Several years ago, I had an idea to open a
tater tot eatery and call it Tater Tot Heaven. Well, Scott Nelowet beat
me to the punch (sort of) with French Fry Heaven, which originally
opened as a fry stand in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2011.
First off, let’s recap what’s new in brews. Last week, MadTree
released their popular and limited Galaxy High imperial IPA. The “dank”
flavored beer is made with New Zealand hops, has 120 IBUs and a 10.2
percent ABV. Get it in cans and on draft.
Following in the footsteps of other local brands that ferment
food and drink, like Fab Ferments and The Pickled Pig, husband-and-wife
team Mercy Mabalot and Arie Vandenberg started Chimera Shrubs in June.
Cincinnati area breweries are poised to make 2016 bigger and better, and the accolades keep coming: BeerAdvocate’s
January issue named Taft’s Ale House and Braxton Brewing Company as two
of the 33 best new breweries from 2015.