Ohio Beer Sampler Finally Gets Green Light, In Stores Now

on 15/04/11 at 10:40 am

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12 craft brewers in Ohio had a brilliant idea last year: let’s put together a sampler collaboration featuring some tasty booze. The final product was supposed to be ready for Cleveland Beer Week last October, but wasn’t.

In January, we updated you on the cause of the delay: governmental roadblocks, of course. Deliciousness denied.

According to The 330, however, the $19.99 12-pack will finally hit shelves today. No, really, it’s for sure this time. Get those bottle openers ready.

Beer lovers will be able to find the 12-pack — retailing for $19.99 — starting Thursday at all Heinen’s locations except the Avon store. Then, other locations will receive their shipments: West Point Market in Akron; Acme Fresh Markets in Akron, Canton, Hudson, Kent, Montrose and Cleveland; select Giant Eagle locations in the Cleveland area; 101 Bottles in Kent; Buehler’s in Medina; Primo’s Deli in Akron; Cork & Brew in Akron; and several other beverage stores in and around Cleveland. Superior Beverage Group is distributing the beer.

According to The 330, contents include:

Great Lakes Brewing and Cellar Rats Brewery, a barrel-aged strong ale; Thirsty Dog and Indigo Imp Brewery, a smoked black lager; Brew Kettle and Willoughby Brewing, a rye kolsch; Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon and Black Box Brewing, a wet-hopped India pale ale; Hoppin’ Frog and Rocky River Brewing, an imperial American porter; and Buckeye Brewing and Cornerstone Brewing, an alt bier.

And don’t worry, the beer mavens have tasted the supplies and ensure the freshness of their creations.

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