Ohio Brewery News



Welcome Crooked Can Brewing Company to the Ohio Craft Brewers Association! They’ll be one of several breweries that have chosen to re-open their patios today, the first day that bars and restaurants are permitted to serve customers for dine-in service since March 16. Crooked Can opened for business as the anchor of the Hilliard Center Street Market in early February. Zack Null, formerly of North High Brewing, is at the helm in the brewhouse. Patio service begins at 1 p.m. today, weather permitting, with more than a dozen beers on tap. For up-to-date re-opening info, follow Crooked Can at facebook.com/crookedcanohio


Fans of Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Barrel Aged Blackout Stout need wait no longer to get their hands on a bottle. The pioneering Cleveland brewery is now taking online reservations for pickup times between Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 29 to prevent crowding and help to keep customers and employees safe. The crown jewel of Great Lakes’ cellaring program, Blackout Stout is aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels for nine months. The finished beer bursts with roasted malt, vanilla and cocoa flavors, pairing perfectly with rich, intense foods like game meats and chocolate desserts. Make your pickup reservation at greatlakesbrewing.com


The conversion from taproom to carry out sales meant that a lot of Ohio breweries set up outdoor serving stations to keep customers safely distanced. These temporary points of sale often had the feel of an adult version of the classic lemonade stand, the first introduction to running a business for many of us. Hop Tree Brewing commemorates this necessary innovation with their newest small batch release, Lemonade Stand. A Belgian wit style beer featuring Lemon Drop and Sorachi Ace hops, plus lemon peel and lemon puree, this refreshing, slightly tart brew is perfect for sipping on a front lawn. Paper cup optional. Available in cans for carry out at Hop Tree in Hudson while supplies last, read more at facebook.com/hoptreebrewing


Cheers to a year of beer from The UrbanWoody Brewery in Fostoria! While they won’t be able to host their fans inside the cozy taproom, that’s not going to stop the celebration. The Fostoria Chamber of Commerce will hold an anniversary ribbon cutting on Facebook Live at noon on Saturday, May 16. Following the ceremony, The UrbanWoody will begin curbside growler and howler fill service of the six beers on tap for the occasion. Limited patio seating will also be available, weather permitting, to enjoy your beer on site (disposable cups will be provided). Get all of the event details at facebook.com/theurbanwoody


It’s American Craft Beer Week, and this year’s theme is #GiveCraftBeer: with so many independently-owned breweries struggling in the wake of the pandemic, now is a great time to buy a little extra beer and share some bottles and cans with friends and family. Jackie O’s released two new bottles this week that would make perfect gifts for the sour beer fan in your life. Cresting Wave is a saison brewed with sea salt and nori before being aged in Vin Santo casks for two years. Vinous Diffusion takes the same base saison and referments it on Syrah and Viognier grape musts before a two-year maturation in Vin Santo casks. Available for carry out and statewide shipping at jackieos.com


Today, Rhinegeist is releasing Cloud Harvest 02, the second iteration of their unfiltered juicy IPA series, for Cincinnati-area delivery and curbside pickup at the brewery in Over-the-Rhine. Mosaic, Galaxy, Cascade and Hallertau Blanc hops impart pleasant citrus aromas along with orange, peach and tropical fruit flavors. Carafoam barley malt, golden oats and flaked wheat build a medium-bodied beer with creamy mouthfeel. Cans of Cloud Harvest 02 will hit Rhinegeist’s statewide distribution starting Tuesday, May 19. Read brewmaster Jim Matt’s in-depth profile of this new brew at rhinegeist.com


Looking for that brand new beer score for your #OhioBrewHaul this weekend? Branch & Bone Artisan Ales is dropping three brand new cans starting at 2 p.m. Ancient Noise double IPA was first brewed in February as a draft only release, but finds its way into cans today. Brewed with a 50/50 blend of Mosaic and Citra hops, with a heavy dry hop addition, this beer is packed with crowd-pleasing tropical aromas and flavors. Fans of the crispy boys should check out County Line, an intensely hopped keller pilsner brimming with herbal, floral, spicy aromas from German Noble hops. Comb Over Zombie is brewer Brett Smith’s tiki-inspired Berliner weisse, packing a tart tropical punch with pineapple, lime, apricot, tangerine and cinnamon additions. Available for pickup at the brewery in Dayton or for statewide shipping at branchandboneales.com

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