BEST OF DAYTON: What’s YOUR pick as the best brewery in the Miami Valley?

Alex Johnson pours a beer at Fretboard Brewing & Public House on Main Street in downtown Hamilton. The brewery and restaurant offers three levels with bar area on the first floor, a dining room area on the second floor and rooftop dining with a view of the Great Miami River. There are multiple beers on tap, craft cocktails and a section of wine. The food options include pub burger and fries, salads, salmon, steak and more. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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Alex Johnson pours a beer at Fretboard Brewing & Public House on Main Street in downtown Hamilton. The brewery and restaurant offers three levels with bar area on the first floor, a dining room area on the second floor and rooftop dining with a view of the Great Miami River. There are multiple beers on tap, craft cocktails and a section of wine. The food options include pub burger and fries, salads, salmon, steak and more. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

If there is at least one thing that an outsider should know about Dayton, it’s that this city loves its craft beer. Just within the past decade, more than a dozen breweries have opened up in Dayton and its surrounding suburbs, each producing flavorful and distinctive brews.

To celebrate this emergence of craft beer in the Dayton area, we asked you, our readers, to tell us which breweries you believe are the crème de la crème.

Last year, our readers declared Warped Wing Brewing Company to be the best brewery in Dayton. The brewery’s taproom, open since 2014, is a popular destination for local beer geeks, and Warped Wing beers are available in cans and bottles at retail outlets throughout the region.

>> Best of Dayton 2018: The best local brewery takes hometown pride to heart

So, without further ado, these are the finalists for “Best Local Brewery” in the Dayton area, as selected by our readers during the nomination process late last year. Have a favorite? Be sure to vote in the Best of Dayton contest by Feb. 7.

>> How to cast your vote in Dayton.com’s Best of Dayton contest

The finalists:

🍺Alematic Artisan Ales

6182 Chambersburg Rd., Huber Heights | 937-813-8901 | WebsiteFacebook 

🍺Branch & Bone Artisan Ales

905 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-723-7608 | WebsiteFacebook 

🍺Crooked Handle Brewing Co.

760 N. Main St., Springboro | 937-790-3450 | WebsiteFacebook

🍺Eudora Brewing Company

3022 Wilmington Pike, Dayton | info@eudorabrewing.com | WebsiteFacebook 

🍺Fifth Street Brewpub

1600 E 5th St., Dayton | 937-443-0919 | WebsiteFacebook

🍺The Dayton Beer Company

41 Madison St., Dayton | 937-228-2337 | WebsiteFacebook

🍺Toxic Brew Company

431 E 5th St., Dayton | 937-985-3618 | WebsiteFacebook 

🍺Warped Wing Brewing Company

26 Wyandot St., Dayton | 937-222-7003 | WebsiteFacebook

🍺Yellow Springs Brewery

305 Walnut St., Yellow Springs | 937-767-0222 | WebsiteFacebook 

>> VOTE NOW FOR BEST BREWERY

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