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Winter Warmer fest and other weekend beer events.

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In case you don't have any plans for the weekend, it may not be too late.  The 8th annual Winter Warmer Fest is again being held at the Windows on the River in Cleveland's flats from 2 to 6 pm on Saturday. The event is a fundraiser for the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, and features winter and limited edition beers from more than thirty Ohio breweries. I like this event as it is all Ohio beers! Tickets are $45, and may not be available at the door, so click here to buy now. Ohiocraftbeer.org has a list of all the participating breweries and beers. Check it out. You don't want to miss this one. Many of these beers are not available anywhere else but the brewery.

In Toledo, the 8th annual Glass City Beer Festival going on from 7-11 pm tonight at the Lucas County Recreation Center in Maumee, Ohio. VIP entry begins at 6 p.m. This event features 45 breweries and nearly 225 beers. All proceeds benefit the Arc of Lucas County and the Northwest Ohio Hemophilia Foundation. For more details, including a list of all the breweries and beers,click here.

The Acme store in Montrose (Route 18, near I-77) is continuing its grand opening celebration with the launch of it's new growler station. The store has undergone an extensive remodeling and expanded its beer, wine, and liquor department. They are celebrating with an all Ohio beer tasting from 6 to 8 pm tonight. The event will feature Jackie O’s Oil of Aphrodite, Fat Head’s Hippy Sippy, Columbus Bodhi, Great Lakes Chillwave, The Brew Kettle Kitka Stout and Thirsty Dog Citra Dog aged in rum barrels with mandarin oranges. There is a minimal charge of 25-50 cents per taste, but no charge to attend.

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