Winter Warmer Fest Returns to Windows on the River

9th Annual Winter Warmer Fest

Cleveland, Ohio – It’s time to celebrate the tail end of winter with the 9th annual Winter Warmer Fest. On Saturday, March 7th from 2-6 p.m. this much-anticipated Ohio craft beer showcase and fundraiser for the Ohio Craft Brewers Association will return to Windows on the River. More than forty Ohio breweries will be sampling their winter, limited edition and other popular beers. The event features live entertainment by blues artist Austin Walkin’ Cane and food trucks including Fired Up Taco Truck, Scott’s Fire and Ice, Sweet! Mobile Cupcakery, and Zydeco Bistro. Winter Warmer Fest is supported by Boelter Beverage, Frantz Ward, Uber Cleveland, Wholesale Beer and Wine Association of Ohio and the following OCBA member breweries: The Actual Brewing Company, Black Box Brewing Co., The Brew Kettle, Brick and Barrel, Canton Brewing Company, Catawba Island Brewing Company, Elevator Brewing Company, Homestead Beer Co., Hoppin’ Frog Brewery, Jackie O’s Brewery, Market Garden Brewery, North High Brewing, The Phoenix Brewing Company, Seventh Son Brewing, Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, Willoughby Brewing Company and Wolf’s Ridge Brewing.

General admission tickets are $45 and include a souvenir glass and 20 tasting tickets for 4 oz. samples. VIP tickets are $75 and include early admission at 1:00PM and Enthusiast Membership to the Ohio Craft Brewers Association (complete with a Drink Beer Made Here t-shirt). Designated Driver tickets are available for $12 each and include a non-alcoholic beverage and a cupcake from Sweet! Mobile Cupcakery. You must be 21 years of age to attend WINTER WARMER FEST. Tickets are limited…when they are gone, they are gone…get your tickets online HERE today ( .
Participating Ohio Craft Brewers and their Winter Warmer Fest offerings include:

The Actual Brewing Company (Columbus): Fat Julian (NITRO Imperial Stout), Photon (Light Beer), Resistor (Irish Red Ale), Conductor (Imperial Rye IPA) PIN

Black Box Brewing Co. (Cleveland): Streaking Through the Quad (Belgian Quad), My Asis Dragon (Coffee Oatmeal Stout on nitro), Triple Cherry Delight (Belgian Tripel), Yule Tide (Christmas Ale), Plumbers Crack Ale (pale ale)

The Brew Kettle (Strongsville): Jackhammer, Oak Barrel Aged Tripel and two pins El Lupulo Libre Zest infused with Smoked Habanero, Lime and spices and Tunguska infused with Cocoa nibs and vanilla

Brick and Barrel (Cleveland): Wee Heavy, Stotan Stout, Bitter Chief IPA, Cleveland Dark Ale and a pin of Wee Heavy

Butcher and the Brewer (Cleveland): “Quad Workout” Belgian Style Dark Strong Ale and Bourbon Barrel Aged Tropical Stout

Buckeye Brewing Company (Cleveland): Warm Fuzzy, Stygian IPA, Nighty Night and Debacle

Canton Brewing Company (Canton): Saison Étrange Chêne (Winter Saison spiced with Coriander, Cardamom, Juniper Berries and aged in French Oak), Saison Étrange Frais  (Winter Saison spiced with Coriander, Cardamom, Juniper Berries and fresh conditioned on a bed of spice), Weeee! (Wee Heavy Scotch Ale aged in whiskey barrels), Carpe Noctem (Porter aged on Dark Roast Coffee), Porter (Carpe Noctem without the Coffee and aged in whiskey barrels), Cascade (Frais) and Cascade (Chêne) two versions of our IPA made with 3 pounds of hops to the barrel, finished fresh and barrel aged

Catawba Island Brewing Company (Port Clinton): Hot Blonde, Seiche Scottish Ale, Double Couple 3 and a pin of that-which-cannot-yet-be-named
Cellar Rats (Madison): The Pipers IPA and Bourbon Abby

Christian Moerlein Brewing Company (Cincinnati): Emancipator Doppelbock (2013 GABF Silver Medal Winner) and Red Hop Mess Red IPA
Columbus Brewing Company (Columbus):  Bodhi, Creeper, plus a few more and a couple of casks TBD

Cornerstone Brewing Co. (Berea): 7 (IPA), Rowan (Wee Heavy Scotch Ale), Patriot Red Lager) and 3 1/2 (India Session Lager)

Elevator Brewing Company (Columbus): Winter Warmer Spiced Ale, Horny Goat Barrel-Aged Porter and other TBD
Fat Head’s Brewery (Middleburg Heights):  Barrel-aged Battle Axe Baltic Porter and Sorcerer Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Four String Brewing Co. (Columbus): Vanilla Porter, Solo Series (TBD)

Gordon Biersch (Columbus): TBD

Great Black Swamp Brewing Company (Toledo): Dark an Dirty Coffee Stout and Midnight Sun Black IPA

Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland): Alberta Clipper Porter, High Striker Belgian Single, Conway’s Irish Ale, Barrel-aged  Blackout Stout, Abbe Avenue Dubbel, Chill wave Double IPA, Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, Commodore Perry IPA and a firkin of Edmund Fitzgerald Fitzbomb- Edmund Fitzgerald infusted with Blackout Stout Barrel chips, nutmeg and vanilla

Homestead Beer Co. (Heath):  Galactic Heroes IPA, Tenpenny Amber Ale, 1805 IPA, Barnraiser Pale Ale

Hoppin’ Frog Brewing Company (Akron): Gangster Frog IPA, Hop Heather Imperial Black IPA, BORIS The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout, Barrel-Aged BORIS The Crusher Stout, Karminator Imperial Doppelbock, Barrel-Aged Turbo Shandy Citrus Ale and King Gose Home Imperial Gose Ale

JAFB Wooster (Wooster): Imperial Stout, Barrel Aged Abbey Quad and Abbey Tripel

Jackie O’s Brewery (Athens): Razz Wheat and Chomolungma

Land-Grant Brewing Company (Columbus): Deep Search Baltic Porter, Misconduct (Imperial IPA) and 1862 Ale (Kolsch)

Little Mountain Brewing Company (Mentor): White Storm Ale (Vanilla Belgian Triple), Hell’s Bells Pale Ale, Irish Red Ale

MadTree Brewing (Cincinnati): PsycHOPAthy IPA and Gnarly Brown

Main Street Grille and Brewing Company (Garrettsville): Three Scots Ale, Ma Barkers Birch Beer and Main Street Joe
Market Garden Brewery (Cleveland): Irishmen’s Enforcer Imperial Stout, Friar Power Tripel, Trouble Honey IPA, Pearl Street Wheat

Millersburg Brewing Company (Millersburg): Doc’s Scotch Ale and Pope’s Imperial Pumpkin Ale
North High Brewing (Columbus): Extreme IPA, Milk Stout
The Phoenix Brewing Company (Mansfield): Surly Gnome (Winter Spiced Ale) and Black Aggie (Russian Imperial Stout), Santa Muerte (Spiced Chocolate Imperial Milk Stout)

Platform Beer Co. (Cleveland): Hubris Quadruple Ice IPA, Old Wanker Old Ale

Portside Brewery (Cleveland): Smoke on the Water, Yule Shoot your Rye Out Christmas Rye and Man O War Imperial IPA

Rocky River Brewing Co. (Rocky River): Old Man River, Coopers Kolsch
Seventh Son Brewing (Columbus): Seventh Son American Strong ale and Scientist IPA

Sideswipe Brewing (Columbus): Elegant Hoodlum (Smoked Stout), Fisticuffs IPA and Journeyman (German-style Brown)

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company (Akron): Brux Porter, Old Choco (Mint Chocolate Milk Stout), Hop Style Takeover, Bourbon Barrel Aged Wulver Wee Heavy, Cognac Barrel Aged, Coconut Rum Porter

Warped Wing Brewing (Dayton): Ermal’s Belgian Cream Ale, Hop Smuggler White IPA, Pirogue Black Tripel w/coffee

Weasel Boy Brewing Company (Zanesville): Snow Erming Holiday Ale, Cabernet Barrel Aged Anastasia Russian Imperial Stout
Willoughby Brewing Company (Willoughby): Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter, Pale Ale, Cosmic IPA, Nut Smasher Imperial Stout and other

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (Columbus):  St. Francis Quad (Belgian Quadrupel), Dire Wolf – One Line (Espresso Imperial Stout), Driftwood Citrus Surf (Session IPA infused with Grapefruit), Sustinator Doppelbock

Yellow Springs Brewery (Yellow Springs): Captain Stardust Saison and Barrel Aged Maxxdout Stout

Zaftig Brewing Company (Worthington): BIG Barley Wine, IBS (I Believe in Santa Holiday Ale), 3 Socks DIPA


Founded in 2007, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is a nonprofit guild that exists to represent and unify Ohio craft breweries; exchange knowledge and support among members; increase sales of Ohio-brewed craft beers through promotions, marketing, and consumer education; and lobby for Ohio craft breweries in government and community affairs. ###

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