Fresh off of celebrating its fifth anniversary, Fifth Street Brewpub is updating its logo and menu, and releasing a special bottled beer.

"It was about time," general manager Tanya Brock said Wednesday (Feb. 7) about the new logo. "Five years is pretty old in this industry. We wanted a refreshened look."

The logo, developed with Sharpe Creative, was designed to depict the Dayton brewery co-op's adopted motto of “Building a Community, One Beer at a Time.” The logo features a hand with barley nestled in the palm.

The barley represents beer, while the hand illustrates everything from handshakes to hand-crafted beer and food to the helping hand the brewery provides though its charity events.

Meanwhile, Fifth Street, which boasts more than 3,200 members/owners, will release a new beer called Fifth Date in 22-ounce bottles starting at 4 p.m. Thursday. (Feb. 8) It's a stout brewed with
lactose, fermented with cherry and conditioned with chocolate.

Fifth Date, which is 6.5 percent alcohol by volume, will sell for $11 or $10 for members/owners. It's the first large-scale bottle release for the brewery, Brock said.

Fifth Street also has updated its food menu. Chef Molly Parks, in a prepared statement, called it “a take on familiar pub food with a comfortable, modern twist.” The new menu features "a collection of food we love to eat while drinking beer," the brewery said.

Top-sellers such as the Salmon B.E.L.T., Henry Street Chips, Turkey Avo and Ohio-raised beef burgers are joined by 24 new menu items. The official launch of the new menu is Friday. (Feb. 9)