Ohio Brewery News
Cheers to three years of beers from Random Precision Brewing Company! The brewery is celebrating the occasion on Saturday, March 27 with a brand-new beer release that’s pushing the boundaries of their focus on sour beers. Raving & Drooling – which takes its name from an early title of a fan-favorite Pink Floyd song – is an imperial Cascadian ale fermented with Brettanomyces yeast. The beer is dark in appearance and rich in malt flavor, balanced by a heavy hop addition typical of the style. The Brett yeast adds a complex complement to the malt and hop flavors: the end result is an enjoyable 10.5% ABV sipper without the tart, sour or funky flavors in which Random Precision generally specializes. Fans of sour beers can also enjoy a fresh batch of Obscuration sour stout conditioned with cacao nibs and orange zest. Read more about this weekend’s festivities at randomprecisionbrewing.com
Nothing pairs more perfectly than a cold beer and a baseball game. The one-person communications department of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association believes this so strongly that it has declared Opening Day to be a personal high holiday (which means no blog post next Thursday, sorry.) Several Ohio breweries are on-board with this pairing as well, including Saucy Brew Works. Their new Municipals lager – a strong suggestion for the Cleveland baseball team’s new name – is a Munich-style helles that’s as crisp and refreshing in the stands at The Jake as it is while tinkering in the garage and listening to Tom Hamilton call another long ball. Municipals lager will be released in tandem with the Cleveland home opener on Monday, April 5. Find out more at saucybrewworks.com
Ohio’s newest brewery will hold its soft opening this weekend. Aeonian Brewing Company opened their taproom in Alliance for St. Patrick’s Day and again for a day last weekend, but is now ready to throw open the doors permanently. The initial tap list will include Hop Swindler hazy IPA, Uno Mas pale ale, Opa wheat beer with orange and coriander, as well as a few surprises to be announced in the coming days. The brewery taproom will be open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, then will begin full operation on Wednesday, March 31. Make a plan to visit Aeonian Brewing and some other northeast Ohio breweries, and don’t forget to get your Ohio On Tap brewery passport stamps while you’re out and about! Follow Aeonian Brewing on social media to stay in the loop: facebook.com/aeonianbrewingco
Twin Oast Brewing has been churning out great beers one after another for several years now. This past week, all that hard work earned them five medals in the New York International Beer Competition and the designation as Ohio’s IPA Brewery of the Year. Their flagship American IPA, Legitimate Swells, brought home a gold medal, while Ice Shove Belgian-style IPA earned a bronze. Ship Burner brown porter, Feeling Dangerous Schwarzbier and Meet Your Maker barrel aged imperial stout also earned accolades, proving that Twin Oast excels at more than just the hop game. Stop by their gorgeous estate brewery in Port Clinton this weekend and try some award-winning beers, or enjoy a pour of their fresh “hellish” release that’s dropping on Saturday, March 27. Follow Twin Oast for details: facebook.com/twinoast
A pair of breweries along US Route 33 will be celebrating their anniversaries this weekend. Double Edge Brewing Company will toast to their third year of making beer at their taproom in downtown Lancaster on Saturday, March 27. Several special draft releases are planned for the tap list when the doors open at noon. Just down the road in Logan, Brewery 33 Hocking Hills will be celebrating their fourth anniversary on their expansive outdoor patio with live music, a food truck, door prizes and more in store. More details on both events are expected to be released before Saturday, so be sure to follow Double Edge Brewing and Brewery 33 Hocking Hills on Facebook to stay in the loop.
HighGrain Brewing is taking big, substantive steps to make their brewery more environmentally sustainable. In partnership with the Village of Silverton, HighGrain is purchasing and installing solar panels to supply power for the brewery. The first phase of solar panels is expected to generate 13.2 kilowatts of electricity at a cost savings of $75,000 over the next 25 years, in addition to the environmental benefits of producing clean energy. HighGrain has also placed deposits on an electric vehicle fleet for deliveries, and recently acquired a Tesla Model 3 for their sales staff, keeping approximately 1,000 gallons of gasoline emissions out of the air per year. “Any time we can stop burning dinosaur bones is a win for us, our neighbors and the planet,” said HighGrain co-founder and brewmaster Matt Utter. Find out more at highgrainbrewing.com/sustainability
Cheers to three years of beers from Devil Wind Brewing! The official celebration happens on Saturday, April 3 at the taproom in Xenia, and will feature several anniversary beers released throughout the day, live music, a food truck and more. All the details will be announced prior to the event – we know we’re still more than a week away, but the blog is taking next week off and we wanted to make sure you knew to mark your calendar for this party – make sure to follow Devil Wind on social media to keep up with everything that’s in store: facebook.com/devilwindbrewing