Ohio Brewery News
Ribbon Cutting Season
August has been a prolific month for new brewery openings here in Ohio. With the five new brewery taprooms opened over the past few weeks, our Ohio On Tap brewery passport app has grown to 304 participating locations. If checking out new breweries is your thing, make sure you download our app and earn some fun rewards for visiting taprooms all over Ohio!
First up is Bummin’ Beaver Brewery, located in Auburn Township just east of Chagrin Falls in southern Geauga County. It’s been a long journey to get their brewery up and running, but Bummin’ Beaver’s long awaited grand opening happens this Friday, August 19. Read more at cleveland.com.
The Dayton Dragons may only have one more homestand left in the 2022 baseball season, but the action is just getting started just across the street from the ballpark. Moeller Brew Barn’s new downtown Dayton taproom will hold its grand opening this Friday, August 19 at 11 a.m. The Dayton location is the latest in Moeller’s ambitious expansion plans, joining the recently renovated brewery and taproom in Maria Stein and the remodeled church brewery in Troy. Locations in Monroe and Plain City are also in the works as Moeller Brew Barn extends its taproom footprint beyond their western Ohio home base. Read more at dayton.com.
Sparking New Life in an Old Favorite
Residents of the Clintonville neighborhood in Columbus were understandably saddened when Lineage Brewing, a community staple since 2015, announced their closure. However, the melancholy was tempered by the concurrent announcement that Pickerington’s Combustion Brewery would be taking over the space. A few short months later, and Combustion Clintonville is now open and serving up fresh pints to their new neighbors. Read more about Combustion’s new location at clintonvillespotlight.com
North by Northwest
A pair of northwest Ohio breweries opened taprooms to the public for the first time in early August. Quenched & Tempered Brewing has been building name recognition in the Toledo craft beer market for a few years now, with beers on tap and cans on shelves at several bars, restaurants and bottle shops around the area. Their plans for a downtown Toledo taproom were complicated by the pandemic, but the brewery’s persistence has paid off as the doors to the industrial tasting room are now open.
Twenty miles to the west in Swanton, Oncore Brewing cut the ribbon on their brewery and taproom on August 4. While several Toledo area breweries have expanded production facilities and added new taprooms in 2022, Oncore is the first brand new brewing company to emerge on the scene so far this year. The initial taplist features a diverse array of brews and creative infusions with more on the way as the brewery grows. Learn more about the Toledo area’s newest breweries at wtol.com.