craft beer

Hops Growers Power Local Craft Beer Movement

Jul 24, 2018

When Europeans came to Ohio, one of the first crops they cultivated was hops; A small green flower that’s a main ingredients for brewing beer, which was a staple of their diet.

The Ohio Valley provided the perfect soil for the fast growing plant. But, in the early 21st century came Prohibition, plus plant diseases and harmful insects.  So Ohio farmers eventually quit growing hops. 

Book Review: "Fifty Must-Try Craft Beers Of Ohio"

Oct 6, 2017

Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews Fifty Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio by Rick Armon

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The number of breweries in the U.S. has grown by the thousands in recent years. In the fast-growing craft beer industry, the demand for experienced brewers is high. In response Cincinnati State Technical and Community College has launched the region's first college degree program in brewing. 

One of our area’s favorite craft brewers, Rivertown Brewing Company, recently created a beer called Shamble On that was inspired by the music of local band The Whiskey Shambles.