Ill Mannered Brewing Company in Powell will break ground on their new brewery facility on Wednesday, Feb. 28. The new 3,000 square foot brewery – to be built on a lot adjacent to their current location – is scheduled to be open in the fall of 2018. The groundbreaking party next week will feature a release of 2016 Barrel Aged Tremendous Slouch Wee Heavy.
Endeavor Brewing Company in Grandview Heights is well-known for their love of soccer. On Saturday, March 3, Endeavor will host a watch party for the first Columbus Crew SC match of the season, a tilt against defending MLS Cup champs Toronto FC. Enjoy some pints and enter to win tickets to the Crew home opener on Saturday, March 10 vs. Montreal.
Tagalong aficianados, be advised: from March 10-17, Seventh Son Brewing will be offering a flight pairing of beers and Girl Scout cookies in their Italian Village taproom. A portion of each sale will be donated to Central Ohio Girl Scout troops.
The beer list for the 12th Annual Winter Warmer Fest has been released. 56 Ohio craft breweries will be serving over 200 beers at Windows on the River on Saturday, March 3, including some special cask infusions made specifically for this event. Ohio On Tap users will receive five bonus passport stamps for attending Winter Warmer Fest. Tickets are still available, but act fast as this event is expected to sell out: http://www.beerfesttickets.com/winterwarmer2018
Celebrate two years of beers from Sibling Revelry Brewing this Saturday, Feb. 24 at their Westlake taproom. Three limited edition bombers are slated for release starting at 2 p.m.: Barrel Aged Double Red, Barrel Aged Imperial Cosmic Cocoa, and Syble 2018. Limited quantities of each will be available, so be sure to get there early. Doors open at noon with food trucks and live music throughout the day.
Platform Beer Co. brewed two beers for this weekend’s Brite Winter Festival in the Flats. Fluri Tips is an extra pale ale brewed with Colorado blue spruce tips; Brite Lights, Big City is a light-bodied and easy drinking wheat ale with a subtle spice character from coriander, orange peel, grains of paradise, and juniper berries. Both beers will be available exclusively at the festival this weekend.
Thirsty Dog’s new Pineapple IPA is now available in bottles, hitting retail shelves around the state this weekend. The brewery had initially released the beer as a draft-only offering at their Akron taproom on Jan. 31. Pineapple IPA joins a line of very well-received fruited beers from Thirsty Dog such as Bloodhound Blood Orange IPA and Raspberry Ale.
Millersburg Brewing Company will host their annual Bacon Beer Dinner on Friday, March 2. The five course bacon-centric meal features a craft beer pairing with each dish. Reservations are required in advance, for details visit facebook.com/MillersburgBrewingCompany
Mucky Duck Brewery in Green will hold their next Beer School event on Wednesday, March 21. Learn the broad strokes of the brewing process, or ask questions about the finer points of craft brewing. Pre-registration is required and space is limited; stop into the brewery to reserve your spot or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Upside Brewing has re-released Railwalker Belgian wheat. This beer features spicy clove flavor and a fruity citrus presence. Stop by their downtown Sylvania location inside J&G Pizza Palace and pair this brew with their house-made gyro and feta cheese.
Port Clinton’s annual Burning Snowman Fest – so named because a giant snowman is set on fire – returns this Saturday, Feb. 24. Catawba Island Brewing Company has brewed a special beer for the event, Burning Snowman Doppelbock – so named because a giant snowman is set on fire – available now at the brewery.
Maple Lawn Brewery in Pomeroy has brought in seven local home brewers and made them assistant brewmasters to make their favorite brews in our brewery and put them on tap for one weekend! The special brews will be tapped on Saturday, March 3; for details visit facebook.com/maplelawnbrew
Baseball spring training is here and what better way to celebrate than with a pint of Willie Mays HAZE, the new NEIPA from Three Tigers Brewing in Granville. Tapping today at 4 p.m., Willie Mays HAZE is brewed with Citra and El Dorado Hops, delivering major league notes of Citrus and Pineapple.
Fretboard Brewing Company in Blue Ash released Reverberator Doppelbock this week. Cartoonist Joe Hoffecker – himself an avid craft beer fan and homebrewer – created the special illustration for the new release. Reverberator will be served next weekend at the 26th annual Cincinnati Bockfest, the world’s largest celebration of bock beer featuring over a dozen bocks made by Ohio craft breweries.
Speaking of bocks, 13 Below Brewery has released Fluss Bock, which is also on the rotating tap list for Bockfest. They’ve also released 1516 Munich Dunkel and Wedding Day Belgian Tripel, all available in their riverfront tap room in Sayler Park.
March First Brewing has made it really easy to remember their anniversary date (hint: it’s the day after the last day in February) and they’re doing a great job of making their first anniversary a special one. On Thursday, March 1, they’ll release several limited edition beers, including a Barrel Aged Bock that will also be available at Bockfest (are you starting to sense a theme with Cincinnati brewery news this week?)
Eudora Brewing Company in Kettering re-released Mother-Fuggle Brown Ale this week. A balance between light and dark, this brown ale is a hybrid of two styles. It’s nutty like a Northern English Brown Ale but it’s also chocolatey and moderately hoppy like an American Brown Ale. Get some now before this Mother-Fuggle disappears again.
A few free tickets for Star City Brewing’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration remain; when they’re gone admission is only $5. The party starts at the Miamisburg taproom at 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 17 with live music and food trucks all day, plus Legend Red Irish Ale and Old Mill Stout on tap. Click here to register.