The ninth annual Ohio Brew Week in Athens will feature a new event this year showcasing Ohio's newest breweries. It also will serve as the launch for Ohio on Tap magazine, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association announced today. (May 30)



"New Crafts on the Block" will feature at least 14 breweries. It's scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. July 18. Tickets are $25 for general admission or $35 for VIP, which gets you in an hour early.



“We are thrilled to be participating in Ohio Brew Week with a featured event,” Mary MacDonald, executive director of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, said in a news release. “New Crafts on the Block will introduce some of Ohio’s newest craft brewers, those who opened last year or more recently, and our new magazine, Ohio on Tap. We think it’s the perfect combination!”



To read the full news release, see below:



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May 30, 2014



New Crafts on the Block Event Launches Ohio on Tap Magazine at Ohio Brew Week



Athens, Ohio – Ohio Brew Week in Athens is a ten day celebration of all things Ohio craft beer. It will be the perfect setting for the Ohio Craft Brewers Association to serve up a fresh experience, “New Crafts on the Block”. The event will serve to launch the new Ohio on Tap craft beer magazine and to introduce the beers of some of Ohio’s newest breweries to the craft-beer-loving crowd that patronizes the annual Ohio Brew Week. “New Crafts on the Block” will take place on Friday, July 18 from 7-10 p.m. (VIP admission at 6 p.m.) at ARTS/West in the theater and parking lot. Cheers to our Allied Members who are supporting the event: Blue Label Digital Printing, Boelter Companies, Ohio Magazine and Sahm Glass.



The Ohio Craft Brewers Association created Ohio on Tap magazine in conjunction with Great Lakes Publishing (publishers of Ohio Magazine) to serve as an informational guide to the craft breweries of Ohio. The annual publication will include a history of Ohio’s brewing industry, description of beer styles, regional beer trails, food pairings and other interesting craft beer stories and news. The magazine will debut at Ohio Brew Week and then be distributed by tourism information centers, craft beer retailers, craft breweries, craft beer events and other sites around the state.



“We are thrilled to be participating in Ohio Brew Week with a featured event,” said Mary MacDonald, Executive Director of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association. “New Crafts on the Block will introduce some of Ohio’s newest craft brewers, those who opened last year or more recently, and our new magazine, Ohio on Tap. We think it’s the perfect combination!”



Participating Ohio Craft Brewers include (at time of publication):



Bad Tom Brewing (Cincinnati)



Catawba Island Brewing Company (Port Clinton)



Eudora Brewing Company (Kettering)



Hairless Hare Brewery (Vandalia)



Lock 27 Brewing (Centerville)



MadTree Brewing (Cincinnati)



Platform Beer Co. (Cleveland)



Rhinegeist (Cincinnati)



Sideswipe Brewing Company (Columbus)



Staas Brewing Company (Delaware)



Warped Wing Brewing Company (Dayton)



Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (Columbus)



Yellow Spring Brewery (Yellow Springs)



Zaftig Brewing Co. (Worthington)



New Crafts on the Block will be held Friday, July 18 from 7-10 p.m. (VIP admission at 6 p.m.) at ARTS/West, 132 W. State St., Athens OH 45701. Tickets to New Crafts on the Block are $25 and include a souvenir glass, 10 tasting tickets for 4 oz. samples and snacks. $35 VIP admission includes early entry at 6 p.m. Designated Driver tickets are available for $10 each and include a non-alcoholic beverage. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend New Crafts on the Block. Tickets are available at the door and in advance online here. (http://newcraftsontheblock.eventbrite.com).



Founded in 2007, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is a nonprofit guild that exists to represent and unify Ohio craft breweries; exchange knowledge and support among members; increase sales of Ohio-brewed craft beers through promotions, marketing, and consumer education; and lobby for Ohio craft breweries in government and community affairs. ###