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Cans of Schnitz Ale Brewery's Rudy's Currant Ale flank a plate of pączki from Rudy's Strudel.
Photo courtesy Schnitz Ale Brewery
The Mardi Gras of the Midwest

Rudy’s Strudel has been serving pączki (pronounced pownch-key) to the Polish population of Parma, Ohio since 1948. To mark 75 years in business, this beloved bakery is pulling no punches for their annual Pączki Day party on Tuesday, Feb. 21. This year, they’re teaming up with Schnitz Ale Brewery, Parma’s premier purveyor of craft beer, on a two-sided collaboration.

Schnitz Ale Brewery debuted Rudy’s Currant Ale this week, an homage to both a popular pączki filling and to The Current Year, the record shop in Parma’s Polish Village that co-hosts Pączki Day festivities with next door neighbor Rudy’s. The beer is currantly, er, currently on tap at Schnitz Ale and available in 4-packs to-go.

For their end of the collaboration, Rudy’s has created the Schnitz Ale Black Forest pączki, a savory version of the traditional Polish pastry filled with Schnitz Ale beer cheese and black forest ham. You can pick those up at Rudy’s now, or enjoy on Pączki Day next Tuesday. When the bakery runs out of pączki and the record store closes, the Pączki Day party moves down the street to Schnitz Ale Brewery for the remainder of the night.

To find out more about Rudy’s Currant Ale and the 2023 Pączki Day celebration, head over to rudysstrudel.com

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