The 2013 Ohio Brew Week keynote speaker will be Bill Metzger. Bill began to brew his own beer in 1988. This decision came after years of traveling to different countries and regions of the United States under the guise of sampling the native beers there. Bill’s love of travel—and beer—led him to realize that he needed to know more about the brewing process. His first successful beer was a Nut Brown Ale, made from a kit.
Bill gives the Keynote Address, MONDAY, June 24, starting at 6 p.m. during the KEG Tap Ceremony at Jackie O’s Public House, W. Union St. He will also speak during the beer dinner at The Pub, 39 N. Court St., Sunday, June 23, starting at 6 p.m. Click here for the full bio.
New Events This Year!
Enjoy the Historic Walking tour of Athens Pubs & Taverns! Tours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Hunt for a ghost on the Haunted Hocking Tour, Thursday, June 27.
Come to the Athens Cuisine Showcase and The Stars of Illusion Hollywood performers, 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 25
Announcing Ms. Ohio Brew Week Ambassador 2013!
Holly Nesbitt, Ohio University junior majoring in Physical Education with a Dance minor, is the 2013 Ms. Ohio Brew Week Ambassador. A Canton, Ohio native, Holly plans to graduate in Spring 2015 and plans to teach middle school physical education.
During Ohio Brew Week, June 21-29, 2013, Holly will assist Executive Director Dan Gates in welcoming guests, hosting special events and serving as an Ambassador for Ohio Craft Brews throughout the state. Click here to read more.
Join us in welcoming Rick Armon’s beer blog to the Ohio Brew Week website. Rick is an accomplished journalist working for the Akron Beacon Journal. He published, Ohio Breweries last year and actively covers the craft brew industry.
Introducing the OBW Bead!
For serious Ohio Brew Week fans! Show off your OBW spirit with the beautiful sterling silver official OBW bead. Wear it on a bracelet, or put it on a leather cord for a necklace. Surprise your favorite brew lover with an OBW Bead!
Price: $85.00 (plus shipping and handling of $4.50) Click here to check out our online store, where you can purchase this bead and peruse our other items for sale!