This week, Lineage Brewing released Van Dad, their new juicy pale ale triple dry hopped with Mosaic, El Dorado and Amarillo and bursting with citrus aroma and flavor. You don’t have to have owned a 1992 Ford E-150 conversion van with crushed velour captain’s chairs, track lighting, two stereos and a dustbuster to enjoy it, but it doesn’t hurt. Get your DD to drive you and the family truckster up to Lineage’s Clintonville taproom and enjoy a few pints.
Gordon Biersch will be celebrating Oktoberfest in the Arena District on Friday, September 22 with live German music, authentic Oktoberfest-style costumes, a live keg tapping of their Festbier and a stein hoisting competition. A portion of the proceeds will go benefit The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network of Columbus. For details, visit facebook.com/gbcolumbus
On Friday, September 22, Zaftig Brewing will release Nuttn’ 2iT, a pecan brown ale aged in bourbon barrels. Zaftig skillfully blends Phoenix and Willamette hops with pecans to create a smooth drinking, malty brown ale, then barrel ages it to give just the right kind of flavor boost. Available on draft at the brewery’s Worthington taproom. Details at facebook.com/zaftigbeer
Cheers to Ohio’s newest brewery, Bookhouse Brewing in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood! Owners Luke Brevoort and Vaughn Stewart renovated an amazing, historic space – the building used to house the Baehr Brewery in the late 1800’s – and kept the 19th century charm while coupling it with 21st century craft beers. Bookhouse will open their doors at 3 p.m. today with a lineup of house-made brews and guest taps. Details at facebook.com/bookhousebrewing
Cheers to two years of beers from Hansa Brewery! The Ohio City brewery will celebrate their anniversary today starting at 5 p.m. with six special beers on tap: Barrel Aged Winzig, Barrel Aged Le Champ De Vesna, Out Cold with Pumpkin Spice, Imperial Berliner Weisse with Woodruff, Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal (also available in bottles) and a small batch cask of DunkelWeizen. Details at facebook.com/hansabrewery
Sibling Revelry Brewing plans to release a limited can run of Quiet Hero Hazy IPA, the brewery’s Ales for ALS charity brew. The beer takes its name from Lou Gehrig, the New York Yankee Hall-of-Fame slugger who never boasted about his immeasurable talent. Look for cans and draft at Sibling Revelry’s Westlake brewery taproom.
Stein Brewing Company opened their doors in Mount Vernon for the first time this past week. Located inside the Woodward Opera House – America’s oldest surviving 19th century theater – Stein’s brewery tasting room is currently open Tuesday through Sunday. An adjoining restaurant will open later this year as renovation of the historic building continues. Follow the brewery’s progress at facebook.com/steinbrewco
Wishing a warm welcome to the newest member of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, Fat Head’s Brewpub in Canton! Much like the North Olmsted saloon and the brand new Middleburg Heights brewery & beer hall, the Canton location features pub-exclusive beers, award-winning brews from the esteemed Fat Head’s lineup and their signature hearty-portioned brewpub fare. Stop in and get your Ohio On Tap passport stamp!
On Wednesday, September 19, Modern Methods Brewing will hold a session of “beer school,” walking participants through the brewing process, explaining how hops, malt, yeast and water make beer, and giving a tour and brief history of the brewery. Beer school is then wrapped up with a flight board of four Modern Methods beers and discussion in the taproom. To register, stop by the taproom in Warren or visit facebook.com/modernmethodsbrew
Moeller Brew Barn’s Märzen Oktoberfest was released this week. This traditional Märzen is brewed to have a rich, malty sweetness and a smooth, dry finish. Stop by the brewery taproom in Maria Stein to try this seasonal delight, or look for six-packs of cans on store shelves where Moeller Brew Barn beers are sold.
Cheers to two years of beers from 4KD Crick Brewery in Defiance! Fresh off the success of their recent Brew B Que festival last month that featured beers from 15 local breweries, the anniversary celebration on Saturday, September 22 will rightfully focus on the beers being made by 4KD Crick brewer Ozzy Finnegan. Follow the brewery for details: facebook.com/4kdcrickbrewery
Two new brews are now available in 16-ounce cans from Y Bridge Brewing Company. Y City Wheat is an American-style wheat beer that is crisp, clean and refreshing. Big Daddy American Strong Ale is a bigger, malty ale that showcases an aggressive and distinctive grain bill. Available in 4-packs at their Zanesville brewery taproom.
Stop in at Three Tigers Brewing in Granville today for the tapping of Tripel “OH” Seven, a 10% ABV Belgian-style Tripel. The traditional Belgian Tripel uses three times the amount of Pilsner malt than a standard Trappist table beer, creating a clear golden beer with fruity aromas, spicy notes and a deceptive, soft alcohol presence. Like a super-spy, this beer will sneak up on you. For more, visit facebook.com/threetigersbrewing
Cheers to a year of beers from 16 Lots Brewing! On Sunday, September 16, they will release The Beast: a double IPA brewed with a complex mixture of citrus, berry, piney, floral, herbal, woodsy & earthy hops, with mild malts to add slight caramel, toffee and creaminess. At 9% ABV and 130 IBU, this big beer is likely to jolt your senses just like the namesake rollercoaster directly east of the Mason brewery. For all the details of the weekend celebration, visit facebook.com/16lots
Narrow Path Brewing will release two new beers this weekend, starting today at 5:45 p.m. with the ceremonial tapping of Loveland Strong, an Imperial Pale brewed with Belma and El Dorado hops, then fruited with over 80 pounds of strawberry puree. What Lies Beneath will be tapped Saturday, September 15 at 11 a.m. This traditional English Brown ale offers a delicious meld of semi-sweet chocolate, toffee, almond, and subtle tobacco flavors. Full details at facebook.com/narrowpathbrewing
Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House released Lemon Bar this week. This Berliner Weisse is a sour ale brewed with lemon and orange peels, English caster sugar and vanilla, with fresh lemon juice added. On draft in their Monroe taproom now, cans coming to retail shelves next week.
Is Warped Wing the mayor of lagertown? Building on the popularity of Trotwood Lager, Flyer Red, Superba hoppy pils and Golden Glow hazy lager is Lagerstadt (literally “city of lagers”), a bright golden festbier with copper highlights, subtle hints of honey, hazelnut and almond paired with light noble hops sourced from Germany. Get a slight malt sweetness that is lightly toasted and nutty, with a clean crisp finish. Celebrate the draft and can release of Lagerstadt on Thursday, September 20 at 5 p.m. at their downtown Dayton taproom. Details at facebook.com/warpedwing
Cheers to a year of beers from Heavier Than Air Brewing Company! The celebration will be held on Sunday, September 23 at their Centerville brewery taproom. Details are a bit sparse at the moment, but you can stay on top of all the updates at facebook.com/heavierthanairbrewingco