Ohio Brewery News



When North High Brewing planned to brew a Kolsch for the warmer season, they envisioned it being served by the pint at their Short North taproom with the windows open, a refreshing summer breeze blowing through and a cold, crisp ale in hand. Instead, as many breweries have done, North High chose to pivot and can the beer for home delivery and do some good for the community at the same time. For each case of Suds for Sustenance sold, North High will donate $10 to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank to help the growing numbers of Columbus-area families dealing with food insecurity. This beer is only available for delivery, place your order at northhighbrewing.com


Good Intentions, the collaboration IPA from Brick and Barrel Brewing and Terrestrial Brewing hit taps at both breweries last weekend, and now has found its way into cans. This hazy session IPA features piney aromas from Chinook hops, contrasted with pungent citrus flavors derived from Centennial and Citra hops. A very limited number of six-packs were produced, so be sure to pick up this summer slammer from Terrestrial’s taproom in Battery Park or Brick and Barrel in the Flats before they’re all gone. Read more at facebook.com/terrestrialbrewing


Penguin City Brewing’s slogan from their start has been “Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough Cities Do!” In light of the pandemic, this bit of wisdom could apply most anywhere, but it has been embraced in Youngstown and is emblazoned on every bottle and can Penguin City has distributed around the Mahoning Valley thus far. This week, the brewery announced the launch of Penguin City Light, the 4.1% ABV cousin of their flagship golden ale, Penguin City Beer. Penguin City Light will be available in six packs at retailers all around the Youngstown area starting the week of June 1. The brewery is also continuing to offer home delivery; call the brewery at 330-755-0709 to order. Read more about Penguin City Light at mahoningmatters.com


Quenched & Tempered Brewing Company was in the midst of a growth spurt at the same time that the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in America. The brewery was building out a new 10 barrel brewhouse production facility at their home base outside of Grand Rapids and had also started work on a public taproom in downtown Toledo. With no existing public taproom and keg sales to bars and restaurants curtailed by the state closure order, Quenched & Tempered needed to find an outlet to sell beer to the public. This week, they announced the release of six of their beers in four-pack cans, available for pickup or home delivery in the Toledo area. In the three days since that announcement, three of the six beers have already sold out; Brazin’ Blonde ale, Fahrenheit 419 pale ale and John’s Beere rye honey ale remain in stock with Rosebud cherry Berliner weisse coming soon. To place an order, visit quenchedandtempered.com


Homestead Beer Company re-opened their patio this week, but is still offering a special tasting experience for their fans who aren’t ready to drink at the brewery just yet. On Saturday, May 30 at 5 p.m., Homestead CEO Joe Wilson will lead an online tasting event featuring four beers: White Elephant pilsner, Snake Oil super pale ale, Tenpenny amber ale and Ulysses mocha porter. The online tasting kit is available for pickup at the brewery in Heath and includes one bottle of each beer, two tasting glasses – the experience is meant to be shared – and a handmade coffee cream whoopie pie to pair with the Ulysses porter at the end. Only 19 kits were made available, but each of the beers are still available once the whoopie pies are sold out if you’d still like to participate. Joe explains it all in-depth at facebook.com/homesteadbeerco


Fibonacci Brewing garnered some attention when they decided to utilize their existing drive-thru window – a holdover from the flower shop that formerly occupied the building before Betty and Bob Bollas built their brewery – as their primary point-of-sale in the early stages of Ohio’s closure of bars and restaurants. Fibonacci, like many breweries, would love to get back to a point where the attention they’re receiving is for the beer they make, not for the necessary innovations they make in order to stay in business and comply with public health orders. In that spirit, they’re releasing a new beer today for the first time in a long time: Equilateral is a triple IPA heavily dry hopped with Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe hops, which impart strong tropical fruit aromas and flavors, backed with a slight honey-like sweetness from the malt bill. Order for pickup at the drive-thru window or have Fibonacci deliver it to your home: fibbrew.com


Pre-pandemic, a few homebrewers from the Springfield Beer Geeks Facebook group made the trek up Route 68 to Roundhouse Depot Brewing in Bellefontaine and brought a recipe with them to brew. The fruit of that collaboration, Big Four IPA, finally got its release this past week. A spin on the New England IPA style, the beer was made with four hop varieties and got an addition of cherry puree to add a hint of stone fruit lusciousness to the floral, dank character of the hops. Enjoy this one soon, it won’t last long. Check availability at roundhousedepotbrewing.com

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