The 750 brew fans at yesterday’s second BEER! A Celebration of Dayton Brewing event at Yellow Cab cast their votes and declared Hairless Hare Brewery as Dayton’s favorite Brewery! The Vandalia business beat out last years champ, Fifth Street Brewpub, by just 7 votes.
Co-Owner Matt Harris says, “It’s very cool to be part of the growing beer scene in Datyon with so many great beers. We appreciate that folks thought ours were the best brews of the day and we’re thrilled to bring home the trophy. ” The beers they were serving up yesterday were Hoppicrisy Session IPA 5.2 ABV, IBU 64 and Strawberry Saison ABV 7.7, IBU 19.
Matt also shared that he was surprised by the number of people at the event that weren’t even aware they existed. Open since November of 2013, just across from the airport at 738 W. National Road, nestled between Stubbie’s and Amvets, you can belly up to the 20 seat bar, grab a table or enjoy a brew on the patio. Aside from award winning beer, they make handcrafted pizza’s, and homemade hummus and salsa, served up with chips. Harris mentioned they are considered adding a smoker, so they can expand their menu. But for right now he’s pretty happy, “being a part of the beer world in Dayton, which is fast becoming the beer capital of Ohio.”
Hairless Hair will have the honor of displaying the trophy until July 8, 2016 when the 3rd annual BEER! event opens up the field for the next people’s choice award.