Ohio Weekly Roundup

8.24.2018

Ohio Weekly Roundup 8.24.2018
CENTRAL 

The long-awaited Doghouse hotel at BrewDog USA’s Canal Winchester campus officially opens next week. Equity for Punks members can take a sneak peek as BrewDog hosts their Annual General Mayhem meeting on Saturday, August 25. The event will feature a business update from BrewDog founders James Watt and Martin Dickie, live music headlined by Cold War Kids and Joywave, and tours of the brewery and hotel throughout the day. Details at brewdog.com

Grove City Brewing Company teamed up with Jolly Pirate Donuts to create Jolly Apple Ale, an amber ale infused with Jolly Pirate apple fritters. The special collaboration beer tapped on Thursday, August 23, so you will need to get to the Grove City taproom soon to sooth your sweet tooth. Details at facebook.com/grovecitybrewery

If you haven’t been getting up to Delaware for Staas Brewing’s special fifth anniversary beers, your last chance is this weekend. The fifth and final release, a Belgian Dubbel, will be tapped on Saturday, August 25. Staas has also released their new Cinnamon Basil Saison, available while supplies last. Details on both beers at facebook.com/staasbrewing

GREATER CLEVELAND 

On Saturday, August 25, Masthead Brewing Co. will release three taproom-exclusive cans, as well as the re-release of Midwest Red IPA. A 2017 Great American Beer Festival bronze medal winner, Midwest Red is a balanced IPA bursting with tangerine notes mingled with some soft pine. Other cans available include A Series of Tubes Cryo Hopped NEIPA, Extra! Extra! Double Dry Hopped Double NEIPA and Paper Boy NEIPA. Details on the event at the downtown brewery at facebook.com/mastheadbrewingco

Platform Beer Co. has teamed up with the Cleveland Soccer Club to release Orangeaid, a session sour ale with electrolytes, today at their Lorain Avenue taproom. The event will kickoff at 5 p.m. and players from Cleveland SC will be on hand to celebrate their first season and NSPL playoff bid. Full event details at facebook.com/platformbeers

Further proof that beer is a common denominator across the cultural divide: Brick & Barrel will host two diametrically opposed food events in the next few weeks. On Thursday, August 30, the brewery will host a Powered by Plants vegan dinner, organized by HealthiestSelf. Then, on Saturday, September 15, the brewery will host the Pig & Pint hog roast, prepared by Saucisson. Tickets required for both events, details at facebook.com/brickandbarrel

NORTHEAST

Hop heads with green thumbs, take note: Birdfish Brewing in Columbiana and Barn Talk Hops have teamed up on a community hop project. Buy a beer at Birdfish this weekend and receive a Centennial hop starter plant to put in your backyard. A year from now, participants will cut their bines and bring back to Birdfish where the hops will be picked and added to a batch of fresh hop beer brewed the same day. 200 plants available this weekend, details at facebook.com/birdfishbrew

Cheers to three years of beers from Paladin Brewing! The festivities begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 25 and mark the beginning of a new venture for the Austintown brewery, branching out into the realm of contract brewing. The first of these new brews, Penguin City Beer, will make its debut this weekend. Read Rick Armon’s report at ohio.com

Thirsty Dog Brewing will release a limited-edition beer today at their Akron taphouse. Malinois Belgian Wit is a traditional Belgian Witbier made with orange peel and coriander, hopped with German Tettnang and Saaz. Only one batch of this beer is available, tapping at 5 p.m. Details at facebook.com/thirstydogbeer

NORTHWEST

Wild Side Brewing held back original batch barrels of Native Star and Sugar Kriek to be used if they ever entered a major festival or competition. Next month, Wild Side will be pouring the vintage wild ales at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. If you’re not going to make it to the festival – tickets to the Thursday, September 20 session are still available, by the way – you can try these two original batches at Wild Side’s Grand Rapids taproom this weekend. Details at facebook.com/wildsidebrewingcompany

Two new brews from Upside Brewing this past week. Citranado is a hop head’s dream, packing a big, citrusy, hop-forward presence with a dry finish and almost no malt sweetness. On the other end of the spectrum is Toasted Martian, a sweet stout brewed with toasted marshmallows. Try them at the downtown Sylvania brewery located inside J&G Pizza Palace. Details at facebook.com/upsidebrewing

SOUTHEAST

Three Tigers Brewing announced this week that they will begin offering crowler cans of their house-made beers. Take home your favorites from the brewery in Granville, including Small Axe Pale Ale or the brand new RAS Farms Mocha Latte Milk Stout, brewed with Ethiopian Espresso beans from RAS Farms in Colorado. Details at facebook.com/threetigersbrewing

Bring your well-behaved pup to DankHouse Brewing Co. on Saturday, August 25 for the Pints for Paws fundraiser. Make an ornament with your dog’s paw print, get some treats made from spent grain, and enjoy a new beer release from DankHouse. The event runs from 1-5 p.m. at the brewery in Newark; 15% of all sales during the event will be donated to the Licking County Humane Society. Details at facebook.com/dankhousebrews

SOUTHWEST

Taft’s Brewing Co. and Fifty West Brewing Co. present the inaugural Great American Beer Rush on Saturday, September 8, an “Amazing Race”-style bar crawl across downtown Cincinnati loaded with physical and mental challenges. The Great American Beer Rush will feature two collaboration beers from each brewery and you’ll have an exclusive opportunity to try them along your route. For more details or to sign up your team, visit facebook.com/taftsbeer

Another collaboration between Streetside Brewery and Platform Beer Co. is coming your way on Saturday, August 25. Be A Lot Cooler If You Did is a juicy, tart cherry pie Imperial Berliner Weisse made with Montmorency cherries and vanilla. Can release starts Saturday at noon at Streetside’s Columbuia-Tusculum taproom. More details at facebook.com/streetsidebrewery

Cincy Beerfest returns for their 10th annual event on Saturday, September 1. This year, the massive beer festival will move from downtown’s Fountain Square to Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds. Over 100 breweries are expected to attend, including 30 from around Ohio. For details, visit cincybeerfest.com/summer

WEST CENTRAL

Branch & Bone Artisan Ales will hold their first ever can release on Sunday, August 26. In the Light is an 8.2% ABV hazy double IPA brewed with Amarillo and Citra hops for balanced, delicious notes of juicy orange citrus and soft tropical fruit. Peach Tea Berliner is a variant of their Berliner-style weissbier with notes of rosehips and hibiscus playing behind solid fruity peach and slightly tannic peach skin flavors. Can sales start at noon on Sunday at their Dayton taproom. For details, visit facebook.com/branchandboneales

Fans of barrel-aged beers will find several intriguing brews at the Hairless Hare Brewery. Four varieties of bourbon barrel aged beers will be on tap: Cold War Russian Imperial Stout aged in a Russell’s Reserve barrel, 3 Quarter Porter aged in a Russell’s Reserve barrel, Cold War Russian Imperial Stout Aged in a 1792 barrel, and Kings Reserve Scotch Ale aged in a Woodford Reserve barrel. Available on draft at Hairless Hare’s Vandalia taproom starting at 4 p.m. today.