9th Annual Glass City Beer Fest – March 6

It’s Friday night from 7-11 pm at Lucas County Recreation Center in Maumee. Tickets are $35 at the door ($55 for VIP). It promises over 200 beers and over 40 breweries including six from the Toledo area: Maumee Bay Brewing Co., Great Black Swamp Brewing Company, Black Cloister Brewing Company, Black Frog Brewery, Sugar Ridge Brewery and Flatrock Brewing Company. Black Cloister is set to open March 20th. Come get a preview of their beers! More details here.

Winter Warmer fest on Saturday May 7

It’s not too late to get your tickets. For more information, check out this article.winterwarmerfest

Hoppin’ Frog starts week-long celebration of best brewery and best beer in Ohio

From Fred Karm: “Hoppin’ Frog is very proud to announce Secondhand Radio will perform Monday March 2 in The Tasting Room from 7:30 to 9:30 pm!!  This will be a great performance from this popular, high-energy Rock-n-Roll band – AND a great way to start our week-long celebration of being rated Best Brewery and Best Beer In Ohio by!  Mark your calendars now, and plan to join us for great beer, food, and music – doors open at 5:00 pm, so get here early!  You can even use our new call-ahead seating feature here at The Tasting Room!!  Just call us at 234-525-3764 up to 1-hour before your arrival, and let us know what time you will arrive & how many are in your party.  We’ll put you on the list, and should be able to seat you quickly once you arrive!  You can check-out Secondhand Radio, at  I hope to see you here for this great performance, and to join in our celebration all week!!”

Ohio brewers among nation’s best!

But then you already knew that, didn’t you? RateBeer’s latest top brewer list includes FIVE Ohio breweries. That’s a first! Details, click here.

Ohio Winners at GABF

Ohio Brew Week is almost here…

July 11th to the 19th will be the ninth annual Ohio Brew Week in Athens. It is a week long celebration of Ohio craft beer held at venues all around town including tastings, tap-takeovers, dinners, pairing, speeches, demonstrations and even a homebrew competition. It kicks off at 5 pm this Friday. Bigger than ever this year with over 40 Ohio Breweries participating, some for the first time ever. Check out the entire schedule of events at Ohio Brew Week Schedule.

National IPA and Imperial IPA Championships in full swing.

Sponsored by the Brewing News, the NIPAC and NI-IPAC championships are in full swing, and at the end of the fourth round, three Ohio breweries are still represented.  Here’s how they fared in the fourth round:

BREW Kettle Production Works:

El Lupulo Libr - advancing to fifth round

Fat Heads Brewery

IBUsive - advancing to fifth round

Hop Juju - advancing to fifth round

Great Lakes Brewing

Chillwave Double IPA - advancing to fifth round

Congratulations to Great Lakes, Fat Head’s and BREW Kettle and good luck in the next round, which will be held Sunday, March 16th.  Stay tuned.

Winter Beer Tour – February 22

Angels on the Avenue has announced their 6th annual Winter Beer Tour – Saturday, February 22, 2014. Stops include
Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.Willoughby Brewing CompanyMain Street Grill & Brewing Co.The BottleHouse and Fat Head’s Brewery. Tickets are $60 per person including all taxes, tips, transportation, tastings and be pizza provided on the bus. Email Joe Dailey for more information or to secure your spot

Only 50 seats are available. Registration deadline is 2/10/14. Tour starts and ends at: Holiday Inn Airport 4181 West 150th Street Cleveland, Ohio 4411

16th Microbrew Extravaganza

The 16th Microbrew Extravaganza to benefit the Cleveland Free Clinic is scheduled for Friday, November 22.  It has a new location this year and a new feature.  It will start at 6:30 pm with a happy hour, followed by pub-inspired dishes and live music. Tickets are $60 in advance and $70 at the door. Become a Friends Partner for $250 and you get 2 tickets, 2 commemorative pilsener glasses. The complete list of breweries is not available yet, but Buckeye, Fat Heads, Great Lakes, and Rocky River will be there.  The new location is at the Ariel International Center, 1163 East 40th Street in Cleveland. Parking is free. Check the website ( for tickets.

Cleveland Beer Week

It’s that time again… the best week of the year for beer lovers. Hundreds of events all week long featuring beer, of course! And bacon, cheese, and other foods. More info, click here.