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!
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When night falls, spirits rise. A ghostly figure, a redheaded woman, drifts the city tracks, eternally lost. The anguish of the departed, a man who impaled himself on an orchestra pit chair, chills a historic theater. Forlorn howls and scraping claws-wolves, buried with their owner, alive-seep from a nearby mausoleum. CreepShow Smoked Porter. Smokey. Malty. Dark as Dayton without a moon. Join Warped Wing at 26 Wyandot Street, for the CreepShow Smoked Porter Release Party on Thursday, September 22! According to Ratebeer.com this seasonal smoked porter is tan/brown in color with dark … [Read more...] about Warped Wing Does It Again
Ohio’s craft brewers are concocting frighteningly flavorful beers and the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is launching a haunting event to celebrate them. The inaugural Dia de las Cervezas, a costumes-encouraged beer tasting, will take place on Saturday, October 29 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm at the significantly-spooky Top of the Market in Dayton. Thirty-plus Ohio craft breweries will sample brews old and new at an event that will also feature live music, food trucks, a costume contest and more. Dia de las Cervezas is sponsored by Boelter Beverage, Brewers Professional Alliance, Cavalier … [Read more...] about New Halloween Beer Festival
For the ninth year, Heidelberg Distributing takes over Fifth Third Field for a celebration of beer. Guests will have the chance to visit 28 tables and select up to twenty 4oz samples to taste, as well as play corn hole, frisbee golf on the field. There are thirteen gluten free beers and fifteen featured Ohio beers and plenty of beers you've probably never tasted, as well as some classics. When you buy a ticket to the Great American Beer Tasting ($30 in advance, $40 day of) you'll get a $10 Uber credit with every ticket purchased! Use promo code "GABT2016" for a $10 credit to and … [Read more...] about Take Me Out To The Ball Park For Beer Tasting
On the first Thursday of August join beer enthusiasts, breweries and bars across the globe and celebrate IPA Day, a collective toast to one of craft beer’s most iconic styles: the India pale ale. Founded in 2011, IPA Day is a global celebration of craft beer. It is a universal movement that was created to unite the voices of craft beer enthusiasts, bloggers and brewers worldwide. IPA Day was originally developed as a social media-based holiday, but has since expanded into a worldwide party, boasting hundreds of IPA-themed events and celebrations all over the globe. IPA Day is not the … [Read more...] about How to Participate in #IPAday
Over 500 beer lovers gathered today at The Yellow Cab Tavern for the annual annual beer tasting event that is a celebration of Dayton brewing culture. All of the Dayton area breweries submited one beer for tasting and attendees were able to try a 6oz pour from all 13 breweries. Then you get to vote for your three favorite in this unique "people's choice" event. Musical entertainment by Todd The Fox, and outdoor games like cornhole and giant jenga kept the crowd entertained and food trucks kept them fed, as they worked their way through the following beer list: Star City Brewing Adena … [Read more...] about A New Peoples Choice Voted In At Beer!
Belgium comes to Dayton on July 30th with the 5th annual Belgian Ale and Food Festival (BAFF). Arguably one of the most underrated beer fests in the Gem City, this high-end festival pairs some of the best Belgian and Belgian-style beers in the world with quintessentially Belgian dishes in the beautiful 1920s setting of the Miami Valley Golf Club. Explore the wooden walls of the grand ballroom while quaffing a St Louis Fond Tradicion Geuze paired with Roast Lemon & Rosemary Chicken. Or, if you want something heftier, how about a St. Bernardus Barrel Aged ABT 12 with a beefy, carmalized … [Read more...] about Belgium by the Pint and Plate: The Belgian Ale and Food Festival
Heralded by Paste Magazine as one of the country’s most underrated beer destinations, the third annual BEER! A Celebration of Dayton Brewing is set for Saturday, July 16 at The Yellow Cab from 1-5pm. “It’s crazy to think that four years ago Dayton didn’t have a single operating brewery,” Brian Johnson, Organizer said. “Even more amazing is the quality of all of breweries that have popped up since then. Whether you like hoppy, dark, experimental or a more traditional style, it’s being brewed here and it’s being brewed well.” Each ticket for BEER! is good for a 13 - 6oz pours and serves as … [Read more...] about BEER! A Celebration of Dayton Brewing is Back
Scouting locations for Dive Bar Tuesday is usually pretty straight forward. We listen to the readers, make lists, and visit the sites as time allows. More often than not when we arrive, there is no doubt we are going to a dive bar. The location is small and usually hidden, there is not lots of light, and the people we see know each other. The first one we attended, Miami Valley Sports Bar, was the only venue we visited where we started to question if it had jumped to the next level. There was good food, plenty of room, and they were in the process of expanding and making the place better. Is … [Read more...] about Dive Bar Tuesday – Mack’s Tavern
The city of Dayton’s first brewery turns three this June and they’re doing it the only way they know how, with a Toxic Brew Company Jackson Street Block Party! “It’s so fun. We basically look for any excuse we can get to shut down the street for a block party,” Shane Juhl, Toxic Owner said. “The Three Year birthday party is going to be special too. We’ll have one-off tappings in the brewery and under the tent outside, and music and food trucks and games. I think it’s safe to say that it’ll be the most fun you’ve had at a three year birthday party.” In addition to great beers, there will … [Read more...] about Toxic Brew Company Throws Three Year Anniversary Block Party