Ohio Weekly Roundup
Random Precision Brewing Company, Columbus’s second sour-focused brewery, will hold its grand opening on Saturday, March 17 at noon. Random Precision will have two of their barrel-aged sours available – a 100% Brett IPA and a Berliner Weisse with lemon and lime peel – along with several Ohio guest taps. Don’t forget to get your Ohio On Tap passport stamp!
Endeavor Brewing Company in Grandview is releasing the last of their Grappa Barrel Aged Wit. The first of the last three kegs was tapped this past Thursday and they will tap one keg each Thursday for the next two weeks. Get it while you can!
Ill Mannered Brewing in Powell released a tart cherry version of their Pseudo Insubordination Berliner Weisse this week. A small amount was available on nitro when the beer was tapped on Wednesday, lending the mouthfeel of a light cherry smoothie.
Terrestrial Brewing is having a lot of fun with new beers this week. Their peach and pineapple gose collaboration with Magic City Brewing – Samoan Belly Rub – was tapped on Wednesday. Today they’ll release Buster IPL, dry-hopped with Amarillo. Saturday marks the release of Boogie Bomb, a double dry-hopped NE IPA, and Public Pilsner Pot-O-Gold Edition – Cleveland’s first glitter beer – made special just for St. Patrick’s Day. Seeing is believing…
Rick Armon reports that Market Garden Brewery is adding two 240-barrel fermenters to keep up with consumer demand. The brewery released their first canned offerings in January with the Chinook Strike IPA leading in sales among the three canned varieties.
Rivals Brewing Co., coming soon to Middleburg Heights in the space that is currently home to Fat Head’s, has hired Great Lakes and Hofbrauhaus alum Andrew Ritterbeck as their Brewmaster. Marc Bona reports that Rivals is looking to hire about 30 people in preparation for a summer opening date.
Modern Methods Brewing Company will have a soft opening event on Saturday, March 17. If there’s a brewery with a more rock’n’roll address in the world, please let us know: Modern Methods is located in Dave Grohl Alley in Warren. Ten beers will be on tap including Roast Beast American Stout and Darlene Lager, which make a wonderful black & tan. More info at facebook.com/modernmethodsbrew
Royal Docks will be releasing their summer seasonal cans every Tuesday for the next 5 weeks. The releases start on March 20 with Leatherhand IPA, the baseball-themed cousin to the football-inspired Leatherhead IPA. Future releases include Backyard Crusher Lager, Crime of Passionfruit IPA, Pendragon RareWit and Daemonium Belgian Golden Strong Ale.
Coming soon to Cuyahoga Falls, Missing Mountain Brewing Company is hiring bartenders, cooks and bussers/food runners. The brewery is aiming for an opening date in April. To apply for one of the open positions, visit their website: missingmountain.com
In late summer 2017, Maumee Bay Brewing Company and Wild Side Brewing made a Doppelbock which was put away to partially freeze, creating a wonderfully decadent Eisbock called Slush Fund. Some of this Eisbock was aged in three separate barrels: one pinot noir, one rum and one bourbon. Some of the base Eisbock was also aged on fresh and baked peaches. On Sunday, March 25, the bottles will be released at Maumee Bay Brewing Company. Ticket holders will receive 6 bottles total: 2 of the base Slush Fund and 1 each of the aged versions. Details at facebook.com/mbaybrew
Toledo’s Black Cloister Brewing Company is turning three years old on Tuesday, March 20. Celebrate with $3 pints of Helles Angel and a limited tapping of Elijah Craig bourbon barrel aged Chained Dog Sour Belgian Golden Strong.
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Y Bridge Brewing is releasing their new St. Dennis IMF Red Ale. The beer features five different Cara Malts imparting a rich malty flavor, made with Ohio hops from Cass Place Hops in Dresden and Ohio Roasted Barley from Sweet Acres Artisan Malt House in New Vienna. Get it at the brewery in Zanesville starting Saturday.
Spectacle is the new wine barrel aged sour ale from Jackie O’s, available starting today at the Taproom and Public House. A mature three-year-old sour blond was brought to life via a secondary extraction off of 400 lbs. of black raspberries that were used once in another sour ale, plus 400 lbs. of fresh blackberries. After a month of refermentation, Spectacle came clearly into focus. Bottle conditioned for 4 months prior to release.
Rhinegeist joins the ranks of top 50 craft brewing companies by sales volume, placing 33rd on the annual list compiled by the Brewers Association. Great Lakes Brewing Company moved up to 20th. Samuel Adams – which operates a production brewery in Cincinnati – maintained its 2nd position. See the full list at brewersassociation.com
Little Miami Brewing Company unveiled their new Cherry Creek cherry wheat this week. Stop into the taproom in Milford and have a pint while it lasts.
Fifty West Brewing will have a specialty bottle release on Saturday, March 24, featuring two new farmhouse ales: Afoot and Light Hearted – Farmhouse Ale with Buddah’s Hand Fruit, and Everything. All At Once. Forever… Grisette with Kiwi & Strawberry. Bottle release will take place at the brewpub starting at 11 a.m. Details at facebook.com/FiftyWestBrewingCompany
Yellow Springs Brewery is releasing two Ohio-grown beers today at their taproom. The Ohio Valley IPA varieties feature two-row Pilsner malts from Davidson Family Growers in New Carlisle, as well as Ohio-grown hops. The two IPAs, along with the return of Springer Golden Ale, will be available starting at 3 p.m. Friday, March 16.
Toxic Brewing Company in Dayton’s Oregon District has brewed up two special beers for St. Patrick’s Day: King’s Blood Irish Red and Hatless Bastard Irish Stout. Both will be on special all day during Toxic’s St. Paddy’s day festivities. Details at facebook.com/ToxicBrewCo