Ohio Brewery News



Cleveland’s favorite craft beer event, Winter Warmer Fest, returns to Windows on the River on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Tickets go on sale at 7 a.m. on Black Friday with a $10 discount on the first 100 early admission tickets sold. Last year, those 100 discount tickets sold in about 40 minutes and this year is expected to go even faster. Set your alarm now! Tickets available on Friday, Nov. 29 at beerfesttickets.com/winterwarmer2020

Author Joshua M. Bernstein interviewed more than 100 beer industry professionals while writing his fifth book, Drink Better Beer, an expert’s guide to buying, tasting and enjoying craft beer. Bernstein will be selling and signing copies at Market Garden Brewpub from noon-3 p.m. on Black Friday; all book sales come with a complimentary Market Garden pint glass and two tasting samples from the bar. Details at facebook.com/marketgardenbrewpub

Winter Warmer Fest cask area

Two big brewery anniversary celebrations are happening this weekend at award-winning northeast Ohio breweries. Lockport Brewery – a 2018 gold medalist at the Great American Beer Festival – will kick off their third anniversary festivities at 11 a.m. on Black Friday and celebrate through Sunday at their brewpub in Bolivar. Paradigm Shift Brewing – 2018 GABF bronze medal winner – will start their second anniversary party on Saturday, Nov. 30 with beer releases and merchandise giveaways through Sunday.


Small Business Saturday marks the first ever can release from Two Bandits Brewing. The newly expanded brewery will offer Black Shadow chocolate milk stout and Killer Bee IPA with local honey and fresh orange zest in 16 ounce cans from their taproom in Hicksville starting at noon on Saturday, Nov. 30. Get more details on the four pack release at facebook.com/twobanditsbrewing


Little Fish Brewing will release three new sour beers and one familiar classic in 500 mL bottles at their Athens taproom on Small Business Saturday. Consent is a sour brown ale aged in a red wine barrel and conditioned on earl grey tea and rose petals; $2 per bottle goes to the Survivors Advocacy Outreach Program to support survivors of sexual assault. Honey Bruin sour brown ale is aged in wine and bourbon barrels, then refermented on buckwheat honey. Any Sea is a blend of a barrel-fermented saison and a sour red ale, refermented on nectarines and peaches. Finally, Maker of Things foeder-aged red sour ale makes its return, also available in 1.75 liter magnum bottles. Full details at facebook.com/littlefishbrewing

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