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Northeast Ohio breweries participating in special 'From the Heart' brew to help the craft beer industry

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Posted at 10:03 AM, May 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-17 10:03:50-04

CLEVELAND — Breweries across the state, including in Northeast Ohio, are celebrating American Craft Beer Week, May 16-22, with the second edition of a statewide collaboration brew called From the Heart Vol. 2.

From the Heart Vol. 2 was produced as a fundraising beer to benefit the Ohio Craft Brewer’s Association and its work to "promote, preserve, diversify and unify the state’s craft beer industry."

The special beer has started to become available at participating breweries, some of which will also offer a limited edition From the Heart pint glasses, while supplies last.

Participating breweries in the Greater Cleveland area are:

  • Avon Brewing Company in Avon
  • Broadview Brewing Company in Broadview Heights
  • Collision Bend Brewing Company in Cleveland
  • Ghost Tree Brewing in Amherst
  • Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland
  • Hope Brothers Brewing in North Ridgeville
  • Saucy Brew Works in Ohio City
  • Saucy Brew Works in Pinecrest
  • Schnitz Ale Brewery
  • ZZ’s Big Top in Avon

Find the complete list, including participating breweries in the Akron and Canton area, here.

Brewers from two breweries in Columbus collaborated on the hazy IPA recipe using donated ingredients.

The nearly 80 participating breweries are given the freedom to put their own spins on the beer using additional ingredients or a different brewing process. This will allow drinkers to compare and contrast versions from different breweries.

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From the Heart Vol. 2.

Last year was the inaugural year of the From the Heart fundraising event. The Ohio Craft Brewer’s Association said it helped raise money during a time in the pandemic that forced them to cancel eight events, which impacted the nonprofit’s operating budget.

"In the face of two years of mounting challenges and uncertainty, Ohio's breweries have shown remarkable resilience," said Ohio Craft Brewers Association Executive Director Mary MacDonald in a news release. "Our job is to support them in any way that we can. We're so grateful that they are showing that support right back to us with From the Heart."

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