veterans, inspire visitors to serve their communities and educate on the value of service. Land-Grant’s release of Four Pillars pale ale today aims to bring awareness to the National Veterans Memorial and honor those who serve for the good of all. More details at landgrantbrewing.com


Blue Heron Brewery received their Ohio brewing permit this week after a 10 month delay, bringing the number of active, independently-owned breweries in the state to 316. Located in the clubhouse of the former Blue Heron golf course outside of Medina – now Austin Badger Park – Blue Heron opened their taproom in March with a series of collaboration brews made at Akronym and Eighty-Three breweries on draft, alongside several guest beers. Brewer Mike Piazza expects house-brewed beer to hit the taps in two to three weeks. Read more at cleveland.com


Regular readers of this blog know all about Ohio’s native “tropical” fruit, the pawpaw, a sort of mango/banana/citrus fruit that Buckeye State brewers often turn into a unique fall treat. Moeller Brew Barn has taken their turn at this midwestern delicacy with the release of their Pawpaw Pale Ale on Saturday, October 19 at the brewery in Maria Stein. This is a draft-only, taproom-exclusive release, so if you want to get a unique taste of Ohio, make plans to visit the brewery soon. Details at facebook.com/moellerbrewbarn


Today, Jackie O’s will release bottles of Black Maple bourbon barrel aged imperial porter at their Athens brewery taproom. This hefty, malt-driven brew gets a healthy addition of locally-sourced maple syrup toward the end of the boil for a sweet, earthy character. A double maple variant gets a second addition of syrup for a more intense, rich flavor. If maple syrup isn’t your thing (what kind of monster are you?), Jackie O’s will release bottles of Strawberry Rhubarb Perpetum sour ale today as well. Get all the details at facebook.com/jackieosbrewery


Cheers to a year of beer at the Taft’s Brewporium! Join them on Saturday, October 19 for an anniversary carnival featuring 15 beers on tap and specials every hour. The Taft’s crew will also be giving hourly behind-the-scenes tours of the brewing facility. Enjoy live bluegrass music from 2-9 p.m., stand-up comedy starting at 9 p.m. and free carnival games all day long. Get more details at facebook.com/taftsbeerco


Today is your last chance to get discounted tickets to Ale-O-Ween, the Halloween-themed Ohio craft beer festival happening Saturday, October 19 at the Dayton Convention Center. General admission tickets are $40 and early admission tickets are $50 when purchased in advance, but prices go up $10 each at the door. 43 Ohio breweries will be pouring more than 120 beers, with a heavy emphasis on fall seasonals like pumpkin beers, Oktoberfest lagers and fresh hop beers. Ale-O-Ween is a fundraiser for the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, a non-profit guild working to promote, protect and unify Ohio’s craft brewing industry. Get your tickets now: beerfesttickets.com/aleoween2019

(photo credit: Tom Gilliam, Dayton.com)

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