I think it’s a fair to say that many American craft brewers take considerable creative license with the traditional style guidelines. Colin Vent at Seventh Son is not hesitant to use the creativity of his culinary training to dream up unique recipes. Who else is adding heather flowers to a stout (Galloway Tale)? Chris Davison... Continue Reading →
I’m an enthusiastic advocate of Ohio beer, but there are certain styles that local brewers have been slow to embrace. Ohio has a bounty of delicious double IPAs and imperial stouts, including many celebrated award winning beers, but choices are much more limited when it comes to sour beers and wild ales, especially those made... Continue Reading →
I was walking through the beer aisle the other day and I noticed a local beer whose existence was previously unknown to me, an imperial red ale from Sideswipe Brewing called Defaced. I’d not heard of its release via social media, nor had I spoken to anyone who had tried it. This was not what I... Continue Reading →
Last month I wrote a post about the madness of the Hoof Hearted Dragonsaddle Triple IPA can release party. To recap I showed up a little too late to ride the dragon, as hundreds upon hundreds of hopheads descended on an otherwise nondescript farm field in Morrow county. In response to my post several readers... Continue Reading →
Despite the short sleeve weather we've been having lately, Christmas is coming just as surely as a hangover after a night of imbibing imperial stouts. With less than two weeks to go it’s high time to start thinking about Christmas shopping. I know there are probably some type A personalities out there who have almost... Continue Reading →
As many of you already know Zaftig is holding their annual Ugly Sweater Christmas party tomorrow (Saturday, 12/12/15) from 12-6 pm. In conjunction they will releasing two high abv brews that have been patiently aging in a barrel for most of 2015: Bourbon Barrel Aged BamBaLam - BamBaLam is Zaftig's Imperial Stout aged with chocolate and coffee. This... Continue Reading →
In the inaugural podcast we talk sour beers with Fred Lee (Founder, President and Elder Beerman) and Jonathan Carroll (CEO, Brewer) at Actual Brewing. We preview the two new sours that Actual is releasing on December 5 (Tenacity and Leviton), get into Brett beers, talk Ohio sandstone fermenters at Actual, share Chili recipes, and divulge our lists of underrated Central Ohio beers.