Ohio on Tap magazine
The Ohio Craft Brewers Association created Ohio on Tap magazine in conjunction with Great Lakes Publishing (publishers of Ohio Magazine) to serve as an informational guide to the craft breweries of Ohio. The first edition of the annual publication includes a history of Ohio’s brewing industry, description of beer styles, regional beer trails, food pairings and other interesting craft beer stories and news. The magazine is being distributed by tourism information centers, craft beer retailers, craft breweries, craft beer events and other sites around the state.
Ohio Craft Brewers are an award-winning bunch!
It's only the first quarter of 2014 and Ohio's craft brewers are racking up awards!
Take the recent (April 2014) World Beer Cup, for example where Ohio craft breweries came home from Denver with five medals. Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. won a bronze for bourbon barrel-aged Siberian Night. Willoughby Brewing Company scored a gold for Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter. Fat Head's Brewery dominated the hoppy beer category and walked away with two silvers for Bonehead Red and Head Hunter IPA. Columbus Brewing Company earned a gold for Uncle Rusty. We'll be back for more next year.
The Brew Kettle's El Lupulo Libre won The Brewing News National IPA Challenge
Dayton Beer Co. won a gold medal for Mad River Milk Stout at the Best of Craft Beer Awards
Great Lakes Brewing Company won three medals at the Dublin Craft Beer Cup: Burning River Pale Ale received a silver, while Eliot Ness Amber Lager and Edmund Fitzgerald won bronze medals. They were also rated among the top 100 brewers in the world by RateBeer.com
Elevator Brewing Company, Great Lakes Brewing Company and Thirsty Dog Brewing Company's beers were rated among the top in the world in 2013 based on ratings by the Beverage Tasting Institute. The Ohio Beer Blog gives a nice recap here⇒
Moving on to the second quarter...
At the Alltech Commonwealth Cup in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday, May 17 a handful of Ohio breweries took home some hardware. The Dayton Beer Company (2 bronze, 6 silver), Eudora Brewing Company (1 bronze, 1 silver), Fifty West Brewing Company (1 silver) and Sam Adams (15 bronze, 11 silver, 2 gold) all brought home some new hardware for different beers. For a complete list of winning beers click here⇒
8th annual Winter Warmer Fest a success!
The 8th annual Winter Warmer Fest held on Saturday, March 8th at Windows on the River in Cleveland was a fundraiser of unparalled success for the Ohio Craft Brewers Association. The event included more than 100 beers from 33 Ohio craft brewers including a dozen exclusive cask offerings which the approximately 1,100 event attendees enjoyed on a warmer-than-recently Saturday afternoon.
Don't just take our word for it! Read more reviews of the event from the following sources
Cleveland Plain Dealer (3/1/14): "Winter Warmer Fest draws packed crowd, ecstatic brewers to 8th annual event"
TapPullers.com (3/3/14): "Winter Warmer Fest - Cleveland, OH"
Arlo's Craft Beer Review (3/2/14): "Ohio Craft Brewers Association Winter Warmer Fest 2014"
The Artful Pint (3/4/14): "2014 Winter Warmer Fest brings big beers & Ohio brewers to Cleveland"
OCBA Brewers take 8 medals at GABF
In the best showing since 1999, Ohio Craft Brewers Association members won eight medals at this years Great American Beer Festival. Here is a list of the winners:
Fat Head's Brewery
Gold Medal - Hop JuJu, Imperial India Pale Ale
Silver Medal - Black Knight, German-Style Schwarzbier
Silver Medal - Trail Head, Fresh Hop Ale
Hoppin Frog Brewing Co.
Bronze - Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher, Wood- and Barrel- Aged Strong Stout
Market Garden Brewery
Bronze - Progress Pilsner, Kellerbier or Zwickelbier
Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.
Silver - Emancipator, German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock
Gold - Double Bock, German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock
Yellow Springs Brewery
Smokin' Handsome, Smoke beer
Ohio was tied for 8th in medals won, proving again that Ohio brews some damn fine beer!
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