Megan Giller is a food writer and the author of Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Slate, Zagat, and Food & Wine, and her blog Chocolate Noise was a 2016 Saveur Food Blog Awards finalist. She also hosts luxury chocolate-tasting events, teaches classes at the Institute of Culinary Education and other locales, and judges at chocolate competitions. Follow her on Instagram at @chocolatenoise.
Because why shouldn’t you eat what you love? BEER BOURBON CHEESE CHOCOLATE COFFEE!!
Come learn, love, eat about a few of your favorite things at Learn Love Eat, a tasting camp, March 9, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio. Enjoy tasting classes, food demos, and a mini-mercantile perfect for those of us that think of food as a happy place.
Tasting class experts include:
Megan Giller- best-selling author of Bean to Bar Chocolate: America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution, www.chocolatenoise.com
David Nilsen- Certified Cicerone and professional beer writer, www.davidnilsenbeer.com
Namesake Coffee- a direct trade mico-roaster in Dayton, Ohio, www.namesakecoffee.com
Mike Kast- cheese monger for 30+ years, Curds and Whey, www.weilandsmarket.com
Vendors and Presenters include:
Ella Bella Gluten Free
Santa Clara Juicery
Craft Chocolate Tent
Questions: [email protected]
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.
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.
Usually “Toxic” means something bad. Not in this case, Daytonians. We know a place where Toxic means ‘heavenly.’
Are you a beer lover? Then loosen your tie, let your hair down, and walk down the cobblestone streets of the Oregon District to the Toxic Brew Company.
For the past few months, The Food Adventure Crew has been visiting Toxic Brew Company and getting a feel for the range, style and taste of their beers. We tried the spectrum over time, from the lighter Abby Blonde to the Pawn Pepper Ale made with hot peppers.
We didn’t go there once and get a few taste test cups and write about them.. Taste tester flights??? Come on..
Grab yourself a pint so you get the full effect of the brewers intentions.
Now you will get the full scoop after months of tough research.. uh yeah :
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— They brew their own beer, and they are serious about it. Friendly brewing fanatics unite! You can often hear high brow brewing conversations between staff, brewmasters and customers.
— Located at 431 E. Fifth Street, Hours of Operation are 3pm-12pm Tues-Sat and 1pm-11pm on Sundays
— There is no Food Menu, (unless you count popcorn), so don’t come hungry for a Food Adventure
— Open, inviting atmosphere. You can usually find the front door open and people milling around inside and outside. We also love the sawdust shuffleboard table which creates and occasional cheer.
— No wimpy beers. What we mean, is that each beer has a strong flavor, so be warned. Beer enthusiasts love strong beers or hoppy flavors. If your favorite beer is Mich Ultra, please realize that Toxic Brews may be an acquired taste.
— Super-friendly Staff. One of the most accommodating group of bartenders we have met. Visit, after visit, after visit, they are always attentive and helpful.
So which beers are the best?
Drum roll please…. here are your Toxic Brewing company “Must Drinks.”
— ABBY’S CURE: A favorite toxic treat, it is simply a good beer. Light, spicy and a kick in the alcohol department, like most of their strong brews. Get a couple pints and feel the buzz. We believe Abby’s cure is just what the doctor ordered for your beer fix. This beer is actually a Belgian Tripel (strong ale) and has a special yeast strain that gives it a one of a kind flavor.
— ORANGE IMPERIAL STOUT: This flavorful, dark beer is in the style of and old Russian Stout (dark beer from roasted hops with a higher alcohol content). Toxic Brewing Company hits the mark on this one. We highly recommend it. A good beer for a brisk day, or a cool evening. Again we say, strong stuff! About 8% alcohol for you booze hounds.
— FIFTH STREET WHEAT: The Big Ragu’s pick of the Toxic litter. In our many stops, he found this one to be the most delicious. This Hefewiezen (German wheat beer) is sometimes offered with a lemon infusion during the summer. If you get a chance, try that on for size.
— ABBY BRUNETTE: The Big Ragu is a big fan of this beer. This is beer is smooth and has hints of caramel and nut flavors. Apparently, Abby is the Brewmaster’s wife. It’s times like these where we say “Ain’t love grand?”
— BETA BROWN: The original test batch recipe, with a strong addictive flavor. Goes down too easy, so watch yourself on this lovable middle of the road beer. You may find yourself slurring words and telling stories with TMI.
Honorable Mention: Iso-Heaven and the Vanilla Pale Ale are worthy of recommendation. We will down a couple of pints of these bad boys, any day.
The problem with recommending our ‘must drinks’, is that the beer menu at Toxic Brewery is constantly evolving. Some of these beers may only be offered once a year. But that is a good thing, because the menu does not get tired or stagnant. The ideas and beer list improvements are as fresh as the brews.
So next time you’re drinking responsibly in the Oregon District, or drinking irresponsibly with a designated driver, make sure you enter the open doors of the Toxic Brew Company and “pick your poison.” Just do us a favor and don’t get those dinky sipper flights… Make it a pint, Food Adventure style!
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Check out photos below and comment to let us know your favorite Toxic Brews!!!