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A new bar opened in the Merriman Valley last week called the Beer Haus. It is owned by an Akron grad Bill Bleuter. If you get a chance stop in. I think they have about 100 different beers, but are open to suggestions for additional.

They've also go Das Boot!

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A new bar opened in the Merriman Valley last week called the Beer Haus. It is owned by an Akron grad Bill Bleuter. If you get a chance stop in. I think they have about 100 different beers, but are open to suggestions for additional.

They've also go Das Boot!

There is or was a Beer Haus in Canal Fulton, any idea if this is the same guy?

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New guy...this is his first venture into the bar business. His partner is another guy named Jeremy who has been in the business for a long time.

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I'm pleased to report that I found a holiday beer I like more than the famed GLBC Christmas Ale.... Ohio Brewing Company's Jingle Bell Ale. picked a six pack up a few weeks ago and tried to make it last as long as possible. Such a great taste. If I didn't know better I'd say they used chocolate in the brewing process but it is a really good beer.

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I'm pleased to report that I found a holiday beer I like more than the famed GLBC Christmas Ale.... Ohio Brewing Company's Jingle Bell Ale. picked a six pack up a few weeks ago and tried to make it last as long as possible. Such a great taste. If I didn't know better I'd say they used chocolate in the brewing process but it is a really good beer.

Where did you pick up the 6 pack, if I may ask? I was able to sample Jingle Bell Ale on tap at the party OBC threw in their Selle St production facility around Halloween, but I've had zero luck finding it at a few Giant Eagles and Acmes.

That's an interesting guess on the secret ingredient, BTW. I believe the flavor you're tasting is vanilla.

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I think Jingle Bell Ale is the best product OBC has put out, but I'll take Twelve Dogs of Christmas over it every day of the week. I actually bought a six at the Dairy Zone (not the Dairy Mart mind you) in Northfield on Rt. 8.

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I'm pleased to report that I found a holiday beer I like more than the famed GLBC Christmas Ale.... Ohio Brewing Company's Jingle Bell Ale. picked a six pack up a few weeks ago and tried to make it last as long as possible. Such a great taste. If I didn't know better I'd say they used chocolate in the brewing process but it is a really good beer.

Where did you pick up the 6 pack, if I may ask? I was able to sample Jingle Bell Ale on tap at the party OBC threw in their Selle St production facility around Halloween, but I've had zero luck finding it at a few Giant Eagles and Acmes.

That's an interesting guess on the secret ingredient, BTW. I believe the flavor you're tasting is vanilla.

I actually picked it up at the Giant Eagle on Howe(which has a great microbrew selection now that they redid the place) but it was about 3 weeks ago.

I think Jingle Bell Ale is the best product OBC has put out, but I'll take Twelve Dogs of Christmas over it every day of the week. I actually bought a six at the Dairy Zone (not the Dairy Mart mind you) in Northfield on Rt. 8.

I loved JBA but their Steel Valley Stout is one of my favorite Stouts I've ever had.

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I actually picked it up at the Giant Eagle on Howe(which has a great microbrew selection now that they redid the place) but it was about 3 weeks ago.

I loved JBA but their Steel Valley Stout is one of my favorite Stouts I've ever had.

Thanks! :wave: I like Steel Valley as well. I hope to see them bottle a bigger selection before too long. Zip Hop Ale is a great double IPA they brewed once or twice when they had the brew pub. Alternative Amber was also a favorite of mine. I think I heard them say O'Hoppy Ale would be bottled soon.

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I actually picked it up at the Giant Eagle on Howe(which has a great microbrew selection now that they redid the place) but it was about 3 weeks ago.

I loved JBA but their Steel Valley Stout is one of my favorite Stouts I've ever had.

Thanks! :wave: I like Steel Valley as well. I hope to see them bottle a bigger selection before too long. Zip Hop Ale is a great double IPA they brewed once or twice when they had the brew pub. Alternative Amber was also a favorite of mine. I think I heard them say O'Hoppy Ale would be bottled soon.

I work literally across the street from OBC and love the smell of the barley in the afternoon when I leave and they are brewing... They were supposedly getting growlers in, I would get one of those in a heartbeat.

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I work literally across the street from OBC and love the smell of the barley in the afternoon when I leave and they are brewing... They were supposedly getting growlers in, I would get one of those in a heartbeat.

I still have my old OBC growler from the brew pub. Hopefully with the new Ohio law allowing for brewery tasting rooms without a 2nd ($4,000/year) permit, I'll be able to fill it there again before long. The law doesn't go into effect until March 19 however :cheers:

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I work literally across the street from OBC and love the smell of the barley in the afternoon when I leave and they are brewing... They were supposedly getting growlers in, I would get one of those in a heartbeat.

I still have my old OBC growler from the brew pub. Hopefully with the new Ohio law allowing for brewery tasting rooms without a 2nd ($4,000/year) permit, I'll be able to fill it there again before long. The law doesn't go into effect until March 19 however :cheers:

you should still be able to get it filled there! But regardless, that is exciting. I will definitely be popping over there after work weekly once they open the tasting room. I've been to Thirsty Dog's once but that was only to pick up a six pack of Old Leghumper since I was unable to find it at either drive through on Exchange, I've been meaning to go back there sometime.

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thirsty dog 12 dogs of christmas = wow. definitely liked it better than GLBC Christmas Ale.

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Crossed a new bridge tonight when I stopped and purchased a growler full of Dead Guy Ale on the way home. Growlers=happiness. :D

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Saw a new label today in the singles section, so I bought one to try.

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Nice English Pale Ale here. Nothing special about it. Smooth drinking. Recommend.

Speaking of brew from Great Britain...

Have you ever been a fan of a certain style, then tried a certain brand that just KNOCKED YOUR SOCKS OFF? Happened to me last weekend. I have been liking porters more and more recently and thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect when trying a label new to me. Then I tried a Samuel Smith Taddy. Wow. Perfection. I could picture myself diddy bopping into an English pub with this on tap and quaffing down about 10 pints. It is that good.

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A new bar opened in the Merriman Valley last week called the Beer Haus. It is owned by an Akron grad Bill Bleuter. If you get a chance stop in. I think they have about 100 different beers, but are open to suggestions for additional.

They've also go Das Boot!

Oh! How was it in there?

I haven't been in there yet, but I noticed from the buzztime site that they are carrying the trivia, which is a fun diversion of mine.

A friend of mine mentioned that they found Beer Haus had the trivia, and my first question was, why wasn't it named Bier Haus?

Have you ever been a fan of a certain style, then tried a certain brand that just KNOCKED YOUR SOCKS OFF? Happened to me last weekend. I have been liking porters more and more recently and thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect when trying a label new to me. Then I tried a Samuel Smith Taddy. Wow. Perfection. I could picture myself diddy bopping into an English pub with this on tap and quaffing down about 10 pints. It is that good.

SAMUEL-SMITH-TADDY-PORTER.jpg

Okay I'm definitely curious. Where did you find this?

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Saw a new label today in the singles section, so I bought one to try.

Newcastle-Founders-Ale.jpg

Nice English Pale Ale here. Nothing special about it. Smooth drinking. Recommend.

Speaking of brew from Great Britain...

Have you ever been a fan of a certain style, then tried a certain brand that just KNOCKED YOUR SOCKS OFF? Happened to me last weekend. I have been liking porters more and more recently and thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect when trying a label new to me. Then I tried a Samuel Smith Taddy. Wow. Perfection. I could picture myself diddy bopping into an English pub with this on tap and quaffing down about 10 pints. It is that good.

SAMUEL-SMITH-TADDY-PORTER.jpg

I've tried a couple Samuel Smith's before and have been underwhelmed to be honest. One of which was the Oatmeal Stout. I might have to try the Taddy Porter though.

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I'm pleased to report that I found a holiday beer I like more than the famed GLBC Christmas Ale.... Ohio Brewing Company's Jingle Bell Ale. picked a six pack up a few weeks ago and tried to make it last as long as possible. Such a great taste. If I didn't know better I'd say they used chocolate in the brewing process but it is a really good beer.

JBA is the best beer made in ohio...there i said it.

I bought four six-packs at Giant Eagle in december (may have been the last four of the season) and I intended to try to make them last a few months...drank the last one on Saturday night. :CK_brew:

Anyway, i'd highly recommend it.

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Have you ever been a fan of a certain style, then tried a certain brand that just KNOCKED YOUR SOCKS OFF?
Have you tried this yet Keener (from a lot 9 discussion we had)?

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Have you tried this yet Keener (from a lot 9 discussion we had)?

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No, I haven't, but I take it made the "K.Y.S.O" list? I will have to pick it up next time I see it. It comes in a 4 pack with the little goat charms, right?

@AK RAUDI

I have only tried the Nut Brown and Taddy Porter from Sam Smith, but I thought both of those were best of class.

There appears to be a couple of chinks in the armor of Great Lakes Christmas Ale's stranglehold of "best xmas ale". R4R44 and AK RAUDI are proclaiming the supremacy of JBA and I heard a few rumblings from others (not just UAZIPSMAN) who preferred 12 Dogs. Very interesting!

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I tried some New Belgium Snow Day Winter Ale on tap while dining in Richmond, VA last night. I don't know if it is distributed in Ohio. Recommend. LINK

Also had some Brown Ale from Legend. Nothing special, but worth a quaff if you get around the area. LINK

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I've tried a couple Samuel Smith's before and have been underwhelmed to be honest. One of which was the Oatmeal Stout. I might have to try the Taddy Porter though.

Not much of a beer drinker myself -- I've gravitated to late harvest sauvignon blancs lately (lol), but the Liquor Collection where I shop has the biggest selection in town/the isle, and they give a 100 score to Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout. Also to North Coast Brewing (Arcata, CA) Old Rasputin Imperial Stout. Anyone ever try those?

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Not much of a beer drinker myself -- I've gravitated to late harvest sauvignon blancs lately (lol), but the Liquor Collection where I shop has the biggest selection in town/the isle, and they give a 100 score to Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout. Also to North Coast Brewing (Arcata, CA) Old Rasputin Imperial Stout. Anyone ever try those?

Me neither:)

However I like just classic Budweiser from time to time. It's awesome.

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Just finished the aforementioned Taddy Porter. it wasn't that bad but I don't think I would have it again. Didn't suit my tastes in porters.

I am, however, currently enjoying a Hoppin Frog "Mean Manalishi" Double IPA. Reminds me a lot of my favorite IPA, Stone Ruination which I may enjoy later if I feel like having a hangover tomorrow :P

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the Bud Light Platinum is a joke and reminds me of Budweiser Ale. They're charging $6.99 for a 6 pack to go after the craft beer market. Is a craft beer drinker really going to sacrifice taste to save $2-3?

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Just finished the aforementioned Taddy Porter. it wasn't that bad but I don't think I would have it again. Didn't suit my tastes in porters.

I am, however, currently enjoying a Hoppin Frog "Mean Manalishi" Double IPA. Reminds me a lot of my favorite IPA, Stone Ruination which I may enjoy later if I feel like having a hangover tomorrow :P

Sorry to hear Taddy Porter didn't do it for you. I tried a Left Hand Fade to Black Pepper Porter this weekend.

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Didn't care too much for it.

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