Rick Armon, author of 50 Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio, will be at the Fifth Street Brewpub this Sat, Dec 2nd from 4-5pm selling and signing copies of his new book! When it comes to knowing beer in Ohio, Rick Armon is the guy. His latest book was just released and he has been making his way around the state to share it. This will be his first signing event in Dayton for this book.
The book is full color with 127 photos and provides descriptions of the beers, interviews with the brewers, and often a sense of humor in the exchanges.
Armon says the book is “Modeled after 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die, the book shares the stories behind some of the most award-winning, popular and unusual beers made in the Buckeye State.
It highlights brews such as Hoppin’ Frog B.O.R.I.S. the Crusher, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Urban Artifact Pickle Gose, Yellow Springs Smokin’ Handsome, Columbus Bodhi and Jackie O’s Oil of Aphrodite.
The book doesn’t just say, “Hey, here’s a cool beer.” It — hopefully — educates readers about the passion behind the liquid.
For example, The Brew Kettle’s White Rajah IPA was named to compete with Fat Head’s Head Hunter IPA. After all, the White Rajahs wiped out the head hunters in Borneo. Get it?
Then there’s the story about Elevator Ghost Scorpion, a beer that was so insanely hot when it debuted, some people vomited after drinking it.
And do you know who Ermal “Ernie” Fraze is? He invented the pull-top can and Warped Wing Brewing Co. in Dayton immortalized him with Ermal’s Belgian Style Cream Ale.
What the book is not is a rundown of the best beers in Ohio. The best beer is whatever you think it is.”
In addition to the list of 50 beers (plus other beers like them), the author includes a Top 10 Iconic Ohio Foods (and beers to pair with them), 10 Coolest Brewery Names, and 10 Coolest Breweries to Visit. Plus, the book is published by an Ohio publisher!
This book is a wonderful way to learn about the larger Ohio beer community and will make a perfect gift for any beer lover.