Ohio Weekly Roundup

5.18.2018

Ohio Weekly Roundup 5.18.2018
CENTRAL 

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing wraps up Columbus Craft Beer Week with two sought-after bottle release. First up is Canis Mexicanus, a spiced Imperial Stout, going on sale today at 3 p.m. Then on Saturday, May 19, bottles of apple brandy barrel aged Dire Wolf Imperial Stout will go on sale at 10 a.m. Both beers will be sold in 22 oz. bomber bottles from the Wolf’s Ridge taproom in downtown Columbus. Details at wolfsridgebrewing.com/events

Cheers to three years of beers from Restoration Brew Worx in Delaware! While the brewery has been celebrating all week – including the release of barrel aged Simple English Mild and Aged Peach Cobbler – they’re saving the best for Saturday, May 19. Restoration will tap a two-year aged version of Silverback, their powerful Imperial Stout to commemorate their third anniversary. Details at facebook.com/RBWrx

Dog lovers, don’t miss Endeavor Brewing Co.‘s Tails & Ales Block Party on Saturday, May 19. Craft Beer Biscuits will be on hand with snacks for your pup and 10% of all beer and dog biscuit sales will benefit the Purebred Rescue Organization of Ohio. Hang out with your pooch on the porch! Details at facebook.com/endeavorbrewingco

GREATER CLEVELAND 

Sibling Revelry Brewing will release cans of their fan favorite Coffee Red ale today at the brewery in Westlake. Coffee Red is a unique take on their traditional Red Ale, conditioned with freshly roasted whole bean coffee from Cleveland’s own duck-rabbit Coffee Roasters. The aroma of iced coffee and caramel follows with a lightly roasted body and a sweetened coffee finish. Six-packs go on sale at noon, details at facebook.com/siblingrevelrybrewing

Mark Avsec, formerly of the band Wild Cherry, will be on hand at Goldhorn Brewery tonight for the inaugural tapping of Play That Funky Music Witbier, a name which should be inducted into the craft beer wing of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This classic Belgian Witbier is spiced with grains of paradise, coriander, and orange peel. Keg will be tapped at 5:30 p.m., dancin’ and singin’ and movin’ to the groovin’ to follow. Details at facebook.com/goldhornbrew

Attention home brewers: got a killer beer recipe for a far-flung or forgotten style? Bad Tom Smith Brewing is accepting submissions for their Home Brewer Specialty Beer Shoot Out until Thursday, May 31. Get your grisettes, braggots, sahtis, kvasses and other unique styles judged for a chance to brew a production batch at Bad Tom Smith. Details at facebook.com/badtomsmithbrewingohiocity

NORTHEAST

To celebrate American Craft Beer Week, The Phoenix Brewing Company in Mansfield has some fresh brews on tap. Earlier this week, they tapped a fresh batch of their popular Embalming Fluid Double IPA and will roll out a couple of infusions this Sunday, May 20. Kegs of Redemption IPA with grapefruit and Ferryman Oatmeal Stout with orange and chocolate will be tapped at 12:30 p.m. See all the Phoenix’s Craft beer Week events at phoenixbrewing.com/craftbeerweek2018

Sandy Springs Brewing Company in Minerva will release their Happy Sappy maple beer at noon today. Owners Andy and Amanda Conrad have been brewing this 12% ABV monster at home since 2007 using maple sap harvested from their family’s farm. This year marks the first time it has been brewed at a production scale and Sandy Springs cannot wait to share it with the public. Read the history of this unique beer at sandyspringsbrewery.com

OK, it was released last weekend, but I can’t let a Metalocalypse reference go without mentioning it… Noble Creature Cask House in Youngstown tapped Grandpa’s Guitars, a Norwegian Farmhouse ale, last Saturday. They also have a new IPA coming out today, if that’s more your speed. Watch their Facebook page for details: facebook.com/noblecreaturebeer

NORTHWEST

Cheers to three years of beers from Moeller Brew Barn in Maria Stein! The party kicks off tonight with a pit stop from the Dues Racing team, plus live music and a cookout throughout the weekend. The official anniversary celebration happens Sunday, May 20 with the release of Hazy May Ekuanot, part of Moeller’s Ales For ALS series. Get all the details of the weekend’s festivities at facebook.com/moellerbrewbarn

Our friends over at The Taproom Exclusive podcast choose a new Ohio brewery each month and do a deep dive into their flagship beers. This month’s featured brewery is Catawba Island Brewing Company. Learn all about the Port Clinton brewery and their beers in the multi-episode series. The fourth and final installment will post on Tuesday, May 22 at thetaproomexclusive.com

SOUTHEAST

If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, you need to plan your escape to Three Tigers Brewing Company in Granville. Today at 11:30 a.m., they’ll tap Not Into Yoga, a hazy piña colada IPA brewed with Zythos hops and toasted coconut. Details and silly promo video – loving all these coming out of Three Tigers, by the way – at facebook.com/threetigersbrewing

Wednesday, May 23 is Chomolungma Day at Jackie O’s in Athens. Both locations will feature Chomolungma Honey Nut Brown Ale (a Jackie O’s flagship) as well as a variant conditioned on vanilla beans, cacao nibs, and toasted coconut called Chalmond Joy. 50% of the sales of Chomolungma and Chalmond Joy sales will be donated to the LUNGevity Foundation, a lung cancer research organization. Details on the history of Chomolungma Day at facebook.com/jackieosbrewery

SOUTHWEST

Urban Artifact got a special delivery this week, rolling in new fermentation tanks that will essentially double the brewery’s capacity. Demand for beers from the sour-focused brewery has been steadily growing since opening the doors in Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood three years ago. The increased capacity will allow Urban Artifact to expand into new markets while continuing to meet demand locally. Read the full story at thegnarlygnome.com

Raspberry Beret, the kind you find at Streetside Brewery, is getting the can treatment for the first time. Six-packs of the popular raspberry Berliner Weisse will go on sale at noon on Saturday, May 19 at the brewery in the Columbia-Tusculum neighborhood. Bonus: Streetside is releasing bottles of High Tea, their barrel-aged wild ale brewed with Churchill’s Fine Teas’ Findlay Market Blend. Details on both releases at facebook.com/streetsidebrewery

13 Below Brewery released two new beers this week at their Sayler Park tasting room. Rail & River Porter is a classic English porter low in bitterness and high in malty flavor. Sandbag Pale Ale is a balanced summer crusher with a name evoking the memory of the brewery’s recent flood (and the volunteers who helped in the cleanup and recovery effort). Details on the beer available at facebook.com/13belowbrewery

WEST CENTRAL

Eudora Brewing Company released Good Day Sunshine in bomber bottles this week. This German-style Hefeweizen is brewed with blood oranges, making it an exceptional warm weather beer. If you’re keeping track, that’s five music-themed beers in this week’s roundup, which has to be some kind of record. Get Good Day Sunshine bottles at the brewery in Kettering.

Ohio has a new beer competition debuting this year: the Ohio Craft Brewers Cup is currently accepting contest submissions from licensed Ohio craft breweries through Monday, July 9. A panel of professional brewers will judge the entries and the awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 28 at The Dayton Beer Company. For all contest information, visit ohiocraftbrewerscup.com