Luck Star Brewery Opens Friday


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...]

Volunteer Opportunities For AleFest


Putting on a beer festival that welcomes over 3000 guests takes hundreds of volunteers to pull off. AleFest, on Saturday August 23rd,  is now recruiting fellow beer enthusiasts to help make the 16th Annual AleFest at it's new location, Wegerzyn Gardens, a great one. There are many jobs available from helping out with the set up (formation of the beer areas, putting up of signs and banners, preparing glasses, cleaning, tidying), running of the festival (manning the beer/cider tables, looking after glasses, working the the admissions table, manning the silent auction) and also the tidying up … [Read more...]

9th Area Brewery to Debut Their Own Beer Wed


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...]

Canned Beer From Warped Wing To Share Dayton’s History


Warped Wing Brewing Company celebrates Dayton’s rich history of invention, innovation and industry  as inspiration for their uniquely crafted beers and brewery/taproom. This is the foundation on which the Warped Wing brand is grounded. Warped Wing Brewing Company (WWBC) is excited to announce the release of cans to the Dayton market in mid July. WWBC will be the first brewery in Dayton to can beer in 64 years. President Joe Waizmann adds “We’re excited to be first to revive cans since Miami Valley Brewing closed their doors in 1950”. Based on the Warped Wing brand foundation WWBC came up with … [Read more...]

You’re Invited To Fifth Street Brewpub’s 2nd Birthday Bash


Fifth Street Brewpub (FSB), the only co-operatively owned brewpub in Dayton, and the fastest growing one in the nation, announced today they will be celebrating their 2nd birthday on Sunday, June 22 from noon to 11 pm with a huge birthday bash. The event is open to the public and there will be something for everyone, so all are invited to join in the fun.   Board of Directors Member and Communication Director, Laura Hensley, said event attendees can expect a “fun-filled day, complete with live music by FSB favorite local artists Nick Mitchell from 1 – 3 pm and Jonathon Hamilton from … [Read more...]

Vegan Beer Dinner “Farm to Table”


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Warped Wing Introduces Mr Mean Imperial IPA


Join Warped Wing Brewing Company this Thursday in the Tasting Room as they tap their newest limited release Mr Mean Imperial IPA. Mr Mean is inspired by 13th album recorded by The Ohio Players. The Ohio Players were an American funk and R&B band, most popular in the 70's. The band formed in Dayton, O in 1959 as the Ohio Untouchables. In 1977 the band was at the height of its popularity when actor Fred Williamson asked them to create music for Mr Mean, a movie he was writing and directing. Mr Mean was also the first time the entire band was featured on the cover posing with their … [Read more...]

In Praise of Session Beers for Summer


We are officially past what I like to think of as “Big Beer Season” – winter through early spring – which brings us higher ABV brews such as winter warmers, imperial stouts, bourbon barrel-aged beers, imperial IPAs, and doppelbocks, to name some of the more prominent suspects.  I certainly enjoyed my fair share of these, but now that summer weather has arrived, I find lighter beers (both in substance and alcohol content) to be more suitable.  Enter the session beer.   An ABV level of 5% or less is a general guideline for defining a session beer.  A session beer is perfect for those … [Read more...]

Racquet Club Hosts Charity Beer Tasting **Ticket Contest**


The Dayton Racquet Club plays host to an evening of beer tasting this Wed night from 6-9pm with their Hops for Hope Benefit. Enjoy 30 craft beers from some of the finest breweries representing the Miami Valley paired with sumptuous bites prepared by Executive Chef Joe Fish. Food pairing will be matched with each style or beer. Live entertainment and several area golf course packages will be available for bidding on during our auction, so come snap up a great deal on golf at one of our local courses.  Tickets run $35 per person. Complimentary parking is available in the Kettering Tower … [Read more...]

Beer & Bourbon -Matches Made At The Century Bar


The idea of a beer and a shot aren't new, but as the craft beer movement is expanding the flavor profiles of beer available in the Miami Valley and with the expertise of the staff and the abundance of bourbons on the shelf at The Century Bar, it just seems inevitable that the bar has been raised on the concept.  So when Warped Wing Brewing Company and The Century announced a paring event for this Saturday, May 31st, I knew it would be something special.  So when Joe invited me to attend the pairing meeting, I was pretty excited. Joe Head and Tim Fry from The Century and Head Brewmaster John … [Read more...]