Branch & Bone Artisan Ales , the Dayton brewery that opened in June 2018 at 905 Wayne Ave., has been selected as one of 20 Best New Breweries in America in the last three years by 10Best.com. As a result, it is now in the running for the #1 Best New Brewery, which will be chosen by online voters between now and March 17.
To cast a vote for Branch & Bone Artisan Ales, click on this 10Best.com link.
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“Craft breweries are opening in record numbers in the United States, hundreds each year. USA TODAY 10Best wants to find the best new breweries in the country, ones founded in the past three years (since the beginning of 2017), so we asked a panel of beer experts to nominate their favorites,” the web site says. “Now it's your turn to pick a winner. Vote for your favorite once per day until voting ends on Tuesday, March 17 at noon ET. The winning breweries, chosen by your vote, will be announced on Friday, March 27.”
The Dayton brewery, which specializes in wild-fermentation and mixed-fermentation beers, is urging its fans to support the online effort.
“At Branch & Bone we are very passionate about what we do so it is very humbling to receive recognition at this level. If you appreciate what we do please vote early and vote often,” Trevor Sutherland, sales director for Branch & Bone, said today, Feb. 18 in a release.
This is the second national web-site accolade that Branch & Bone has scored in a week. Last week, the Dayton craft brewery was named the “Best New Brewer” in Ohio by RateBeer.com.
Each year, RateBeer — an online forum for craft-beer enthusiasts since 2000 — recognizes the best and highest-rated new brewers, beers and breweries by region and country. The 2019 Ohio award for best brewery and best beer both went to Hoppin’ Frog in Akron.
The “Best New Brewer” award from Ratebeer.com “was a pleasant surprise, and we are flattered to have been recognized in a field of our peers,” said Brett Smith, co-founder and brewer at Branch & Bone.