Warped Wing & MikeSells- The Perfect Pairing

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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...]



Carillon Brewing Company: Come for the history, stay for the beer

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  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. The brewing industry was booming in Dayton up until stupid Prohibition, and I like to imagine all of the great Dayton icons clinking together their mugs after a long day of inventing stuff. Luckily for us, Carillon Brewing Company will be giving us an opportunity to see what it was like to have a brewery in 1850's Dayton. It's kind of like going to an exhibit about brewing in the 19th Century and then getting to drink the beer, … [Read more...]



Eudora’s Belgian Golden Strong Ale – It’s Magically Delicious!

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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...]



Drink Up Summer At AleFest ** Ticket Giveaway**

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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...]



If You’re Hoppy and You Know It

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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...]



Luck Star Brewery Opens Friday

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]