Ohio Brewery News



As Ohio breweries have grown into a nearly $1 billion industry and more and more Ohio farms are starting to grow barley, hops and other crops to support the growing demand for craft beer, it stands to reason that the brewing industry have a presence at the state’s largest agricultural institution. This year, for the first time, the Ohio State Fair will feature an Ohio Beer & Wine Pavilion, featuring beers from two dozen breweries around the state. Stop by the pavilion on the south end of the fairgrounds between now and Sunday, August 4 and get a bonus Ohio On Tap passport stamp!


There’s a lot of grumbling out there in the beer world that it’s too early for traditional fall seasonal brews like Oktoberfest lagers and pumpkin ales. But when Millersburg Brewing is ready to release Pope’s Imperial Pumpkin Ale, on the short list of best pumpkin beers on the planet by virtue of winning a bronze medal at the 2018 World Beer Cup, any time of year will suffice. The brewery has slated Pope’s for release on Thursday, August 1, barring any production delays. See the rest of Millersburg’s 2019 release schedule at facebook.com/millersburgbrewingcompany


It’s become a sad yearly occurrence in northwest Ohio: algae blooms caused by farm runoff take over the western Lake Erie basin. Many communities, including the city of Toledo and surrounding suburbs rely on the Maumee River and Lake Erie for drinking water, which is contaminated by toxic algae on an annual basis. Maumee Bay Brewing Company started brewing Alegae Bloom, a sour double IPA with kiwi and matcha powder, several years ago to raise awareness of the issue, which is still in need of a solution. Alegae Bloom will be re-released in cans on Friday, August 9, get more info at facebook.com/mbaybrew


Rockmill Brewery’s idyllic farm setting outside of Lancaster has been drawing raves from visitors for several years. As their popularity grows, there’s been an increase in demand for Rockmill’s Belgian-inspired ales throughout their distribution area, as well as a steady stream of visitors to the rural brewery. To meet the demand, Rockmill is building a new brewery space and tasting room on their existing property. The expanded production facility and updated taproom is expected to be open to the public in a few weeks. Follow the progress at facebook.com/rockmillbrewery


Cheers to four years of beers from Fibonacci Brewing in Cincinnati! The festivities kick off at noon on Saturday, July 27 with ten special release beers including Lower Gravity, a sour ale with blueberries and starfruit brewed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Live music and food will be offered up on site throughout the day, and the goats at the adjacent Fib Farm will also be on hand (pending their cooperation with the day’s proceedings). For the full beer list and more event details, visit facebook.com/fibonaccibrewing


Cheers to three years of beers from Mother Stewart’s Brewing! Join them at the brewery in Springfield for their anniversary festivities on Saturday, July 27. They’ll be rolling out several barrel-aged beers, along with live music and several food trucks on site. The party starts at 4 p.m., get the schedule of events and other details at facebook.com/motherstewarts

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