Ohio Brewery News



The coronavirus pandemic has brought so much uncertainty to hospitality-based industries, as declines in customer traffic have caused large losses of revenue. Now, with a vaccine being rolled out and warmer seasons coming up, it has to be taken as an encouraging sign that several established breweries are moving forward with plans for new locations. BrewDog, Earnest Brew Works, Homestead Beer Company, Little Fish Brewing, North High Brewing and Yellow Springs Brewery have all announced new Ohio taprooms coming in 2021, and now Seventh Son Brewing can add its name to the list. The Columbus brewery’s new concept, dubbed The Getaway Brewing Company, is slated for an opening date in Dublin this spring. Getaway Brewing is built around a travel theme, planning to offer international beer styles and a vacation vibe. Read Dan Eaton’s coverage for Columbus Business First at bizjournals.com


Maybe you’re spending your Valentine’s Day with that special someone in your life. Maybe you’re embracing a “Me Day” instead of V-Day. Either way, The Brew Kettle has a special treat for you to enjoy: Vanilla Frambozen makes its annual return to the taps in advance of Valentine’s Day. Brewed just once a year, this rich raspberry ale with a hint of vanilla evokes the feeling of sinking a fork into a creamy, luscious raspberry cheesecake. Pair your pour with The Brew Kettle’s Ogrefest food menu, running through Sunday, Feb. 14, or grab a growler to enjoy at home. You’re going to love this Valentine’s Day delicacy. Read more about Vanilla Frambozen at thebrewkettle.com


Skip the box of chocolates this year and get your Valentine the gift they really want: beer! Codex Brewing has put together a special assortment of four beers, available either as a flight in their North Canton taproom or in cans for pickup through the brewery’s drive-thru window. Each flight and four-pack is composed of a pour or can of each of the following beers: Barleyquin Romance coffee porter, HP Lovehop hazy IPA and Chocolate Covered Strawberries milk stout. “But that’s only three beers,” I just heard you say. The final beer of the assortment will be revealed soon, so follow Codex on Facebook to get the full details and information on how to enjoy this special Valentine’s Day offering: facebook.com/codexbrewing


Quenched & Tempered Brewing Company has a lot of irons in the fire at the moment. They recently completed an expansion of their production brewery in Grand Rapids, upgrading from a nanobrewery setup to a full 10-barrel brewhouse to keep up with growing demand for their beers. At the same time, they’ve been continuing work on a taproom in downtown Toledo and are currently looking to hire a taproom manager for their anticipated spring opening. Quenched & Tempered has started to expand their self-distribution reach within northwest Ohio and as far south as Columbus, and are now offering direct shipping to customers across Ohio. Look for fresh cans of John’s Beere rye honey ale, Raspberry Zinger cream ale and Zach’s Brown ale on retail shelves starting this week, or place an order for pickup, local delivery or shipping at quenchedandtempered.com


Cheers to nine years of beers from Buckeye Lake Brewery! As in past years, Buckeye Lake is rewarding their longtime customers with discounted growler fills on Saturday, Feb. 13. The older the bottle, the greater the savings: a 2020 Buckeye Lake growler is eligible for a $1 discount, 2019 gets you $2 off, 2018 is $3 off, and so on all the way back to the original 2012 growler, which will net the holder a $9 discount. Bring in your old bottle and fill it with a new beer like the Chocolate Coconut Cream Ale, Cherry Cream Ale, North Shore coffee stout, or one of the offerings from Eastside Brewing, Buckeye Lake’s new offshoot in Reynoldsburg. Read more about this weekend’s festivities at facebook.com/buckeyelakebrewery


Samuel Adams is releasing a new barrel-aged beer today that’s almost as strong as the love you have for your Valentine. Black Forest Gateau is a 10.92% ABV imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels and conditioned with cherry puree, cocoa nibs and vanilla beans to create a decadent, dessert-like beer that’s perfect for sharing with your significant other. This beer is available exclusively at the Sam Adams Cincinnati Taproom by itself or as part of a special Valentine’s Day bundle with two branded snifter glasses and a Tanzania dark chocolate bar from Maverick Chocolate Company. Order online to reserve your Black Forest Gateau bottle or drop by the taproom in Over-the-Rhine before supplies run out. Read more at facebook.com/samadamscincy


As much of the state is digging out from the snowstorms that rolled through Ohio this week, I doubt many are thinking about hopping on their bikes and taking a ride. While the weather may not be ideal for making the bike trail trip between Devil Wind Brewing in Xenia and Southern Ohio Brewing in Beavercreek, the conditions are ideal for enjoying Sest Mil, the new collaboration brew between the two west central Ohio breweries. A dark Czech lager (tmavé pivo), Sest Mil translates to “six miles” in English, the distance that separates the two breweries along the Creekside Trail. Devil Wind will hold a ceremonial first tapping today at 4 p.m., with another to follow at Southern Ohio at 6 p.m. Details at facebook.com/devilwindbrewing

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