Jesse Folk stopped by Listermann Brewing company in Norwood to talk about the recent hazy IPA craze. Listermann has become Cincinnati’s top spot for NEIPA style beers, knocking out one to two releases a month of either new NEIPAs or variants.
I am extremely excited about our next live video. I’ve wanted to do something about women in the local beer industry for many years now. But I never felt that interviewing them and writing down their words was good enough. As soon as Jesse and I started doing the videos I thought we had the right format for what I wanted. After the Beer Bubble panel at Brink, I realized that we definitely had the right format. This way Jesse and I can set up the live video and then get out of the way and let some incredibly intelligent women talk.
The panel will be held next Tuesday (January 16th) at 7 pm at Brink Brewing Company (5905 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224).
- Ellen Lehman lab manager at MadTree Brewing
- Natalie Blair brewer with Rhinegeist
- Jane Hamilton manager and beer buyer with Marty’s Hops & Vines
- Jenny Gilbert-Hilgefort bartender with Fibonacci Brewing Company and tour guide at Cincy Brew Bus
RSVP to Brink’s Facebook event and be sure to like and follow Brew Minds on Facebook to get notified when the live stream starts. As always, if you are unable to watch it live we plan to have it uploaded to the Brew Minds YouTube channel the next morning.
Jesse and Tom stopped by Jungle Jim’s Fairfield to learn more about the upcoming Barrel Aged Beer Bash. Check out the video to learn how you can save $20 on your ticket if you act fast!
This weekend saw the 3rd King of Ohio competition happen at Thirsty Dog in Akron. The first year Hoof Hearted’s Musk of the Minotaur won King of the Ohio IPA, the second year Streetside’s Raspberry Beret won King of the Ohio Session Beer. For the third year, we searched for the King of the Ohio Stout. I teamed up with Rick Armon, from the Akron Beacon Journal and author of 50 Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio, again but unfortunately, our third conspirator, Patrick Woodward of Pat’s Pints, was unable to partake this year.
Jesse and Tom headed down to Braxton Brewing Company to talk to with Braxton’s Jonathan Gandolf, in charge of marketing and running point on the Dark Charge bottle release and Winter Block Party event. We also talked about what they’ve learned about having bottle releases. Plus at the end, we talk about the big expansions Braxton has made recently including Braxton Labs and expansions into Dayton, Lexington, Louisville, and now Nashville. Plus even more surprises with a collaboration with Sweetwater and a new can for Deadblow with Starter Coffee.
Check out the video for all this and more!
Rick Armon and I are bringing the King of Ohio back for another year. This time we’re searching for Ohio’s best stout. Rick put the call out to all Ohio breweries back in October. And the Ohio Craft Brewers Association helped us out by mentioning in their monthly newsletter for November. So this is one last call to all the breweries to enter!
I’ll just quote Rick for the rest of the important info:
Here’s how the King of Ohio competition works: Each Ohio craft brewery is invited to submit one stout for the blind judging, which is being organized this year by the Ohio Breweries Beer Blog and BrewMinds.com. (Patrick Woodward of Pat’s Pints, the other leg of this three-legged stool, is cavorting — he might argue “educating himself” — out of the country.)
The stouts will be broken into sub-styles, depending on how many we receive. The judges, including certified beer judges, will pick the best of each sub-style and then choose a “best of show” – or as we like to call it the King of Ohio.
The winner will be featured on the Ohio Breweries Beer Blog and BrewMinds.com, and highlighted in the Akron Beacon Journal newspaper.
The judging will take place Dec. 9 at Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. in Akron.
The inaugural King of Ohio competition showcased IPAs, with Hoof Hearted Wet Musk of the Minotaur winning. The second tasting featured session beers and Streetside Brewery took home the crown with Raspberry Beret.
We will make arrangements separately to gather the beers.
Also, any beer judges, Cicerones, bottle shop employees or passionate Ohio stout lovers interested in volunteering to help coordinate the event or judge beers please reach out to us as soon as possible.
Brew Minds takes over the Lucky Turtle in Finneytown to talk how craft beer has changed with some of the “OG” beer bloggers such as: Brew Professor, BeerMumbo, and Queen City Fresh.
Rick Armon, from the Akron Beacon Journal, has just released his new book 50 Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio (buy it on Amazon). This book takes a look at Rick’s list of 50 must-try beers from around the state. From the weird to the extreme, to beers with great stories, and some beers that are almost inarguably The Best, at least based on medal counts, though someone will always try to argue it.
Continue reading “Book Review: 50 Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio by Rick Armon”
Rick Armon was in Cincinnati this weekend to promote his new book 50 Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio and I grabbed him for a few minutes to do a live video about the book.
Jennifer Talley’s Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance (buy it up on Amazon) is a new book from Brewers Publications. Jennifer Talley has been perfecting session beers by brewing beers in Utah for years. She’s also been preaching the gospel of sessions beers to others, even inspiring a local homebrewer who eventually went pro.