West-End-CiderhouseWhile Ohio Brew Week celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, 2015 brings another birthday in the world of local libations. Last May marked the opening of the West End Cider House, reviving the space occupied a decade ago by the West End Tavern. A far cry (but only a short walk) from the party atmosphere of the closely-packed uptown bars, the West End Cider House provides a high-quality, specialized drinking experience. Head zymurgist Kelly Sauber boasts decades of experience in all manner of beverage making. From Cincinnati to Marietta and Athens, Sauber has helped open up new breweries and serve as brewmaster, winning awards and shaping the state of Ohio craft beverages all along the way. Cocktail enthusiasts can try out Sauber’s own Fifth Element Spirits in hand-crafted, fresh cocktails with a high quality that matches the best big-city mixology bars. But the real treat is in the West End Cider House’s namesake. You’d be hard-pressed to find more unique fermentables than Sauber’s offerings. From the supremely refreshing lemon-ginger “Zingiber” to more decadent sweet ciders, find a surprising new favorite this Brew Week at the West End Cider House. Of course, there will also be a selection of guest Ohio craft beers on tap to complement the house-made specialties. See you there!