Ohio Brewery News


Ohio Craft Brewers Cup medal and taster glass

The second annual Ohio Craft Brewers Cup is in the books and Pretentious Barrel House walked away with the competition’s top honor. Magnanimous – the Columbus brewery’s wine barrel aged dark sour ale – was named Best in Show, topping the field of 368 entries from 62 Ohio breweries. The beer was the gold medal winner in the sour/wild beer category, the only medal won by Pretentious in the highly competitive field. Wolf’s Ridge Brewing scored highest in the competition, bringing home five total medals: two gold, two silver and one bronze. See the full results at ohiocraftbrewerscup.com


Cheers to five years of beers from Platform Beer Company! While the official festivities won’t be held until Thursday, July 4, Platform is celebrating their rapid growth and expansion around the state with a series of collaboration IPAs. Teaming up with breweries in each city where Platform has put down roots – Butcher and the Brewer in Cleveland, Land-Grant Brewing in Columbus and Streetside Brewery in Cincinnati – the resulting beers will be available in a mixed six pack at each Platform location starting Saturday, June 22. Read more at facebook.com/platformbeers

Platform Collaboration IPA cans - Butcher and the Brewr, Land-Grant Brewing, Streetside Brewery

Ohio’s original church-turned-brewery, Father John’s Microbrewery turns six years old today. There are now five breweries in repurposed houses of worship statewide: Father John’s in Bryan, Urban Artifact and Taft’s Ale House in Cincinnati, Noble Creature Cask House in Youngstown and the soon-to-open Moeller Brew Barn location in Troy. The pantheistic brewery – the cross-shaped bar is under the watchful eye of a large bronze Buddha statue – will celebrate their anniversary tonight with live music and fresh craft beer. Read more at facebook.com/fatherjohns

Father John's pint in the beer garden
Devil's Kettle DKIV glass on patio

Cheers to four years of beers from Devil’s Kettle Brewing! The Athens brewery will kick off their celebration on Saturday, June 22 at noon with several new beers being released throughout the day. The most prominent release is DKIV, Devil’s Kettle’s fourth anniversary beer, a blend of four mixed fermentation golden ales dating back to the first beers produced by the brewery. Read more at facebook.com/devilskettlebrewing


Tickets are still available for That’s My Jam, a festival celebrating fruited beer to be held at Streetside Brewery on Saturday, June 22. Fruited beers from 20 Ohio breweries will be poured at the event, along with a special can release of Swole, a tropical fruit Berliner Weisse made in collaboration with the Cincinnati Craft Beer Club. A portion of event proceeds will benefit Adventure Crew, a non-profit that helps connect Cincinnati teens with outdoor activities and nature experiences. Learn more at facebook.com/streetsidebrewery

Streetside Brewerry - That's My Jam: A Fruited Beer Festival
Dayton Brewry Alliance - Dayton Strong Beer Bash

The Miami Valley is still recovering after the violent tornadoes that struck the region last month. Area breweries have been collecting money for relief efforts through the Dayton Foundation, and will hold a major fundraiser on Saturday, July 13. The Dayton Strong Beer Bash will be held at Carillon Historical Park and feature beers from 30 breweries, as well as live music and food. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Dayton Area Brewers Tornado Relief Fund #8338. Get more details at facebook.com/daytonaletrail

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