The Dayton area is a heck of a lot boozier than it was even a few years ago.
A March 2012 change to Ohio law opened the door for the craft distillery and brewery now making hometown beer and spirits around the Miami Valley.
With the number of businesses that have popped up lately, you’d think Prohibition was suddenly lifted.
As my colleague Mark Fisher explains, House Bill 243 allows small breweries to serve samples and to sell their brews from tasting rooms without buying a nearly $4,000 special permit. In addition, more small-batch distilleries are able to operate in Ohio and offer samples of their craft spirits from their own tasting rooms.
Below is a quick run down of the Miami Valley distilleries and brewery that have opened in recent years.
(Note: Details are based on information found on brewery and distillery websites as of July 15. Click links for websites for additional information.)
Buckeye Distillery (not affiliated with Buckeye Vodka)
Location: 130 W Plum St. in Tipp City
Open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Products include: Dragon’s Breath Hot Pepper Flavored Vodka; Blackberry Liqueur, Raspberry Liqueur and Cherry Liqueur
Flat Rock Spirits Distillery (StillWrights brand)
Location: 5380 Intrastate Drive in Bath Twp., Greene County (near Fairborn)
Open: Tours are $10 with a portion of the proceeds going to a local charity. Call (937) 879-4447 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Products include: StillWrights Moonshine — traditional, apple pie, cinnamon, peach cobbler, key lime pie and margarita — and StillWrights Bourbon. Rum is coming this summer.
Phone: (937) 879-4447
Location: 122 Van Buren St. in Dayton’s Oregon Historic District,
Open: Fridays between 3:00-8:00 p.m. for product sampling.
Products include: Vodka. Owners plan to make old-style rum, bourbon and single-malt whiskey.
Phone: (937) 867-2355
Location: 7095 Staley Road, New Carlisle
Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Products include: Staley Rye Whiskey and Revolution Rye
S and G Distillery/The Spirits of Yellow Springs
Location: 305 N Walnut St Suite J, Yellow Springs
Open: Thursday and Friday 4-7 p.m.; Saturday noon to 7 p.m.
Products include: apple pie moonshine. The company plans to release Apple Pie Moonshine – Distiller’s Reserve, Signature Series Rum and Sneaky Monk, a walnut liqueur.
Phone: (937) 681-7177
Dayton Beer Company
Read: New brewery and beer hall coming to downtown DaytonLocation: 912 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering
Open: Wednesday to Friday 4-10 p.m. and Saturday 2-10 p.m.
Products include: Wandering Second Black IPA; Inventors IPA; Patterson Pale Ale; Batch #100; Mad River Milk Stout ; SMaSH Series: Dumphounded; Merseyside Barleywine and Batch 300.
Phone: (937) 640-3017
Eudora Brewing Company
Location: 4716 Wilmington Pike, Kettering
Open: Wednesday to Friday 3-11 p.m.; Saturday noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m.
Products include: Sundowner Blonde Ale; The Bee’s Knees Pale Ale; Boomerang IPA; Mother-Fuggle Brown Ale and Thunderball Stout.
Phone: (937) 723-6863
Location: 600 E 5th St, Dayton 4-11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11a.m. to midnight and Sunday noon to 10 p.m.
Products include: Ramona Brown Ale; Cure-All Cream Ale and Deluge Pale Ale.
Phone: (937) 443-0919
Hairless Hair Brewery
Location: 738 W. National Road, Vandalia
Open: Tuesday to Thurday 4-10 p.m.; Friday 4-11 p.m and Saturday 1- 11 p.m.
Products include: American Ale; Blonde Ale ; Breakfast Brown Ale;Double Pale Ale; Golden Hare; Hoppin Hare IPA; Rabbit Hole Imperial Chocolate Stout and Rye Pale Ale.
Phone: (937) 387-6476
Lock 27 Brewing
Location: 1035 S. Main St., Centerville
Open: Monday to Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday noon to 1 a.m. and Sunday noon to 10 p.m.
Products include Lock 27 Mouth Breather IPA; Lock 27 Bear Trap;Lock 27 Oatmeal Stout; Lock 27 Sunfish Pale and Lock 27 Winston.
Star City Brewery
Location: 319 S. Second St., Miamisburg
Open: Monday to Thursday 4-10 p.m.; Friday 4-11 p.m.; and Saturday 1-11 p.m.
Products include Cream Ale; Blonde; Hefeweizen; Oatmeal Stout; Irish Red; IPA; Honey Wheat and Milk Stout (Nitro)
Phone: (937) 701-7827
Toxic Brew Company
Location: 431 E. Fifth St., Dayton
Open: Monday to Thursday 3 p.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday 1-11 p.m.
Products include 5-Rivers Pale Ale; Imperial Orange Cream;Practice Yoga; Gem City Ruby; Black Tonic;Dank Dunkel; Iso-Heaven;Abby’s Cure; Abby Blonde and Porn or Pawn.
Phone: (937) 985-3618
Warped Wing Brewing Company
Location: 26 Wyandot St., Dayton.
Open: Wednesday and Thursday 5-10 p.m.; Friday 4 p.m. to midnight; Saturday 2 p.m. to midnight and Sunday 1-6 p.m.
Products include: 10 Ton, Flyin’ Rye IPA; Jolly Tar; Mr. Mean; Self Starter Session IPA; Irreverent Red IPA; Gypsy Queen Cask with Ancho Chilies; Ermal’s Belgian Style Cream Ale; CatFight; Pirogue Black Tripel; Incorruptible; Siam Thai Saison and Dark Summer.
Yellow Springs Brewery
Location: 305 Walnut St., Yellow Springs
Open: Wednesday to Friday 3 p.m. 10 p.m.; Saturday 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Products include Breaking Edge IPA;Breaking Harvest IPA; Bromancing Bastogne Belgian Ale; Captain Stardust Saison; Cloud Swift Hefeweizen; Gaunt Hill Winter Warmer; Goat’s Eye Belgian Pale Ale; Handsome American Brown Ale; Kerfuffle English Mild; Kerfuffle English Mild; Not Punk Enough Pumpkin Ale; Porter; Prowler Oatmeal Stout; Prowler with Coffee Oatmeal Stout; Roundabout Dunkelweizen; Smokin’ Handsome American Smoked Brown Ale; South Dock Wheat; Springer American Cream Ale; Wyatt’s Eviction English Pale Ale; Wobbly Wheel IPA and Zoetic Citra Pale Ale
Phone: (937) 767-0222
Carillon Brewing Company at Carillon Historical Park set to open Aug. 22.
Lucky Star Brewery, 219 S. Second St., Miamisburg
Vitruvian Brew Company, 305 Walnut St. in Yellow Springs
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