Halloween is over, so it’s what I like to call “transition time”. If you are a fan of Holiday beers, or if you aren’t but are a fan of local craft beer, you might want to make sure your calendar is marked for the Holiday Craft Beer Extravaganza.  It’s scheduled for November the 8th from 2-6pm on the Schmidlapp Event Lawn at the Smale Riverfront Park.

It’s a perfect time of year for the event… beating the snow, and barely beating the cold, but rest assured there will be plenty of holiday cheer, and plenty of holiday beer to enjoy as well.  Some of the confirmed beers are:

  • 50 West Brewing Company – Home Sweet Home, cask TBD
  • The Actual Brewing Company – Orthodox Winter IPA, Fat Julian Imperial Stout (firkin)
  • Bad Tom Brewing – Fink Red Rye, Gehenkten Lager (Marzen Oktoberfest)
  • Barley’s Brewing Company – Barleywine, Christmas Ale, Bourbon Meyer (firkin)
  • Blank Slate Brewing Company – Long Way Home (Imperial Chocolate India Pale Ale), Fumar Chili (Cherrywood Smoked Porter with Chili Peppers)
  • The Brew Kettle – Winter Warmer
  • Buckeye Lake Brewery – Christmas Ale
  • Catawba Island Brewing Company – Spook Light Pumpkin Ale, Cookie Cutter Christmas Ale
  • Christian Moerlein Brewing Company – Christkindl Winter Warmer, Red Hop Mess IPA, firkin TBD
  • Columbus Brewing Company – Cousin Eddie, Bodhi, Toasted Coconut Sohio Stout (cask)
  • The Dayton Beer Company – Broken Empire Imperial Russian Stout, Pumpkin Ale, Batch #300 Belgian IPA, Merseyside Barleywine
  • Elevator Brewing Company – Winter Warmer Spiced Holiday Ale, Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale
  • Eudora Brewing Company – Chocolate Mile Porter, Holiday-Spiced Bee’s Knees Pale Ale
  • Fat Head’s Brewery – Holly Jolly Christmas Ale, Barrel Aged Battle Axe Baltic Porter, Bean Me Up Imperial Coffee Stout (cask)
  • Fifth Street Brewpub – Liquid Mistletoe
  • Four String Brewing – TBA
  • Great Black Swamp Brewing Co. – TBA
  • Great Lakes Brewing Co. – Christmas Ale, Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
  • Hairless Hare Brewery – Rabbit Hole Chocolate Stout, Hot Scotch Scottish Strong Ale
  • Jackie O’s Brewery – Barking Pumpkin
  • Jackie O’s Brewpub – CSAison
  • Land-Grant Brewing Company – 1862 Ale (Kolsch), name TBD Holiday Ale
  • Listermann/Triple Digit Brewing – TBA
  • MadTree Brewing – Thundersnow, Pilgrim, Gnarly Brown infused with coffee and vanilla beans
  • Moerlein Lager House – Honey Almond Ale (with Montmorency Cherries), OTR (infused with sage and rosemary), Helltown Brown Ale with Chicory Root (cask)
  • North High Brewing – Marzen, IPA, Holiday Ale TBD
  • Rhinegeist Brewery – Dad (Hoppy Holiday Red), Panther (Robust Porter)
  • Seventh Son Brewing – Wildermann, American Strong Ale, cask TBD
  • Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. – 12 Dogs of Christmas, Old Choco
  • Warped Wing Brewing Company – Mr. Mean Imperial IPA, Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
  • Weasel Boy Brewing Company – TBA
  • Yellow Springs Brewery – TBA
  • Zaftig Brewing – Black Perle Stout
    …and more!

It’s shaping up to be a great event and you can get your tickets at for $40 in advance (or $45 at the door) which includes 20 tasting tickets and a souvenir glass.  You can also get a $60 VIP ticket which will get you into the event an hour early.  There are also “designated driver” tickets available for $10.

See you there!

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