by Nolan Shea
Posted In: Alcohol
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New brewing company opens May 17
Cincinnati has a rich brewing history,
plain and simple. And if you haven’t been living in a hole for the
past couple of years you know that. So it should be of no surprise
that someone would take a piece of that history back home with them.
That’s exactly what 25-year-old
Daytonite and founder of The Dayton Beer Company, Peter Hilgeman,
did. “I have always been interested in beer, but my interest really
peaked when I worked at The Party Source during college,” Hilgeman
Hilgeman, a 2009 University of
Cincinnati graduate, spent some of his time working across the river
at The Party Source in Covington, which for many is considered to be
the local mecca for beer and spirits.
“Living in Cincinnati definitely
inspired me to brew beer and open up a brewery in my hometown of
Dayton,” he says. “Cincinnati and Dayton have amazing brewing
traditions and I truly love the history that both cities share with
regards to their brewing.
“I really wanted to restore that
brewing tradition not only for Dayton, but throughout Southwest
Hilgeman also spent five months
traveling throughout Europe honing his pallet for exceptional beers
from around the world.
With names like Patterson Pale Ale,
Inventors IPA and Hawthorn Hill Hefeweizen, Hilgeman wanted to make
something that Dayton could call its own and the Queen City could
also be proud of.
“My goal for The Dayton Beer Comapy
is simple. I want to provide people with great-tasting beer that they
really love drinking and to help them learn about the great brewing
traditions Dayton and Cincinnati have to offer,” Hilgeman says. “I
want to be thoroughly involved in the community and give back
whenever and wherever possible."
Hilgeman plans to have his beer
available in a few bar locations in Mount Adams. “I hope that the
Queen City will be able to have a few Dayton Beer Company beers in
the next month or two,” Hilgeman says. “ I also intend to expand
throughout Ohio and eventually to other states as well, but with our
roots firmly entrenched in Southwest Ohio.”
The Dayton Beer Co. is set to opens its
doors at 912 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering, Thursday, May 17. The
tasting room will be open Wednesday-Saturday until 10 p.m. Check out
www.thedaytonbeerco.com for more information.