The 11th Annual AleFeast where “Craft Beer Meets Fine Food" had plenty of great beers — a lot of it local.
With more than 60 breweries represented, it was a who's who of barley and hops.
Our local breweries stood up to the big craft guns with pours that had every bit of layered, flavorful sudsy charm as breweries much larger who have been brewing much longer.
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We lavished in the relaxing mood brought on by the deep and lazy Founders Breakfast Stout. We got fired up with the powerful punch that IPA's like Elysian Space Dust and Old Nation M-43 packed. Deschutes Black Butte Porter was a lavished, layered delight and Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale had us thirsting for more.
There were plenty of nationally marketed and sold craft pours to tempt, but our local breweries came to impress with a list of creations that really became impressive after soaking it up and seeing them from station to station.
Here's a look at the local pours that were being served up in case you missed AleFest. The list also makes a great guide to our local breweries — all places worth a stop to grab a pint.
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Branch and Bone Artisan Ales
905 Wayne Ave., Dayton
Branch & Bone Pretzel Queen
Crooked Handle Brewing Co.
760 N. Main St., Springboro
Crooked Handle The Machine Imperial Stout
Dayton Beer Co. Production Brewery & Bier Hall
41 Madison St., Dayton
Dayton Beer Company Brown Street Ale
Devil Wind Brewing
130 S. Detroit St., Xenia
Devil’s Backbone Gold Leaf Lager
Devil Wind Cranberry Gose
Eudora Brewing Co.
3022 Wilmington Pike, Kettering
Eudora Mother Fuggle Brown Ale
Fifth Street Brewpub
1600 E. 5th St., Dayton
Fifth Street From Fire Rauchbier
Fifth Street Ice Breaker IPA
FigLeaf Brewing Co.
3387 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., Middletown
Hairless Hare Brewery
738 W. National Rd., Vandalia
Hairless Hare Hazelnut Brown Ale
Lock 27 Brewing
329 E. 1st St., Dayton
Lock 27 Locktender Golden Ale
Lock 27 Mouth Breather IPA
Lock 27 Stumbling Nag DIPA
Lock Tender Golden Ale
Mother Stewart's Brewing Co.
109 W. North St., Springfield
Mother Stewart’s Vienna Lager
Star City Brewing Co.
319 S. Second St., Miamisburg
Star City Building 26 Biere de Garde
Toxic Brew Co.
431 E. 5th St., Dayton
Toxic Gem City Ruby Amber
Warped Wing Brewing Co.
26 Wyandot St., Dayton
Warped Wing Pirogue
Warped Wing 10 Ton Oatmeal Stout
Warped Wing Superba Pils
Yellow Springs Brewery
305 N. Walnut St., Yellow Springs
Yellow Springs Boat Show IPA
Yellow Springs Captain Stardust Saison