Ohio Brewery News
The second annual What? Music and Arts Festival happens in Columbus on Saturday, July 28, but you can get an early taste of the fest’s official beer next weekend. Endeavor Brewing will release What? Jam Session ale at their taproom on Sunday, July 14. This strawberry jam-inspired ale will be available on draft starting at 10 a.m. with a portion of the proceeds benefit the Brightside Foundation, a nonprofit organization benefiting mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Get more details at facebook.com/endeavorbrewing
- 2 Tones Brewing released Cosmic Fog, a New England-style double IPA, this past week at their taproom in Whitehall.
- Uncle Sam’s Ale, brewed with raspberries, white wheat and blueberries, is on tap now at The Brew Brothers at Scioto Downs.
- BrewDog’s Ballistic Strawberry and Ballistic Blueberry goses were released in cans this week.
- Sideswipe Brewing will host a performance by Columbus band Mojoflo to kick off the annual release of Mojoflo Hoppy Amber Ale on Saturday, July 13.
Cheers to two years of beers from Saucy Brew Works! They’ll throw the doors open at 9 a.m. for their anniversary celebration on Saturday, July 6, and you’ll want to get there early for four big can and bottle releases. Saucy is bringing back Mango #5 sour IPA and What’s His Nuts peanut butter coffee stout in cans, as well as bottles of bourbon barrel aged What’s His Nuts and bourbon barrel aged Period Paragraph vanilla maple stout. Get all the beer details at facebook.com/saucybrewworkscle
- The Cleveland Brewery Passport is returning for the second year; passport booklets available at participating breweries now.
- Brim Kitchen & Brewery in Willoughby announced the hiring of their new brewmaster, Jason Porter.
- Cans of Sibling Revelry Brewing’s new Mango Upside Down wheat beer are available for a limited time at their taproom in Westlake.
- Noble Beast Brewing’s new New England-style IPA, A Traveler of Both Space and Time, is on tap at their downtown tasting room.
Fans of Lockport Brewery in Bolivar have been patiently awaiting the opening of their new expanded brewery and taproom since it was announced almost exactly a year ago. Lockport will open their new facility at 10749 Wilkshire Boulevard to the public on Friday, July 12 starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon. The award-winning brewery will have a wide range of beers on tap, plus live music and giveaways throughout the weekend. Get more details at facebook.com/lockportbeer
- Christmas in July starts this week: a special release of Thirsty Dog’s 12 Dogs of Christmas hit shelves on Monday, July 1.
- Clubhouse Brewing in Warren was featured in an article about Army veteran entrepreneurs; owner Zach Dean reveals plan to open second location in Ashtabula Harbor.
- R.Shea Brewing has released a new beer, To Liberty!, a German-style Kellerbier brewed with Liberty and Cashmere hops.
- Stein Brewing Company’s first ever imperial IPA, Rosaw Kinsman, is on tap now at the brewpub in Mt. Vernon.
Cheers to six years of beers from Catawba Island Brewing Company! The Port Clinton brewery has been turning out beer from Ohio’s north shore since 2013 and will celebrate with an all-day bash on Saturday, July 6. Enjoy indoor and outdoor games, food trucks, live music and more along with a full lineup of craft brews. Get more details at facebook.com/catawbaislandbrewingco
One of the most satisfying parts of writing this blog is highlighting the ways that Ohio craft breweries give back to their communities. According to our economic impact study, Ohio breweries donated approximately $1.15 million to charitable causes in 2018 and performed more than 13,000 hours of volunteer service. Case in point: DankHouse Brewing in Newark raised more than $25,000 for charitable causes in the past month alone. Read more about their philanthropic efforts at facebook.com/dankhousebrews
Breweries and boxing collide for the fourth time at Fifty West Brewing’s Punch Out event on Saturday, July 13. Amateur pugilists from Cincinnati-area breweries have trained for months in advance of this annual battle for bragging rights. In addition to the boxing matches, there will be beers from dozens of Ohio breweries available for fans in attendance. Get your tickets and go root for your favorite brewery to win their bout! Fifty West will announce the card in the week leading up to the event at facebook.com/fiftywestbrewingcompany
- Brink Brewing will release bottles of Street Corner Thieves, a blended bourbon barrel aged raspberry vanilla Russian imperial stout, on Saturday, July 6.
- Urban Artifact’s new Malbec brut fruit tart will be available in cans and on draft starting Tuesday, July 9.
- Sons of Toil Brewing released their new Mango Habanero NE IPA this week at their taproom in Mount Orab.
- The Fresh Pops series kicks off at the Samuel Adams Cincinnati taproom with Orange Creamsicle, a tart ale with tangerine purée and vanilla beans.
Cheers to a year of beer from Roundhouse Depot Brewing Company! The anniversary celebrations will be held on Saturday, July 6 at the brewery taproom in Bellefontaine. Several new beer releases are planned for the event, headlined by the tapping of a batch of Railroad Rye IPA aged for three months in a rye whiskey barrel. It wouldn’t be a birthday party without games, food and live music, so expect all that on top of a variety of delicious beers. Get details at facebook.com/roundhousebrewing
- Yellow Springs Brewery tapped Helen’s Stone kettle sour today, the second in a series of beers brewed to raise money to build a boardwalk in the Glen Helen Nature Preserve.
- On Saturday, July 6, Star City Brewing in Miamisburg will tap I Live by the River porter, a collaboration with Cincinnati Homebrew Club president Mike Florez.