The Minster Bock and Rock is morphing this year into the Beers of Ohio beer tasting -- a special event that will highlight some of the best beers made in the state. The tasting is 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Minster Knights of Columbus Hall.
The format is a little different than a regular beer tasting. For the first hour or so, I will serve as master of ceremonies and talk about my experience writing the book Ohio Breweries, which was published last year. I'll also answer any questions folks have about the Ohio beer industry. While I'm talking, we'll sample Rivertown Helles Lager, The Brew Kettle White Rajah, Hoppin' Frog BORIS the Crusher, Rockmill Witbier and Mt. Carmel Nut Brown Ale. And after the presentation, the general beer tasting will begin and feature beers from Fat Head's, The Brew Kettle, Hoppin' Frog, Rockmill, Mt. Carmel, Thirsty Dog, Rivertown, Maumee Bay, Rust Belt, Lagerheads and Wooden Shoe.
Food, which is included, will be provided by local restaurants, including The Oak Tree, Community Lanes, Willies Bar and Grill, Wooden Shoe, Dutch Mill and Wagner's IGA.
Doors open at 3 p.m. and the tasting starts at 4 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person or $300 for a table of eight. Bock and Rock is a nonprofit organization with all proceeds helping the Minster Civic Association.
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