Five years ago a couple of dozen folks made their way from the Dublin Pub to Thai 9 in the first ever Beer Week Parade. Today when the parade steps off at 4:30pm from the Dublin Pub, several hundred are expected to participate. Many of the local breweries will participate, pictured left is the contingent from Fifth Street Brewpub last year.
Leading off the parade this year will be the Miami Valley Pipes & Drums. Special floats and vehicles like Thai Rob’s VW Van with Nimrod Camper, The Radler from Warped Wing, Dayton Brew Tours & the Groove Machine Party Bus. Participants are welcome to wear their favorite beer t-shirts, hats and bring signs! Parade Viewers line Fifth Street patio’s and often are treated to give-aways from those in the parade. As the parade turns into the Fifth Street parking lot on the west end of the Oregon District, the crowd will gather for a picture and then the official opening of Beer Week (thought this year is seems there were so many events that several started yesterday, like the Tomfoolery Outdoors Dayton Beer Milers at Dayton Beer Company).
The 2015 Beer Week is a craft beer drinkers bonanza! With over 150 events scheduled at over 65 locations, bars will be hosting tap takeovers, restaurants have planned beer dinners, and glassware giveaways are all over town. Here are a few of the highlights:
Monday, August 24:
Tuesday, August 25:
Wednesday, August 26:
Thursday, August 27:
Friday, August 28:
Saturday, August 29:
For all Beer Week Events check out our MostMetro.com calendar.