Wadsworth Brewing Co. will celebrate its one-year anniversary this weekend (Jan. 6-7) with a special beer release, "steal" the glass promotion and live music.

The Wadsworth nanobrewery will release Barrel-aged Bidding Stick, a bourbon and maple barrel-aged wee heavy that clocks in at 9.5 percent alcohol by volume.

Customers also will be able to "steal" a Wadsworth Brewing logo glass when ordering a pint on Saturday.

On Sunday, the brewery will be filled with live music from Gabe Reed from 2 to 4 p.m., Ben Gage from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and Ray Flanagan from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Co-founder Ericha Fryfogle-Joy said she and her husband and brewer Ernie Joy have learned that opening a brewery "requires way more hours than we ever imagined and that is not a complaint. This is definitely a labor of love and passion. Our marriage is stronger after going through the rigorous time and energy commitment this has required.

"The two most important entities are our customers and employees and we appreciate them all immensely. We have met wonderful people from all over the area."

She also said that customers have enjoyed the wide variety of beer styles and "are pleasantly surprised that our little joint keeps about 12 on tap."

As for what's coming up in the second year, Fryfogle-Joy said a larger mash tun should be operational by the end of the month and allow Wadsworth to brew higher alcohol beers.

The brewery spent much of 2017 just keeping up with demand so it expects this year to be better planned. For example, the brewery's Oktoberfest and Christmas beers showed up later than customers wanted. That will change this year, Fryfogle-Joy said.

Wadsworth also is working with the city to add a deck behind the brewery, which will complement its patio area on the front sidewalk.