Last day of Ohio Brew Week in Athens

An annual one-week staple in Athens comes to a close.
Last day of Ohio Brew Week in Athens
Last day of Ohio Brew Week in Athens(Mitchell Blahut - WTAP)
Published: Jul. 15, 2023 at 6:09 PM EDT
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Saturday marks the final day for Ohio Brew Week.

The week features roughly 30 breweries and showcasing what each one has to offer.

“It helps. It shows not only local breweries, but it helps out all the businesses. It gives more exposure to the businesses, show what they have and everything else,” Eclipse Company Store manager, Brandon Roberts said. “It’s like this week Happy Hollow — which is a brand new brewery up in Nelsonville — we displayed them as one of our breweries of the week. And it was helping them grow and get their name out there and show the beers that they produce.”

Businesses in the area said this event is a significant boost to the city and local economy.

“Ohio University is kind of the flagship business in the city of Athens. So, when the students are gone over the summers, this is the draw that brings people to Athens to help give an influx to businesses that are having a difficult time making it until the kids come back,” West End Ciderhouse and Distillery co-founder, Brandon Roberts said.

Officials say many from different parts of Ohio — such as Toledo, Columbus and Cleveland — come to Athens for this week. Some of the breweries had food and drink specials and live music.

The venues who participated are listed below:

  • Broney’s Alumni Grill
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Casa Nueva
  • Cat’s Corner
  • Cat’s Eye Saloon
  • Ciro Italian Kitchen & Bar
  • Courtside Pizza
  • Devil’s Kettle Brewing
  • Dutch Creek Winery
  • Eclipse Company Store Craft Beer Hall
  • J Bar
  • Jackie O’s Public House
  • Jackie O’s Taproom
  • Jackie O’s Brewpub
  • Little Fish Brewing Company
  • Lucky’s Sports Tavern
  • North End Kitchen + Bar
  • Ohio University Inn and Conference Center
  • Pawpurr’s Bar
  • The Pigskin Bar and Grille
  • Red Brick Tavern
  • Smiling Skull Saloon
  • Sol Restaurant
  • The C.I.
  • The Crystal
  • The Over Hang
  • The Pub
  • The Union
  • Tony’s Tavern
  • West End Ciderhouse
  • West End Distillery