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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