Ohio Brewery News


Lineage Brewing pint glass in the grass

Cheers to four years of beers from Lineage Brewing! The beloved Clintonville brewery will commemorate the occasion on Saturday, April 27 with a celebration of Aunt Bernice, their versatile Berliner Weisse that has seen many fruit additions over the years. Lineage will have a special flight of Bernice variants available all day, as well as a “Hoppy Birthday” IPA flight and a barrel-aged beer flight. There will also be an Aunt Bernice costume contest with prizes awarded to the best interpretations of their favorite beer flavor. Details at facebook.com/lineagebrewing


Earlier this week, Great Lakes Brewing Company teased a photo of a new canned beer release, with only the words “This is a special small batch beer” visible. Today, they announced the introduction of their new small batch can series, recipes originally developed and tested on their two-barrel pilot brew system, then scaled up for limited release. The first entry in the series is a Mexican lager with lime. Six-packs are available at the Great Lakes gift shop now with limited distribution around Cleveland coming next week. More details at greatlakesbrewing.com

Great Lakes Brewing Company Small Batch Mexican Lager with Lime
Maize Valley Save the Tatas

Maize Valley has released a new beer to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the nation’s leading charity devoted to research toward prevention and cure for metastatic breast cancer. The new raspberry brut IPA is called Save the Tatas, and Maize Valley has pledged to donate one dollar from the sale of every pint to the Foundation for as long as the beer is on tap at their brewery in Hartville. Read more about it at Maize Valley’s Facebook page.


If you’re looking for a kick-butt workout followed up by some kick-butt beer, Findlay Brewing Company is hosting a kickboxing class on Saturday, April 27. The class starts at 9:45 a.m., no pre-registration is required and the class fee includes a pint of beer to be served after your workout. All skill levels welcome, no experience necessary. Get more details at facebook.com/findlaybrewing

Findlay Brewing Co. - Kickboxing with Terra Soto
Jackie O's Brewery - Bwizzle Day bottle lineup

Today is Bwizzle Day, the inaugural celebration of barleywine at the Jackie O’s brewery taproom. The Athens brewery will have three new barleywines on tap and in bottles – Rodeo Time, Prodigality and Apple Brandy Brick Kiln – as well as an impressive list of barleywines on tap and several bottled selections from the Jackie O’s cellar. The brewery plans to make Bwizzle Day a weekend-long event, but supplies of some of these bottles are limited. Get all the details at facebook.com/jackieosbrewerytaproom

Crooked Handle Brewing - "cheers" with 7 glasses.

Today is National Pretzel Day, so while looking into the history of the link between pretzels and beer, I learned:

  • Board games that are light on strategy and high on randomness are referred to as “beer and pretzels games.”
  • Beer & Pretzels is the name of a 1933 short film starring the Three Stooges as inept waiters at a nightclub.
  • The pretzel’s American popularity dates back to the pre-Prohibition era when breweries would supply saloons with all of their business supplies in exchange for selling their beer exclusively. (The “tied-house” is now illegal in the U.S. in order to preserve consumer choice and protect independent retailers from undue influence by brewing conglomerates.)

OK, I’ll climb out of the rabbit hole… Crooked Handle Brewing in Springboro is offering up a flight of three pretzel-inspired beers to enjoy for National Pretzel Day. Details at facebook.com/crookedhandle

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