Event Preview: The OCBA Winter Warmer Festival

Get ready for some great beers!

Get ready for some great beers!

What

The 5th Annual Winter Warmer Fest!

Who

Buckeye, The Brew Kettle, Willoughby, Cornerstone, Fatheads, Great Lakes, Rocky River, Thirsty Dog, Hoppin Frog, Celler Rats, Indigo Imp, Ohio Brewing, Black Box/Crooked River, Chop House and Gordon Biersch.

When

This Saturday March 5th. There are two sessions, 1-4pm and 6-9pm.

Where

While the event was held at the Rock Bottom in years past, the Rock Bottom closed a few months ago. So, this year it will be held at the Sachsenheim Hall, located at 7001 Denison Ave (map).

How Much

Admission is $30 and you can buy tickets at any participating local brewery or at the doors. You’ll get a tasting glass you can take home as well as 10 tickets, each redeemable for one 4 ounce sample of beer. German food like sausage sandwiches will be available for just a few bucks more!

Why

There are several reasons to attend, but the best one is to support your local breweries. This event, sponsored by the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, is a great chance to try strong beers from Ohio breweries without having to drive around the state.

There will be live music from Austin “Walkin’ Cane” during the first session and the Whiskey Island Ramblers during the second session.

If that wasn’t enough incentive, here’s a sneak peek at what will be pouring!

Buckeye Brewing

  • HIPPIE IPA
  • ZATEK 2011-A
  • CLEVELAND IPA
  • probably REDHEAD
  • possible sour or barrel-aged Zatek 2010 or Old Cyclops

The Brew Kettle

  • BA Jack Hammer Barleywine (or regular Jack Hammer but that would make me sad)
  • Tunguska Imperial Stout
  • Old 21 Imperial IPA
  • White Rajah India Pale Ale

Cornerstone

  • Boa Noite Belgian tripel
  • Benedictine Order Dubbel
  • Erie Blu

Willoughby

  • Hop Jam Black Rye IPA
  • Moon Shadow IPA
  • Legislation ale Barleywine
  • Peanut Butter Coffee Porter

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