Millersburg Brewing Co. in Millersburg will release two new beers Tuesday. (Jan. 14) Both feature names with a local flavor.
Knights Vienna Lager, made with German Noble hops and Vienna malt, is 5.5 percent alcohol by volume and has 20 IBUs. "Our vienna lager is a European amber style lager with a lightly toasted elegant malt complexity in both the aroma and initial taste," the brewery said in a news release.
“Knights” is the West Holmes High School mascot.
Opossum Run Pale Ale is 6.4 percent alcohol by volume and has 40 IBUs. "Finishing nearly dry, you will be left wondering if this is a hoppy beer or a malty beer," the brewery said.
Opossum Run is an area in Berlin. Legend has it, the brewery said, that the driver of a horse and buggy was traveling a dirt road at dusk, and spotted a dark mass in the road. Thinking it was an opossum, he leaped out to corral it. To his surprise, it was a pile of horse manure. Holmes County Commissioner Joe Miller also carries the nickname "Possum."