Sunday, December 23, 2018

Winter Warmer Fest Breweries Announced

CLEVELAND – The Ohio Craft Brewers Association released the list of participating breweries for the 13th Annual Winter Warmer Fest. 61 Ohio craft breweries will showcase their winter seasonal, limited-edition and high-gravity beers at Windows on the River on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 2-5 p.m. The total number of breweries is up five from 2018's sold-out event and features 11 first-time participants, reflective of the rapid growth of craft breweries in Ohio.

The Winter Warmer Fest is a fundraiser for the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, a non-profit organization founded to promote, preserve and unify Ohio’s craft brewing industry.

Winter Warmer Fest will once again feature a cask area with several breweries offering special infusions available only at the event. Many of the brewers will be on hand throughout the day to meet and talk with Ohio craft beer enthusiasts.

More than 60 Ohio breweries to feature seasonal, rare and strong beers.

Participating breweries (first-timers marked with*):

General admission tickets are available in advance for $45, which includes a souvenir glass and tasting tickets for 20 four-ounce samples. Early admission tickets are also available in advance for $55, granting admission at 1 p.m. Designated driver admission is available for $15 and includes a food voucher. Tickets can be purchased online at

Attendees will enjoy a spirited entrance courtesy of 
Black Sheep Pipes & Drums, plus live music throughout the event from Austin Walkin’ Cane and Chris Allen. Four food trucks will be set-up on site: Fired Up Taco TruckThe Manna TruckScott’s Fire and Ice, and Slyman’s Tavern.

Winter Warmer Fest is supported by 
Boelter BeverageThe Country Malt GroupFrantz Ward, and Mosaic Employee Benefits. Winter Warmer Fest is also sponsored by the following Ohio craft breweries: Columbus Brewing Company, Fat Head’s Brewery, Great Lakes Brewing, Masthead Brewing Co., Muskellunge Brewing, Saucy Brew Works, Brick & Barrel, Butcher & the Brewer, MadTree Brewing, Platform Beer Co., The Phoenix Brewing Company, Royal Docks Brewing, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, The Brew Brothers, The Brew Kettle, Catawba Island Brewing, Cornerstone Brewing, Grainworks Brewing, Hansa Brewery, HiHO Brewing Co., Hofbrauhaus Cleveland, Hoppin’ Frog Brewery, Jackie O’s Brewery, Lucky Owl Brewing, Market Garden Brewery, Millersburg Brewing, Noble Beast Brewing, Paradigm Shift Brewing, Rhinegeist Brewery, Seventh Son Brewing, Sibling Revelry Brewing, Streetside Brewery, Thirsty Dog Brewing and Working Class Brewery.

Founded in 2007, the 
Ohio Craft Brewers Association is a nonprofit guild that exists to promote, preserve and unify Ohio’s craft brewing industry. We aspire to be recognized as the industry leader at both state and national levels for preserving the art of making high-quality, unique craft beer; to serve as the unified voice for craft brewers across the state; to advocate on behalf of the Ohio craft beer industry; to contribute to systemic, local community development by driving economic and job growth, while creating experiences that bring people together; and to serve as a beacon for local production and manufacturing through craft beer, resulting in diverse choices for consumers.

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