Ohio Brewery News



Ohio craft beer fans have been waiting a long time for this moment: after 30 years in business, Columbus Brewing Company has opened their first independently-owned brewery taproom. Plans had been in the works to open a public tasting room since moving to their 50,000 square foot west side facility in 2014, and those have come to fruition this week. The opening draft list consists of 21 beers, running the gamut from their signature hoppy beers to barrel-aged brews to award-winning sours. Take a sneak peek at bizjournals.com


On March 31, 2019, the Cleveland beer community lost one of its most recognizable faces. Bob ReMalia, known to many as “Bible Bob” for his devout faith and volunteerism, passed away at the age of 79. Bob was an avid fan of craft beer and was a regular at several Cleveland breweries. Brick & Barrel will honor him today on what would have been his 80th birthday. BobFest kicks off at 2 p.m. with the tapping of Bob IPA, a collaboration from 12 area breweries. Read more at facebook.com/brickandbarrel


Big week on tap for Birdfish Brewing. On Saturday, September 21, the Columbiana brewery will tap the first of their three year series of charitable collaboration beers with Austintown Pediatrics. Scripted is a brand new hazy double IPA double dry hopped with Mandarina Bavaria and Summer hops, with profits to benefit pediatric and medical charities. Then, on Wednesday, September 25, Birdfish will release cans of Harvest Haze pale ale, one of five wet hop beers they brewed with fresh, locally-grown hops. Details on those beers at facebook.com/birdfishbrew.


Cheers to three years of beers from Upside Brewing! The nanobrewery, located inside long-running Sylvania institution J & G Pizza Palace, is celebrating their anniversary with the release of their 300th batch of beer. Arm Candy is a strawberry Starburst-infused New England IPA brewed with El Dorado hops, hitting the taps today at 4 p.m. On top of that, Upside introduced their new Oktoberfest lager, German Curl, earlier this week. Read more at facebook.com/upsidebrewing  


Here’s an answer to one of beer culture’s most frequently asked questions: 200 years ago this year, the citizenry of Munich moved the start of their Oktoberfest celebration to September to take advantage of more favorable weather. Devil’s Kettle Brewing will throw their annual Oktoberfest party in our extended Ohio summer this Saturday, September 21 with the release of two special brews: a Weizenbock and their annual charity beer, Oktoberbreast, with proceeds to benefit breast cancer research. Details at facebook.com/devilskettlebrewing


Yesterday, March First Brewing announced that they are acquiring FigLeaf Brewing in Middletown. March First has seen rapid expansion over the past few years, including a large renovation of their Blue Ash taproom and continued investment in a full portfolio of beverages. The partnership with FigLeaf, themselves offering a wide variety of beverage options and expanding their own on-premises retail space, gives March First a wider reach into markets north of Cincinnati and allows for popular brands from both breweries to grow. Read analysis on the deal at thegnarlygnome.com


Cheers to two years of beers from Heavier than Air Brewing! The Centerville brewery will host revelers on Saturday, September 21 starting with the 11 a.m. tapping of Der Vogelmann Oktoberfest lager. Special second anniversary glasses will be available while supplies last. Enjoy live music and complimentary snacks throughout the afternoon with the World Piece food truck arriving at 4:30 p.m. Get more details at facebook.com/heavierthanairbrewingco

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