Ohio Brewery News



Land-Grant Brewing is creating a special beer experience for the inaugural Scioto Fest, a weekend-long celebration at the Scioto Audubon Metro Park near downtown Columbus. The brewery will set up an outdoor beer garden in the park – dubbed the Land-Grant Brewing Company Outpost – and will be serving their new Outpost Rustic Lager along with other fan favorites. The beer was brewed with honey harvested from the Scioto Audubon park; a portion of proceeds from Outpost beer sales will benefit Columbus Metro Parks. Details at facebook.com/landgrantbrewingco


Fat Head’s Brewery has taken the crown in this year’s King of Ohio beer competition. The annual contest is organized by beer writers across the state and focuses on a single style, allowing each brewery to submit only one entry. For 2019, entrants were asked to send their best IPA, regardless of sub-style. Of the 94 beers judged, Strange Magic – the newest year-round IPA from Fat Head’s – took best in show honors. For a full list of winners, read the recap from competition organizer Rick Armon at ohio.com

Fat Head's Strange Magic can

Maumee Bay Brewing Company will hold their annual Oktoberfest celebration this Sunday, September 15 at the brewery complex in downtown Toledo. The event will be held in the courtyard adjoining the historic Oliver House, with German-style beers on tap, a special Oktoberfest pig roast food menu and live music under the big tent and in the warehouse event space. Get all the details at facebook.com/mbaybrew


Three Ohio breweries have teamed up on a unique collaboration to encourage people to explore all the great things that Ohio has to offer. State of Mine, an IPA developed by Jackie O’s, MadTree and Fat Head’s, will be available as part of a mixed 12-pack starting next week. Three cans of the new IPA will be packaged together with three cans each of Jackie O’s Mystic Mama IPA, MadTree PsycHOPathy IPA and Fat Head’s Trail Head pale ale. Learn more about this innovative collab idea at facebook.com/madtree


Next Saturday, September 21, Listermann Brewing will celebrate 11 years of beers with an extensive birthday bash in their Norwood taproom. This year’s event will be broken up into three sessions – VIP session tickets are already sold out – with several special bottles available for sale. All ticket holders will receive 10 four-ounce samples, a commemorative tasting glass and the opportunity to purchase anniversary bottles while they last throughout the day. Get full details and secure your tickets at facebook.com/listermannbrewing


Last month, Fifth Street Brewpub hosted a hop picking party with freshly cut bines of locally-grown Nugget hops. The fruits, er, flowers, of that labor will be released in the form of Fifth Street’s 2019 Fresh Hop Ale on Thursday, September 19. This is the greatest time of year for hoppy beer enthusiasts, as the flavors and aromas from fresh hops are unmatched and available exclusively after hop harvest. Get more details on the Fresh Hop Ale release at facebook.com/fifthstreetbrewpub

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