Well respected beer writer (and drinker) Joshua Bernstein will be at Warped Wing October 20th for an evening of craft beer education.
Some beer festival are all about the masses, offering hundreds of beers, where theirs something for everyone. But for Big Beers & Barley Wines, the focus is more narrow. From it's inception in 2009, when Mike & Donna Schwartz, owners of Belmont Party Supply, teamed up with Resident Home Association who support individuals with developmental disabilities, to host a small boutique quality beer fundraiser. Showcasing about 100 beers, attendance that first year was about 300 guests. Now five years later the event has grown quite a reputation for showcasing premium and rare craft … [Read more...]
During Dayton Beer Week two of Dayton’s local, family owned and operated companies are teaming up to delight the Miami Valley’s taste buds. Mikesell’s, a staple of Dayton kitchens, barbecues and parties since 1910, is launching two new snack flavors: Beer Can Chicken Groovy Chips and Southwest Queso Cheese Curls. … [Read more...]
There's no doubt about it, Daytonians love beer. Considering Dayton's long history with beer, it's no surprise we like to wet our whistles with the stuff.
Eudora Brewing Company, located at 4716 Wilmington Pike in Kettering, has just announced they will be debuting their newest beer, Le Cheval Magique on Wed, August 14th. It's a Belgian Golden Strong Ale made with Belgian yeast, Belgian malt, and Belgian hops. The yeast gives it a fruity/spiced character. At 8.9% alcohol by volume, it's the strongest beer they've brewed to date. If you're wondering what the name means, it's named after a mystical horse that is said to live in a wooded area of Belgium. "Cheval Magique" is French for "magic horse". Just in case you didn't know, French is one … [Read more...]
The 16th annual AleFest Dayton returns to the Miami Valley on Saturday, August 23, 2014 showcasing over 400 unique beers and ciders from more than 180 craft breweries around the world with a special focus on Dayton area breweries. This year's event offers exciting changes starting with new owners, Jennifer Dean and Amanda Pond, a new venue, Wegerzyn Gardens (1301 Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton, OH 45414) and a brand new VIP ticket option. Up to 500 beer enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enter at 1PM to mingle in a relaxed environment with brewery representatives and industry experts. … [Read more...]
Behold humulus lupulus – a plant that grows in very similar climates that grapes do. It is dioecious, which means that the male and female part flower separately. There are a wide variety of them, found all over the world. It is a climbing plant, so when cultivating it you will see rows and rows of upright poles for the plant to grow on. The female flowering cones are the part of the plant we are most familiar with. We refer to them as hops, and they are used mainly as a bittering agent in beer. The bitterness comes from alpha acids that are natural to the plant. They stay with the brew, … [Read more...]
Ana & Glenn Perrine have been working for over a year on remodeling their 21,000 square foot building on 2nd Street in Miamisburg. The 170 year old building has been transformed into a taproom and Mexican style cantina. Ana's El Paso roots can be seen in the decor and on the menu of the Cantina. Lucky Star Brewery & Cantina will be offering 5 beers to start and guests will be able to order from an appetizer menu that includes beef, chicken and vegetarian tacos as well as a selection of dips and chips. Lucky Star will be opening up this Friday at 1pm with the ceremonial ribbon … [Read more...]
Brewmaster Darren Link, of the Fifth Street Brewpub, has been working hard in the brewhouse in St. Anne' Hill to bring freshly us brewed beer and finally on Wed, July 16th you'll be able to sample the first of many beers to come from the 2500+ member owned co-op. On tap this week will be: You'll be able to sample a flight of 3 4oz pours for $6. Management shares that growlers will not be offered right away, "but will be offered to member-owners and patrons in the next upcoming months as we expand production of our FSB craft beers." Doors normally open at 4pm during … [Read more...]