The Montessori School of Dayton is proud to announce the 4th annual Dayton Brew Ha-Ha, which will take place on Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 at the school. This year’s line-up features the Miami Valley’s first all- Ohio craft beer festival. Proceeds from the event will go to the school’s capital improvement fund.
The festival honors the growth of the craft beer industry within the Buckeye state. With more than 100 breweries in the state (and growing), the event organizers traveled Ohio to produce a beer list that is representative of the breadth and depth of the state’s craft beer industry. Kevin J. Gray, the Co-Chair in charge of coordinating the beers for the event, said, “Look for beers from more than 40 breweries from Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Akron, and points in-between. The event will feature breweries big and small, and will showcase both rare, hard to find beers and accessible beers for those just getting into craft beer.” All of the local breweries will be present with offerings that highlight the growth of the industry in the Gem City. A full list of the participating breweries can be found on brewhahadayton.com.
The event’s beer list has always had a regional focus. In the first two years, the event offered beers from the Great Lake States: Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Illinois. In 2014, the Dayton Brew Ha-Ha hosted Dayton’s first Ohio vs. Michigan beer tasting (with the home team winning handedly). Although each year has seen exponential growth, the festival is committed to maintaining the event as a premier boutique beer tasting, where residents of the community can come to mingle, try regional beers, and learn more about the school and about craft beer.
The festival organizers have also added games of chance and a silent auction to this year’s event. Spin the wheel and earn cash or try your luck at the ring-toss to take home crafty prizes. Silent auction items include craft beer-themed gift baskets, as well as bigger items like a propane grill, an outdoor heater, or a cabin rental in southeast Ohio. Special event t-shirts will be on sale featuring the Brew Ha-Ha logo. Both men’s and women’s t-shirt styles and sizes will be available for purchase.
Fitting for an event held in an elementary/middle school, craft beer education will be a focus of the evening. Curious about what to try? Tasting guides will be provided to help attendees navigate the room and find beers that match their favorite flavor profiles. Attendees can also talk to one of the roving Beer Ambassadors, who can steer them in the right direction. Want to learn to brew beer? Members of DRAFT, the Dayton Homebrewing Club, will be on hand to discuss beer making at home. The program will also include clone recipes of several of the event’s beers, recipes put together by the staff of BrewTensils homebrew supply.
The school is located in Kettering, at 2900 Acosta Street. The event takes place at the school on Jan 31, 2015 from 6-10 pm. Tickets are $35 each which gets you a half pint tasting glass and ten tasting tickets. Tickets and more information are available online at brewhahadayton.com. Paper tickets are available at Belmont Party Supply and Fifth Street Brewpub. Spinoza’s pizza will be cooked fresh on site. Pizza will be sold by the slice so bring your appetite! During the last hour of the event, enjoy complimentary desserts and coffee to cap off a fun evening. Growler fills and individual bottle purchases will also open up during this time. Complimentary desserts will be served at the end of the evening.
Organizers are excited to announce that they’ve partnered up with Uber! New users can enter the promo code 15BREWHAHA and save $20 off of your first ride. Each ride booked between January 31 and February 28 provides a donation back to the MSD Capital Improvement fund, so stay safe and enjoy a free ride.
About the School
The primary purpose of the Montessori School of Dayton (MSD) is to offer a quality Montessori education for toddlers through eighth grade children. Our core goals are:
- Provide a setting where children can develop in subjects at their own learning pace and be encouraged to explore new subject areas
- Offer a classroom setting where teachers can freely observe and build relationships with their students to better provide individual academic guidance
- Provide an environment and a method to encourage self-discipline
- Offer mixed-age classrooms which support and encourage children to teach and learn from one another
- Establish a lifelong love of learning
- Provide students with the tools to create, develop and maintain a positive self-image
- Develop a respect for other people and their differences
- Develop an appreciation for their work and the work of others
Each Montessori classroom is carefully structured with free access to teaching materials encouraging each child to explore and learn for him/herself. We are dedicated to the Montessori method of education based upon Dr. Maria Montessori’s scientific observations of children’s almost effortless ability to absorb knowledge from their surroundings, as well as their tireless interest in manipulating materials. These observations of multiple learning methods evolved into her development of very specific materials, exercises and methods of presentation, allowing children to pursue their natural curiosity and to simply absorb a vast array of knowledge from their surroundings.Montessori Center of Dayton (MSD) was originally founded as a non-profit Montessori School in 1964 offering a true Montessori education to children between three and nine years old (pre-K through 3rd grade). In 2008, the school made the decision to purchase the current building with the intention of further expanding the curriculum to serve students from the toddler years (18 months) through the eighth grade. Through the purchase of the building, MSD has been able to expand and modernize the classrooms, refurbish the gymnasium and school stage with new flooring, stage curtains and lighting, and add to the extracurricular activities including art, foreign language (Spanish), band, chorus, theater arts and will soon add sporting activities.