Ohio Weekly Roundup

3.30.2018

Ohio Weekly Roundup 3.30.2018
CENTRAL 

The taproom at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing has become a very popular location for private parties. So popular, in fact, that the downtown Columbus brewery has started work on a new dedicated events space in the 3,700 square foot area adjacent to their restaurant dining room. Read the full story at columbusunderground.com

Pretentious Barrel House, Columbus’s first all-sour brewery, has an impressive lineup of bottled beers including Truculent w/Cashmere, a sour IPA with flavors of mango, passionfruit and resin. Stop by their east side taproom to stock up for the spring weather which is bound to appear any day now… right?

Staas Brewing in Delaware recently tapped an extremely limited 16-month aged Belgian Tripel, bursting with spice, pear and floral notes. Get this beautiful brew while you can.

GREATER CLEVELAND 

Collision Bend Brewing Company in the Flats was voted best brewpub in the nation by USA Today readers. They’ll be celebrating their victory and the outpouring of support from the Cleveland craft beer community on Tuesday, April 3, offering food and drink specials and all day happy hour. They’ll also be hosting a first anniversary party on Saturday, April 14.

This Saturday, March 31, Sibling Revelry Brewing will release limited edition 6-packs of their Cherry Wit, a Belgian style white ale brewed with fresh cherry purees for a sweet, semi-tart flavor and a crisp, dry finish. Cans will go on sale at noon.

Brick & Barrel’s popular IPA, Bitter Chief, is being released in cans for the first time on Thursday, April 5. The can release will also serve as a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland. Tickets to the release event must be purchased in advance; details available at facebook.com/BrickAndBarrel

NORTHEAST

Lager Heads Brewing Co. in Medina is making the switch from bottles to cans. Three of their flagship beers – Five Wire IPA, Barnburner Lager and Bed Head Red – are making their way to retail shelves this week. Rick Armon has the details on the Akron Beacon Journal Ohio beer blog.

R.Shea Brewing signed a lease yesterday on their new production brewery space in downtown Akron, but things are still popping at their current brewery and taproom. This week, try three new beers: Coconut Macaroon Milk Stout, Akpov’s Bock and Meandering Trails Pale Ale, the last of which was brewed to support Friends of Summit County MetroParks.

Mark your calendars for the 4th anniversary celebration at The Phoenix Brewing Company in Mansfield April 13 & 14. The event will feature 20 beers on the first night, 30 on the second night, a special bottle release and the tapping of Century IPA Batch 004. Live music, BBQ, brewery tours and more fun stuff is on the agenda. Check the details at phoenixbrewing.com/4years

NORTHWEST

If you want to get a sneak peek of the soon-to-open Twin Oast Brewing in Port Clinton, here’s your chance. The brewery is hosting an exclusive VIP party on Friday, May 11 that will feature some of their farm-to-glass beers, food from their brewpub kitchen and live music. Tickets available at twinoast.com

Upside Brewing in Sylvania has brought back Full Salute, their intensely hop-forward IPA. Not only will this brew make your taste buds stand at attention, Upside is also offering a veterans discount on pints of Full Salute.

SOUTHEAST

Brewery 33 (aka Br3w3ry) in Logan is celebrating their one year anniversary on Saturday, March 31. The party starts at noon with free roast-your-own hot dogs while they last. At 1 p.m., they will tap Kachelmacher Kellerbier, named for Nils Louis Christian Kachelmacher, the man responsible for industrial growth in the Hocking Valley and expansion of the town of Logan. Live music, food and prizes throughout the day.

 

Three Tigers Brewing Company is releasing their newest NEIPA today. Lemon Hazy-Shake is brewed with lemon zest, Madagascar vanilla beans, lactose milk sugar, and copious Citra Hops. Get this carnival of flavor starting at 4 p.m. at the taproom in Granville.

SOUTHWEST

The Gnarly Gnome has all the nitty-gritty details on the SxB barrel-aged beer series from Taft’s Brewing Company. The first bottles of this bourbon barrel-aged Belgian Strong Ale will be released at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 2 at Nellie’s Taproom under Taft’s Ale House in OTR. Get all the tasting notes and release details at thegnarlygnome.com

When Listermann Brewing Company calls something “Just a Beer,” based on their track record, you wouldn’t be faulted for assuming that it’s maybe, possibly, not “just a beer.” You can find out definitively at the Just a Beer and Yoda Strikes Back can releases on Saturday morning, March 31. The single hop NE IPA and NE IIPA, respectively, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Details at facebook.com/ListermannBrewing

In celebration of the return of Reds baseball, Fretboard Brewing has released Centerfield – described as an “India Session Pilsner” – at their taproom in Blue Ash. This revolutionary dry-hopped lager combines old-world brewing style with modern flavor profiles. Old school vs. new school, kinda like bunting against the shift

WEST CENTRAL

Crooked Handle Brewing Co. will release their first canned offering next week. Trinity Haze, a NE IPA aggressively dry hopped with Mosaic, Citra and Lemondrop hops, will be available in 6-packs at the Springboro taproom on Tuesday, April 3 starting at 4 p.m. Details available at Crooked Handle’s new revamped website: crookedhandle.com

Welcome Dalton Union Winery & Brewery, the newest member of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association! Located just northwest of Marysville, Dalton Union added craft beer to their repertoire late last year. The tasting room is only open on Fridays and Saturdays, so make your weekend plans to get your Ohio On Tap passport stamp!