The Ohio-Beer Mission Statement: Ohio-Beer was founded on the idea that great friends enjoy coming together and talking about things that they love – especially over a good beer. It is in that spirit that we decided to to extend our conversations on craft beer, especially those made in our beloved home state, to include the rest of you. Cheers!
Favorite Styles of Beer: Sours, Stouts, IPAs, and Saisons
Bio: Matt was born in 1982, is an OSU grad in mechanical engineering, and lives in Pickerington, Ohio, with his wife and son. He is a registered professional engineer and makes a living doing research and development, but enjoys drinking craft beer, home brewing, indie rock, film, and supporting Cleveland, Columbus, and Buckeye sports teams.
Favorite Styles of Beer: Belgian Tripel, Oktoberfest, Helles, Lager, Pils
Bio: Lee was born in 1984, is a University of Toledo grad in Sales and Management, and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his girlfriend. He is an Inside Sales Person for a Metal Products Distributor, and is a huge tech geek. If it’s not an IPA or Pepper beer, he’ll drink it…and is always looking to support craft beer. Born and raised an Ohio State fan, he couldn’t love Ohio more.
Favorite Styles of Beer: Tripel, Stout, Porter, IPA, SOUR.
Favorite Ohio Beer: Siberian Night
Bio: Kissed by fire in 1983, Bub has been gingering life up and going shock and awe on his liver for as long as his hazy memories go back. Always down to meet new people and shoot the shit about craft beer, especially those brewed in the great Buckeye State. Into indie music, films and the Bengals. This ginger can be spotted at My 161 Bar, Hal and Al’s, Barley Hopsters and Daily Growler. If you inform Bub that you are a reader (that he doesn’t know) it’s likely your next round will be on him! Fair warning, Bub is the Hudson Hawk of makeout bandits.
Bio: Nick was born in 1985, attended The Ohio State University and has lived his whole life in Columbus. He currently works for his family running one of their two bars; he is the sole reason that the bar is now serving craft beer on draft and in bottles. Recently he has picked up homebrewing with the hope and dream of one day opening a brewpub. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports (Buckeyes and Dallas Cowboys), drinking craft beer, listening to good music, taking the dogs to the park, and homebrewing. If you can’t find him doing one of those things, chances are he’s working to improve his family bar to ensure that all the patrons are having a good time and that they always feel welcome.
Favorite Styles of Beer: Double IPA, Double Stout, Belgian Tripel, and (some) Fruit Beer.
Favorite Ohio Beer: Columbus Brewing Company’s Bodhi
Bio: Sam was born in the year of our Lord 1982 A.D. in Erie, PA. He moved to Galion, OH at age 15, graduated high school and moved to Columbus, OH to attend The Ohio State University where he graduated with a degree in English in 2005. Sam will be moving back to the land that spewed him upon the earth in April of 2013 to join his girlfriend and his arch nemesis, Yuki (girlfriend’s cat). He enjoys being snobby about most things, especially music and literature, where he loves to create his own, listen to and re-create other people’s/band’s masterpieces. An avid Ohio Sports fan, you can find Sam at Progressive Field (it’ll always be The Jake) in the summer, Cleveland Browns Stadium & Ohio Stadium in the fall and you just may have seen Sam skating on the ice at Nationwide Arena during the winter. He is very excited to be the latest addition to Ohio-Beer and would like to thank all of you for listening to the monosyllabic drivel he rambles on and on with.