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Bowers also pointed out this will be your last chance to sample Entropic Theory IPA, a tropical IPA featuring orange, peach and apricot flavors from MadTree Brewing Company (Cincinnati).
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- Fifty West
- Christian Moerlein
- Fat Head's Brewery
- Great Lakes Brewing Company
- Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
- Land-Grant Brewing Company
- MadTree Brewing Company
- Maumee Bay Brewing Company
- Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
- Municipal Brew Works
- North High Brewing
- Old Firehouse Brewery
- Platinum Beer Company
- Rhinegeist Brewery
- Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House
- The Brew Kettle
- Urban Artifact
- Warped Wing Brewery
- Brew Kettle
- Taft's Ale House
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Bowers promised ample parking outside the Snake House at Jungle Jim’s. Once you check in at the desk under the huge entrance sign, there will be plenty of signs and directional information telling you where to go to find the beers you want to try.
Brewers and experts will also be on hand to give advice and information. Live music and food trucks will round out an event that is basically a simple craft beer party.
“Whether you’re interested in one particular beer of if you just want to ‘geek out,’ there’ll be plenty of people to do that with in a smaller, more intimate setting,” Bowers said. “The whole concept is ‘drink local.’ Ohio breweries are second to none. We’ll put them up against any of the national big boys.
“We’re hoping to double our attendance from last year (350). Last year, we weren’t sure how things were going to go. Pre-sale tickets weren’t going as expected. Because it’s an outdoor event, people apparently waited until the last minute to see what the weather was going to do. But we knew we had something as soon as the doors opened.”
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WANT TO GO?
What: Buckeye Beer Bash
Where: The Snake House at Jungle Jim's International Market, 5440 E. Dixie Highway, Fairfield
When: Saturday, Aug. 19, 7-11 p.m.
Cost: $30 (advance), $35 (door)
More Info: (513) 674-6055 | www.junglejims.com/junglefests