The eighth annual Scene Ale Fest returns Saturday (July 30) to Lincoln Park in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood.
The pet-friendly event, which runs from 1 to 7 p.m., will feature more than 130 beers from more than 60 breweries. There also will be food, games and live music by the Collage Band, Joe Morehead Band and Walk of Shame.
General admission tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door. VIP tickets, sponsored by The Brew Kettle and Cedar Point, are $55.To read more or comment...
Here’s another installment of Dear Rick ... You ask questions and I offer answers. This feature appears Mondays and will continue as long as the questions keep coming. You can hit me up by email at email@example.com or via Twitter at @armonrickABJ.
DEAR RICK: I just thought of a silly Ask Rick question. Since people who work in food manufacturing are generally required to wear hair nets, are all these brewers with their long beards required to wear beard nets to prevent little face follicles from ending up in my six-pack? — Cheryl Harrison
Dear Cheryl: First off, there are no silly questions. Just silly people.
Second off (that’s a saying, right?), I have never, ever found a beard hair in my beer. Considering the number of big bushy beards in the craft beer industry and the number of years that I’ve been drinking, I guess that’s a pretty good track record.
Knock on wood.To read more or comment...
The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales will clip clop through the Akron area next month.
The draft horses will make an appearance in Green and will once again parade through downtown Kent.
It’s been years since the horses, beer advertising icons, last came to the area. Their visits usually attract thousands of people.To read more or comment...
Bob Bollas is the ... well, his business card says "chief of zymurgy" ... at Fibonacci Brewing Co. in Mt. Healthy. The nanobrewery will celebrate its one-year anniversary next week. In case you're wondering, the brewery's name is a reference to Leonardo Pisano, the Italian mathematician who introduced the decimal number system to the Latin-speaking world and the Fibonnaci mathematical sequence.
Question: Why did you become a brewer?
Answer: I started exploring the world of craft beer right around the time I was finishing college in the early 2000s. However, I've never been able to simply enjoy something for what it is … if I were truly going to appreciate craft beer, I needed to understand HOW it was created. Therefore, I started reading about brewing (the science, the processes, etc) almost immediately but didn't actually brew any beer for years. My wife got tired of listening to me talk about brewing and bought me my first beer kit for my birthday in July 2007. I think I brewed six batches of beer the first month I had the kit. I was quickly hooked.To read more or comment...
The Jackson Township brewery will provide a kolsch-style ale called Blurred Vision.
“We are excited for the opportunity and think this is a really creative way for an international brand to support a local business," Royal Docks owner John Bikis said in a news release. "The recent growth in the area and ongoing Pro Football Hall of Fame project are providing some amazing opportunities not just for Royal Docks and
this hotel but the entire county.”
Here are some interesting Ohio beer stories:
-- The Dayton Daily News reports on a new brewpub planned for Beavercreek. The Wandering Griffin could open as early as October. To read the full story, click here.
-- Cleveland.com reports that the Avon Brewing Co. and Grille plans to open next month in Avon. The same story also mentions Railroad Brewing Co. planning to open in the community. To read the full story, click here.To read more or comment...
Nobody knows that better than John Chandler, the owner and brewer at Paladin Brewing Co. in Austintown Township.
He was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma at the same time he was launching his brewery last year. He lost an eye to the disease and it ravaged his sense of taste. But his passion for brewing never wavered.To read more or comment...
“This is the premiere craft brewing event in Ohio and now partnering with the highly respected CCBA, we believe the sky’s the limit," North Market Executive Director Rick Harrison Wolfe said in a news release. "Patrons of the event will get to experience local favorites as well as hard to find out-of-town brews. In addition, we have reformatted the event to stay ahead of the abundance of craft beer events that have popped up in recent years.”
Doug Oldham of the Columbus Craft Beer Alliance said organizers are kicking around ideas now to refresh the event. One of them is asking brewers to bring a lager. Another involves adding other programming "beyond just serving beer."To read more or comment...
The 40th annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is on the move -- but not far, it's still staying in downtown Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, which puts on the annual celebration, announced today (July 19) that the party is moving to Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets downtown. It previously was centered around Fifth Street near Vine Street.
Cincinnati.com cited the city's new streetcar as the reason for the move.To read more or comment...
The Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. announced today (July 19) that it recently received $300,000 from the state of Ohio and city of Cincinnati to help launch the Brewing Heritage Trail in Cincinnati.
Ohio is contributing $200,000 and Cincinnati will give $100,000 in addition to last year's contribution of $300,000 toward the $5 million project, the group said.
“We are thrilled that both the State of Ohio and the City of Cincinnati are investing in the Brewing Heritage Trail,” Steve Hampton, executive director of the Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corp., said in a news release. “This will go a long way toward the development of the Brewery District as a national heritage tourism destination to drive economic impact while celebrating our city’s longstanding brewing history.”To read more or comment...