The first Wednesday of each month Mike Schwartz from Belmont Party Supply picks 9 beers for folks to sample and then teaches beer school at Trolley Stop in the Oregon District. Novice or expert, there's always something to learn about the beer, the hops used, the barrels used for aging or some other aspect in the process that affects the flavor of the liquid. And this Wednesday, December 7th at 7pm will be Beer Tasting #100 and that's a big reason to celebrate! That means 900 beers have been tasted and rated by the crowd's that show up for this monthly event. If you want to be at … [Read more...] about 900 Bottles of Beer
A preview to the annual rare beer festival, this time with no ABV cap. Dayton has a lot of great festivals, but there’s one that stands above the rest in terms of selection of rare beers. Big Beers and Barley Wines, which returns this Saturday, October 1, to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Roundhouse, is a festival for beer geeks, put on by beer geeks. Organizers work for months in advance with breweries and distributors to cherry pick the line-up of nearly 90 beers, carving out one-off beers, pub exclusives, and limited releases and combining them with vintages of old favorites, … [Read more...] about Big Beers gets even Bigger!
Rooted in Love is an all ages benefit concert aimed at raising funds to help a local family offset the mounting financial challenges that come with the devastating news that a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Last year was very challenging for Aaron & Lisa Spoores. Having one child begin high school, while balancing the obstacles of Autism with the other, and then downsizing from two incomes to one, was extremely difficult. Then came the cancer diagnosis. The 6 rounds of chemo, a double mastectomy, a year of astronomically expensive IV immunotherapy, and other required … [Read more...] about Rooted in Love Benefit at Trolley Stop
Insider tip! There is a FREE show at Trolley Stop this Friday April 29th, 2016 with two incredible bands, Grover and Common Center. Plus that fabulous patio? It's a no brainer for Friday night fun! On the fringes of the jam band scene, local rock quartet Grover, blend funk, soul, and jazz, in a down and dirty rock band that comes across unpolished and “garage” as much as they do highly-skilled, almost veteran. Common Center is a group of individuals from Covington, Kentucky that gather to form a collection of sonic exploration. Their all-original material arises from a vast array of … [Read more...] about Grover Plays Free Show at Trolley Stop
Crazy...big Rock-N-Roll Instrumental Show All Night Long Dance Until You Turn Into A Pumpkin!!!!!!!! Lucha surf mariachi Lucha Rock-N-Roll Champions TEAM VOID! … [Read more...] about TEAM VOID | Nick Kizirnis @ The Trolley Stop
Don Warfe was born in California, but as a military kid he moved around a lot, lived in Japan, and eventually his family came to Dayton where his grandparents lived. He grew up always cooking and while working at Buddkan, a fine dining restaurant in Philly that featured Asian fusion cuisine, he realized that food was truly his passion. He had found his career and moved from restaurant to restaurant to grow his skills, including a stint in upstate New York, five years with Fleming's and then became part of an opening team at a Colorado eatery where he served as an Executive Chef. … [Read more...] about 10?’s with Chef Don Warfe
Don't miss out on an epic pub crawl in the Oregon District this Saturday featuring beers from New Holland Brewing. In an Alice in Wonderland inspired theme, attendees are encouraged to come in costume or at least hats, and there will be prizes and treats along the stops for participants. It all begins at 2pm at Thai 9 where the featured beer will be Michigan Hatter, a beer that celebrates local agriculture with its Michigan-grown Cascade hops from the Itelanau Peninsula. Bright and aromatic, with delicious malt notes underneath a citrusy showcase of hops. Around 3pm the groups heads to … [Read more...] about 3rd Annual Mad Hatter Bar Crawl This Saturday
Drinking craft beers while listening to a regional blues man hum away on his harmonica. What better way to raise money for Diabetes Dayton? The annual Big Brews & Blues event was held last weekend at Carrillon Park and hundreds of attendees enjoyed dozens of craft beers. There were Big Brews, there were Blues, and of course, there was food. We were on hand for another Food Adventure supporting a local charity. Pouring beer in full force were the staff of Dayton Most Metro and Lisa Grigsby with Dayton Dining. Tickets were $30 in advance or $35 at the door. The event went from … [Read more...] about Recap: Big Brews & Blues.. and FOOD !
When I was in college, I thought that it would be cool to fool around, impress the ladies, and pick up the acoustic guitar. Sadly with classes, hanging with friends, and pretty much being lazy-I never learned how to play. I would never give up the guitar, however. I always kept it in its black travel bag and placed it in my closet. Recently-I decided that it’s the right time to unpack the instrument and develop a plan. I will learn how to play, and perform in front of an audience during an open mic night. If you are someone that is like me, and what’s to follow through on an idea, or if … [Read more...] about Open Mic Nights – A Musicians Beginning
The Trolley Stop will be hosting a one of a kind brunch on January 5th from 11am - 2pm while the SEC (Ole Miss) takes on the Big East ( Pittsburgh) in the BBVA Compass Bowl. I Here are the Pairings created by the Trolley's maven in the kitchen, Mindy: Founders Brewing Cerise paired with a Drunken Tart--filled with vodka soaked fruit and brie. Founders Breakfast Stout ( The coffee lover’s consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and Sumatra and Kona coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, … [Read more...] about Bowl Game Beer Brunch Blowout