Devil’s Kettle owner and brewer Cameron Fuller won awards at the Ohio Brew Week Homebrew Competition for years. As the accolades piled up, he kept being pushed in one direction– open his own brewery. Thankfully for Athens (and Ohio) he did just that in June 2015. He took his recipe book and worked to scale up his decorated brews on a state-of-the-art system, while creating some new ones in the process.
The Demon Blood imperial stout is an award-winner from Brew Week’s past, and you can tell. In a world full of imperial stouts, it’s a standout.
While the brewery’s name is somewhat sinister, Fuller is also fan of understated beer styles such as English Milds and dark lagers, providing a refreshing respite from the world of extreme brews.
But he can do those too.
Case in point — 97 Columbus, a pitch-black beer that absorbs light like some kind of outer space phenomenon. Or the unique, beguilingly strong blond Spider Silk.
In the past few years, Devil’s Kettle has added a beautiful patio, installed a solar panel array beside the brewery and added more beer taps (including two nitro) along with nonalcoholic offerings such as house-brewed ginger ale.
It’s the perfect spot to escape uptown, enjoy a patio and try out The Kitchen at Devil’s Kettle, a project by Pork & Pickles that opened this year.
If you come into town on Columbus Road, it will be the first brewery you see. Just look for the devilishly red building.
Whatever end of the beer spectrum you want to try, make a stop out to 97 Columbus Road this Brew Week for some Devil’s Kettle.