Just a few years ago, the term ‘microbreweries’ was used to refer to what we now call ‘craft breweries’. This term was used to distinguish small-scale brewers from ‘macro’ brewers. The pioneers of the micro revolution were two breweries — the Boston Beer Company, which produces the beer Samuel Adams, and Sierra Nevada. Both breweries were some of the earliest adopters of the hallmarks of craft brewing and achieved success regardless of their small production scale.
In 2006 American Craft Beer Week was established as an annual springtime salute to local beer and local breweries. It’s an opportunity to honor the hometown gathering places that give our communities their unique flavor. We invite you to toast the local businesses that have endured tough times to ensure our glasses, growlers, and beer fridges remain full. Head over to your local brewpub or taproom and enjoy a pint, or grab a sixer or growler to-go.
Grab your Dayton Ale Trail passport and head to the local breweries to celebrate. We reached out to all the breweries and have listed special events for those that shared them with us:
Alematic Artisian Ales
6182 Chambersburg Huber Heights
The Dayton-area’s first Black-owned brewery, inFebruary 2019.
They specialize in craft beers, including small-batch ales, lagers and sours, and will also make its own wines and ciders
Bock Family Brewing
8150 Washington Village Drive Centerville
Thur 5/19 at 7 PM Shakespeare Trivia
Branch & Bone
905 Wayne Ave Dayton
Features a wide variety of beer in our taproom at all times. Our beer will often feature local ingredients including ones foraged from our local flora. A large focus and our passion is funky, alternative fermentation. Sour beer, saison, and mixed fermentation styles as well as spontaneous fermentation are a staple among the ever rotating offerings from Branch & Bone Artisan Ales.
Carillon Brewing Company
1000 Carillon Blvd Dayton
An 1850s style brewery in the beautiful setting of Carillon Historical Park. It is the nation’s only brewery in a museum.
Crooked Handle Brewing Co
760 N. Main Street Springboro
Wednesday: Open Mic Night 6-8:30
Thursday: F5 Trivia 7-9
Saturday: Nick Mitchell and the Devil Wind House Band 6-9
Eudora Brewing Company
3022 Wilmington Pike, Kettering
This 8,000 square-foot taproom featuring a 4,000+ square-foot patio and six glass, bay-style garage doors Tuesday-Sunday has Dayton’s only
Fifth Street Brewpub
1600 E 5th St, Dayton
Housed in a building from 1856, this co-op owned brewery, a lifetime membership is just $125
Figleaf Brewing Company
3387 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, Middletown
The brewery hosted its grand opening celebration 6/17/2017. It houses custom brewing equipment, utilizing some less common techniques and processes in service of unique flavors.
Hairless Hare Brewery
738 W. National Rd. Vandalia
Founded by Matt Harris and Mike Legg in 2013, the Hairless Hare Brewery offers a wide selection of craft beer brewed on site, handcrafted pizza, smoked wings, scratch made soups and more. In 2019 they acquired the adjacent space and began building out a bigger and better tap room as well as the addition of the Blackbird Meadery.
Heavier Than Air
497 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Centerville
Brothers Chris and Nick Tarkany opened this aviation themed brewery with 10 taps in 2017.
Lock 27 Brewing
1035 S Main St, Centerville
329 E 1st St, Dayton
Lock is giving away a limited supply of these awesome It’s Always Sunny in Dayton aluminum cups! Join us this week 5.16 – 5.22 in our Centerville and Dayton Brewpubs, and show that you’ve liked this post, along with buying one of our craft beers of course, and you can bring home your very own ASID aluminum cup!
Loose Ends Brewing
890 South Main Street, Centerville,
219 S 2nd St, Miamisburg
8016 Marion Dr Maria Stein
424 East First Street (opening soon)
102 W. Columbia Street, Springfiels
May 19 5pm Cray Cray Cajun
May 20 Singer Songwiter Nicholas Clay
May 21 Champion City Food Truck Rally
1521 1st Avenue, Middletown
May 20 & 21 – 2 year anniversary
4716 Wilmington Pike, Kettering
916 1st Ave, Middletown
818 Factory Rd, BeavercreekOpened on July 4, 2020 next to the Miami Valley Bike Trails Creekside path on a one-acre lot, providing plenty of outdoor space for maintaining distance—and for kids to run around while their parents enjoy a lazy afternoon.
Wed, May 17 7pm Trivia- 1st Place – $50 gift card
Sun, May 22 noon -4pm – Brain Cancer Research 818 Give Back
Beer release: Blue My Mind – blueberry fruited ale- $1 for every pint of Blue My Mind sold will be donated to StacheStrong supporting Brain Cancer Research
319 S 2nd St, Miamisburg
431 E 5th St Dayton in the Oregon District
When they opened in 2013, they were the first brewery to bring beer production back to the City of Dayton in 52 years.
101 Corry St, Yellow Springs
Opened in May of 2021 they offer 10 taps and live music nightly
Thurs, May 19 8-10pm An Evening with Shron Lane and Danny Sauers
3725 Presidential Drive, Beavercreek
Yellow Springs Brewery
Brewery: 305 N Walnut St, Yellow Springs
Barrel Room: 1475 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs
Brewery & Taproom 26 Wyandot St., Dayton
Barrel Room & Smokery 25 Wright Station Way, Springboro
Brewpub & Smokery – 5650 Tylersville Rd., Mason
Launching their Summer seasonal, Trotwood Lime on Thursday, May 18th at all Taproom occasions on tap and in 6pk cans to go.
A statewide celebration is the From the Heart fundraiser collaboration beer that directly supports the mission of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association: to promote, preserve, diversify and unify Ohio’s craft brewing industry.
More than 70 Ohio breweries are gearing up to celebrate American Craft Beer Week with a special statewide collaboration brew. From the Heart: Volume 2 is a fundraising beer to benefit the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, the non-profit trade organization working to promote and protect the state’s craft beer industry.
The From the Heart fundraiser was made possible through the generous support of OCBA allied business members Blue Label Packaging, the Country Malt Group, Crosby Hops, Great Western Malting, Lemon Grenade Creative and Origin Malt who donated ingredients and packaging materials for the project.
Breweries participating in the collaboration purchased the donated ingredients from the Ohio Craft Brewers Association and brewed a variation on a hazy IPA recipe developed by Chris Davison of Wolf’s Ridge Brewing and Dan Shaffer of Land-Grant Brewing Company. The name “From the Heart” – coined by Krista Alvarado of 4KD Crick Brewery in Defiance – was chosen last year out of dozens of suggestions from our members.
The Ohio Craft Brewers Association counts nearly three-quarters of Ohio’s 396 independently-owned craft breweries among its membership. The organization provides a wide range of member services, including legislative advocacy at the Ohio Statehouse, brewery marketing through programs like the Ohio On Tap passport app, technical and educational conferences and seminars, and community-building connections between breweries and the businesses that support the industry