A beer flight at Warped Wing Brewing Company. Staff File photo by CONNIE POST

Warped Wing to celebrate anniversary Saturday with special beers

Warped Wing Brewing Company will celebrate its third anniversary this Saturday, Jan. 14, by tapping several special beers and offering live music throughout the day.

The event will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. The brewery also will release single cans and draught of its Baltic Argonaut, a porter with 11.5 percent alcohol that has been maturing in tanks for more than six months.

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Music will be provided by Todd the Fox (noon to 2 p.m.), The New Old-Fashioned (2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.), and The Repeating Arms (5-7 p.m.).

Celebrate Father’s Day with a cold brew like these at Warped Wing Brewing Company production facility at 26 Wyandot Street, Dayton. JIM WITMER / STAFF
Photo: Jim Witmer

The beer-tapping schedule includes:

• noon — Baltic Argonaut Baltic Porter Draught & Cans

• 1 p.m. — Ermal’s aged in Chardonnay barrels

• 2 p.m. — 10 Ton aged in Whiskey Row barrels

• 3 p.m. — Pirogue 2015 aged in Old Forester barrels

• 4 p.m. — Whiskey Rebellion 2015 aged 2 years in Woodford Reserve barrels

• 5 p.m. — Barn Gang aged in Chardonnay barrels

• 6 p.m. — 10 Ton aged in 2nd use Willet Rye barrels then finished in Silver Oak Cabernet barrels

• 7 p.m. — Baltic Argonaut 2016 aged in Woodford Reserve barrels

Warped Wing co-founder Nick Bowman said he and his partners “knew from the start that Ermal’s Cream Ale would be our flagship.” It is named for Ermal Fraze, who created one of the most widely used inventions in modern history: the pop-top can. “We wanted a simple, approachable beer with a lower alcohol content — a session beer that people can share with friends at a picnic or just sitting in the backyard relaxing,” Bowman said. The beer borrows elements from multiple different styles of beer – “a mash-up,” Bowman said – and it has proven popular in the tasting room and retail markets. JIM WITMER/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
Photo: Jim Witmer, Contributing Photographer

Warped Wing cans some of its beers in pint cans for distribution to restaurants, bars, grocery stores and other retailers in the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus markets.

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Warped Wing opened its doors in January 2014, and less than a year later, the brewery signed a lease on a second facility north of downtown to accommodate the stronger-than-projected sales of its beers, both in kegs and in pint cans for retail sales. A restaurant, the Spent Grain Grill, opened inside the brewery in 2015.

In 2016, three new 120-barrel fermentation tanks, each with a capacity of about 3,700 gallons, were installed at the brewery to boost production capacity.