A local brewery is joining forces with a nearby doughnut shop to offer a pairing event that promises to match up “two of the best things ever made by man.”
Star City Brewing Company and Bear Creek Donuts are calling their joint event “Beer + Donuts: A Miamisburg Pairing.” It will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Star City brewery at 319 South 2nd St.
“Being from Miamisburg and occupying the old Peerless Mill, where we are has always been central to who we are as a business,” Justin Kohnen, co-founder of Star City Brewing, said in a release. “There are so many great things going on in downtown Miamisburg. We’ve been throwing around the idea of doing an event with Ryan Tripp from Bear Creek Donuts for a while now and are excited to see it come together for Beer + Donuts.”
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Attendees will receive a flight of four Star City beers, each paired with two doughnut holes, plus a collaborative doughnut that uses a Star City beer in the recipe. The brewery and doughnut shop will unveil the mystery flavor of doughnut at the event. Twister River Coffee also will be available.
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Tripp — Bear Creek Donuts’ founder who recently reached an agreement to purchase the Donut Haus in Springboro — worked with Star City head brewer, Chad Klehamer, to create the special doughnut that includes one of the brewery’s beers.
The other pairings will include Star City’s The Mound’s RTG Stout with two chocolate/coconut doughnut holes, Star City Great Miami Gose with two sea salt-inspired doughnut holes, the Star City Sweet Cider with a mini apple fritter, and the Star City Hip-Hop-O-Potamus Session IPA with two citrus-based doughnut holes. Guests can substitute their favorite Star City beers if desired.
Star City Brewing opened in November 2013 in the 14,000-square-foot building that once housed the Peerless Mill, which operated for nearly eight decades before closing in 2008. The site once housed a working mill that was built in 1828 along the former Miami and Erie Canal.
Tripp opened Bear Creek Donuts at 80 South Main St. in Miamisburg in 2016.