Cheers to five years of beers from Sideswipe Brewing! The anniversary party on Saturday, Jan. 19 will feature four new beers on draft – Rye If You Want To golden rye ale, Arcade super pale ale, Pixelated Moon black IPA and Cloudy With a Chance of CheBerry fruited Hefeweizen – along with two can-only exclusives: Pineapple Upside Down kettle sour and Imperial Chocolate Porter. The party will also serve as a sneak peek of the new Arcade Super Awesome space adjacent to the brewery’s west Columbus taproom. Read more about the last five years of Sideswipe at columbusunderground.com
If you’ve ever seen our Drink Beer Made Here shirts and thought “I wonder where I can get one of those,” have we got some good news for you! Cleveland Winter Beerfest is happening Jan. 25-26 at the Huntington Convention Center in downtown Cleveland and we will be there with all kinds of Drink Beer Made Here merch. The fest will also serve as the launch of a new beer from Saucy Brew Works: b3 French-style Bière de Garde aged in wine barrels. Read Rick Armon’s story about this new brew at ohio.com
Strong, intensely-flavored dark beers are the rule, not the exception, from Hoppin’ Frog Brewery. Their latest big beer is Plum Tuckered Out Double Double Porter, a hefty dark ale infused with plums and weighing in at a mighty 16.8% ABV. The beer was tapped on Thursday and is available on draft at the brewery tasting room in Akron and in a limited run of 12-ounce bottles. Learn more about the genesis of this flavor combination in Rick Armon’s write-up at ohio.com
As Ohio attempts to buffer itself against Winter Storm Harper this weekend, Earnest Brew Works has just the brew to complement a the bitter cold and driving snow. Actually, they have nine of them: it’s Hi-Gravity Week at Earnest as the south Toledo brewery has a wide range of strong beers on tap, all over 9% ABV. Remember that your Lyft driver doesn’t get hazard pay and tip accordingly. Learn more at facebook.com/earnestbeer
Craft breweries regularly tap into the history of their local communities for inspiration. New from the Portsmouth Brewing Company is Bernie G, a Dortmunder lager named for Bernard Glockner, the founder of the six generation Glockner auto business dynasty in and around Portsmouth. This balanced lager is available on draft at the newly renovated Portsmouth Brewing taproom as well as in six-packs throughout the brewery’s distribution footprint.
A belated cheers to four years of beers from DogBerry Brewing! Last weekend’s festivities were hampered slightly by the blast of winter weather that blew through the area, but fret not: a limited number of DogAvon barrel-aged barleywine bottles are still available at the brewery in West Chester. The 2017 vintage of DogAvon was aged in cabernet and pinot noir barrels for 9 months before being blended and bottled for release at the anniversary party. Read a review of this big American barleywine at thegnarlygnome.com
Cheers to five years of beers from Warped Wing Brewing Company in Dayton! The celebration kicks off at noon on Saturday, Jan. 19 with the bottle release of three Baltic Argonaut barrel-aged variants: port wine, rye whiskey and Tennesee whiskey. All three Baltic Argonauts will be tapped throughout the day, along with a couple of other vintage kegs from Warped Wing’s cellar. Event details at facebook.com/warpedwing