Ohio Brewery News
Open for all of two months, Nocterra Brewing will hold their second can release today at their taproom in Powell. Trail Break is a traditional helles lager made with all German malts and hops, a refreshing light drinker perfect for the upcoming spring and summer months. On top of that, Nocterra will release six packs of Scioto Coast double IPA on Tuesday, April 9. Get all the details on Nocterra’s can releases at facebook.com/nocterrabrewing
- Wolf’s Ridge Brewing will release three sour beers in April; the first, Terre du Sauvage Red will be available Saturday, April 6th in the downtown taproom.
- Cheers to a year of beer from BrewDog Short North! Anniversary celebration will be held Saturday, April 13.
- Sideswipe Brewing to release summer staple Pixelated Sun IPA on Saturday, April 13 at their west side taproom.
- Columbus Brewing Company released their fourth installment of the Insane Wanderer IPA series this week, this one featuring Sabro hops.
Cheers to 10 years of beers from Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon! On April 7, 2009, Fat Head’s opened the doors of their new Cleveland-area brewery with Matt Cole at the helm. Two production breweries and dozens of awards later, the original Fat Head’s brewpub is still kicking out great beer from their North Olmsted location. Join them on Sunday, April 9 for their 10th anniversary celebration. Get all the details at facebook.com/fatheadscle
- Two new beers are going on tap at Terrestrial Brewing today: Tangie IPA with local oats and the Ween-inspired Springtheme sour with pure guava.
- Great Lakes to hold the bottle release party for 2019 barrel-aged Blackout Stout on Saturday, April 6.
- Platform Beer Co. will hold a limited can release of Prague Rock Pilsner exclusively at their Ohio City brewery taproom.
- The Brew Kettle’s baseball-themed Major Lager will hit distribution in 16 oz. six-pack cans on Monday, April 15.
On Saturday, April 6, Birdfish Brewing will host their second annual Big LeBREWski Festival at both of their locations in Columbiana. Doors open at 10 a.m. at the “Down Low” production facility and taproom with cans of The Dude White Russian Imperial Stout going on sale. Limited edition sunglasses and festival glassware giveaways while supplies last at both the “Down Low” and the “Up Top” taprooms. A screening of The Big Lebowski happens at 4 pm. At the “Down Low.” Get all the new information that has come to light at facebook.com/birdfishbrew
- Paladin Brewing will hold a blind taste test (with prizes for the sharpest palates) tonight at their taproom in Austintown.
- Benedict’s Conundrum, an 11.5% ABV Belgian Quad, is hitting the taps at R. Shea Brewing in Akron this weekend.
- The Phoenix Brewing Company will tap Stand Tall Ambrosia Blond Ale on Sunday, April 14 with a portion of proceeds to be donated to the Domestic Violence Shelter in Richland County.
- Headtrip Brewing’s collaboration with Magic City Brewing, Peaches & Scream sour ale, is on tap at Headtrip’s Stow taproom for a limited time.
Shelby County, formed in 1819 from land split from Miami County, is celebrating its bicentennial this year. Moeller Brew Barn will commemorate Shelby County’s anniversary with Shelby 1819 Limited pilsner, the official beer of the bicentennial celebration. The beer will be available on tap and in cans today at their taproom in Maria Stein, just over the border in Mercer County. Get more details at facebook.com/moellerbrewbarn
Buckeye Lake Brewery got some new neighbors this year: the North Shore Coffee Company held their grand opening last weekend in Buckeye Lake. The brewery has already teamed up with the upstart coffee house and will tap North Shore Coffee Stout – using North Shore coffee beans – on Wednesday, April 10. Learn more at facebook.com/buckeyelakebrewery
Kaleidoscope, the new Midwest fruit tart from Urban Artifact has a ton of fruit in it. No joke: it was brewed with 1,500 pounds of pineapple, 600 pounds of guava and 500 pounds of orange. Kaleidoscope hit distribution this week and should be available wherever Urban Artifact beers are sold, or get it fresh from the tap at Urban Artifact’s brewery tasting room on Cincinnati’s northside. Learn more at facebook.com/urbanartifactbrewing
- Today, Brink Brewing will release Mom’s Favorite hefeweizen, a collaboration beer made with the Cincinnati chapter of the Pink Boots Society.
- Big Ash Brewing held a groundbreaking ceremony earlier this week; they expect to open their brewery in Anderson Township later this year.
- The Samuel Adams Cincinnati taproom released their Pink Boots Society brew, Spiced Peach Ale, last week.
- Thistledown Brown Ale is back on tap at Taft’s Ale House and Taft’s Brewporium.
Dayton has a rich musical history spanning many genres, from funk pioneers Zapp to indie rock stalwarts Guided By Voices. In the mid ‘90’s, Brainiac’s signature electro-punk sound was earning them fans across the country. Tragically, singer Tim Taylor’s life was cut short in a car crash in 1997. In conjunction with the new documentary Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero, Warped Wing Brewing will release Brainiac Pale Ale on Saturday, April 13. Read more at facebook.com/warpedwing