Coming off its gold medal winning performance at the Great American Beer Festival, Millersburg Brewing Company is soon expanding its sales footprint to West Virginia, according to the brewery’s head brewer. The brewery’s home base is Millersburg, Ohio.
Marty Lindon, brewmaster at Millersburg, said the brewery is now going through the legal process to sell its beer in the Mountain State.
“Hopefully by November-December we’ll have our beers distributed throughout West Virginia,” he said.
West Virginia can expect three year-round beers in cans as well as kegs: French Ridge IPA, Lot 21 Blond Ale, and Panther Hollow Vanilla Porter. Additionally, a seasonal, such as their Oktoberfest and Elf Christmas Ale, will be available in draft only.
Millersburg beer descriptions
French Ridge IPA
7.5% ABV – 70 IBU
West Coast style IPA with citrus, pine and passion fruit aroma. Over 4 lbs. of hops per barrel.
Lot 21 Blonde
5.5% ABV – 27 IBU
Low hopped and refreshing light bodied ale. Pilsner and Munich malts make this easy and smooth on the palate.
Panther Hollow Vanilla Porter
6.25% ABV – 38 IBU
A Robust Porter style with the addition of vanilla beans. Panther Hollow is rich in chocolate and crystal malts with a hint of coffee flavor (there is no coffee added.) The residual sweetness of this porter is off set by the hops and vanilla.
Millersburg Brewing gets its first GABF gold
Last Saturday in Denver, lots of excitement was brewing at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival in Denver — some of it created by Millersburg’s medal winning effort. Lindon said he is ecstatic to win a GABF gold medal for his Barrel-Aged Doc’s Scotch Ale. It’s no ordinary Scotch Ale either. Lindon says that while it starts out as the regular recipe Doc’s Wee-Heavy-style Scotch ale, that is only the beginning.
“We age it for about eight weeks on applewood from a distillery in Virginia,” he explains. “Then we move it to Heaven Hill bourbon barrels and Jack Daniels barrels for about nine months. Then it goes into kegs and sits for three years.
“It’s a fantastic beer if I do say so myself. Everybody that’s tasted it was just blown away. There is so much complexity going on. The aging process just mellowed everything out.”
Consider a Millersburg Road Trip
For anyone planning a visit to Ohio’s Amish country, a stop at Millersburg Brewing is a no-brainer. Founded in 2012, Millersburg Brewing’s brewpub-restaurant is located in historic downtown Millersburg. From West Virginia, it is a relatively easy drive north on I-77 to Exit 83, then about 25 miles west through Amish farmland, including the popular Sugar Creek and Walnut Creek areas.
Millersburg Brewing Company
60 East Jackson Street
Open daily except Mondays