Hank Cleland is the brewer at Maple Lawn Brewery in Pomeroy. The brewery, which is celebrating its one-year anniversary Saturday, employs a five-barrel electric system and keep 11 beers on tap, along with a homemade rootbeer. The brewery features a rooster in its logo, as it's named after the old Maple Lawn Poultry Farm in Hemlock Grove.
Question: Why did you become a brewer?
Answer: I began homebrewing mainly because I was a tight ass and decided that I could make beer cheaper than purchase it. After several years of homebrewing, a couple of friends and family members talked me into doing it on a commercial scale, hence Maple Lawn Brewery.To read more or comment...
The Jackson Township brewery announced the cans and distributing deal Friday, saying it’s the first time that a Stark County brewery has ever released beer in a can.
Royal Docks’ flagship Tanglefoot IPA and two summer seasonals, Pendragon Welsh
Rarewit and Yardarm IPA, will be available in 12-ounce cans. Meanwhile, 67 Alaska kölsch-style brew and limited quantities of Crime of Passionfruit, Vlad the Impaler and Savoir Faire Framboise will be available in kegs.
Land-Grant Brewing Co. will release its 300th batch of beer today (April 27), with an imperial IPA named ... what else ... Batch 300.
“It took us almost exactly two years to get to our 200th batch, so when we started discussing upcoming beers, I was surprised to be planning for 300 after only another six months,” founder and President Adam Benner said in a prepared statement.
Land-Grant said Batch 300 is a single malt imperial IPA using only Floor Malted Bohemian Pilsner Malt. The brewery added 22 pounds of Moteuka hops to the whirlpool and mixed Citra and Mosaic hops to create a tropical “mojito lime" like hop character.To read more or comment...
BJ’s Restaurants this week (April 24) opened its newest eatery at the Southern Park Mall in Boardman.
It's the restaurant-brewery chain's 11th restaurant in Ohio, and fifth in Northeast Ohio. While not a brewpub, the BJ's retaurants serve BJ's brand beers.
The hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.To read more or comment...
Here are some interesting Ohio beer stories:
-- Dayton Most Metro reports on Devil Wind Brewing planned for Xenia and profiles the four partners. "The guys couldn’t say enough about helpful the city of Xenia and folks at Greene County have been in the launching of their business," the website says. To read the full story, click here.
-- Cleveland.com reports that Terrestrial Brewing Co. in Cleveland will open to the public at 3 p.m. Friday. To read the full story, click here.To read more or comment...
The Columbus Ale Trail -- Ohio's first official brewery trail -- returns May 12 and will feature 37 Central Ohio breweries, up from 28 last year.
It's the third year for the passport program, which encourages beer drinkers to visit breweries throughout the region.
For full details, check out the news release below:To read more or comment...
MadTree Brewing Co. in Cincinnati will give away Dawn Redwood tree saplings with the purchase of a beer Friday (April 28) to celebrate Arbor Day.
“Not only is it part of our name, but environmental sustainability is very near and dear to our hearts as evidenced by our support of Green Umbrella as one of the five core charities we support year-round,” MadTree sales director Adam Lane said in a news release. “Plus, the story behind this specific tree is so cool and we wanted to make it easy for MadTree fans to help plant more than 3,000 trees.”
The brewery will hand out the trees while supplies last.To read more or comment...
The Summit Brew Path continues to be on fire.
The Akron/Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau, which launched the local brewery trail earlier this year, has handed out 10,000 passports already and just this week got another 10,000 delivered to keep up with demand.
“It’s obviously been wildly successful,” said Jim Mahon, vice president of marketing and brand management at the Convention and Visitors Bureau.To read more or comment...
Greg Whiting knew there was really only one fitting name for his brewery.
Years earlier, the electrician – who stands 6-foot-7 and weighs about 300 pounds – showed up at a job and the foreman looked him up and down. Mostly up, apparently.
“He said, ‘You look like a high tower. I’m going to call you Hightower,’” Whiting recalled.To read more or comment...
Breck Trek, led by the Colorado brewery's culture czar Todd “Tebo” Thibault, will feature special and rare beers, the Sticky Situation Art Show curated by Ink Monstr, virtual reality experiences and a free concert by Denver-based band Paper Bird.
The Cleveland visit is May 16-18, while the Cincinnati stop will be the week of July 17. The details for the Cincinnati visit are still being arranged, but the Cleveland events are set:
May 16 at 7 p.m.: Beer pairing dinner at Butcher and the Brewer in Cleveland.