I first met John and Adriana Bikis in January at their home. Sitting across from them in the dining room, we sampled experimental brews, chatted about the region of London that served as the creative catalyst for the brewery and discussed the strategic crossroads in which they found themselves. To be a brewery, or to be a brewpub? That was the question.
Small brewing makes for big business. The craft brewing industry—including breweries, wholesalers and retailers—contributed $33.9 billion to the U.S. economy in 2012, and provided more than 360,000 jobs. Here in Ohio, the industry had an economic impact of $1.26 billion.
Dr. Godwin Meniru of Jackson Township seems unstoppable. The gynecologist, obstetrician — and vintner — has gone from producing mead to hard cider to sangria in less than a year at his Meniru Meadery at 5868 Fulton Drive NW.
Engineer by day, mixologist by night — at least it would seem so. Michael Cudnik of Canal Fulton is this year’s About magazine’s Signature Drink winner. His drink — a root beer float with a twist — wowed the judges of the annual drink competition held at Tozzi’s Downtown.
A love of art is the reason behind the creation of the winning drink in the annual About magazine Signature Drink Competition. Neil Carpathios of Massillon wanted to honor artist Paul Gauguin with his drink, a tropical French margarita aptly named The Gauguin.
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