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Team Spröcket

So who is Rick Blankemeier and why is he so afraid of Godzilla? Well I can’t give you an answer to the second part, but for the first half Rick is half of Team Spröcket. Rick and his partner Robbie Chandler both work for Stone Brewing Co and are the winners of the Stone Spotlight Series. A competition that pitted teams of Stone Brewing Co employees in a brewing competition where the prize was national distribution of the winning beer to the 41 states Stone Brewing Company currently delivers their beer.

Team Spröcket won the competition with their Spröcketbier, which is a black rye Kölsch. You will find this beer at a bottle shop near you starting April 21st.

If you want to learn more about Spröcketbier or more about Stone Brewing Co., Check them out at www.StoneBrew.com. Facebook and Twitter are great places for extra nuggets of information. And in the immortal words of Dieter “Now’s the time on Sprockets when we dance”

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Episode 54The 54th episode of The Ohio Beercast has Darrell roping Chris of Queen City Fresh into joining him at the mic for the usual beer roundup episode. Again we find beer dancing in the political arena with trickles of news coming out about the new ABV proposal, a sin tax rebellion taking place in Cuyahoga County and Kasich touting himself as a pro beer politician. We also drop some knowledge bombs and thoughts on the areas of defining craft beer, new FDA standards around the corner and of course births, expansions and anniversaries. Get that beer, find that seat, grab a hold and hang on tight because the Ohio Beercast is here to rattle your brain.

Kickstarter iPhone App
BrewNanny Home Brew Monitor
BrewNanny Home Brew Monitor
Craft Check
Craft Check

Events
Hippy Fest: Cincinnati – Apr. 14th
Wooster Wine & Beer Festival 2014: Wooster – Apr 26th
Grove City Lions Club Spring Craft Beer Fest: Grove City – Apr 26th
Main Street Brewing Company Beer Feast!: Garrettsville – May 3rd

Births
Braxton Brewing Co.: Covington – Late 2014
Old Firehouse Brewery: Williamsburg – July 2014

Anniversaries
Toxic Brew Co.: Dayton – 1 year
Yellow Springs Brewery: Yellow Springs – 1 year
Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon: North Olmsted – 5 years

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Episode 63This week we venture off the beaten path and borrow Lindsay from the blog Love Beer, Love Food to talk shop with us. So what might you find in this episode? Well there is only one way to find out but I can give you a little taste. We look into the world of beer pairing and using beer for cooking. We’ve all dabbled from time to time with beer pairing, beer cooking and just plan drinking. So have some fun and maybe learn a little something.

If you want to find out more about Lindsay or her blog you can check it out at wwww.LoveBeerLoveFood.com. If your more of the social kind, of course you can find her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Take look out in the beer world and find a friend.

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Weasel Boy BrewingThe Ohio Beercast had the pleasure of interviewing one of the “old guard” of the Ohio brewing scene, Jay from the Weasel Boy Brewing Co. stepped up to the mic. In our conversation we wandered all over the Ohio craft beer universe, touching on everything from the latest in Ohio beer to the use of the term craftbeer. A nationally recognized brewery, Weasel Boy is churning out great beer all the time and should be on your list of stops when you visit the Columbus area.

To keep up on the latest news and events of Weasel Boy Brewing Co. you can check out their website at www.WeaselBoyBrewing.com. Of course you can find them on facebook and twitter if that suits your needs, just be sure to stay in the know.

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So it’s March 2014 and you know what you need? That’s right your weekly dose of the Ohio Beercast and here it is waiting for you. Darrell and Mark jump right into this weeks episode with some shout-outs and an Ohio Kickstarter project. In anticipation of Earth day on the horizon we go a little global about water droughts and the impact you might see on beer sales. And we walk through some of the highlights from the beer market report just released. Of course we have some great events for you to check out. Have fun have a seat and let us tickle your ear drums.

Kickstarter Beer App
Black Cloister Brewing Co.
Black Cloister Brewing Co
BreweryMap
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Events
2014 Cask Conditioned Ale Festival: Bedford Hts – March 22nd
StarkBeir Fest: Cincinnati – March 28th – 29th
GLBC Earth Day: All Over – April 5th – 27th
Pints for Prostates: Columbus – April 17th

Openings
16-Bit Bar+Arcade: Columbus
Buckeye Brewing Co. (Taproom): Cleveland
Land-Grant Brewing (Facility): Columbus