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Starting the list. 9th Annual Ohio Brew Week 2014
Starting the list. 9th Annual Ohio Brew Week 2014
Starting the list. 9th Annual Ohio Brew Week 2014

Ohio Brew Week 2014 – A few Suggestions

Phew…what a trip, another great year of Ohio Brew Week wrapped up yesterday. As always we had a wicked time visiting Athens and the many establishments hosting Ohio craft beers. We saw several new Ohio craft brewers this ...
 
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Anheuser Busch logo
Anheuser Busch logo
Anheuser Busch logo

Mega Breweries Chance to Fight Craft Breweries

In “How Anheuser-Busch Can Beat Craft Beer at Its Own Game” Slate’s Pete Mortensen touts that Big Brewery (AB InBev/MillerCoors) have a fighting chance by making those hard-to-make beers, or by mass-distributi...

 
 
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Ohio Beer Week Art
Ohio Beer Week Art
Ohio Beer Week Art

Ohio Brew Week 2014

Ohio Brew Week 2014 Starts tomorrow and boy are we excited! This will be the 9th annual Ohio brew week held in Athens from July 11th – 19th and from what we can tell it may be the best yet. There are scores more breweries...

 
 
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The Mini Real Ale Fest
The Mini Real Ale Fest
The Mini Real Ale Fest

Smokehouse Brewing’s 11th Annual Mini Real Ale Fest

This year marked the 11th Mini Real Ale Fest at Smokehouse Brewing (formerly Barley’s Smokehouse). The festival is all about firkin cask versions of Ohio beers–no C02 for you draft lovers! From their site: Every Friday, w...
 
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Garnished beer.
Garnished beer.
Garnished beer.

Beer, with a Garnish

We recently celebrated Cinco De Mayo and with that you see a lot of Mexican lagers with limes stuck in the top of the bottle or on the side of the glass. This may be nothing new, but it got us thinking–what is the deal with the...

 
 
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The Morning Burger
The Morning Burger
The Morning Burger

National Burger Month: Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery

 One of my all time favorite breweries is Athens based Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery–and for good reason. They have what I feel are some of not only the best and unique beers, not just in Ohio, but in the US of A. With the r...

 
 
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Ramen Noodle Burger
Ramen Noodle Burger
Ramen Noodle Burger

May: National Burger Month

Thanks to a random ad on Facebook, I learned this is National Burger Month. I won’t mention the company that posted the ad, because I’m a jerk like that. I googled to confirm. And, yes, Virginia, it’s evidentl...
 
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Craft Draft Brewfest Gahanna
Craft Draft Brewfest Gahanna
Craft Draft Brewfest Gahanna

Gahanna Brewfest May 24th @ Creekside Plaza

Of course, as one event comes up, there are certain to be more to follow. So we have, shortly after Maifest, the Gahanna Brewfest on May 24th (warning, Flash website, so don’t bother on your phone!). I’ll do you a f...

 
 
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Maifest
Maifest
Maifest

Maifest May 10th @ Zauber

EDITED: May 6th–I missed MANBQUE and Smokehouse Brewing‘s inclusion. So Ryan and I took a trip to Zauber Brewing the other week, and came across a flyer for Maifest… A local brewery, celebrating Maifest (a European celebr...
 
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Harpoon Night
Harpoon Night
Harpoon Night

Boston Brewing at a Glance

Long time, no see! I’ve been wrapped up in life and a new job, and I’m diving back in! I had a brief pop-in to Boston, Massachusetts last week (sadly, not for PAX east), and had a chance to hit up a couple of the lo...
 

 
 
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Whiskey and Guinness
Whiskey and Guinness
Whiskey and Guinness

The Go-To Beers

I just wanted to address the notion of the go-to beer. We all have one dating back to our earliest drinking days to something we have discovered along the way. I think most beer drinkers along the way have started out with some...
 

 
 
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Nine beers for chocolate lovers.
Nine beers for chocolate lovers.
Nine beers for chocolate lovers.

Chocolate + Beer

There’s no beating around the bush, that with Valentine’s Day tomorrow, you’ve got your chocolates and possibly flowers lined up. IF not, I hope you at least picked up something from Victoria’s Secret, o...
 
 
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My Beermosa, WOO

Now I realize that I am not the first one to come up with this idea (or maybe I am and everyone else has been stealing my thunder) but the beermosa is something I have been enjoying for a few months. The idea is simple enough, ...