Ohio Brewery News
Sonder Brewing on the 1’s & 2’s
Craft beer and vinyl records have a lot in common. They’re both the truest expression of their forms, whether it be a traditional beer brewed to style or the accurate reproduction of an analog recording. The rarest beers and records are eminently collectable: beer cellars and record shelves are literal treasure troves to their enthusiasts. Special releases can even encourage people to line up for hours just to get their hands on the newest wax-sealed bottle or shrink-wrapped wax disc.
Leave it to Sonder Brewing – a brewery with a vinyl record in their logo – to get these worlds to fully collide. On Saturday, Jan. 15, Sonder will host the Record Hop Record Swap, a beer release party geared toward the audiophiles among us.
The Record Hop series of west coast-style IPAs features a different blend of hops in each iteration, spotlighting the aromas, flavors and bittering characteristics of specific hop varietals. Sonder hasn’t yet divulged the hop combo in this latest version, but the beer was brewed in collaboration with OCBA allied member Yakima Chief Hops, which often contributes fun and innovative blends to projects like this.
The Sonder taproom in Mason will double as a pop-up record shop on the day of the Record Hop release, with the indie label Colemine Records and local vinyl purveyors Spiral Groove Records on hand to sling the hottest in local, regional, national and international wax.
Attendees are also encouraged to bring records to trade with each other. Bring some duplicate copies from your collection and head home with something special and new-to-you!
Find out more about the Record Hop Record Swap at sonderbrewing.com/taproom-events