Ohio Weekly Roundup
Shake your groove thang with Mojoflo and Sideswipe Brewing as they celebrate this year’s release of Mojoflo Hoppy Amber Ale on Saturday, July 21. The Columbus favorite neo-soul/funk band will perform live at Sideswipe’s west side taproom at 3:30 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Mojoflo Hoppy Amber Ale will be available on tap and in six packs. Full event details at facebook.com/sideswipebrewing
This week, Ill Mannered Brewing Company released their hazy IPA collaboration with Sixth Sense Brewing, called Sensible Manners. The two breweries have been pleasing haze enthusiasts for some time now, and this Mosaic and Citra hopped IPA would seem to be no exception to the rule. Get it on tap at Ill Mannered’s Powell taproom or at Sixth Sense in Jackson.
Tickets for the next Hoof Hearted Brewing can release will go on sale Wednesday, July 25 at noon. The featured beers are Everybody Wants Some Double IPA with Galaxy hops and Wangbar Oatmeal Double IPA. The release is scheduled for Sunday, July 29 at the brewery in Marengo. For details and tickets, go to facebook.com/hoofheartedbrewing
Great Lakes Brewing Company will hold a special Christmas in July celebration on Wednesday, July 25. One batch of freshly brewed Christmas Ale will be tapped at the Ohio City brewpub at 11:30 a.m. This will be the only opportunity to drink a fresh Christmas Ale until the seasonal release later this year. Full event details available at greatlakesbrewing.com
Not to be outdone on the Christmas in July front, Hansa Brewery will hold a limited bottle release of their winter seasonal, Merry Xmas Ya Filthy Animal. Aged in Cleveland Whiskey barrels and fermented with maple syrup and honey, it clocks in at a holly jolly 15% ABV. Hansa mug club members get first dibs today, any remaining bottles go on sale at 7 p.m. tonight. Details at facebook.com/hansabrewery
Working Class Brewery is rolling out several infusions of their Aviator IPA on Saturday, July 21. Flavors being offered are jalapeño, pineapple, mango, blood orange, grapefruit and cucumber. A specially-priced flight of all six infusions, plus a pour of the base Aviator IPA will be available at the brewery in Kamm’s Corners. Details at facebook.com/ohioworkingclassbrewery
Why stop at Christmas in July? Hoppin’ Frog Brewery has decided to skip ahead to next year with a re-release of their 13.6% ABV barleywine, New Year’s Eve 2018. Originally released back in January, the beer was intended to be aged in the bottle until, you guessed it, December 31, 2018. Pick up a bottle or two from the Akron brewery now to add to your cellar, or crack one open and party like it’s 2019. Rick Armon has all the details at ohio.com
McArthur’s Brew House isn’t going to get left out of the Christmas in July fun either. The Cuyahoga Falls brewery held back some of their Christmas ale and aged it for six months in a bourbon barrel. That beer will be tapped today at 5:30 p.m.; it’ll go fast, so make your plans now or risk getting a lump of coal for missing out.
If you haven’t tried any of the Whirlpool Party hazy IPAs from R.Shea Brewing, this newest version is worth checking out. Each batch features a different combination of hops: the newly tapped brew was made with Zythos, Citra and Columbus hops, lending strong pineapple and orange aromas with a flavor profile of citrus and tropical fruit with a twist of pine. On tap now at the brewery in Akron.
Drop Tine Winery & Tap House will hold their grand opening celebration this weekend. Located in Montpelier, the newest member of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is the northwestiest of northwest Ohio breweries, just 10 miles from both the Indiana and Michigan borders. Stop in this weekend for the Montpelier Bean Days Balloon Festival and get your Ohio On Tap passport stamp!
Just a few months after opening their new brewery and taproom in Grand Rapids, Wild Side Brewing Company is already planning an expansion. The sour and wild ale-focused brewery is looking to grow their barrel aging program with a new facility just down the street from the current location. Stop in for a new hazy lemon Berliner Weisse and ask them all about it!
Today at 11 a.m., Jackie O’s Brewery will release its biggest and most extravagant barleywine to date, Iron Furnace. Inspired by southeast Ohio’s historic iron forges from the late 19th century, Iron Furnace was brewed with an absurd amount of local maple syrup, brown sugar before being aged in Buffalo Trace barrels for a year. Available at the brewery taproom only, details at facebook.com/jackieosbrewery
Ohio Brew Week draws to a close this weekend with two big events. Tonight, Brew BQ will take over the Athens Train Depot for a night of beers, food and live music. Then on Saturday, July 21, breweries will take over Court Street in downtown Athens for Last Call, a day-long craft beer festival. The Ohio Craft Brewers Association will be on hand at both events with Drink Beer Made Here merchandise for sale. Stop by our tent and say “hi!”
Get a sneak peek at Tequila Mockingbird, the upcoming bottle release from Streetside Brewery. Bottles of the tequila barrel aged wild ale with key lime and sea salt won’t be available until Saturday, July 28, but you can get a taste on draft starting today at 2 p.m. Details on the Tequila Mockingbird release (and the Bert Got Dum Raspberry-Lemon Wedding Cake Milkshake IPA release this Sunday) at facebook.com/streetsidebrewery
Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House has a couple of new cans hitting distribution in late July. Kontrola is Rivertown’s new Czech-style pilsner brewed with Prostějov malt and Czech Saaz hops. Blueberry Lager is a natural blueberry-infused version of the brewery’s flagship 3984 Lager. Both sound like worthy cooler staples as we enter the dog days of summer. Look for them on store shelves soon.
Registration for Narrow Path Brewing’s first homebrew contest is open now and runs through Saturday, September 15. Entries are due by the end of October, with the awards ceremony to be held on Saturday, November 3. The grand prize-winning beer will be brewed at Narrow Path’s brewery in Loveland. Contest rules and registration packet download available at narrowpathbrewing.com
To celebrate the 49th anniversary of the landing of a manned spacecraft on the surface of the moon, Warped Wing Brewing Company will hold a special tapping of fresh Space Food American IPA and a Space Food variant with Citra hops and mango. Kegs will be tapped at 3 p.m. today with $1 from each pint of Space Food sold to benefit the Miami Valley Astronomical Society. Details on the beer and the evening’s astronomy event at facebook.com/warpedwing
Branch & Bone Artisan Ales breaks out a new beer most Wednesdays. This week, it was Blueberry Berliner, a very tart, fruity take on a refreshing summer beer. Next Wednesday, July 25, head down to the brewery in Dayton’s South Park neighborhood for Vanilla Unmasked, a vanilla -infused version of Branch & Bone’s robust porter. Details at facebook.com/branchandboneales