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!
- Hoof Hearted Brewing’s dual can release for Konkey Dong double IPA and Everybody Wants Some triple IPA is scheduled for Sunday, August 4 at the brewery in Marengo.
- Land-Grant Brewing will celebrate National IPA Day on Sunday, August 4 with a 5K, 10K and half marathon race.
- Fans of The Dan, Nocterra Brewing’s Munich dunkel, can look forward to a can release in mid-August.
- Grove City’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) went into effect last weekend; you can now take a beer from Grove City Brewing to-go as you stroll through downtown.
Cheers to three years of beers from Goldhorn Brewery! Since they’re now 21 in dog years, Goldhorn has partnered with the Geauga Humane Society Rescue Village and the Cleveland Division of Animal Care and Control’s City Dogs program for their anniversary celebration on Saturday, August 3. The brewery will donate $1 from each pint sold during the festivities to the non-profit organizations. Enjoy a special third anniversary brew and bring your well-behaved pup to the party. For more info, visit facebook.com/goldhornbrew
- Hold on to your Tirolerhut… Fat Head’s G’Suffa Oktoberfest lager comes out in bottles and on draft today.
- The Beer Women Rock fundraiser for Drink Local Drink Tap – including Beauty School Drop Out table beer release – is this Saturday, July 27.
- Collision Bend’s last 2019 can run of Lake Erie Sunset blood orange wheat beer is available in select Cleveland-area stores and at their brewpub in the Flats.
- Fan favorite Punch in the Nuts peanut butter amber ale is back on tap at Rocky River Brewing Company.
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
- Eighty-Three Brewing has received their A-1c permit from the state of Ohio and expects to open their new brewery in Akron within the next few weeks.
- Christmas in July is so yesterday… Paradigm Shift Brewing in Massillon has tapped their pumpkin ale, Nightmare on North, for a Thanksgiving in July celebration.
- This week, Missing Mountain Brewing tapped When Worlds Collide, a German-style Altbier, at their brewpub in Cuyahoga Falls.
- JAFB’s popular seasonal hazy IPA, Summer Forever, is back on tap at their brewery tasting room in Wooster.
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
- The Tiffin Brewery released their first beer, FBPP (First Batch Primary Pilsner), earlier this week, with plans to release and self-distribute an IPA and other brews in the near future.
- Flatrock Brewery in Napoleon kicks off their Phasmid rotating keg hopped lager series with a version featuring Cascade hops.
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
- Oktoberfest starts today at West Side Brewing with the release of their traditional Marzen-style lager.
- Urban Artifact will release Fire Iron, their pink guava, banana and passion fruit Midwest fruit tart, on Saturday, July 27 at their Northside taproom.
- Listermann Brewing will release four variants of Bushwhacker pastry stout in bottles on Saturday, July 27 at their Norwood taproom.
- Today is the final day to get discounted early admission tickets to Cincy Summer Beerfest, to be held on Saturday, August 3 at Smale Riverfront Park.
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