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Be merry, make music

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Drink to fund the arts at Lebanon’s BrewHAHa By Dana Walczak Photo: Lebanon’s BrewHAHa at the Warren County Fairgrounds raises money for the Lebanon Symphony Orchestra and Choir youth programs   Ever since Mesopotamians invented beer, we’ve paired the libation with music. The Lebanon BrewHAHa celebrates the two, selling craft beer to create more music. […]

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Brewing with the ‘invisible hand’

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‘The Secrets of Master Brewers’ taps into national brewing cultures, traditions By Tom Morgan Photo: Alworth’s ‘The Secrets of Master Brewers’ offers insight into national brewing processes Avid homebrewers like myself are always on the lookout for books that offer original insights into the brewing process, as well as new and innovative ways to think […]

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Gone sour

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Local sour beers surging in popularity By Jim Witmer Photo: Toxic Brew’s Til Death Do Us Part Berliner weisse, brewing now; photo: Shane Juhl     Now that we’ve passed Daylight Saving Time, we are springing forward into warmer months. That, of course, means the appearance of lighter and refreshing craft beer styles. Typically, spring […]

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Local grain to local glass

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Yellow Springs Brewery and Davidson Family Growers collaborate on Robust Porter By Tom Morgan Photo: New Carlisle’s Davidson Family Growers and Yellow Springs Brewery’s Robust Porter   The growth of the local food movement has had many trickledown effects, and craft beer is no stranger to this influence. Locally grown hops have had an increasingly […]

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Power pairing

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A local look at women and beer for International Women’s Day By Hayley Fudge Photo: Celebrate International Women’s Day with General Manager Tanya Brock at 5th Street Brewpub March 8 photo: Hayley Fudge At a time in our country when women’s rights have been considered under assault, the world should seize every opportunity it can […]

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Small is the new big

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Session beers come of age in America By Tom Morgan Photo: Figleaf’s CinDay, a British best bitter; photo: Jeff Fortney Once upon a time, American craft beer drinkers routinely and well-nigh exclusively worshipped at the altar of big. Big hops, big body, big flavor, big alcohol. As with most things distinctly American, the logic was […]

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Fermented feast

AleFeast 2016, Masonic Temple, Dayton, OH. 
Feb. 6, 2016
© 2016 Photograph by Skip Peterson

AleFeast returns to Dayton’s Masonic Temple By Jim Witmer Photo: Over 30 brewers showcase beer with food purveyors at the Masonic Temple for AleFeast Feb. 4 photo: Skip Peterson Pairing beer and food can be an exercise of endless possibilities, and one of the best examples under one roof is the annual event brought to […]

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Tree haus

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Retreat to The Mohicans, an ideal getaway for Ohio’s beer lovers By Hayley Fudge Photo: The Mohicans’ Little Red Brew Haus was originally designed as a tasting room for craft beer; photos: Hayley Fudge If there’s a word that describes the cultural thread that seems to weave its way through the craft beer community, that […]

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Fermented

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Hopped up on pop posers, BS-style brews, neo-prohibitionists By DCP Beer Writers Photo: Hipsters battle it out over their favorite craft beer trend: Bavarian-style IPA or Oyster-infused ale? Stop the BS-style brews By Tom Morgan What’s the worst part about craft beer in 2016? Easy: choice. I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but […]

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UnTapping the internet

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The rise of online reviews raises the question of craft beer quality By Jim Witmer Photo: Today, drinkers can try a beer and rate it in the same gulp It seems like only yesterday that I sought out any bar serving some of the highest regarded beers on tap, namely Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Sam Adams […]

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Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]