Ohio Brewery News
Anticipation has been running high for the opening of Gemüt Biergarten, a new German-inspired brewery and beer hall planned for the Olde Towne East neighborhood in Columbus. We almost got a taste of it this week: the brewery announced an opening date, but was forced to postpone due to a permit delay. The official opening date will be announced soon; download the Ohio On Tap app and get a notification when the brewery is open and added to the statewide passport program. Get more details about the Gemüt project at facebook.com/gemutbiergarten
- Nocterra and Seventh Son will tap their collaboration brew Makulu, a tiki-inspired passionfruit and lime kettle sour, today at their taprooms in Powell and Italian Village, respectively.
- Hoof Hearted Brewing will release four double IPAs in cans this Sunday, August 18 at their taproom in Marengo.
- The brewers at Land-Grant discuss this week’s Lawnraker Oktoberfest release on their podcast.
- This week, Lineage Brewing tapped Don Jorongo, a malty Mexican dark lager, as a between seasons seasonal beer.
In February, the Brewers Association (BA) awarded one of their inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Event Grants to Great Lakes Brewing Company to develop the Tapping Opportunity Job Fair, a career info and networking event for underrepresented groups in the craft brewing industry. The event will be held on Tuesday, August 27 at the Great Lakes tasting room, and will feature a keynote address by Dr. J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, the BA’s Diversity Ambassador. Due to space limitations, pre-registration is strongly recommended. Get more details at greatlakesbrewing.com
- Bookhouse Brewing’s Oktoberfest will be held this Saturday, August 17 with eight German-style beers, a Bavarian lunch, souvenir half liter stein and more.
- On Saturday, August 17, Noble Beast Brewing will tap a tequila barrel aged version of 666 Conducer, a Belgian golden strong ale wild fermented and aged on locally sourced berries.
- Cheers to a year of beer at Fat Head’s Brewery & Beer Hall in Middleburg Heights! Get raffle tickets for the a chance to join their new mug club by Monday, August 19.
- Market Garden Brewery released the new Helles What You Make It lager this past week at their Ohio City brewpub.
Cheers to four years of beers from Paladin Brewing! The party kicks off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 17 at the brewery taproom in Austintown. Show up before 4 p.m. and get a free commemorative glass to take home. Kid-friendly activities from 5-7 p.m., door prizes, merchandise discounts and great food available on-site during the festivities. Get more details at facebook.com/paladinbrewing
- The State Line Brewers Guild Ales & Trails passport begins this weekend with new breweries on either side of the Pennsylvania/Ohio border added for year two.
- Noble Creature Cask House will release cans of Enthusiasm Uncurbed, a double dry hopped Norwegian IPA fermented with Kveik yeast, this Saturday, August 17 at the brewery in Youngstown.
- Missing Falls Brewery tapped their new milk stout, Udder Darkness, this week at their tasting room in downtown Akron.
- ICYMI: Lager Head’s Brewing Company’s Great American Beer Festival medal-winning Oktoberfest lager is back.
The last time Earnest Brew Works released Between the Limes, their hazy lime sour IPA, the entire can run sold out within a week. Due to demand for the popular brew, they’ll release another batch of cans at their South Toledo taproom on Saturday, August 17. You can also pick up cans of Earnest’s Oktoberfest lager, which hit store shelves around northwest Ohio earlier this week. Get details on this weekend’s Between the Limes release at facebook.com/earnestbeer
Jackie O’s Brewery is offering bottles of two barrel aged versions of their popular Oil of Aphrodite imperial stout starting today at their brewery taproom in Athens. The first variant of the beer, brewed with locally harvested black walnuts and Belgian candy syrup, was aged in bourbon barrels for 12 months. The second variant was brewed and aged the same as the first, but with the addition of Ethiopian Sidamo coffee beans. Get details on the release at facebook.com/jackieosbrewerytaproom
- Two new beers on tap this weekend at Wooly Pig Farm Brewery in Fresno: a traditional German-style Dunkelweizen and a Honey Cream Ale featuring locally-sourced raw honey.
- Weasel Boy Brewing brought back their Polecat pilsner after a nine year absence; get it on draught at the brewery taproom in Zanesville.
It’s the Finest vs. the Bravest at Fretboard Brewing‘s Over the Top Fest, a first responder arm-wrestling tournament and music festival, at the brewery in Blue Ash. The event kicks off today at 6 p.m. with the inaugural tapping of Bootsy Brewski IPA with celebrity guest tapper Bootsy Collins. The police vs. firefighter arm-wrestling gets underway on Saturday with live music throughout both days of the event. Free admission to the event, with a portion of the weekend’s proceeds to benefit Operation Give Back. Get all the details at facebook.com/fretboardbrewing
- Listermann Brewing will releasing two barrel aged imperial stouts on Saturday, August 17: S’morty with marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker and The Works with caramel, chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter, nuts and sprinkles.
- The second annual Swinefest BBQ and beer release happens this Saturday, August 17 at Swine City Brewing in Fairfield.
- On Thursday, August 22, Rhinegeist will tap the first beer from their revamped barrel aged line: Mushhushshu, a dark ale blend aged in New Riff bourbon barrels.
- Welcome Brausch Brewery in Wilmington, the newest member of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association and latest addition to the Ohio On Tap app!
Ale-O-Ween, the Halloween-themed craft beer fest organized by the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, returns to Dayton for the fourth year on Saturday, October 19. Tickets go on sale this coming Monday, August 19 at 12:01 a.m., kicking off a one-day sale where all general admission and early admission tickets are $10 off. More than 40 breweries will participate in this year’s fest, which will take place at the Dayton Convention Center. Get all the details at ohiocraftbeer.org/ale-o-ween