ALES (beer & music!)
The River, Trails, and Ales Festival will feature beer from local regional breweries. Participating Marietta bars & restaurants will each host different regional microbreweries for the weekend. Each venue will hold event-themed activities and entertainment and festival participants may wander freely between locations. Many events are free of charge!
Stay tuned for 2013 participating restaurants and breweries!
Here were the 2012 happenings:
ALES: Marietta Brewing Company & Buckeye Brewing Company
Featured brews on tap:
5 of Marietta Brewing Company’s own handcrafted beers on tap plus Buckeye Brewing Co.’s Hippie IPA from Cleveland OH!
Performance Schedule: All MBC events are free!
Thursday: 9pm: Kick-off party with Hayfield and Crow
Friday: 10pm: Qiet
Saturday: 10pm: Sacra Via
Weasel Boy Brewing Co. Featured Brews:
Plaid Ferret Scottish Ale
Ornery Otter Blonde
Dancing Ferret India Pale Ale
*The Brewer and President of Weasel Boy Brewing will be on hand on Friday night around 6-9 pm. Stop by for Happy Hour & to learn more about Weasel Boy Brewing Company!
6-9 pm: Josh Buskirk on the Galley Patio
9:30pm The Carlsons
The Boathouse BBQ Located on the river in Marietta’s Harmer Village, they have a great selection of award winning choices. First place Best Ribs in the Mid Ohio Valley, First place peoples choice award Ribs and Chili, First place Best Wings, and more…. Come dine inside or out with the bests view in the valley of the Mighty Ohio River! Live music and access from the river at their docks!
ALES: Elevator Brewing Co.
Dark Horse Lager 5.2% abv (a 2007 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal Winner!)
Three Frogs India Pale Ale 7.6%abv
Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale 5.7%abv
Friday: 7pm: Tracy Ellen and Sean Johnson
The River View Lounge at the Lafayette Hotel:
Great Lakes Brewery’s Dortmunder Gold
Great Lakes opened their doors in September 1988 and signaled a new era in Cleveland brewing as the first microbrewery in Ohio. Original beers included the Heisman, a Dortmunder-style beer named for the famed football player (and future trophy) who lived around the corner from the brewery. It was immediately followed by Elliot Ness Amber Lager. Both were overnight successes; the Heisman was later renamed Dortmunder Gold for both its color and the Gold Medal it won at the 1990 Great American Beer Festival.