Ohio Weekly Roundup
Grasshoppa is the new seasonal beer from Columbus Brewing Company, released to stores this week. A session IPA, Grasshoppa features Pacific Northwest grown Chinook, Simcoe and Citra hops, which lend aromas of citrus, red berries and pine. CBC also released a fresh batch of Creeper Imperial IPA this week, so be on the lookout…
North High Brewing’s Filthy McNasty is making its can debut at their Columbus taproom. This Russian Imperial Stout checks in at 9.0% ABV and is aggressively hopped to provide a resinous, herbal undertone to balance out the intense roasted malt flavor. Six packs available at the taproom starting today with wider distribution starting next week.
Tickets for Hoof Hearted’s dual can release of Slø Turbø Double IPA and Everybody Wants Some!! Double IPA with Australian Ella hops go on sale Wednesday Feb. 21 at noon. Ticket holders can purchase up to three 4-packs of each beer on Sunday Feb. 25 at the brewery in Marengo. Details at hoofheartedbrewing.com
Things are hopping at Terrestrial Brewing… they will be tapping their new NE IPA – Fanboi – on Friday at their west side taproom. Excessively hopped with Citra and Ariana hops, this is a haze fan’s dream. They also just brewed a collaboration peach and pineapple gose with Magic City Brewing in Barberton that should see release in the near future.
Two NE IPA can releases at Masthead Brewing on Saturday, Feb. 17: Double Fleeb Juice and Nelson Vice (single hop NE IPA with Nelson Sauvin hops). Doors open at 11 a.m. Release details at facebook.com/mastheadbrewingco
The first Wednesday of every month, Great Lakes Brewing Company takes you to Beer School. Over the course of two hours, you get a tour of the production brewery, tastings of six beers and some light snacks. All participants receive a T-shirt, a tasting glass and – most importantly – crucial beer knowledge! Buy tickets at greatlakesbrewing.com
A brand new beer trail passport is coming to Northeast Ohio this spring. The State Line Brewers Guild Ales & Trails passport launches on March 1 and features seven breweries each from Ohio and Pennsylvania. The regional guild has partnered with the Rust Belt Revival Trail Coalition to encourage biking local trails between breweries. Remember, you can work the Ohio On Tap passport app at the same time as the new State Line trail to earn points for prizes in both programs simultaneously; download Ohio On Tap for free at ohiocraftbeer.org/app
Rick Armon of the Akron Beacon Journal reports that JAFB-Wooster will start selling crowlers of their beer starting this weekend. Plans are also in the works for 16 oz. cans to hit retail shelves sometime this summer.
Biker Brewhouse in Austintown will be celebrating their one year anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 24. Biker Brewhouse is the only brewery in the world that is housed inside of an active Harley-Davidson dealership. They’ll kick off anniversary festivities at noon with draft specials and giveaways all day long.
The Oliver House in Toledo, home of the Maumee Bay Brewing Company, is also the home of “The Captain,” a specter decked out in military regalia who has haunted the building since the Spanish-American War. On Feb. 25 and March 4th, Maumee Bay will host a haunted brewery tour where you just might catch a glimpse of the old soldier if you’re lucky. Details at facebook.com/mbaybrew
Two Bandits Brewing Company in Hicksville will celebrate their first anniversary on Saturday, March 3. The event will feature the releases of Peanut Butter Gorilla Stout and The Cowboy Kölsch, as well as the re-release of Sunday Morning Napalm Stout. Details available at facebook.com/twobanditsbrewing
Sixth Sense Brewing Co. will celebrate their first anniversary at their taproom in Jackson on Saturday, Feb. 24. Festivities during the day will include a bottle release of Pineapple Mango Murkshake, trivia and live music. Details at facebook.com/sixthsensebrewery
Dresden SMASH IPA is making a return to Y Bridge Brewing in Zanesville on Saturday, Feb. 24. The single malt, single hop brew is made with hops grown in nearby Dresden, Ohio. Limited quantities available in the taproom only, don’t miss out.
DogBerry Brewing moved into their new West Chester brewery last May and now has set their sights on packaging beer for the first time. They will soon be releasing cans of Bray’s On Target Brown Ale and Undone American IPA. Details at thegnarlygnome.com
Cans of Rivertown Brewery’s Due & Proper are hitting retail shelves this week. Brewed with 2-Row malt and Bravo hops, this juicy NE IPA even comes with pouring instructions so you can maximize the haze.
Looking for a Lenten Friday Fish Fry? Christian Moerlein has you covered: they’re teaming up with St. Francis Seraph to offer a beer-battered fish dinner at their OTR taproom every Friday evening from Feb. 16 to March 23. There will also be plenty of Emancipator Doppelbock on hand, a beer style known colloquially as “liquid bread” by the fasting monks in Munich who first brewed it in 1634.
The Springfield Farmers Market sets up shop indoors at Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company every Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy some craft beer while shopping among 15 vendors of locally grown, locally produced and handmade goods. The Market at Mother’s happens every Saturday through March 31.
Lock 27 Brewing in Centerville will host their first beer dinner of 2018 on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Each ticket includes four courses, each paired with a handcrafted Lock 27 pint. Only 20 spaces available: full menu and reservation info at facebook.com/lock27brewing