Barley’s Brewing Company announced the release of their 2000th batch this week. SMaSH 2K is a single malt and single hop ale featuring Barley’s original British Pale Malt and Centennial hops. Between this, the return of Bourbon Meyer Buckeye Stout and Batch 2001 (which head brewer Angelo Signorino says “should be a fun one”), it looks like a great weekend to celebrate with Barley’s. Check the tap list for updates: barleysbrewing.com
The Ohio State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering launched their CubeSat Radiometer Radio frequency interference Technology (aka CubeRRT) satellite into orbit on Sunday, May 20. The technology is designed to break through noisy radio transmissions that interfere with satellite sensors observing Earth. Land-Grant Brewing Co. has commemorated the event with an extra pale ale named CubeRRT, available on draft and in cans. Get all the beer details at landgrantbrewing.com
Mr. Fahrenheit, the Queen-inspired NE IPA from North High Brewing, was released in cans this week. Clocking in at 7.5% ABV and 85 IBU, it is very likely to make a supersonic man (or woman) out of you. Look for it on store shelves now, or at the taproom on North High Street.
Cheers to a year of beer from Noble Beast Brewing! Celebrate on Monday, May 28 at the downtown brewery as they release four barrel aged beers: Widowmaker Tripel aged 9 months in red wine barrels on fresh peaches with brettanomyces lambicus, tequila barrel aged Say When Peppercorn Saison, cognac barrel aged Murder Ballads Baltic Porter, and bourbon barrel aged Kilbane’s Nitro Stout. Details at facebook.com/noblebeastbrewingco
On Saturday, June 2, Masthead Brewing Co. will host the Masthead 5k Run & Brew Fest. Ten breweries will be pouring at the post-race festival and Masthead will have an exclusive can release of Dreamcrusher Double Dry Hopped Triple NEIPA and Runner’s High New England Pale Ale with Grapefruit and Blood Orange for event ticket holders (separate tickets are available for the race or fest only, if you prefer). Details at facebook.com/mastheadbrewingco
With the weather starting to heat up, Saucy Brew Works has just the summer treat for you. Everybody in the Pool is a 4.9% ABV, 62 IBU session IPA released in six-packs this week. Look for it on store shelves around the Greater Cleveland area.
Two brand new beers on tap at MadCap Brew Co. The fourth installment in the Slayer-inspired Expendable Youth series is an American Pale Lager, checking in at 6% ABV with a flavorful hop profile. They’re also debuting a new Double IPA called 1. 2. F. U. YCH, which promises to be an all-out hop assault like the British punk preamble the name references. Get them on tap at the brewery in Kent this weekend.
Hoppin’ Frog Brewery in Akron will tap Denny’s Pecan Pie Porter on Saturday, May 26. Brewed from a winning recipe at Akron’s SAAZ homebrew club, Hoppin’ Frog’s friend Denny worked with the brewers last month to re-create his super-tasty beer. It’s smooth, satisfying and flavorful, with a memorable pecan pie taste. Keg will be tapped at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday at the tasting room.
A few seats are still available for Thirsty Dog’s beer dinner at their new taphouse in Akron on Wednesday, May 30. The five course food and beer pairing will feature Whippet Wheat, Berliner Weiss, Twisted Kilt, Barrel Aged Orthus and the new New England Hazy IPA. Reservations are required, call the taphouse to book your seat.
Ohio’s newest brewery is opening Monday, May 28. Inside The Five Brewing is the brainchild of former NFL players Brandon Fields and Chris Morris, and will be the second brewery to open in Sylvania. You can get your first pour starting at 11 a.m. on Memorial Day. Don’t forget to get your Ohio On Tap passport stamp!
Lake Rat Brewing has a big release in store today for fans of hazy beers. Brew Juice is an 8.0% ABV NE IPA, described as “soft and dank, tropical and hazy.” This juice bomb will be tapped at 4 p.m. at the brewery in Celina.
Last November, Sixth Sense Brewing teamed up with North High Brewing to create Ohio 23. One batch of this strong ale was sold immediately, the other was loaded into an oak barrel from Speyside Bourbon Cooperage. Lots of oak and vanilla notes were extracted from the barrel aging process and now, four months later, Oaked Ohio 23. Just 5 cases of bombers will go on sale Saturday, May 26 at noon. Details at facebook.com/sixthsensebrewery
Homestead Beer Company is offering an educational tasting on Saturday, June 2 at the brewery in Heath. Beer 101: Guided Flights will show you how each and every ingredient influences the finished product. Homestead’s Joe Wilson will walk you through a full flight of beers, highlighting specific malts, hop varietals and yeast strains. Tickets for the afternoon session available on eventbrite.com
Three Points Urban Brewery will hold their grand opening on Friday, June 1, but you can check it out during their sneak preview this weekend. WCPO got in to take some photos of the gorgeous taproom and brewery in Pendleton, take a look. Get your Ohio On Tap passport stamp starting today!
The Gnarly Gnome has the lowdown on some of the new packaged offerings coming out of MadTree Brewing this year. In addition to the core and seasonal 12 oz. cans that have been MadTree staples for years, perhaps you’ve noticed some of the new 16 oz. can rollouts like Heroes and Voyagers and special Lift cans at FC Cincinnati games. A taproom favorite, Mad Pils, is about to get the pounder treatment too, releasing on Monday, June 11. Read the full story at thegnarlygnome.com
If you think the spice is nice, you’re going to want to try the new experimental beer at Narrow Path Brewing. It’s a traditional Vienna lager brewed with red chile peppers. It starts smooth, malty and flavorful, but then a mild/medium spice note creeps in on the finish. Get it at the brewery in Loveland while it lasts.
Mark your calendars: the third brewery holding a grand opening next week is Dayton’s Branch & Bone Artisan Ales. The brewery aims to create beers on the funky, sour and farmhouse end of the spectrum, but vows to explore many different styles, ingredients and techniques. The grand opening will take place Saturday, June 2 at noon. Keep an eye out for an initial tap list and other details at facebook.com/branchandboneales
Carillon Brewing Company will offer a guided tasting of their historically-brewed beers on Sunday, June 3, led by acclaimed beer journalist and Certified Cicerone David Nilsen. In this class, David will instruct on the proper way to taste and evaluate beer, explain Carillon’s unique, historic brewing methods and walk attendees through a tasting of six beer samples. For details, visit facebook.com/carillonbrewingco