The Ohio Craft Brewers Association is gearing up for the fourth annual Ohio Pint Day, to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26. That day, more than 180 breweries across the state will offer this year’s limited edition, collectible pint glass in their taprooms as a fundraiser for their industry advocates. This year’s glass is a beaut, and we shall have it — as CBB is based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Approximately 17,000 Ohio Pint Day glasses will be available at participating breweries, a record number since the annual promotion began in 2020. Demand for the collectible Ohio Pint Day glass has been consistently high year-over-year, with many breweries distributing all of their glassware within hours of making it available.
“Craft beer and art both have the power to enrich our lives and bring people together,” said Ohio Craft Brewers Association executive director Mary MacDonald. “Ohio Pint Day is about celebrating the intersection of art and beer, and the positive effects of both in our communities.”
The Ohio Craft Brewers Association commissioned artist Amy Kollar Anderson to design this year’s Ohio Pint Day glass after admiring the artwork that adorns the walls of her brewery, Nowhere in Particular Cabinet of Curiosities in Kettering.
“When I was brainstorming ideas, I thought about looking at the image as you rotated the glass and something that would be light-hearted and whimsical,” Kollar Anderson explains in her artist’s statement. “I pictured a Victorian style chaise and who might lounge there. Visions of a goddess (perhaps Ninkasi, goddess of beer?) enjoying a pint came to mind, but she needed something more to create an engaging narrative. As a proud Daytonian, I wanted something to represent my city and thought about our baseball team, the Dayton Dragons. I am also a fan of mythical creatures and Game of Thrones. I concluded that surrounding this lovely lady should be three hungry dragons begging for a sip!”
On Ohio Pint Day, craft beer fans can expect to find many different offers from participating breweries. Some breweries may sell the glass filled with the customer’s choice of beer, others may include the glass with a crowler or growler purchase to go, still others may sell the glass individually.
Breweries that are not typically open on Tuesdays will make their glassware available the next day they are scheduled to be open.
In partnership with the participating breweries and glass manufacturer Boelter Beverage, $1 from every glass will be donated to the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, the non-profit organization that represents and advocates for Ohio’s independently-owned craft breweries.
Users of the Ohio On Tap brewery passport app will be able to receive a bonus passport stamp by purchasing an Ohio Pint Day glass. Users will be able to submit selfies with their glass from Sept. 26 through Oct. 1 to receive the stamp.
A complete list and map of participating breweries can be found at https://ohiocraftbeer.org/ohiopintday/