Ohio Weekly Roundup
Tickets for Six One Pour: The Ohio Craft Beer Fest are on sale now! 55 Ohio craft breweries will take over Huntington Park – home of the Columbus Clippers – on Saturday, May 12 from 6-9 p.m. General admission tickets are $45 in advance and include a souvenir glass and 20 tasting tickets. Early admission tickets are also available for $55 in advance and allow entry to the park at 5 p.m. Ohio On Tap users: receive five bonus points by stamping your passport at the event! Get your tickets now: http://www.beerfesttickets.com/sixonepour2018
Elevator Brewing Company is holding a release party for their Uptown Pilsner on Saturday, March 24 at the 13th Floor Taproom on Fourth Street in downtown Columbus. The Pre-Prohibition-style lager will be available in 6-packs featuring a label illustration by local artist Thom Glick. Details available at facebook.com/Elevator13thFloor
Speaking of pilsners, North High Brewing’s Yeoman Pilsner is back. This traditional European-style pilsner named for a humble English servant aims to please and promises to your satisfaction. Prithee, order up a pint at the North High taproom m’lords and ladies…
Great Lakes Brewing Company has acquired eight acres of land on the Scranton Peninsula in the Flats, approximately a mile from their brewery in Ohio City. CEO Bill Boor states that there are no concrete plans for a new brewery facility or tasting room on the acquired land, but that Great Lakes is excited by the opportunities now open to them. More details at crainscleveland.com
The Jolly Scholar released The OHIde School this week, a New England IPA made with all Ohio ingredients. Clocking in at 7.6% ABV and 65 IBU, this beer features Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops from For the Love of Hops in West Salem and wheat and spelt from Haus Malts in Cleveland. Enjoy the juicy grapefruit and strawberry aromas and flavors as well as the hazy appearance and creamy finish at their taproom on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.
Give your taste buds a lift with Aviator IPA from Working Class Brewery. This high-flying hop monster registers 8.1% ABV and a whopping 95 IBU, so buckle up and make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their upright and locked position. On tap now at the brewery in Kamm’s Corners.
Women from seven Ohio craft breweries mashed in on a pale ale for International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day at The Phoenix Brewing Company in Mansfield. The beer – called New Era – will be released in early April and a portion of the sales will be donated to the Pink Boots Society Scholarship Fund, empowering women beer professionals to advance their careers in the beer industry through education. Cheryl Harrison reports on the details of the brew day and the beer release at drinkupcolumbus.com
Next Friday, March 16, enjoy some tasty brews from HiHO Brewing while riding the rails on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. The two hour train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park will feature Gorges Blonde Ale, Bossy Lady IPA, Touchdown Brown Ale, and a new HiHO seasonal brew. To get tickets, visit facebook.com/HiHOBrewingCo
Dude, tomorrow’s already the 10th… Birdfish Brewing in Columbiana is hosting The Big LeBREWski Fest on Saturday, March 10. They’ll tap “The Dude” White Russian Imperial Stout at noon, followed by a Wii Bowling tournament and a screening of The Big Lebowski at 2:30 p.m. Details on all the day’s what-have-you at facebook.com/birdfishbrew
Moeller Brew Barn is tapping a bourbon barrel aged version of their Märzen on Saturday, March 10 at noon at the brewery in Maria Stein. Märzen (German for March) was traditionally brewed in the spring, lagered over the summer and served at Oktoberfest celebrations. This offering from Moeller Brew Barn was allowed to age in barrels for several months to pick up the richness of the bourbon-y oak and add even more depth to the malty character of the base beer.
New from Earnest Brew Works this week is Bad Mother Fraocher, an ancient Scottish heather ale with a wee bit of peat smoked malt. Available starting today at their South Toledo taproom.
Nine of Hearts, a collaboration ale from all nine Licking County craft brewers, will be releasing exclusively during Tasty Buns & Craft Beer Week, March 24-31. Nine of Hearts is a Licking County common ale with medium to full body, a full foamy head, and copper in color. Local wildflower honey and the late boil addition of grains of paradise make this ale very balanced between malt sweetness and hop bitterness with spicy, floral, and earthy aromas. Details on the beer release at lickingeats.com
Sixth Sense Brewing in Jackson will release Prophète, a Saison / Farmhouse Ale, this Saturday, March 10 at noon on draft and in bottles. Brewed with dates, figs and honey, the light and refreshing Prophète Saison is the brewery’s first foray into Belgian styles.
The Ohio River flooding that occurred in late February and early March filled 13 Below Brewery with over a foot of water, forcing them to temporarily halt operations. The floodwaters receded and the brewery – with volunteer help from MadTree Brewing – cleaned up, made repairs and are back open to the public as of this week. Stop in their Sayler Park taproom, have a pint and help out a great small business as they recover from natural disaster.
Streetside Brewery will release I Drink Your Milkshake on Saturday, March 24 at their Cincinnati taproom in Columbia-Tusculum. This Milkshake IPA was brewed with gobs of Mosaic hops, oats, lactose, blueberries and an absurd amount of vanilla beans. The aromatics of vanilla bean ice cream and luscious blueberry sorbet will swirl together in your glass before you enjoy its silky mouthfeel and delectable finish. Release details at facebook.com/streetsidebrewery
Dogberry Brewing has brought back their Big DIPA this weekend after a long hiatus. This big beer is chock full of piney aromatics with a kiss of citrus, balancing hop flavor, bitterness and a malty backbone. On tap starting today at their West Chester taproom.
Pirogue, the Belgian-style Black Tripel from Dayton’s Warped Wing Brewing makes its return to bottles on Thursday, March 15. Brewed with coffee from Wood Burl Coffee, Pirogue tantalizes with hints of baker’s chocolate, brown sugar, stone fruit and fig. Both the standard and a cabernet barrel aged version will be available at the bottle release. Details at facebook.com/warpedwing
Every Saturday and Sunday at noon, Lock 27 Brewing offers tours of their downtown Dayton brewery. Each participant receives a pint of beer and a Lock 27 glass to take home. Tour groups are limited to ten people each day. Click here to sign up for your tour.