Maize Valley — one of the original winery-breweries in Ohio — will celebrate five years of beer-making on Monday. (Sept 2)
"The last five years have been pretty incredible," award-winning brewer Jake Turner said. "The changes and growth have been really cool. The amazing friendships I've formed with people around the state and country in this industry are definitely the highlight.
"Hopefully in the next five years, we continue growing the brand and expanding a bit more. My focus has and always will be on making the highest quality beer that I possibly can."
The family-run Maize Valley Winery, 6193 Edison St. NE, Marlboro Township, added beer-making in 2014 launching with a half-barrel system but soon realized that it couldn't keep up with the demand. It upgraded to a 15-barrel brewing system in 2016.
Since then, Turner has won two silver medals at the Great American Beer Festival. The brewery won in 2016 for Monk in Public in the Belgian-style strong specialty ale category and in 2018 for Lock, Stock and Brandy Barrel in the aged beer category.
Maize Valley, which is on track to produce just shy of 1,000 barrels this year, is celebrating the milestone with beer specials, including $5 pints and $1 off barrel-aged beers and 12-ounce pours.
The winery-brewery will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday for the celebration.