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Millersburg Brewing to add West Virginia distribution

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. Continue reading Millersburg Brewing to add West Virginia distribution

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

Maple Lawn brews in Pomeroy

Maple Lawn Brewery logoUntil just recently, the most significant connection of Meigs County, Ohio, to the American craft beer movement was being the childhood home of Brooklyn Brewery founder Steve Hindy. Now, with the opening of Maple Lawn Brewery in Pomeroy, Meigs County can claim its own unique foothold on the craft beer universe. Continue reading Maple Lawn brews in Pomeroy

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

Dan Maerzluft brews with skill and experience

Dan Maerzluft with Chelsea Maerzluft
West Virginia resident Dan Maerzluft is an enthusiastic supporter of West Virginia’s brewing scene even though he works at a brewery in neighboring Maryland. Maerzluft is pictured here, along with his wife Chelsea, at the 2015 Bramwell Oktoberfest.

West Virginia has a bunch of solid brewers who live here and work at its 14 breweries. But the most highly regarded and highly honored brewer that currently resides in the Mountain State actually brews his beer in Maryland. I’m talking about Dan Maerzluft, brewmaster at Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD.

I’m amazed at Dan’s accomplishments. Continue reading Dan Maerzluft brews with skill and experience