Marietta Brewing Co. in Marietta will release a batch of PawPaw Wheat on Saturday night. (Sept. 3) The beer is one of the most unusual brewed in Ohio because it's made with real pawpaw, an edible fruit native to the state that has a tropical taste. There will be live music that night, too. "This is the second time we have made the beer this year," brewer Mike Arnold said in an email. "I have been asked by the locals around here when it will be coming back and have had some tourists from the Akron and Cleveland area as well come down and ask about the PawPaw Wheat. "
He warned that there are only 28 kegs of the beer, meaning it will likely go quickly. PawPaw Wheat is a hefty 9.58 percent alcohol by volume. You also can get a taste at the 2011 Ohio Pawpaw Festival, which runs Sept. 16-18 at Lake Snowden near Albany.