Ohio Brewery News
The Real Big Game
Growing up in northwest Ohio, I always looked forward to football’s greatest rivalry game, played every November to decide the year’s bragging rights. Of course, I’m talking about the Battle of I-75, pitting the Bowling Green Falcons against the Toledo Rockets.
For this year’s contest, Toledo’s Earnest Brew Works and Bowling Green’s Juniper Brewing Company decided to make it interesting. A collaboration in name but a competition at heart, both breweries will release Battle of I-75 IPA on Friday, Nov. 11. Like most collaborations, the recipe was developed in tandem by the two breweries. Consisting of the same hazy IPA malt bill, each brewery used a different combination of hops to accentuate specific flavors and aromas.
One team will emerge victorious when Bowling Green and Toledo take to the gridiron on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Northwest Ohio beer fans alone will decide the winner between these two brews after trying the Battle of I-75 versions on tap at Juniper and Earnest. Slide over to facebook.com/juniperbrew for more details.