Ohio Weekly Roundup
Springtime is almost here and everything is turning green: the grass, the tree leaves, even the beer. Grove City Brewing decided to offer a green beer to make all other green beers envious… Irish Holly Pistachio Blonde Ale is available in their taproom starting this week and throughout March.
For a more traditional Irish beer offering, Sideswipe brewer Craig O’Herron and Barley’s brewer Angelo McSignorino (everyone’s Irish for St. Paddy’s Day, right?) teamed up on an Irish Stout collab called Collar & Elbow. The tapping party will take place at Sideswipe’s Hilltop taproom on – of course – Saturday, March 17.
BrewDog has released Freak State on draft at their Canal Winchester brewery taproom. This Black IPA offers up moderate notes of dark malt and caramel, but with intense pine and stone fruit flavors from the Chinook hops. BrewDog plans to release Freak State in cans and keg to retailers in early spring.
Cheers to a year of beer from Railroad Brewing Company! Join them for the celebration at the taproom in Avon on Saturday, March 10. First 100 patrons will receive a special commemorative glass starting at 11 a.m. Live music, food and beer releases all day. Check Railroad Brewing’s Facebook page for details and updates: facebook.com/railroadbrewingcompany
Rocky River Brewing Company’s Viking Pillager Double IPA is back on tap. This beer was first brewed last year to commemorate Cleveland State University’s inaugural Division I lacrosse season. Raise a glass to the green and white and sound the Viking trumpet call…
Collision Bend Brewing Company is rolling out two new beers for St. Patrick’s Day. Clurichaun Irish Ale is currently on tap at the brewpub in the Flats. One Goat Irish Stout will be released on Saturday, March 17.
McArthur’s Brew House in Cuyahoga Falls is celebrating their one-year anniversary on Saturday, March 3. Doors open at 1 p.m. and customers are invited to “steal” their pint glass while supplies last. For more details head over to facebook.com/mcarthursbrewhouse
Paladin Brewing has added a new beer to their bottle lineup. Imperial Knight is a 9% ABV, 70 IBU Russian Imperial Stout which uses a magnificent amount of hops to balance out the deep, dark, and roasty malt bill. Pick up a couple bombers from their Austintown taproom as you work through the State Line Brewers Guild passport (and the Ohio On Tap app too, of course!)
We’re all ready for spring to arrive, and Lockport Brewery has the perfect beer to usher in warmer weather. Lockpuerto Cerveza is a Mexican-style lager inspired by beers brewed south of the border: cold and crisp with a gentle malt presence, served with a fresh cut lime. Brave the lingering Ohio winter and make the trip to Bolivar for this brew.
This week, Black Cloister Brewing Company tapped a brand new beer, Passion of the Grist. This Double IPA balances full-bodied malty sweetness with aromatic hops and a powerful dose of passionfruit. Available now at their downtown Toledo taproom.
Twin Oast Brewing, a “farm-to-fermenter” brewery in planning in Catawba Island, is tentatively scheduled to open in May. They are currently hiring bartenders and food runners for full-time and part-time positions. If interested, check out the job listing at facebook.com/twinoast
The long-awaited Trek Brewing in Newark will open to the public on Saturday, March 3. Operating hours will be limited initially as they’re currently brewing on a small pilot system. Trek will soon install a 15 barrel brewhouse as soon as Seventh Son Brewing in Columbus is done using it (they’ve built a brand new production brewery onto the back of their original building). Cheers to Ohio’s newest craft brewery!
Every Friday, Marietta Brewing Company will donate $1 from every pint sold to a local non-profit as part of their Community Pints program. Funds raised in the month of March will benefit Washington County Harvest of Hope, an all-volunteer charity focusing on the needs of low income families and individuals through food recovery and community garden projects.
Brink Brewing’s monthly Artist Glass series starts on Wednesday, March 7. On the first Wednesday of each month, Brink will release a limited edition glass featuring artwork by a local artist at their College Hill taproom. This month’s glass art was created by Charles Washington, owner and founder of Gone Ballistik. Charles specializes in murals, portraits, cartooning, flash animation, illustrations, graphic design, and comics.
On Thursday, March 8, Listermann Brewing will be releasing three different female brewed farmhouse ales for International Women’s Day – Call to Farms, Riveting Rosie and Tastes Like Persistence – on draft and in 4-packs. 10% of the bottle sales and $1 of every farmhouse ale pint poured during the event will be donated to Women Helping Women, a non-profit providing free and confidential services to empower women and men in Hamilton County to prevail over violence and abuse.
This weekend, FigLeaf Brewing will have three new bottle releases available. ISO-Hazy NE IPA and Hook Craft Lager went on sale Thursday, March 1. Inculpatory American IPA goes on sale at their Middletown taproom on Saturday, March 3.
Yellow Springs Brewery will release the final installment of their NE IPA can series this Saturday, March 3. Keyholder is a single hop NE IPA, using Mosaic exclusively to give a smooth, fruity and floral body with an aggressive, traditional bitter mouth-feel. 4-pack sales start at 11 a.m., limited-edition Spiegelau glasses will also be available for purchase.
Hairless Hare Brewery’s newest draft offering is Hop Slinger, a traditional, hop-forward West Coast IPA. Checking in at 7.5% ABV, Hop Slinger is brimming with floral aromas and the intense bitterness that has drawn hop aficionados to this style for decades. Grab a pint at Hairless Hare’s Vandalia taproom.