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Ohio Brew Week starts strong, more to come

The opening weekend of Ohio Brew Week in Athens made a strong showing with brewery tours, a homebrew competition, and lots of Ohio beer sampling. The rest of the week promises many more fun activities before ending with the Last Call event on Saturday, July 23. Continue reading Ohio Brew Week starts strong, more to come

Ohio Brew Week among best of breed

OBW-logoFor one week each July, craft beer takes over Athens, Ohio. It’s Ohio Brew Week (OBW), and there’s no better time for a road trip.

Ohio Brew Week was among the first of the now ubiquitous week-long craft beer celebrations that have become popular across the nation. It is still one of the best. This year, OBW happens July 15-23. Continue reading Ohio Brew Week among best of breed

Aecern, sours, saison and sun

 foeder at Little Fish Brewing Company. Aecern Old Ale

Athens, Ohio — Last fall when the guys at Little Fish Brewing purchased a 930-gallon white oak foeder, their ultimate goal was to establish a sour beer program in the style of breweries in West Flanders, Belgium. On one level, a foeder is a simply a large oaken tank used to age a beer. To Little Fish co-owners Sean White and Jimmy Stockwell, however, it means a lot more. Continue reading Aecern, sours, saison and sun

Bottle release and foeder at Little Fish Brewing

Bottles of barrel-aged Saison du Poisson
Bottles of barrel-aged Saison du Poisson will be part of Little Fish Brewing Company’s first bottle-release event on Oct. 24, 2015, in Athens, Ohio.

At noon on Saturday, October 24, Little Fish Brewing Company will release the first bottles from its barrel-aging program. It’s accurate to say that anticipation is high for this event at the Athens, Ohio brewery, which just opened this past July.

Bottles of three funky, soured ales will be available exclusively at the brewery. On the bill are wine-barrel-aged versions of Saison du Poisson, Woodthrush, and Reinheitsgewhat!?. Continue reading Bottle release and foeder at Little Fish Brewing

Little Fish a brewery sweet on sours

The newest brewery in Athens. Ohio, adds a competitive mix of mix of popular styles to the funk, barrel-aged ales and sour beers that are the passion of the brewers.
The newest brewery in Athens. Ohio, adds a competitive mix of popular styles to the farmhouse ales and funky, barrel-aged sour beers that are the passion of the brewers.

If you haven’t been over to Athens, Ohio, recently, it’s time to go again. A new brewery there is shaking up the craft beer scene that used to be the exclusive territory of Jackie O’s.

Last July, former Jackie O’s critter-beer specialist, Sean White, and his microbiologist partner, Jimmy Stockwell, opened Little Fish Brewing Company on the western edge of town. Continue reading Little Fish a brewery sweet on sours