Ohio Brewery News
What started out as a tiny brewery in a barn in rural Licking County has grown into something much larger over the course of the past year. 1487 Brewery opened their new brewery taproom to the public this week, a massive step up from their humble beginnings. Owner Ben King moved his brewery operation to a site just west of Dublin in 2019 and immediately spun up a major renovation of the existing building and grounds to accommodate a 10 barrel brewhouse, full kitchen, 2,000+ square foot tasting room and an expansive outdoor beer garden. Head brewer Matt Crema, formerly of Gordon Biersch’s downtown Columbus brewpub, will brew classic, German-inspired beers alongside modern American styles. Grab one of their seven beers on tap and get your passport stamp on the Ohio On Tap app. Follow 1487 Brewery on Facebook to keep up with everything new that’s brewing: facebook.com/1487brewery
An old boss of mine from before I got into the beer business used to be very fond of the saying “the world is your oyster.” For reasons that are completely unfathomable, he pronounced the word “oyster” as if it rhymed with “moisture,” which made his favorite platitude sound like “the world is your oisture.” To this date, I can’t read the word “oyster” without hearing “oisture” in my head. So when I saw that Noble Beast and Terrestrial Brewing teamed up an a collaboration beer called “Oysterizer,” you can guess how I’ve been inadvertently saying it. I pray that none of you dear readers ends up suffering from this auditory curse, especially when you head to one of the two brewery taprooms to try this roasty, savory, slightly briny stout brewed with 60 Indian Cove oysters from Kate’s Fish Market in Cleveland. Read more about this beer at facebook.com/terrestrialbrewing and do your best to say it right when you order it.
Cheers to two years of beers from Missing Falls Brewery! Normally when somebody says “it’s my birthday month,” it means trouble for a minimum of four weeks. But in Missing Falls’ case, it means four anniversary beer releases and four distinct reasons to stop by and celebrate. The first of the anniversary brews will hit the taps today at the brewery taproom in Akron: Space Time Continuum is a New England double IPA made with Belma and BRU-1 hops to impart strong flavors of pineapple, orange, tangerine, grapefruit and melon. The releases continue for the following two Fridays, with Summit County Saison coming on Nov. 13 and a dual release of Saturday Evening Cartoons chocolate milkshake porter and Winternights Stout Russian imperial stout on Nov. 20. For more details on these releases, follow Missing Falls at facebook.com/missingfallsbrewery
Congratulations to the team at Inside the Five Brewing, whose new brewpub in Perrysburg will hold its grand opening on Monday, Nov. 9! Building on the success of their original location in Sylvania, Inside the Five brings their fresh craft beer and innovative pub food to another suburban Toledo community. Co-owner and brewer Brandon Fields plans to use the new Perrysburg location as a barrel aging facility for both clean and sour beers. To emphasize the mission of the new facility, Inside the Five disassembled their retired beer barrels and built the bar façade and light fixtures in the taproom out of the reclaimed staves and rings. The new Perrysburg brewpub also features a large outdoor patio with plenty of heaters for the chilly months that lie ahead. See a virtual tour of Inside the Five’s new location at facebook.com/guyinthe419
Crossing the street may not seem like an event worthy of news coverage, but when it’s a brewery looking to expand to better serve its community, that gets our attention. Three Tigers Brewing has occupied the southeast corner of Prospect and College Streets in downtown Granville for five years and has become a beloved institution. This fall, the township completed construction of a new fire station on the south side of town and is moving from their existing station across the street from the brewery. In need of more space to grow their business and serve customers, Three Tigers has proposed a plan to move into the old fire station and pitched their idea to the village council this week. Craft breweries are proven economic boosters for local communities, increasing property values around them and encouraging tourism from enthusiastic beer fans. Read more about the plan and the studies that support the economic benefits of craft breweries at threetigersbrewing.com
Cheers to three years of beers from Fretboard Brewing! Veteran brewer Kevin Moreland and his partners opened Fretboard in late 2017 and very quickly earned recognition on the biggest stage with a silver medal at the 2018 World Beer Cup competition for Vlad pilsner. This year, they followed up that success with a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival for Crazy Train Belgian pale ale. To celebrate their recent victory, Fretboard decided to can a batch of Crazy Train and will release it today at the taproom in Blue Ash, just in time for their third anniversary celebration this weekend. Also available in cans is Drummer Boy, a spiced winter warmer brewed with honey, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and orange peel, as well as a very limited run of its bourbon barrel aged version. Fretboard will also tap Dunkel No. 9, a quaffable Munich-style dark lager, when the brewery opens at noon. Get all the details at facebook.com/fretboardbrewing
Cheers to seven years of beers from Hairless Hare Brewery! Rather than pack all the celebration into a single day event, the brewery decided to space out their releases over the course of a week, starting with Wednesday’s tapping of 7th Anniversary Double New England IPA. For International Stout Day yesterday, Hairless Hare tapped a batch of their Cold War Russian imperial stout aged in Woodford Reserve Double Oaked bourbon barrels, as well as Not Baked, the brewery’s new pastry stout collaboration with Akronym Brewing. A Buffalo Trace bourbon barrel aged version of Cold War goes on tap today when the brewery’s Vandalia taproom opens at 2 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 7, Hairless Hare will release their four-way collab with Crooked Handle, Devil Wind and Mother Stewart’s, Bourbon Bash & Brew, a stout aged 10 months in a Knob Creek bourbon barrel. Read Mark Fisher’s coverage of this week’s festivities at dayton.com