>> Warped Wing sweeps 3 big beer categories in Best of Dayton
One of those big wins was Best Local Brewery. Here are the top three winners in that popular category:
Best of Dayton 2018 Best Local Brewery: Warped Wing. CONTRIBUTED
🥇WINNER: Warped Wing Brewing Company
Warped Wing has been a success story from day one and has been one of the pioneers in Dayton’s craft beer renaissance.
Warped Wing opened its doors in January 2014 with a full production and canning facility and began self-distributing to retailers right away.
Less than a year after it opened, 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 inside the brewery opened in 2015.
Hometown pride and Dayton history are an integral part of the Warped Wing brand. The Warped Wing name pays homage to the famous invention by the Wright brother’s called “wing warping.” One of Warped Wing’s top-selling beers, Ermal’s Belgian Style Cream Ale, is named in honor of Ermal Fraze, a local resident who invented the pull-top can in 1959. The top-selling Trotwood Lager is named after Trotwood Trailers, a local company that manufactured unique camping trailers in Dayton for over six decades.
What's on tap right now? | Year-round beers and seasonal beers | Where to find Warped Wing beers in stores
26 Wyandot St., Dayton | 937-222-7003 | Website | Facebook
🥈SECOND PLACE: Yellow Springs Brewery
Yellow Springs Brewery takes pride in offering refreshing brews and capturing the spirit of its hometown of Yellow Springs with an eclectic display of art. The brewery is located in a historic 19th-century industrial building that once housed a cannery and seed company. It also is conveniently located near the Little Miami Bike Trail and a perfect stop after a ride.
Now more than 100 area establishments serve its beer.
The beers | The taproom
305 N. Walnut St., Yellow Springs | 937-767-0222 | Website | Facebook
Fifth Street Brewpub teamed up with Dayton Sportcial to host a local Beer Olympics on Sunday, February 25, in conjunction with the closing ceremony for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeong Chang. TOM GILLIAM PHOTOGRAPHY
Credit: Tom Gilliam
Credit: Tom Gilliam
🥉THIRD PLACE: Fifth Street Brewpub
One thing that makes Fifth Street Brewpub stand out from the rest is the fact that it’s a co-op.
For a one-time fee of $125, you can join for life and hold a membership share and voting power, as well as 50 cents off all draft beer, $2 off daily food specials, access to members-only events and more.
The establishment, located in St. Anne’s Hill Neighborhood a mile east of downtown, feels like it’s literally part of the neighborhood. FSB also takes great pride in giving back to the community through its guest bartender program and special charitable events.
FSB also serves brunch, lunch and dinner.
How to join the co-op | Beer selection | Menu
1600 E. Fifth St., Dayton | 937-443-0919 | Website | Facebook
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