Ohio Weekly Roundup
Happy fifth anniversary to Seventh Son Brewing Company in Columbus! The Italian Village brewery has grown so much in the last five years, as evidenced by the brand new production facility built onto the back of the original brewery and taproom. The celebration starts Friday, April 20 at 4:20 p.m. with special releases on draft and the grand opening of their new rooftop patio.
Land-Grant Brewing’s Sun-Grant Sustainability Fair is this Saturday, April 21 at the brewery in Franklinton. Enjoy the release of Sun-Grant Norwegian IPA while learning about the efforts the brewery and its community partners have made to protect the environment and grow a sustainable business. Details at facebook.com/landgrantbrewingco
The Beers and Board Games Club of Columbus will hold their fourth annual International Tabletop Day celebration and fundraiser on Saturday, April 28 at BrewDog’s DogTap Columbus in Canal Winchester. The event is part of the club’s annual fundraising for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which has raised over $20,000 to date. Details at beersandboardgames.com/tabletop-day/
Case Western Reserve University, home to Ohio’s only licensed on-campus brewery, The Jolly Scholar, will offer a Chemistry of Fermentation and Brewing course this summer. Taught by Dr. Michael Zagorski, the course includes in-depth discussions of the chemistry underlying either an aspect of the brewing process or a style of beer. Students will take field trips to The Jolly Scholar to see practical applications of the science taught in the course. Check your chemistry pre-requisites before enrolling at case.edu
Catch the dual can release at Masthead Brewing Co. downtown on Saturday, April 21. Fruit Blood Double Smoothie NEIPA was brewed with mango, pink guava and lactose, along with a healthy dry-hop addition. Hazeon Saison was brewed in collaboration with the Society of Akron Area Zymurgists and uses a specially created yeast culture. Doors open at 11 a.m., details at facebook.com/mastheadbrewingco
Railroad Brewing Company in Avon has canned their flagship Tender Blonde for the first time. Six packs are available now at the brewery and will soon be on retail shelves around the Cleveland area. Details at facebook.com/railroadbrewingcompany
Youngstown’s Noble Creature Cask House will tap Harvester of Hollows, a paw paw sour on Saturday, April 21. This beer is a tart, funky, fruity sour brown beer comprised of a blend of their barrel aged Nergalette, Chelsette and dark wild beer fermented with local microbes and aged on 20 pounds of local paw paw fruit. Only one keg exists, free tulip glasses for the first 25 people to purchase a pour. Details at facebook.com/noblecreaturebeer
Fresh off a people’s choice award for their Rauch and Roll Smoked Helles at the Rubber City Beer Fest last weekend, Paradigm Shift Brewing has more tricks up their sleeve this week. Sonic Boom is their new Belgian Quad, a dark fruit and malt monster clocking in at 11.2% ABV. Available at the brewery in downtown Massillon.
Uniontown Brewing Company will donate $1 from each pint of 1386 Amber Ale sold on Saturday, April 21 to the Ashland Professional Fire Fighters Local 1386 47th Annual Pancake Day fundraiser. Have breakfast at the Ashland Central Fire Station, then slide over to Uniontown for a couple of pints to further help the cause. IAFF Local 1386 donates the proceeds of the fundraiser to multiple Ashland County charities.
It’s Crunchy Hippie week at Earnest Brew Works in south Toledo. The peanut butter version of their granola brown ale will be on tap all week long with special firkins available through the weekend. The “dank” dry-hopped version of Crunchy Hippie will tap on 4/20 (naturally) while a s’mores version will be available on Saturday.
Former Pro-Bowl punter Brandon Fields officially retired this week as the Miami Dolphins all-time leader in punting yardage. Now, Fields and former NFL lineman Chris Morris are ready to kick out some tasty craft beers at Inside the Five Brewing in Sylvania. Inside the Five (like, the five-yard line, get it?) announced that they will open the doors of their new brewpub over Memorial Day weekend.
To celebrate Record Store Day, Jackie O’s will drop a couple of new beers on Saturday, April 21: Orange Crates, an Orval-inspired Belgian blonde collaboration with The Answer Brewpub from Richmond, Virginia, and Woodburner, an Imperial smoked stout aged in bourbon barrels. Bottle sales begin at 11 a.m. at the brewery taproom on Campbell Street in Athens with a record sale from 5-7 p.m. Details at facebook.com/jackieosbrewery
Three Tigers Brewing has been partying all week for the second anniversary of their Granville brewpub. On Wednesday, they tapped their Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Imperial Milk Stout, brewed with caramelized raisins, vanilla beans and cinnamon. Today, they’re releasing their anniversary Double IPA, Spicoli’s Van, brewed with hemp flour, rice and fermented with sake yeast. Rest assured, there will be a birthday party for you here…
MadTree Brewing is celebrating Arbor Day this year by giving away tree saplings when you purchase one of their beers at select retailers throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. A kickoff party will be held at the MadTree taproom on Wednesday, April 25 at 4 p.m. and will feature the Drink Trees pale ale brewed especially for the Arbor Day events. A portion of beer sales at the taproom kickoff event will be donated to Great Parks Forever. Learn more at madtreebrewing.com/arborday
Cheers to three years of beers from Urban Artifact in Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood! They’re holding a huge can and bottle release on Saturday, April 21 with three Keypunch key lime gose variants available in 16 oz. cans (Vanilla, Lime Salsa and Key Lime Pie) and three barrel aged sours (Trilobite, Tables of the Sun and Orbexilum) in 500 mL bottles. Details at facebook.com/urbanartifactbrewing
Mark your calendars for Friday, April 27: Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House in Monroe is releasing Pineapple Whip, a creamy nitro Berliner Weisse bursting with pineapple juice flavor. It’ll be available in six-pack cans at the brewery next Friday and will hit distribution in early May.
Despite the Ohio weather’s reluctance to accept it, winter is over. Fifth Street Brewpub in Dayton isn’t letting a little mid-April snow get in the way of highlighting the fresh flavors of spring. Starting today and running through Saturday, April 28, they’re offering flights of their new lager, Like a Bat Out of Helles, infused with four different herbs. And if that’s not enough garden goodness, grab a pint of Herbivore 1, a pale ale brewed with basil and local honey. Details at facebook.com/fifthstreetbrewpub
Crooked Handle Brewing Company in Springboro will host the first Bike/Hike the Handle event of the season on Tuesday, April 24. Riders and walkers will meet at the brewery at 6:30 p.m. and head out for an hour-long, guide-led excursion on nearby trails. At the conclusion, Crooked Handle will have a merchandise raffle and discounts for participants. Details at bikingintheboro.com