Magnanimous (mag·nan·i·mous): adj.
1. showing or suggesting a lofty and courageous spirit
2. showing or suggesting nobility of feeling and generosity of mind
3. dark sour ale aged in OYO honey & vanilla whiskey barrels, available starting today at Pretentious Barrel House in Columbus
Details at facebook.com/pretentiousbh
97.1 The Fan radio personalities Common Man and T-Bone have dueling beers on tap at Land Grant Brewing this week. Head to the Franklinton taproom to try Man’s Common, a crushable California Common, and International House of Bone, a maple-laden breakfast stout. Vote on your favorite and the winner will be canned and released later this year. Learn all about it on the Land Grant University podcast.
Stop by Gordon Biersch in the Arena District and try one of their two new infusion brews: Mocha Rye Stout and Blood Orange IPA. They also tapped their summer seasonal Sommerbrau Kolsch this week. (614) Columbus has a great piece on the history of Gordon Biersch’s Columbus location and the parade of excellent brewers that have worked there over the last two decades.
Cheers to four years of beers from Platform Beer Co.! Their anniversary party will be held at the Lorain Ave. taproom on Saturday, June 30 starting at 10 a.m. Two limited edition collaborations will be released in cans to commemorate the occasion. Beyond Borders is an American Saison collab with Taxman Brewing Co. from Bargersville, Indiana. Chasing the Horizon is a Black NEIPA collab with Louisville, Kentucky’s Against the Grain Brewery. Details at facebook.com/platformbeers
Forest City Brewery has released another baseball-themed beer. Grey Eagle DIPA is named for Cleveland’s Hall of Fame centerfielder Tris Speaker. Speaker holds the all-time MLB record for doubles and has a lifetime fielding percentage of .971. Grey Eagle is a Double IPA with an ABV of 9.71%. Well played…
The mug club at Hansa Brewery will restart on Sunday, July 1. Mug club members get a unique mug stored at the brewery, discount mug pours, “Das Birthday Boot” for the price of a half liter, mug club exclusive events and early admission into beer releases. Stop into Hansa’s Ohio City brewpub for details on how to join.
Big weekend at Hoppin’ Frog Brewery in Akron. Saturday, June 30 marks the release of Sattler’s Lakeside Ale, a hazy Belgian-style Imperial Wit Ale with crisp citrus aromas and hints of spice. You can also try Andy & Fred’s Excellent Adventure, a Russian Imperial Porter collaboration brew with Gänstaller Bräu in Schnaid, Germany. Hoppin’ Frog’s Independence Day cookout starts Saturday at 11 a.m., details at facebook.com/hoppinfrog
Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. will tap their new 330 IPA on Thursday, July 5. 330 IPA is made with locally sourced barley from West Branch Malts and uses Summit hops to drive a citrusy, spicy, herbal flavor. Meet the brewers and the maltsters at the new Thirsty Dog Taphouse in Akron; 330 IPA will be tapped at 5 p.m. Details at facebook.com/thirstydogbeer
Starting July 1, McArthur’s Brew House in Cuyahoga Falls will open on Sundays from noon – 5 p.m. Next weekend, the brewery will begin opening earlier on Saturdays at well, throwing open the doors at 1 p.m. Stop in and enjoy your weekend afternoons on McArthur’s patio with the new Citra SMaSH ale.
Mark your calendar: Catawba Island Brewing Company will celebrate their five year anniversary on Saturday, July 7. The Port Clinton brewery will throw a gigantic summer bash to commemorate the occasion with live music all day and multiple food trucks on hand. Full details available at facebook.com/catawbaislandbrewingco
Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Brew-B-Que, to be held on Saturday, August 25 at 4KD Crick Brewery in Defiance. Ten Northwest Ohio breweries will be on hand pouring craft beers to complement a generous spread of smoked meats prepared by Sweetwater Chophouse. For more details or to purchase discounted early bird tickets, visit the Brew-B-Que page at eventbrite.com
DAD JOKE ALERT… Q: How do you make a pig float? A: Add ice cream!
Wooly Pig Farm Brewery is teaming up with Pit Stop Creamery this weekend to make Baltic Porter Floats. Wooly Pig’s rich and malty Baltic Porter is complimented perfectly by sweet, creamy vanilla ice cream for a unique summertime treat. Available at the brewery in Fresno this Friday and Saturday. Details at facebook.com/woolypigbrewery
Y Bridge Brewing in Zanesville will hold an Ales for ALS fundraising event on Saturday, June 30. Breweries around the world participate in the fundraising program, receiving a special donated hop blend from Loftus Ranches and YCH Hops. Y Bridge’s beer is a red ale called Ryan, named for a brewery regular who lost his father and a close friend to ALS. One dollar of each pint sold will be donated to the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Event details at ycitynews.com
Fifty West Brewing Company’s third annual Punch Out charity boxing event will be held on Saturday, July 7. Eight brewery-on-brewery bouts will be fought in a professional ring under the big lights at Fifty West’s production facility on Wooster Pike in Cincinnati. Fighters will be announced this week as the card is finalized. 80+ craft beers from participating breweries will be on hand, including Fifty West’s Punch You in the EyePA. For Punch Out tickets and event info, visit fiftywestbrew.com
‘90’s kids will appreciate the new beer release coming today from Taft’s Brewing Company. Salute Your Schwarz is an easy-drinking black lager/schwarzbier, clocking in at 4.8% ABV and 22 IBU. This flavorful beer is perfect for hot summer nights at Camp Anawanna, but you can only get it at Taft’s Ale House in Over-the-Rhine or at Taft’s Brewporium.
Narrow Path Brewing is celebrating the red, white and blue on July 4 with a special beer release. They’ll tap Kickstand Wheat – an American wheat beer – at noon on Independence Day at the brewery tasting room in Loveland. You can also try some infused Kickstand variants: Redcoat Raspberry and Bluecoat Blueberry. Details at facebook.com/narrowpathbrewing
On Thursday, July 5, Warped Wing Brewing Company will launch their summer seasonal Liquid Picnic from their downtown Dayton brewery taproom. Liquid Picnic is a Farmhouse Pale Ale brewed with American hops and fermented with Belgian yeast. Available on draft and in 12 oz. cans starting at 5 p.m. Details available at facebook.com/warpedwing
Branch & Bone Artisan Ales unveiled a new beer this week that pays tribute to Dayton hometown heroes Guided By Voices. Salty Salute – named for the opening track off GBV’s landmark 1995 album Alien Lanes – is a gose, sour and slightly salty with a hint of citrus from the coriander addition. They’ve also introduced a version infused with cucumber and lime, making a light-bodied, crisp and refreshing summer crusher. The club is open…