Ohio Weekly Roundup



Ill Mannered Brewing cut the ribbon on their new brewery this week, opening a brand new facility in the shadow of their previous home in Powell. The new taproom is considerably larger than the prior iteration and features a spacious patio. The added brewery space will allow for future capacity increases. Check it out now or pop in for their third anniversary party on Saturday, August 18. Read details about Ill Mannered’s new digs at craftbrewingbusiness.com

Fans of Columbus Brewing Company’s Insane Wanderer IPA, a Mosaic hop heavy brew released in June of this year, can now pick up the second entry in the series. Insane Wanderer Vol. II brings Ohio-grown Cashmere hops to the fore, lending bold flavors of ripe apricot and peach. Available in six-packs where your favorite CBC beers are sold.

There are still a couple of days to pop into Smokehouse Brewing and wish them a happy 20th anniversary this week. The brewery has brought back Ol’ 33 Tavern Ale, an English-style bitter first brewed in August of 1998, and is offering many retro-priced food and drink specials through the weekend. For details, visit facebook.com/smokehousebrewing


The new Fat Head’s Brewery & Beer Hall in Middleburg Heights will officially open to the public on Monday, August 20 at 11 a.m. The massive new brewery, which is already cranking out large volumes of Fat Head’s flagship beers, will also feature a “small” 15 barrel pilot brewery (compared to the 68 barrel production rig) for experimental, taproom-exclusive beers. Read Douglas Trattner’s preview at clevescene.com

Terrestrial Brewing has two new brews coming out today: C.C. Rider hazy IPA and Figaro Vienna Lager. C.C. Rider takes resinous, piney Chinook and Centennial hops and unlocks layers of fresh tropical fruit. Figaro is a brilliant and clean amber lager: malt forward with a hint of hop bitterness to round it out. Tapping today at Terrestrial’s Battery Park tasting room. Details at facebook.com/terrestrialbrewing/

Some time ago, Double Wing Brewing resurrected the old P.O.C. brand (Pride Of Cleveland, as dubbed by its fans) from the long-defunct Pilsener Brewing Company. This past week, Double Wing released a tequila barrel aged version of the P.O.C. pilsner called WOodbine 1600, which was the phone number for Pilsener Brewing. Look for this very limited release on Cleveland-area store shelves before it’s gone.


The lager fan who writes this blog is not at all concerned about the late July/early August influx of Festbier and Märzen styles. So, no surprise, I’m happy to report that six-packs of Lager Heads Oktoberfest hit store shelves this week. If you’re still in search of the refreshing, fruity brews of summer, Lager Heads also just tapped Freedom of Peach gose at the brewery tasting room in Medina. Learn more at facebook.com/lagerheadsbrewingcompany

Akron can look forward to some new craft beers next year: Eighty-Three Brewery will open in one of the historic buildings on Akron’s East End that was part of Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s former world headquarters. Brewer Chris Surak – a graphic designer by trade – hopes to bring his creative approach to the art and science of brewing. Check out Rick Armon’s full write-up of Eighty-Three Brewery on ohio.com

Hop Tree Brewing will host a Karma Keg event at their brewery in Hudson on Thursday, August 16, sponsored by Cutler Real Estate. Patrons of the event suggest a charity and make a donation to be able to drink from the keg. At the end of the evening, one patron’s name is drawn and all the evening’s donations are given to the winner’s charity. For event info, visit facebook.com/hoptreebrewing


Moeller Brew Barn announced this week that they will open a second location in Troy next spring. The new brewery, taproom and restaurant will occupy a historic church built in 1919. The plans for a second location coincide with an expansion already underway at the original brewery in Maria Stein. That project will add 3,200 square feet of production space onto the existing building. Lisa Grigsby has further coverage at mostmetro.com

In the summer of 2014, toxic bacteria in Lake Erie forced some 400,000 people in the Toledo area to stop bathing in or drinking their tap water. Farm runoff and other factors have led to toxic cyanobacteria blooms in western Lake Erie every summer since then. Michigan Radio will bring their Issues & Ale series to Black Cloister Brewing Company in Toledo to talk about the safety of Lake Erie’s water. Register to attend the discussion at michiganradio.org


Cheers to a year of beer from Y Bridge Brewing in Zanesville! The brewery recently received their A1A permit, which allows the sale of wine, liquor, and beers made by other breweries. The anniversary celebration kicks off today at 3 p.m. with a re-release tapping of Y Bridge’s Downtown Holiday Brown ale. Details available at facebook.com/YBridgeBrewing

Double Edge Brewing, Outerbelt Brewing and Combustion Brewery have teamed up to make a session NEIPA for this year’s Lancaster Brewfest. You can get your first few pints of it (because it’s a session beer, you know) at Combustion’s Pickerington taproom on Tuesday, August 14. For details, visit facebook.com/combustionbrewing


The hottest ticket in Cincinnati is for Listermann Brewing Company’s 10 year anniversary party on Friday, September 7. The brewery is curating a beer list of over 20 distinguished breweries from around the state and country, including many beers that have never been poured in Ohio. Tickets include 30 four ounce samples and complimentary food, plus first access to bottle sales of Listermann’s anniversary brew. Get tickets now at cincyticket.com/listermann10

Feeling Good, the first release in a new series of hazy IPAs from Rhinegest, is canned and available at their Over-the-Rhine taproom. Born out of a collaborative endeavor with Castle Island Brewing Co. in Norwood, Massachusetts, Feeling Good is festooned with apricot, mango, and citrus notes. Available in four-packs of 16 ounce cans starting today at 3 p.m. For more details about Feeling Good and the new Hazy series, check out the blog at rhinegeist.com

Christian Moerlein‘s Das Über Fest Lager is back for the approaching Oktoberfest season. This Wiesn Lager is the same style sold at the Munich Oktoberfest; lighter in color and body than a Märzen, it has some bready sweetness with a crisp, clean finish. Celebrate all things Oktoberfest at the Christian Moerlein Malt House Taproom on Saturday, August 11. Details at facebook.com/christianmoerlein


Ale-O-Ween, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association’s Halloween-themed beer festival, will again haunt the Steam Plant in Dayton on Saturday, October 20. This year, Ale-O-Ween is taking over the outdoor space around the venue and will boast 40 Ohio craft breweries at the event. Ohio On Tap users in attendance will receive five bonus passport stamps redeemable for prizes. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 20: purchase on the first day and save $10 each! For tickets and a list of participating breweries, visit ohiocraftbeer.org/ale-o-ween

Yellow Springs Brewery is adding more tours of their brew house. Tours will be given each Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m. for $10 per-person. Your tour ticket includes an exclusive look into the brewery, a beer or soda of your choice and a pint glass to take home. To purchase tour tickets, go to yellowspringsbrewery.com/brewery/tours/

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