Ohio Weekly Roundup

7.13.2018

Ohio Weekly Roundup 7.13.2018
CENTRAL 

The Wolf’s Ridge Brewing taproom will host a special edition of their Beer 101 series on Saturday, August 18. This class will focus specifically on IPAs, exploring their history, flavor and aromatic attributes, different hop profiles and the diverse variants within the style. Students will be lead through a tasting of 5 different styles of IPAs and receive a guided tour of the downtown Columbus brewery. This class will likely sell out: get tickets and more info at wolfsridgebrewing.com

This week, Barley’s Brewing Company released Uncle Stewart, a boozy Belgian ale named after the Short North brewery’s go-to HVAC guru. After temporarily losing the ability to chill their fermentation vessels, Barley’s let their Belgian yeast strain go to work, resulting in a Super Saison that melds fruity and complex spicy aromas with a smooth, well rounded texture. Available on draft at the brewpub.

Restoration Brew Worx teams up with a local homebrewer every month to brew a batch for sale in their Delaware brewpub. This week, they tapped Blanche, an American Cream Ale recipe devised by Alex Nutter of the Delaware Ohio Homebrewers (DOH) club. Blanche is a clean, well-attenuated, flavorful American “lawnmower beer.” Available on draft while it lasts.

GREATER CLEVELAND 

The Jolly Scholar, the Case Western Reserve University on-campus brewpub, announced last week that they are doubling their production capacity and will be officially distributing their beers to bars and restaurants soon. Fans of the Scholar are currently petitioning the brewery with names of their favorite off-campus watering holes as potential sales targets at facebook.com/jolly.scholar

Two release events are happening this weekend at Terrestrial Brewing. Today at 3 p.m., the Battery Park brewery will release The Fog That Surrounds, a hazy IPA double dry-hopped with Lemon Drop and El Dorado hops. Then tomorrow morning, Terrestrial will re-release I Love It When I Save The Turtles; a dollar from each sale of this porter will be donated to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium Splash Fund. Details at facebook.com/terrestrialbrewing

Masthead Brewing Co. will release two limited edition cans on Saturday, July 14. Simcoe Vice is the latest in Masthead’s Vice single-hop NE IPA series, clocking in at a quaffable 6.9% ABV. Flowers In The Boil is a double rosé NE IPA brewed with hibiscus flowers. Details available at facebook.com/mastheadbrewingco

NORTHEAST

JAFB Brewing Company released a special one-off NE IPA this week. Single For Summer uses Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Galaxy hops to create a rich, juicy tropical bouquet with a restrained, earthy bitterness. Clocking in at 6.5% ABV and 60 IBU, Single For Summer is a worthy addition to the formidable JAFB IPA lineup. Grab one at the Wooster taproom soon before it’s gone. Details at facebook.com/woosterbrewery

Test your palate at Paladin Brewing in Austintown this Saturday, July 14, where the brewery will be tapping three infused beers: Dreamsicle, Grannie’s Sweet Tea and Desire. If you can guess the base beer and the infusion flavor for each of the three beers, you’ll be entered to win a $50 Paladin prize pack. All entries with at least four correct answers will receive a free t-shirt. Details at facebook.com/paladinbrewing

Shale Brewing Company’s new North Canton taproom has been open for a few weeks, but the Grand Opening celebration is happening this Saturday, July 14. The brewery is offering a keep the glass promotion from noon – 2 p.m. with more giveaways throughout the day. Details at facebook.com/shalebrewing

NORTHWEST

Northwest Ohioans can look forward to their own brewery passport program coming this fall. Destination Toledo, the city’s convention and visitors bureau, confirmed that they will launch the 419 Ale Trail passport later this year. The existing trail website lists 19 area breweries, but may expand to include more throughout the 419 area code, which spans from Ashland in the east to the Indiana border in the west. Rick Armon has all the details on the beer blog at ohio.com

Twin Oast Brewing’s Apricot Fest is happening this Saturday, July 14th. The summer beer festival will be held on the farm-to-fermenter brewery’s 60-acre estate and will feature a craft vendor market, live music, food trucks, a kids zone and the Apritrot 0.5K race – yes, that’s 500 meters, or about 1/3 mile – at 1 p.m. (pre-registration required). Details on all the festivities available at twinoast.com

SOUTHEAST

Ohio Brew Week, the 13th annual celebration of all things Ohio craft beer, kicks off today in Athens and runs through Saturday, July 21. 36 venues are participating, including local breweries Devil’s Kettle Brewing, Little Fish Brewing and Jackie O’s Brewery (all three locations) as well as nearby Sixth Sense Brewing in Jackson and Maple Lawn Brewery in Pomeroy. In all, over 40 breweries will hold events during the week. For the full list, go to ohiobrewweek.com

Outerbelt Brewing Company in Carroll – located along U.S. Route 33 halfway between Canal Winchester and Lancaster – was granted their brewing license by the state of Ohio on Thursday, July 12. The brewery has not yet announced an opening date for a public taproom, but have committed to providing beer to the Baltimore Festival in nearby Baltimore, Ohio, to be held August 2-4. Details available at facebook.com/outerbeltbeer

SOUTHWEST

Brink Brewing Co. was the runner-up for Grand Champion of the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championships. The College Hill brewery scored gold medals for Hold The Reins English mild (a 2017 GABF gold winner), Father G’s Bees brown ale and Duncan Clan strong Scottish ale, as well as a silver medal for Moozie cream stout (a 2018 World Beer Cup bronze winner). In all, 18 Ohio breweries took home awards in this year’s contest, which judged over 6,300 entries from around the world. For a full list of winners, go to usopenbeer.com

Phrenology, Urban Artifact’s wild IPA fermented with Brettanomyces yeast, placed 11th in Paste Magazine’s 2018 blind IPA taste test. 324 entries were submitted by packaging breweries from across the country; six Ohio breweries sent entries to the contest. To see the full results, go to pastemagazine.com

The newest beer from Rhinegeist’s Outer Reaches sour ale series, Science Fiction, will be released at the brewery taproom in Over-The-Rhine today at 3 p.m. Science Fiction is the beer that began Rhinegeist’s sour program in 2013: a variation on Fiction – the brewery’s Belgian extra pale ale – cultured with Roeselare ale yeast. For info on Science Fiction and other Outer Reaches bottles, visit rhinegeist.com

WEST CENTRAL

On Thursday, July 19, Crooked Handle Brewing will release a Loch Ness monster of a wee heavy: 1792 Barrel Aged Wee Bit O Trouble. This Scotch ale was aged in a 1792 bourbon barrel and finished out at just over 11% ABV. 10 ounce pours will be available, as well as a deconstructed flight with five ounce pours of the traditional Wee Bit O Trouble and barrel aged version, plus a 1.5 ounce pour of the 1792 barrel-proof bourbon that was matured in the same barrel. Details at facebook.com/crookedhandle

Devil Wind Brewing will release their new American lager, Buccaneer, on Tuesday, July 17 at their brewery taproom. Named in honor of all the Xenia Buccaneer alumni who have supported the brewery since opening in March, this beer is brewed with American pale malt, rice, and lager yeast to provide a crisp, clean, and refreshing finish. Details available at facebook.com/devilwindbrewing