Huge, huge congratulations have to go out this week to Dayton’s Branch & Bone Artisan Ales as they nab a big award, Ohio’s Best New Brewer from this year’s RateBeer Best awards.

The brewery is one of those places that I wish was just a little bit closer, so I could spend more time writing about them (who knows… maybe one day I’ll throw Dayton into the mix of what I write about, hmmm?) and the few times that I have had the chance to stop into their taproom I’ve been blown away by what they’re doing.

Do yourself a favor, and make a little day trip up North to see what they’re up to – grab a beer, and tell them congrats!

The full press release is below:

Dayton, Ohio • 2.11—Branch & Bone was recognized by RateBeer for Best New Brewer in Ohio. Every year RateBeer recognizes the best new brewers, best places for beer by region and country, best reviewers, best beers in the world, best beers by style and best 100 brewers in the world.

Branch & Bone was recognized as part of the RateBeer best awards 2019 for Best New Brewer in Ohio. RateBeer tabulated over 4.2 million reviews submitted by its global community, examining more than 640,000 beers by over 33,000 brewers and over 74,000 places around the world — bars, taprooms, brewpubs and more, from Brazil to the U.S. to China.

“It was a pleasant surprise and we are flattered to have been recognized in a field of our peers. It’s a major award” said Brett Smith, Brewer/Founder at Branch & Bone.

Helping bring new life into a historic neighborhood, Branch & Bone is a small 7-barrel brewery and taproom located in Dayton, Ohio that specializes in wild and mixed fermentation beers.

“2019 was our most competitive year to date, seeing continued growth in the number of brewers, beers, and ratings added to the site. We couldn’t be prouder to recognize these breweries for this hard-earned honor,” said Joe Tucker, founder of RateBeer.

For more RateBeer Best competition information, including the 2019 lists of winners, visit

About Branch & Bone:

Founded in 2018, Branch & Bone Artisan Ales is an independently owned brewery located in the Historic South Park neighborhood of Dayton, OH. Constantly striving for perfection through experimentation, Branch & Bone Artisan Ales combines the ingredients of earth and the work of humankind to craft subtle, yet flavorful ales. Inspired by European traditions and modern American eccentrics, we brew a range of ales that will encourage exploration.

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  1. The word is now out my favorite Dayton brewery since I discovered them June 2018. Each time I go home I stop, my parents always wonder why

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