It's a big weekend for beer in Ohio. There are two major beer festivals, a major brewery collectibles show, a new brewery is opening and another is celebrating an anniversary in northern Kentucky.
Here's the rundown:
-- The two-day Volksfest, an annual celebration of Cincinnati summer beers, kicks off at 5 p.m. today (Aug. 1) at Listermann Brewing Co. in Cincinnati. For more details, check out the official Volksfest Facebook page here. Or read the previews from the Cincinnati Enquirer and WCPO.
-- The 10th annual Blues & Brews beer festival -- organized by Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. -- is Saturday afternoon at Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. For more details, check out the official Blues & Brews webpage. Or read a preview in the Akron Beacon Journal.
-- Lucky Star Brewery in Miamisburg holds its grand opening at 11 a.m. today. (Aug. 1) Check out the Lucky Star Facebook page here.
-- The Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Co. is celebrating its second anniversary with a fundraising party and bocce ball tournament at Pompilio’s restaurant in Newport, Ky., starting at 5 p.m. today. (Aug. 1) For more details, click here.
-- The National Association Breweriana Advertising — also known as NABA — will hold a free brewery collectibles show Saturday in Toledo as part of its 43rd annual convention. For more details, click here.