Ohio Brewery News
On Saturday, June 1, Pretentious Barrel House will release ThiccBerry, a maple bourbon barrel aged dark sour with blueberries, at their brewery taproom in east Columbus. This heavily fruited brew balances the tartness of the base ale and berries with rich, sweet notes from the barrel. ThiccBerry is a collaboration between the Pretentious and The Butcher & Grocer, who will have bottles of the brew available in their shop in Grandview Heights on Saturday as well. Read up on this collaboration at facebook.com/pretentiousbh
- Endeavor Brewing’s new brew, Just the Tips, was brewed with no hops but uses spruce, juniper and cypress tips for bitterness, flavor and aroma.
- ICYMI: North High Brewing released Fly during Columbus Craft Beer Week, a hazy pale ale with Galaxy, Lemondrop and Citra hops; on draft now, cans coming in early June.
- Hot days are ahead, grab some bottles of Clear Sky Creamsicle orange vanilla cream ale from Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, available now.
- It’s really happening: Columbus Brewing Company is opening their long-awaited taproom this summer and is currently looking to hire a taproom manager.
Not to be left out of this early season blueberry madness, Saucy Brew Works will release I Can Teach Blue, a blueberry milkshake IPA, on Saturday, June 1. Made with more than 300 pounds of fresh blueberries and flavored with vanilla, this thick, smooth, crushable brew will be available on draft and in four-packs exclusively at Saucy’s Ohio City brewery taproom. Watch blueberries drop gracefully into a glass of I Can Teach Blue at facebook.com/saucybrewworkscle
- Chris Lieb of the Butcher & the Brewer has taken the reins of Cleveland Beer Week, which will return in October with a few tweaks.
- Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted will host a pop-up bar on Saturday, June 1 featuring special beers brewed at the Middleburg Heights and Canton locations, as well as some special house-brewed beers.
- Hofbrauhaus Cleveland will tap their fan-favorite seasonal Pilsner on Thursday, June 5.
- This week, Market Garden Brewery released their collaboration with Little Fish Brewing, Concatenation Ale.
Paladin Brewing recently teamed up with the Austintown Professional Fire Fighters Local 3356 to brew Ash Kickin’ Ale, an easy drinking blonde ale made with orange zest for maximum refreshment. If anyone would know what beer goes best with a hot day, I’ll put my money on the fire department. Grab Ash Kickin’ Ale in 12 oz. bottles at Paladin’s taproom in Austintown while supplies last. Read more at facebook.com/paladinbrewing
- MadCap Brew Co. is now offering crowler cans from their brewery taproom in Kent.
- Maize Valley has a new blood orange mango pilsner on tap just in time for summer.
- Tickets for the fourth annual Numbers Brewing block party in Lisbon are on sale, first 500 tickets are only $15 each.
- Last week, Canton Brewing Company released Riptide, their new hazy IPA.
Earlier this week, the city of Celina was hit by a devastating tornado that claimed a life and caused several serious injuries, as well as a great deal of property damage. Tailspin Brewing in nearby Coldwater has decided to donate a portion of all sales of their newly-tapped German Hefeweizen, Knight Sky, the the recovery efforts of their neighbors to the north. Read more about the story behind Knight Sky at facebook.com/tailspinbrewingco
Homestead Beer Co. tapped their new hazy IPA, Dead Prospector, today at their brewery tasting room in Heath. Strike gold with a heavy mix of Azacca, Simcoe and Idaho 7 hops, lending heavy flavors of pineapple to go along with dank, resin-y aromas. Coming in at 7.3% ABV, this New England-style IPA is sure to pan out. Learn more at facebook.com/homesteadbeerco
Ohio’s newest brewery has opened its doors. Highgrain Brewing opened to the public on Memorial Day in the village of Silverton’s former police headquarters. Partners Matt Utter, Josh Jansen and Brian Liscano have an overriding goal of sustainability and environmental stewardship for their new brewery venture, which covers everything from their geothermal energy system to locally-sourced selections on their kitchen menu. Read more at cincinnati.com
- FigLeaf Brewing will hold their ISO-Festy IPA festival on Saturday, June 1, featuring flights of their core IPAs, as well as zesty and herby variations.
- Tickets for Fifty West’s annual Punch Out brewery boxing event, to be held on Saturday, July 13, are on sale now.
- Little Miami Brewing Company has named their newest beer Dayton Strong, and will donate $1 from each pint sold to tornado relief efforts.
- Power up your palate: on Tuesday, June 4, MadTree Brewing will host a Sensory 100 tasting course, including identifying common off-flavors in beer.
The powerful tornadoes that struck the Miami Valley on Monday left considerable damage and injury in their wake. Dayton area breweries – many of whom were temporarily affected by power outages and water shortages – have banded together to raise money for disaster relief. A fundraising effort has been coordinated with The Dayton Foundation, with the money to be donated to groups supporting the long-term rebuilding of affected communities. Participating breweries will also be brewing a beer – recipe to be determined – to raise money for the rebuilding fund. Read details about the effort at dayton.com