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David Nilsen’s Best Beer of 2019: Ohio & Midwest

December 23, 2019 |

2019 was a fun year for me in the beer world. I attended the Great American Beer Festival for the first time, published a lot of articles and drank a lot of great beer.

Here are my thoughts on the best beer of 2019, and the many happenings that occurred this past year in the world of craft beer.

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Market Garden Brewery | Prosperity Wheat

November 4, 2019 |

Market Garden Brewery in the historic Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, has made a name for itself on the success of an unlikely flagship beer for a modern craft brewery. Prosperity Wheat is a Bavarian-style Hefeweizen, and it won the gold medal for the style at the Great American Beer Festival last month.

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Event Preview | A Comprehensive Guide to Ohio’s Ale-O-Ween

October 15, 2019 |

Leaves are falling, Ohio evenings are getting crisp and jack o’ lanterns are smiling from porches across the Buckeye state. It’s time for the Ohio Craft Brewers Association’s Ale-O-Ween in downtown Dayton!

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2019 Great American Beer Festival | Brink Brewing’s Incredible Success

October 10, 2019 |

Brink Brewing in the College Hill neighborhood of northern Cincinnati just opened in 2017, but they already have seven medals and awards from the Great American Beer Festival. In fact, they’ve never failed to medal in the three GABFs since their founding. Last week they brought home gold medals for their Hold the Reins English Mild and Moozie Milk Stout, as well as top honors for Very Small Brewing Company of the Year, which is awarded to a brewery producing fewer than 1,000 barrels of beer annually.

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Lucky Star Brewery | Ojos Locos

March 30, 2018 |

Mexican-style craft lagers had a bit of a moment last year, and while the trend seems to have slowed a bit heading into the warmer months of 2018 (or more likely been enfolded into the broader craft lager movement), excellent examples still abound. While these adjunct lagers—a category once considered anathema in craft beer circles—offer a trendy marketing opportunity for some breweries, the draw goes deeper for others.

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Book Review & Interview: 50 Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio

February 22, 2018 |

50 Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio by Rick Armon (Ohio University Press, 2017)

I sincerely believe Ohio is among the most exciting beer states in the country right now, though I am undoubtedly biased. I’ve lived in the Buckeye state for all fifteen years of my legal drinking life, and I’ve watched Ohio’s craft scene explode along with the rest of the country’s. While many of our breweries have gained national recognition, many more truly excellent breweries remain largely unheralded outside of our state borders. To be honest, it’s one of the things I love about our beer scene here; visitors don’t expect the incredible Belgian beers of Rockmill Brewery, or the farmhouse prowess of Little Fish, or the world-class lambics of Rivertown, or the all-around brilliance of Jackie O’s.

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The Weekly Buzz | August 26th – September 1st

September 2, 2016 |

There has been lots of news to comb through this week. Tax breaks were enacted, archaic beer laws were scrapped, and possible brewing industry job cuts loom on the horizon. You’ll find all that (plus other announcements and silliness) right here in this weeks’ edition of The Weekly Buzz!

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MadTree Brewing | Galaxy High Imperial IPA

April 29, 2016 |

ABV: 10.2% | IBU:120

‘Tis the season for Imperial IPAs! MadTree Brewing in Cincinnati, Ohio is kicking off their High series this year with Galaxy High in cans. It was released at the brewery April 21 and distribution started on Monday.

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