Sideswipe Brewing is releasing Pixelated Sun, their seasonal hoppy wheat ale, in cans for the very first time this Saturday, April 14. Cans of their table beer, Sexy Weekend, will also be available Saturday at the Columbus Hilltop brewery. Doors open at 2 p.m. Info at sideswipebrewing.com
Cheers to three years of beers from Lineage Brewing in Clintonville! The anniversary party starts Saturday morning at 9:30 with a bike ride starting and ending at the brewery (free, but pre-registration is required). Then, throughout the weekend, Lineage will offer some special, barrel-aged beers among their 20+ taps. Details at facebook.com/lineagebrewing
But that’s not the only birthday happening this weekend… Combustion Brewery & Taproom in Pickerington is also celebrating their first anniversary on Saturday, April 14. Limited edition bottles of bourbon barrel-aged Brasky Scotch Ale and Imperial Stout go on sale at 1 p.m. Live music and food trucks throughout the day, starting at 11 a.m. Details at facebook.com/combustionbrewing
It’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction weekend and Great Lakes Brewing Company is commemorating Bon Jovi’s enshrinement with the release of Livin’ On A Porter smoked maple porter. Sounds like a blaze of glory to us… Discounts on Turntable Pils drafts and merchandise in the Ohio City brewpub this Friday and Saturday too. Details at greatlakesbrewing.com
Hansa Brewery and Terrestrial Brewing have teamed up on a Kvass, a Russian beer brewed with rye bread that is traditionally low in alcohol. This version is flavored with lemons and raisins and clocks in at 3% ABV. The beer is slated for release in two weeks at Hansa’s Ohio City brewpub and at Terrestrial’s one-year anniversary in Battery Park.
The 2nd Annual Bike and Hike for MS on Sunday, April 29 is a recreational ride around the scenery of the Grand River Valley Region and the vineyards and woods of Debonne Vineyards, home of Double Wing Brewing Company. All pre-registered bikers and hikers will receive an event t-shirt and lunch when they return to the brewery. Sign up at bikereg.com
This week, the Brewers Association named Royal Docks Brewing Company the fifth-fastest growing craft brewery in the country. Platform Beer Co. also made the list at #35. Royal Docks is currently building out a new production brewery in North Canton and expects to turn out their first batch on the new 30 barrel brewhouse in just a few weeks.
Hoppin’ Frog will release their Dankster Frog IPA in 12 oz. bottles next week. Super dank and delicious hop character with an assertive, deep hop aroma and flavor. Bright, spicy citrus hop character is up front, with a distinct orange and tropical fruit hop bouquet to add a welcome complexity and strike the perfect balance. The Akron brewery will host the release event on Friday, April 20th at 4:20 p.m., because that’s dank…
Save the date for Millersburg Brewing Company’s fifth anniversary party on Saturday, May 5. The brewery has decided to roll in Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby celebrations by releasing five themed beers: Piña Colada, Cherry Belgian, Millersburg Mule, Mint Julep and Margarita. Giveaways, live music and food specials all day. Details at facebook.com/millersburgbrewingcompany
Lake Rat Brewing is now open in Celina, on the western shores of Grand Lake St. Mary’s. The brewery is serving up pints every weekend, Friday through Sunday. The grand opening is planned for May 4-6, but you can stop in now to get your Ohio On Tap passport stamp. Download it for free at ohiocraftbeer.org/app
Bust out your bellbottoms and platform shoes for a great cause: Father John’s Brewery in Bryan is hosting a ‘70’s party on Saturday, April 14. One dollar of every beer sold will be donated to Sarah’s Friends, a non-profit organization formed to empower victims of domestic violence and crime to heal emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Details at facebook.com/fatherjohns
Sixth Sense Brewing will be releasing Passionfruit Murkshake on Saturday, April 14 on draft, in crowler cans and via a limited bottle release. Starter Fluid – the new super crushable, 5% NEIPA – will be available on draft and in crowlers. The release starts Saturday at noon at the brewery in Jackson. Details available at facebook.com/sixthsensebrewery
Single Hop: Galaxy IPA is the new taproom release from Homestead Beer Company. This IPA is light on the malt, dank on the nose and crisp drinking with some bitter, piney and tropical hop notes. Tapping at 3 p.m. at the brewery in Heath. Also, keep an eye out for six-packs of Forever Green, Homestead’s seasonal wheat IPA, at retail outlets around Ohio.
Look for Se7en Hefeweizen from Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. on retail store shelves starting today. The beer takes its name from the seven hills of Cincinnati, the seven heavenly virtues and the seven deadly sins. This Bavarian-style wheat beer is driven by yeast-derived banana and clove flavors with a dry, tart finish from its balanced hop character. Draft and six-packs available at the Malt House taproom in Over-the-Rhine.
As it seems the Ohio winter is finally breaking, Brink Brewing Company is breaking out their new Tropical Wheat beer. Brewed with the same malt bill as their original wheat, this perfect-for-summer version is infused with blackberry, mango and pineapple. Available on draft at their brewery taproom in College Hill.
There ain’t no cure for the summertime brews: Municipal Brew Works in Hamilton released their Walk in the Park pilsner this week. This Czech-style pils is light and refreshing with a touch of lemony bitterness and herby pepperiness from Saaz hops. The perfect beer for soaking up some sunshine on the patio.
Warped Wing Brewing Company has teamed up with venerable Dayton record emporium Omega Music to celebrate Record Store Day. 2XLP Double IPA will be released on draft and in 500 mL bottles at the downtown Dayton brewery at noon on Saturday, April 21. 2XLP pours a clear bright orange with a blast of tropical fruit in the nose. Azacca and Motueka hops deliver crushed citrus and orchard fruit flavors. More details at facebook.com/warpedwing
And now for something completely different… Lock 27 Brewing has released their new IPA, Zero IBU, to the astonishment of traditional hopheads. This unique IPA was brewed by adding heaps of Mosaic and Azacca hops during the whirlpool and dry hopping process instead of during the boil. The resulting beer presents intense hop aromatics, tropical fruit flavors and a soft, pillowy mouthfeel, but no taste of bitterness. Try it for yourself at either Lock 27 location (Dayton or Centerville).