Toxic Brew Co and Super Dope Comedy Show bring you a new comedy showcase: The Toxic Offenders, hosted by Dan Sebree right in Toxic Brew’s taproom. Some of the funniest, most talented comics in Dayton and the surrounding area will be in front of the mic one Tuesday of every month. Check the current flyer for this month’s lineup and check the running Facebook event page(link attached) for regular updates on what comics will be performing in the future. Grab a pint, grab some popcorn and enjoy the ride.
Jacob Stickle was born in Neckar-Thailfingen, Wurettemberg, Germany on February 26, 1825, son of John Jacob and Katerina Stickle.
Jacob helped his father on the family farm until he was old enough to be apprenticed to a butcher. He learned the trade of butchering and stayed in the business until he immigrated to the United States, landing in New Orleans on May 1, 1849. He arrived in Dayton on the first of June.
On his arrival Jacob started working for Adam Happle, a meat packer whose business was located on Valley Pike in Mad River Township. He worked for $7 a week and board. After two years Jacob had saved enough money to rent a butcher’s stand and later opened a stall in Harshmanville, on Yellow Springs Pike, which he attended for seventeen years.
In 1868, Jacob purchased the brewery of Sander and Stoppelman on Warren Street. When he started the business he decided to use only the best quality products, and to make his beer out of only barley, malt and hops.
In 1881, the City Brewery building burnt down. Jacob Stickle rebuilt and enlarged it at an expense of eight thousand dollars, building a three and a half story brick factory. The ice houses had a storage capacity of 2,000 tons and the beer cellars of 3,000 barrels. The first year the business made 4,000 barrels of beer and by 1882 the brewery was producing 7,000 barrels annually. The business required ten men and several teams for delivering the beer to local businesses.
Jacob married Barbara Drechsel on August 31, 1851 and they had two children. Jacob’s son, William, later helped his father run the brewery. In 1890, the business moved to 653 and 655 Warren Street. Jacob Stickle merged his brewery with The Dayton Breweries Company in 1904 and then sold out his part.
Jacob died on November 20, 1908 and is buried in Section 63 Lot 1126.
Frederick H. Euchenhofer was born in Switzerland about 1812 and came to American when twenty years old. For a few years he lived in one of the eastern states and then moved to Miamisburg in 1836. Frederick opened a bakery and confectionery store there, running a successful business until 1848, when he came to Dayton. He purchased the old Columbus House and ran it as a hotel until 1863.
In 1861, Frederick opened the Third Street Lager Beer Brewery on 1513 East Third Street. The brewery was made of brick, two stories high and had a cellar. In addition, there were three individual cellars, separate from the main building that were capable of storing 1,200 barrels. The brewery was bought by Miller and Ritzler in 1867, but Euchenhofer rebought the brewery five years later.
Frederick later changed the name of the brewery to Third Street Brewery about 1887. In 1888, over 3,500 barrels were being produced each year, most of them being consumed in the home. The annual trade for that year was in excess of $25,000.
Frederick was a charter member of, and a director in, the Teutonia Insurance Company of Dayton, which was one of the most successful financial institutions in the city. Fraternally, Frederick was an Odd Fellow and a member of the Harugari. The German Order of Harugari, sometimes called the Ancient Order of Harugari or by its German name, Der Deutsche Orden der Harugari, was a mutual benefit and cultural association of German Americans founded in New York City in 1847 that was at one time the largest German secret society in the United States. The objectives were mutual protection in a time of high German immigration and anti-German sentiment in the U.S., and preservation of German language and culture. The order forbade discussion of religion, politics, or social issues. The name Harugari comes from the old German word Haruc. It may be roughly translated as “The Teutonic spirit (or priest) of the oak tree.”
Frederick was a Lutheran and in politics a Republican. He was married twice. His only child from the first marriage, Albert, died in February, 1892. His second marriage was to Caroline Disher. They were married in Dayton and had ten children.
Frederick H. Euchenhofer died on February 3, 1891. Caroline died on November 22, 1938. They are located in Section 103 Lot 1619.
Otto Frederick Euchenhofer was born about 1857 in Dayton, Ohio. He belonged to the St. Luke’s German Lutheran Church. He was the father of four children.
Otto Euchenhofer took over the Third Street Brewery on 1513 East Third Street in 1892 and changed the name to Third Street Ale Brewery. Unfortunately, records show that the brewery slipped in business under Otto’s management. By 1895, the brewery’s yield was only 1,000 barrels, down from 4,000 in 1890. He sold the business to Henry B. Pruden and Peter J. Altherr in 1896.
Otto Frederick Euchenhofer died on May 20, 1912. He is located in Section 103 Lot 1619.
Golden Lamb, located in Lebanon, Ohio, proudly hosts dining experiences throughout the year to showcase the bold flavors and culinary culture of local regions. This month, we continue the tradition with a special beer dinner featuring proprietary selections from Fifty West Brewing Company.
The Fifty West Beer Dinner at the Golden Lamb starts at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, September 8. The evening will feature a five-course meal created by the Golden Lamb culinary team to pair perfectly with a range of unique beers from Fifty West Brewing Company — a brewpub and production facility located in a former roadside speakeasy on U.S. Route 50 – a main artery for westbound travelers into Cincinnati.
The menu includes:
Starter course: Miniature salmon cakes with citrus salsa, feta and vanilla scented grilled watermelon skewers; plus toasted pistachio with ricotta and spiced honey toast; all to be served with Doom Pedal White Ale.
Second course: Mixed Green and mushroom salad with EyePA vinaigrette, assorted fresh greens, marinated mushrooms, pickled red onions, candied pecan crusted goat cheese, and fried fennel; served with Punch You in the EyePA.
Third course: Oktoberfest marinated lamb loin with parsnip puree, charred brussels, and pickled mustard seed demi; served with Vienermobile Festbier.
Fourth course: Braised pork medallion with heirloom bean ragout, Carroll Creek Farms pork, Going Plaid braising jus, wilted collards; served with Going Plaid Scotch Ale.
Finale: Cherry and apricot cobbler with summer cherries and a Pluot IPA plum sauce; served with Pluot Coast to Coast IPA.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling Golden Lamb at (513) 932-5065. The dinner is priced at $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
August Becherer was born in Germany. He served as a Captain in the Fourth Ohio Cavalry during the Civil War. He was a member of nearly every soldier’s organization in the city of Dayton at the time of his death.
John B. Wager, August Becherer and Henry Hilgefort opened the Lager Beer Brewery about 1854. It was located on the southeast comer of Hickory and Brown Streets. In 1859, August decided to try it alone and bought out his partners. In 1861, Becherer took on Henry Hussmann as a partner and changed the name to Ohio Brewery. Three years later Hussmann had had enough and left to open a grocery store. August tried again, taking on Phillip Ritter as a partner in 1868, but it only lasted two years. He finally found a lasting partner in Frank Becherer, who became part owner in 1870 and stayed with the company until it was sold to Michael Seubert and Otto C. R. Wilke in 1879. August went on to open the Oakwood Brewery that same year and Frank went to work for August.
August Becherer died at his home on Brown Street on May 11, 1885 at the age of 50. He is located in Section 111 Lot 2324.
Called “Folkadelic” by most of us, Nasty Bingo’s sound fuses folk, rock, blues, pop, country, gospel and a bunch of other stuff to create a very unique and accessible sound in the Dayton, Ohio area. Their original music blends all of the above with improvised portions and pop hooks that you will instantly fall in love with. Music starts at 9:30PM with a $5 admission.
Toxic Brew Co is partnering up with Middle West Spirits to celebrate the best of the refreshments we both lovingly make with our own hands just for you, right here in Ohio. Visit our taproom starting at 6:30, and for $24 Giri from Middle West and Toxic’s Handsome Nick will take you through a killer pairing list:
OYO Dark Pumpernickel Rye Whiskey, paired with Toxic Blonde Ale
OYO Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka, paired with Toxic’s Abby XXXX Belgian Quad
OYO Barreling Strength White Rye Whiskey, paired with Toxic’s Abby Brunette Belgian Dubbel
OYO Stone Fruit Vodka, paired with Toxic’s Abby’s Cure Belgian Tripel
Make your co-workers jealous on Friday morning. Cheers.
Do you love beer? How about a good burger? Are you a wine lover? Like live music? We have it all here for you.
Kennedy Vineyard and Big Rack Brewery in New Madison, Ohio are excited for an announcement.
They are teaming up with Food Adventures, DaytonDining and DaytonMostMetro.com to hold a special one night event called “BEERS and STEERS.” It is a day an evening party filled with good food, craft beer, local wine and live music.
“Beers and Steers” will take place SATURDAY JUNE 30th. The winery opens at 1pm, live music starts at 2pm, and dinner is served at 4pm. Live music will continue into the evening and the vineyard will close at 10pm .
Tickets are $20 per person and includes admission, dinner, live music, and a drink ticket for wine or beer. Additional drinks may be bought as a cash bar. TICKETS MAY ONLY BE BOUGHT ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE.
Come relax and enjoy and incredible day at the vineyard. rain or shine (the party can be moved to the barn in case of bad weather).
Vineyard owners John and Louisa Kennedy will be serving their famous, thick local beef burgers and sides. Dessert is also part of the deal. There are patio seats, but feel free to bring your own lawn chairs if you like.
HERE’S THE SKINNY on KENNEDY VINEYARD:
— Known for the past few years as a winery with a cult following, the vineyard recently expanded. In summer 2017, the family opened up Darke County’s first brewery “Big Rack Brewery” on the same grounds as the vineyard.
— Three generations live on the homestead, from grandma to the grandaughter. All contribute to the working farm. You may see some chickens and crops if you keep your eyes peeled. Parts of the farm have been turned into the winery. The tasting room is the old corn crib. You may even get a welcome from the family’s young daughter, who is very sweet.
— John and Louisa Kennedy are the owners of the winery. They have poured a lot of dedication and hard work into making the place a comfortable and delicious experience. It is a welcoming spot and place that every Daytonian should visit.
— Thirteen years ago, John’s mom started planting the grapes. John, who grew up in the home, took over production and in 2014, the tasting room was opened.
—The Winery address is 3911 State Route 722, New Madison, Ohio. It is just a few miles off of an exit on I-70 West not far from Greenville/Arcanum.
—Kennedy Vineyard’s philosophy is to make the wines in small batches. This keeps the wines young, and helps preserve the fruity flavors. Many of the bottle’s labels are artwork from friends, family and customers. Some are drawn from photos taken at the winery by friends or family.
HERE’S THE SKINNY ON “BEERS and STEERS”:
—WHEN: SATURDAY JUNE 30th,
Winery opens 1pm – Beer and Wine Available
Live Music 2pm – 9pm
Dinner served 4pm
Winery Closes 10pm
—WHERE: KENNEDY VINEYARD and BIG RACK BREWERY
3911 OH-722, New Madison, Ohio 45346
—WHAT: “Beers and Steers” A cookout with live music, food and drink! You get a drink ticket for a beer or glass of wine, a dinner of a thick, local beef burger with sides and dessert. There will also be live music 2pm – 9pm. A Relaxing day at the vineyard – BRING A LAWNCHAIR if you want as patio seating is limited. Cash bar for additional drinks open from 1pm – 10pm
—COST: $20 per person – TICKETS CAN ONLY BE BOUGHT ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE
See you for this beer, wine and food bash, with local eats and live music.
Dayton native John Lemmon has a passion for home brewing beer. He has worked in jobs from restaurant management to corporate property management and has always found time to indulge his brew hobby. He even developed a beer that is served at Star City Brewery in Miamisburg . It is a session IPA called “Hip Hop o Potamus.”
The Food Adventure Crew’s Big Ragu caught up with John for a couple of beers at Star City, and although we have known John for 20 years. we recently learned of his brewing hobby.
Now he has added author to his resume. And it is a cookbook of sorts….
John’s wife is a very successful author of fiction novels and through her dealings, he found himself in the middle of an opportunity to write a book about his passion. BEER !
John is a true Food Adventurer. His passion for brews and food is inspiring.
IT IS IN THE GENES:
After a few years of brewing, one of John’s siblings was researching the family tree. As fate would have it, they learned history was repeating itself. John’s great, great Grampa Johann (John) Grimm, was listed as a brewmaster in the turn of the century census. Johann Grimm was a brewmaster for 32 years before prohibition put his company out of business. This coincidence makes you wonder, was John “born to brew ?”
John also runs a fun blog called “That Happy Hour Guy.” Stay up to date with his activities on this FACEBOOK PAGE
The book “Beer Makes Everything Better” is selling well, and John just finished a busy book signing event at a Centerville Library.
The book has recipes using all types of beers, and John says you can choose local beers or your favorite large-scale breweries. Check out one of his recipes here BEER BAKED WINGS !
He has some upcoming gigs you my want to hit.
Feb 3rd – Star City Brewery Book Signing
Feb 19th – he is at the Dayton Brew Club meeting taking place at Warped Wing Brewery.
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Much ado has been made about the news that the state of Ohio is getting rid of over 700 liquors and spirits from the state liquor list. The state has the power to do so since they control liquor sales in the state through the Ohio Division of Liquor Control. The state having a say on what can and cannot be sold has a long tradition. It was not until 2016, four decades into the growth of craft beer, that we lifted the archaic 12% ABV limit placed on beer brewed and sold in the Buckeye State. In 2016, the state identified over 1,000 items that were just not selling or were no longer produced. In fact, according to the report, they accounted for less than 4% of the liquor sales.
This was happening at the same time they were looking to condense the number of warehouses in the state from four to two. These stores over the years have begun to look like the end scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark, with stacks and stacks of liquor awaiting shipment. Instead of moving vast amounts of slow-selling product, they decided they were going to get rid of it.
A high number of the liquors on this massive list are a product of the flavoring craze that hit the industry in the last decade. Some of those flavors are no longer available, like Pinnacle King Cake or Three Olives Dude. There are vodkas with really odd flavors, too. When did you last reach for UV Salty Watermelon? These flavors, while briefly popular, were not in high demand after their fleeting glory waned.
In addition to the ephemeral flavors, there are well-known names delisted in this effort. Those listings, however, are specific sizes of the liquor in question. Disaronno was on the list, but only the smaller 375 mL size. The more substantial sizes will still be available for purchase in your favorite store. For Sailor Jerry, it was the 200 mL a half pint removed from the list. To make room for more bottles in their warehouses, they are getting rid of the merchandise that is not selling.
Over the last year, the state has been doing some heavy lifting to update the system they use to get the product to restaurants and liquor stores. In the beginning, it was a severe issue for distillers and bars, with shipments being delayed or missing for weeks on end. They have worked out all of the kinks, and are even advocating for the opening of more stores in the state to quench our thirst.
This purge is one of the last updates that will help improve what is being offered to Ohioans on the shelves of their local liquor store and help ease the rate at which they can purchase it. This is the best Ohio can hope for until they dismantle the antiquated control system. That will be a while since JobsOhio relies on the incredibly profitable liquor business in to fund their program. In 2016, liquor sales soared over $1 billion. That is a considerable amount of funding for a state program. There is still twenty years on the deal they signed with the state. Any efforts to break up that happy partnership would require a way to replace that income.
It remains to be seen what the state will do with all of the freed up shelf space they will have. Bringing in more delightful whiskeys from around the world would be lovely. Or enhancing the number of other spirits the bar community in this state are starting to enjoy, like mezcal and amari, would be fantastic. This is an opportunity for liquor control to listen to advocates and experts in the hospitality industry to bring in the product that will boost Ohio’s economy. Let’s hope they make the best of it for a new year.