Fifty West expands east
2019 marks a special year for Fifty West Brewing Company and Southeast Ohio.
The brewery is no stranger to Ohio Brew Week, and over the past years we’ve been lucky to have their beer on draft in Athens for the fest. Unfortunately, that one great week in July was pretty much the only time our region could enjoy their brews.
Yes indeed, earlier this year Fifty West cans appeared in stores across our region of the state. Besides being able to grab a sixer year-round, this also allows for a bigger presence at Ohio Brew Week since we’re actually in their distribution footprint.
This expansion is no surprise, as Fifty West made it onto The Brewers Association’s list of fastest growing small and independent craft brewing companies of 2018. We’re glad that their growth directly affects beer fans in our neck of the woods!
But the brewery’s growth means more than just six-packs in grocery stores. Fifty West is also opening a brewpub in Chillicothe. The city presently lacks a brewery, making it the perfect place to welcome the well-established Cincinnati beer makers. Chillicothe also sits on U.S. 50, so it’s obviously a meaningful next stop for the expanding brewery. Perhaps by the time you’re reading this, construction will already have started at 1 North Paint Street.
Fifty West represents so much of what is great about this industry. Their annual Punch Out brewery-on-brewery boxing event has garnered a ton of attention for its scale and personality, raising the bar of camaraderie and good-natured competition in an already collaborative industry. Their beers are a welcome sight both on tap for Ohio Brew Week and on our grocery store shelves. We’re happy to have them back at the fest, bigger and better than ever.