Dayton is a black hole when it comes to breweries -- much to the chagrin of craft beer lovers in that part of Ohio. It's also the largest community in the state without its own brewery. Oh, several have opened through the years but then they just closed up shop a short time later, either victims of bad beer or poor management, according to locals. That may change. Toxic Brew Co. has announced plans to open a brewpub in the city's Oregon Historic District. I reached out to the owners for more details but haven't heard back. The Toxic Brew website says that the brewpub may not open until early 2012. Co-owner Shane Juhl told the Dayton Daily News ?that he's been brewing at home for about six years "and I want to take it to the next level." ?To read the short story in the Dayton Daily News, click ?here.