Willoughby Brewing Co. took home the top prize Saturday in the Fat Head’s Heavyweight Brewer’s Brawl — an annual tasting that features high-alcohol beers. The brewpub won for its Nut Smasher, an imperial stout with peanut butter that clocks in at more than 11 percent alcohol by volume.
“It’s a real strong kicker,” brewmaster Rick Seibt said.
Beer drinkers voted Nut Smasher as the best out of about 40 beers. Willoughby received a boxing glove as its prize.
The brewpub will hold a special tapping of Nut Smasher at 6 p.m. Wednesday and there also are plans to release the beer in 22-ounce bottles in July.
Nut Smasher also will be available at 6 p.m. July 12 at the Pigskin in Athens for Ohio Brew Week.