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


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

Earnest Brew Works - Between the Limes can

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


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


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

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