Ohio Brewery News



The arctic blast that blew through Ohio earlier this week serves as a reminder that some in our communities lack adequate clothing and shelter for the winter season. The Phoenix Brewing Company and Harmony House in Mansfield will hold their second annual winter coat drive to collect and distribute much-needed winter coats to the homeless. The drive will be bookended with beer releases at the Phoenix Brewing taproom: Snow Globe spiced holiday ale on Nov. 20 and Krampus Kandy white coffee stout on Dec. 4. Get full details at facebook.com/thephoenixbrewingcompany


In case you were worried that you wouldn’t be able to get a variety of holiday beers in northwest Ohio this year, rest assured that Earnest saves Christmas. On Saturday, Nov. 16, Earnest Brew Works will release five winter seasonal brews at their taproom in south Toledo, including a bottle release of Holiday Spicewood barleywine aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels. The draft list also includes the original Holiday Spicewood, The Spice is Right spiced blonde ale, Snowy Mt. Crumpit white Belgian IPA and Cranberry Bliss grain/grape hybrid ale. Get all the details at facebook.com/earnestbeer


Rockmill Brewery is well-known for producing exceptional Belgian-style ales rooted in Ohio sensibilities. So it makes sense that their version of an Ohio tradition, the spiced winter warmer, would get a Belgian twist. Rockmill’s Holiday Ale is based on a Belgian abbey ale, but is brewed with citrus-infused Belgian candi sugar and cacao nibs. Available in 750 mL bomber bottles or on draft at the Rockmill Brewery taproom in Lancaster. Read more at facebook.com/rockmillbrewery


BrewDog has continued their expansion within Ohio, holding the grand opening of their new Cincinnati outpost today. The new taproom is located in the Pendleton neighborhood and will feature a wide variety of Ohio-made BrewDog beers, some rare selections from the Scottish Overworks and curated guest tap handles. BrewDog Cincinnati is open daily at 11 a.m.; stop in, have a pint and get your Ohio On Tap passport stamp. Details at facebook.com/brewdogcincy


If you’ve ever driven along I-40 just west of Amarillo, you may have seen the peculiar sight of Cadillac Ranch: ten heavily graffitied cars half-buried vertically in the north Texas prairie. This iconic tourist attraction served as inspiration for the Branch & Bone / Fifty West collaboration double IPA, Stuck in Amarillo, which will be released in cans on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Branch & Bone’s Dayton taproom. Two other beers will also be released: Seasonal Friend festive Berliner weisse and Incantation: Merlot foeder aged wild ale. Details at facebook.com/branchandboneales

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