Ohio Brewery News
- Cheers to the newest member of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, Somewhere in Particular Brewing in Columbus! SIP, as the brewery is colloquially known, opened in October of 2018 and is the new homebase for “gypsy brewer” Patrick Sullivan, known for his Nowhere in Particular series of experimental beers brewed at various locations. SIP’s brewery and taproom were built on the site of the historic Henderson house, and now includes public space inside the house for private events and overflow seating. Read more about the recent expansion project and the forthcoming patio buildout at thisweeknews.com
- New episode of Grove City Brewing’s “Trevor’s Brew Diaries” spotlights malt types and mashing techniques.
- Zaftig Brewing to release bourbon barrel aged Heavy Hearted Amber for “Singles Awareness Day” today at their taproom in Worthington.
- Today, Seventh Son will release Fox in the Stout, an homage to Italian Village neighbor Fox in the Snow Cafe.
- Hoof Hearted to release Don’t Microwave It Don’t Boil It sour IPA and Permanent Marker Pen Disguises DIPA on Sunday, Feb. 17.
- The animal lovers at Terrestrial Brewing have partnered with the Cleveland Zoological Society to raise money for the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s conservation efforts and research. The first of the Conservation Series: Beer with a Conscience, a kettle sour made with honey called Probiotic Warrior, will be released on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Terrestrial’s brewery in Battery Park. Three future releases are planned for Earth Day, World Giraffe Day and World Gorilla Day. Read the full story at ohio.com
- Masthead Brewing will release cans of Brew on the Fly double dry-hopped double NEIPA on Saturday, Feb. 16.
- Platform/Brewnuts collaborations ChocoBanana Donut and NanaButter Donut cans on sale Saturday, Feb. 16 at all Platform taprooms.
- Fat Head’s Hop Juju Imperial IPA cans slated to hit store shelves next week.
- Railroad Brewing’s Choco Blonde Ale available in six-packs now at their Avon taproom, in distribution next week.
- Spaces are still available in Hoppin’ Frog‘s 2019 Rare Beer Club. The Akron brewery – fresh off being named one of the top 100 breweries in the world for the 12th straight year by RateBeer.com users – plans to release six beers to Rare Beer Club members this year. Base-level members receive two bottles of each rare beer release and invitations to the two private parties for club members. Additional membership levels are available and include some vintage bottles from Hoppin’ Frog’s extensive back catalog. For info on Rare Beer Club membership, visit facebook.com/hoppinfrog
- Mucky Duck beer school will be in session on Sunday, Feb. 17 at the brewery in Akron.
- JAFB-Wooster Brewery tapped their version of Sierra Nevada’s Resilience Butte County Proud IPA this week.
- Lockport Brewery refreshed their crowler art for flagship brews, including the GABF gold medal-winning Gateway cream ale.
- Even if you missed International Clash Day in Kent last weekend, you can still get a pint of Combat Bock from MadCap Brew Co.
- Hirsute readers of this blog, take note: the Mercer County Facial Hair Club will hold a beard competition on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Lake Rat Brewing in Celina. Love is in the Hair will feature 14 facial hair judging categories for men, women and children, as well as a “best in show” award. Lake Rat and Moeller Brew Barn have collaborated on a milk stout for the event (called Beard!, naturally) and will also have four infused variants available. A dollar from the sale of all Beard! beers – as well as the proceeds from the door – will be donated to the Cancer Association of Mercer County. More details at facebook.com/mercercountyfhc
- End of the Night, a strawberry chocolate stout, is on tap now at Inside the Five Brewing in Sylvania.
- The Fun Starts Here champagne pale ale back on tap now at Upside Brewing in Sylvania.
- Cheers to six years of beers from Homestead Beer Company! The party starts at noon on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the brewery taproom in Heath with a special anniversary bottle release of Phantom Cowboy bourbon barrel aged milk stout. The limited release beer will be available in 22-ounce bombers while supplies last. Fetty’s Street Food will be on site all day with trivia and live music in the brewery during the evening. Get all the details at facebook.com/homesteadbeerco
- Y Bridge Brewing’s Bitter X Bash anti-Valentine’s Day party on Saturday, Feb. 16 to feature the release of two new beers.
- Mark your calendar: Jackie O’s Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition Reserve bottle release on Friday, Feb. 22.
- Cheers to two years of beers from Brink Brewing Company! The Very Small Brewery of the Year award winner at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival will kick off their birthday weekend today at 3 p.m. with a bottle release of their 2019 Anniversary Blend, a cuvée of five dark and strong beers. Brink will also tap 14 special beers for the festivities. Food trucks and live music on hand from Friday through Sunday at the College Hill brewery taproom. Get all the details at facebook.com/brinkbrewing
- Streetside Brewery’s Barrel Aged Beer Fest kicks off today at 3 p.m. with five popular beers from their cellar hitting the taps.
- Listermann Brewing to release Freedom Toast maple walnut stout and four variants on Saturday, Feb. 16.
- MadTree Brewing’s Winter Bonanza party on Saturday, Feb. 16 to feature seven rare specialty beers and 18 guest taps.
- Fretboard’s Beach Week celebration to feature fruit infusions of four popular beers available at their Blue Ash taproom.
- The commercial Valentine card dates back to early 19th century England, with the first American versions appearing a few decades later. Esther Howland, the Mother of the American Valentine, sold exquisitely crafted combinations of paper and lace that became a lasting visual representation of love. It’s unclear whether Victorian sensibilities would abide the romantic pun commonly found in today’s Valentines, but we can make the case that a beer like Carillon Brewing Company’s Beet Of My Heart ale may have been enjoyed after the trading of cards in the 1850’s. History test: passed. Try Carillon’s historical beers at their brewery in Dayton.
- Brownie Points imperial brown ale, made with 80 pounds of chocolate brownies, now on tap at Devil Wind in Xenia.
- Roundhouse Depot Brewing to tap their new Boxcar Blackberry Blonde today at the brewery taproom in Bellefontaine.