Holiday edition: 2 beer and food chats on WTAM with Bill Wills

July 4, 2018

Holiday edition: 2 beer and food chats on WTAM with Bill Wills

CLEVELAND, Ohio – This week, our weekly 5-minute chat on WTAM is actually a pair of 5-minute chats with Bill Wills. We cover Fat Head’s Brewery, Great Lakes Christmas Ale in July, Thirsty Dog Brewing’s special local beer released this week, Fresh Start Diner in Twinsburg and the new Cleveland Brewery Passport.

Thirsty Dog Brewing to release beer made with malts processed locally

Akron’s Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. is releasing 330 IPA made with malts processed in Medina County. This gives brewers a bit of control over what’s going in their beer, and it keeps ingredients truly local. Tapping is in Cleveland and Akron on Thursday, July 5.

About 330 IPA

Fresh Start Diner: Breakfast feature

Each week we hit a different breakfast-brunch place in Northeast Ohio. Recently we tried Fresh Start Diner in Twinsburg; here’s what it has to offer.

About the diner

Fat Head’s coming soon

Fat Head’s Brewery in Middleburg Heights aims to open in early August. It’s a combined taproom, production facility, merchandise room, kitchen and more. It covers 75,000 square feet, and its fermenters are visible from Interstate 71.

About Fat Head’s new operation

Christmas Ale to be released in July

Christmas Ale’s main distribution doesn’t hit until late October / early November. But if you’re really thirsty for the seasonal brew now, you are in luck: Great Lakes Brewing Co. will be offering it on a very limited basis this month.

About the release

Cleveland Brewery Passport program opens

A beer trail of some sort has long been talked about for Cuyahoga County; now it’s a reality. The Cleveland Brewery Passport started this week. It’s a partnership between 30 breweries and Destination Cleveland.

About the program


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