Wandering Griffin will host a tapping party July 22 for its first collaborative beer. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Wandering Griffin brewpub takes big step toward brewing its own beer

The brewpub has collaborated with Springboro’s Crooked Handle Brewing Company to brew a beer called “Crooked Griffin,” a limited-release, New England-style IPA, and will release the new beer at the brewpub on Saturday, July 22 at 3725 Presidential Drive in Beavercreek.

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Wandering Griffin is shooting to start brewing its own beer in-house in early 2018. It plans to collaborate with other local breweries for similar events and beers prior to launching its own brewing operation.

“Ever since we opened late last year we’ve been excited to start brewing as Beavercreek’s only local craft brewery,” Brian Young, partner in Wandering Griffin, said in a release. “The Wandering Brewer series is our chance to get people our beers ahead of schedule and also work with some of the other amazing breweries right here in the Miami Valley.”

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The July 22 tapping will be accompanied by yard games on the patio, live music with Todd the Fox and food and drink specials.

Dry-hopped with Mosaic hops, Crooked Griffin has a slightly nutty malt flavor and a firm, smooth bitterness, Wandering Griffin’s founders said. “It’s the first beer we’re serving that we can say is ours,” Young said.

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“We’ve been using the phrase ‘partly cloudy with a chance of hops’ to describe it. It’s not too hoppy, has a nice haze to it, and really is just perfectly balanced for summertime drinking.”

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The 10,000-square-foot brewpub opened late last year and is located at the former Quaker Steak & Lube space off Colonel Glenn Highway, across from Wright State University.

For more information, check out The Wandering Griffin Facebook page.

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