Hairless Hare brewery to break out some big beers for its 6th anniversary

Vandalia taproom to break out some special brews as part of birthday celebration

Hairless Hare Brewery in Vandalia will host its 6th Anniversary celebration from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, and from all indications, it will be all about the beer.

The brewery is not planning an elaborate series of events Saturday, but instead, focused on the special beers it will release that day, including some gems “out of the cellar:” a 2016 Barrel-Aged Barley Wine, 2017 Barrel-Aged Barley Wine, a 2018 “General Nikolai Bomikoff” collaboration brew with Springboro’s Crooked Handle brewery, a 2018 Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter, and a 2019 Russell’s Barrel-Aged Cold War.

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The brewery also will offer its own special anniversary beer, a 6th Anniversary Double New England IPA, along with a couple of special guest taps: Maine Brewing Company Dinner double IPA, and Pretentious Barrel House  Cherry Pie Sybarite

A raffle will be held in which attendees will receive a raffle ticket for every pint purchased. A $25 gift card will be raffled off every hour from noon to 8 p.m.

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Hairless Hare opened its Vandalia brewery at 738 W. National Road in 2013. It is in the midst of an aggressive expansion project in which the brewery took over the lease of an adjacent tenant, adding more than 3,000 square feet and more than doubling its footprint, Hairless Hare’s owners have said.

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Hairless Hare has already added lunch service as part of the project, which will continue through the end of the year with an expansion of its taproom and the addition of a meadery to be called Black Bird Meadery.

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The brewery does not have a target completion date yet, but Legg said, “We are working hard to have the whole thing operational by the end of 2019.”

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