Ohio Brewery News
Austin Mill Brewing Company is setting itself up to be a craft beer destination in Ross County, transforming their historic mill property into a modern brewery. The first phase of the restoration project – a new building to house the brewery and taproom – is nearly complete, and the state of Ohio has conducted its final inspection prior to issuing a brewing permit. Owner Cliff Rhoads has big plans for the rest of the property, including a private rental space and a permanent stage for live music and entertainment. For beer-loving cyclists, Austin Mill Brewing is located along the Paint Creek Recreational Trail, halfway between Chillicothe and Washington Court House, perfect for a mid-ride refreshment break. Give the brewery a follow on Facebook to see the progress and get updates on their opening date.
“Two Months from Tomorrow”
On a recent episode of Cincy Brewcast, the owners of BC’s Brewing Company joked that whenever anyone asked over the past two years when the brewery would open, the answer was always “two months from tomorrow.” Despite the multitude of obstacles and delays that have befallen the brewery in their quest to open the doors, “two months from tomorrow” seems to be more realistic now than ever before. In fact, BC’s expects to be brewing beer at their new facility in Mason sometime this month. To learn more about their arduous journey to open a brewery and where BC’s expects to fit in the changing and maturing craft beer scene, take a listen at thegnarlygnome.com/cincybrewcast
Waiting Out the Winter
About a dozen miles south in Loveland, The Dana Vaughn Depenbrock Brewing Company – commonly known by the abbreviated name DVD Brew – has had their state brewing permit in hand since November of 2023. Rather than rush an opening during the slow winter months for the brewing industry, DVD Brew instead started building up beer inventory and pitching product to local bars and restaurants. In the meantime, they’ve also been putting the finishing touches on their taproom, getting the space ready for a spring opening. Follow DVD Brew on Facebook for a look at the handsome, wood-lined taproom and to stay tuned for an official opening announcement.
On the Move
Scotty’s 22-Brew, the only brewery located in Highland County, opened on Feb. 22, 2022 (yep, Scotty’s 22-Brew opened on 2/22/22.) Over the past two years, the brewery has quickly outgrown their cozy space in downtown Greenfield, and announced last month that they will be moving 15 miles north to Washington Court House (a city located along U.S. Route 22, of course.) Scotty’s final day of operation in Greenfield will be Saturday, Feb. 17, but they’ve added Wednesday and Thursday service for the two weeks leading up to their final pours. Make the trip to Highland County, help them kick their kegs and get your Ohio On Tap passport stamp while you can! More info at scottys22brew.com