Ohio Weekly Roundup
Actual Brewing announced some details for their long-awaited second location in Clintonville. Slated to open this fall, the new tasting room will feature beers produced at the original east side brewery, plus some exclusives made on site by Scott Francis of Temperance Row Brewing (and co-founder of Columbus Brewing Company and Barley’s Brewing). Plus, the new Actual location will have a kitchen run by Alana Shock, of the sorely-missed Alana’s Food & Wine. Details at facebook.com/theactualbrewingcompany
Platform Beer Co. is releasing limited edition cans of Banana Guava Slushee – an over-fruited Berliner Weisse – on Saturday, June 23. Can sales will begin at 10 a.m. at the Columbus and Cleveland taprooms. The new Go Go Mango Double NEIPA and Project Session IPA (featuring Hallertau Callista hops) will also be on draft. Details at facebook.com/platformbeercocbus
Fans of Loose Rail Brewing’s Dead Man’s Throttle Hazy IPA can now purchase cans from the Canal Winchester brewery taproom. A limited run of 16 oz. can 4-packs are available now, while supplies last. Get more details at facebook.com/looserailbrewing
It’s the last weekend to visit Fat Head’s Sheldon Road brewery and tap house in Middleburg Heights. Stop in Saturday or Sunday for discounted drafts and growler fills. The brand new Fat Head’s production brewery and beer hall, located just over a mile away on Engle Lake Drive, is slated to open in early August. Stay abreast of the switchover details at facebook.com/fatheadsbeer
Masthead Brewing Co. is holding a dual can release this Saturday, June 23 at their downtown brewery taproom. Idaho Vice – a single hop NEIPA made with Idaho 7 hops – and Fruit Blood Double Smoothie NEIPA will both be available in 4 packs. Doors open at 11 a.m. with purchase tickets distributed to the line starting at 9:45. For details on limits and event logistics, visit facebook.com/mastheadbrewingco
Sibling Revelry Brewing’s Lavender Wit is now available in limited 6-packs starting today. This refreshing wit is brewed with lavender, coriander, and orange peel. 4-packs of Pilsner cans are also currently available at Sibling Revelry’s Westlake brewery taproom. For details, go to facebook.com/siblingrevelrybrewing
Shale Brewing Company threw open the doors of their new North Canton taproom on Tuesday, June 19. Shale operated a production-only brewery in downtown Canton before taking over the space vacated by the former Scenic Brewing earlier this year. The new taproom is open Tuesday through Saturday: stop in and get your Ohio On Tap passport stamp! Check out Rick Armon’s in-depth write up on the ohio.com Beer Blog.
While they’ve officially been open for a little over a month, Akronym Brewing is holding their Grand Opening celebration this weekend at the downtown Akron taproom. Happy hour specials tonight, then live music and a food truck on Saturday. Get more details as they become available at facebook.com/akronymbrewing
Paradigm Shift Brewing in Massillon has released a new beer this week. Trabajador (Spanish for “employee”) is a German-style Hefeweizen with hints of banana and clove flavors. If you’re wondering why a German-style beer has a Spanish name, well, that makes two of us… but I’m sure a couple of these light, refreshing beers will help us both forget the question.
Findlay Brewing Company is getting ready to open their doors to the public on Thursday, June 28. After their previous building suffered considerable water damage, the brewery relocated into a larger, dedicated space and increased the size of their brewhouse from 30 gallons to 15 barrels (plus a 3 barrel pilot system). The gorgeous new taproom will feature two dozen taps and creative pub fare from the in-house kitchen. Make plans to visit and get your Ohio On Tap passport stamp! Details at facebook.com/findlaybrewing
Sylvania’s Upside Brewing has a monster of a new beer on tap this week. Strawberry Lush is a 10.2% ABV Imperial IPA brewed with lactose and 50 pounds of fresh strawberries. This beer is not lacking in the hops department either, clocking in at a massive 98 IBU. Pair it with the house-made gyro from J&G Pizza Palace (where Upside calls home), or get a crowler or two to go.
Buckeye Lake Brewery has your go-to summer brew: the new Splash Session IPA, released this week. The new brew is an easy drinking 4.5% ABV and 45 IBU, perfect for sipping in the sunshine (or enjoying in the taproom in case of rain). The brewery will tap a cask of grapefruit infused Splash at 6 p.m. at their taproom in Buckeye Lake. Details at facebook.com/buckeyelakebrewery
Head out to Zanesville and get your hands on the new Mango Wheat from Weasel Boy Brewing. Starting with the taproom favorite White Weasel Wheat, then adding a touch of mango to round out the brew with tropical fruit sweetness and body makes for a refreshing summer drink to enjoy at the brewery on the banks of the Muskingum River.
Next Tuesday, June 26, Wiedemann Brewery and Bohemian Beer Garden will open in the village of St. Bernard, just north of Cincinnati’s Avondale neighborhood. Wiedemann’s Fine Beer is the Cincy area’s longest-running beer brand, now back under local ownership and management for the first time since 1967. Brewers Steve Shaw and Austin Smith are offering traditional beers like Wiedemann Special Lager – the flagship Bohemian pilsner – and more modern flavors like the Hazelnut Coffee Milk Stout. Get more details at wiedemannsfinebeer.com
Fretboard Brewing Company released the third in their series of India Session Pilsners this week. Mellowship combines an old‐world lager with new-world dry hopped characteristics. The beer is light, unfiltered and slightly hazy to preserve its bouquet of citrusy aromatics and flavor. Try one at Fretboard’s Blue Ash brewery taproom. More details at fretboardbrewing.com
MadTree Brewing re-released a favorite from their Trunk Series this week. Joon is a kölsch aged in Watershed Bourbon Barrel Gin barrels with juniper berries and ginger. The result is a refreshingly tart beer with assertive citrus and pine flavors. Grab some in MadTree’s Cincinnati taproom or at select retailers around Ohio.
Are you tired of news about refreshing summer beers yet? Hope not, because Yellow Springs Brewery is releasing cans of their Raspberry Springer fruited golden ale. Taproom sales of 6-packs start at 3 p.m. today with distribution to the Dayton area commencing next week. If you stop out to Yellow Springs tonight, you can also try a shandy version of Raspberry Springer and a cask variant with chocolate and mint. Details at facebook.com/yellowspringsbrewery
The city of Miamisburg is celebrating its bicentennial on Saturday, June 23. Star City Brewing is holding their Beer for Years party starting at 5 p.m. Live music all night with a quick break to take in the fireworks display from Star City’s patio at 9:30 p.m. Details at facebook.com/starcitybrewingcompany