Ohio’s craft brewers are concocting frighteningly flavorful beers and the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is launching a haunting event to celebrate them. The inaugural Dia de las Cervezas, a costumes-encouraged beer tasting, will take place on Saturday, October 29 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm at the significantly-spooky Top of the Market in Dayton. Thirty-plus Ohio craft breweries will sample brews old and new at an event that will also feature live music, food trucks, a costume contest and more.
Dia de las Cervezas is sponsored by Boelter Beverage, Brewers Professional Alliance, Cavalier Distributing, Cellar Dweller Craft Beers, Christian Moerlein Brewing Company, Crooked Handle Brewing Co., Fat Head’ s Brewery, FigLeaf Brewing Co., Frantz Ward, Hairless Hare Brewery, Lock 27 Brewing, Seventh Son Brewing, Warped Wing Brewing Company and Yellow Springs Brewery.
“The Dayton region’s craft beer boom and its embrace by residents has been exciting to witness,” said Mary MacDonald, Director of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association. “We’re thrilled to debut a new craft beer event, Dia de las Cervezas, here and hope that our fun-loving consumers will play along and arrive in Halloween attire to sample our breweries’ hauntingly delicious craft beer.”
Schedule for Dia de las Cervezas
4:00 p.m. – VIP and Enthusiast Member early entry and beer sampling begins
4:00 – 9:00 p.m. – The Deli and food trucks open (Pa’s Pork and The Drunken Waffle)
5:00 p.m. – General Admission entry
5:00 – 9:00 – face painting, tarot card readings
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. – music by Team Void
6:45 – 8:45 p.m. – music by The AmpFibians
8:00 p.m. – costume contest
9:00 p.m. – Dia de las Cervezas ends…procession to Hauntfest on Fifth
Participating breweries include: Black Cloister Brewing Company (Toledo), The Brew Kettle (Strongsville), Carillon Brewing Company (Dayton), Cellar Dweller Craft Beers (Morrow), Christian Moerlein Brewing Company (Cincinnati), Crooked Handle Brewing Co. (Springboro), The Dayton Beer Company (Dayton), Eudora Brewing Company (Dayton), Fat Head’ s Brewery (Middleburg Heights), Fifth Street Brewpub (Dayton), Fifty West Brewing Co. (Cincinnati), FigLeaf Brewing Co. (Middletown), Four String Brewing Company (Columbus), Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland), Hairless Hare Brewery (Vandalia), Homestead Beer Co. (Heath), Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery (Athens), Lineage Brewing (Columbus), Little Fish Brewing Company (Athens), Lock 27 Brewing (Centerville), Lucky Star Brewery (Miamisburg), MadTree Brewing (Cincinnati), North High Brewing (Columbus), The Phoenix Brewing Company (Mansfield), Pinups and Pints (Medway), Platform Beer Company (Cleveland), Seventh Son Brewing (Columbus), Thirsty Dog Brewing Company (Akron), Toxic Brew Company (Dayton), Urban Artifact (Cincinnati), Warped Wing Brewing Company (Dayton) and Yellow Springs Brewery (Yellow Springs). Beer list to follow closer to the event.
Dia de las Cervezas takes place on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm at Top of the Market in Dayton (32 Webster Street, Dayton, OH 45402). General admission tickets are $40 in advance ($50 at the door) and include a souvenir glass with 40 tasting tickets. VIP tickets are $60 in advance ($75 at the door) and include the general admission benefits, early entry at 4:00 p.m. as well as access to a VIP members only section with food and beer. Designated Driver tickets are available for $20 each and includes a non-alcoholic beverage and a food voucher. The event is 21 and over with ID required for admission. Tickets are available online . Dia de las Cervezas is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Ohio Craft Brewers Association.
Founded in 2007, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is a nonprofit guild that exists to promote and preserve Ohio’s unified craft brewing industry. We aspire to be recognized as the industry leader at both state and national levels for preserving the art of making high-quality, unique craft beer; to serve as the unified voice for craft brewers across the state; to advocate on behalf of the Ohio Craft beer industry; to contribute to systemic, local community development by driving economic and job growth, while creating experiences that bring people together; and to serve as a beacon for local production and manufacturing through craft beer, resulting in diverse choices for consumers.