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Published: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 @ 2:03 PM
Updated: Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Yellow Springs Brewery is a great place to wet your whistle along the Little Miami Scenic Trail bike path.
SCAVENGER HUNT IPA
The crisp American 2-row malts, Centennial hops, low-IBU, and even lower ABV (5.3%) make this a perfect summertime Ale. Named in honor of a friend of YSB, $1 from each pint will be donated to the Yellow Springs Community Children's Center in the honoree’s name during a special tapping.
This 4.5% Hoppy American Wheat with fruit is a collaboration with our good friends at Warped Wing Brewing Company -- it’s not your average and traditional wheat beer. It opens with a burst of Citrus hop aroma, tastes mildly sweet and has a slight hop bitterness. The addition of peaches, mangoes and raspberries give this hazy wheat beer a fruity finish and makes it ultimately crushable.
This saison is a brewery favorite -- a light amber and refreshingly effervescent -- and it may just hit the spot.
"It's got a bitterness, but a smooth texture I really like. I totally endorse it," said Terry McLaughlin of Dayton. He said he stops by the brewery about twice a month. ABV: 6.5%.
A 6.2% White IPA, this brew is a mix between an American IPA and a Belgian Wit. This hazy Ale hits you with a wave of tropical and citrus fruit aroma from Mosaic and Citra hops. Notes of coriander, orange peel, wheat and hop bitterness create a symphony in your mouth and a dry finish will leave you wanting more.
SPRINGER WITH RASPBERRIES
This twist on YSB’s signature Golden Ale is locally sourced with grain from Davidson Family Growers in New Carlisle and Cascade hops from Heartland Hops in northwest Ohio. The late addition of raspberries give it that semi-dry but never too sweet finish which makes for a perfect summertime beer. ABV:5.4%
An American pale ale, the Zoetic is straw yellow in color and quite clear. It's alive with citrus and truffle notes. We also like it because it rhymes with "poetic." ABV: 5.2%.
FIRST LOST EPISODE
This Belgian fruit beer with cherries is a Saison-style Ale brewed with Montmorency cherries to give it a burst of tangy and fruity notes. Well balanced and never sweet, this beer’s ABV comes in at 4.9%.
This American wheat is the perfect way to ease into craft beers. It's light, yeasty and slightly bitter. ABV: 4.2%.
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WHAT: Yellow Springs Brewery
WHERE: 305 N. Walnut St., Yellow Springs
INFO: yellowspringsbrewery.com or 937-767-0222.
HOURS: 3-10 p.m., Monday-Friday; 1-10 p.m. Saturday; 1-8 p.m., Sunday.
Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 11:09 AM
— Dayton’s venue that has morphed to become all things to all people is expanding its schedule. The Yellow Cab Building, which hosts various music, art, food and beer events, announced a new expanded weekly schedule this month.
Starting Aug. 17, Yellow Cab will be open Thursdays through Sundays. Currently, the schedule varies based on special events.
“We’ve loved getting to know so many people through hosting all of the great local events that have called Yellow Cab home,” Tara Moore, co-owner of the Yellow Cab, said in a press release.
Recent developments involving the venue’s capacity to sell alcohol prompted the decision, according to Moore.
“Now with our full liquor license, we’re excited to become a neighborhood tavern for all of our friends.”
Yellow Cab still plans to hold special events throughout the week as they are scheduled. In addition to the new hours, the owners also announced they will be a hub for Dayton Premiere League soccer fans.
“If the Premier League is on, The Yellow Cab will be open. It’s basically getting an excuse to watch a ton of soccer this season with no guilt,” Mark Jeffers, co-owner of the Yellow Cab, said. “After all, it'll be my job.”
You can learn more about the new schedule and related festivities here.
The expanded schedule breakdown:
Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— MacKenzie Manley has no problem with hip, modern bars, but that’s not her speed.
“They’re all bright and shiny and new school,” she said. “I wanted the bar you can’t find anywhere.”
In Mack’s Tavern, Manley says she has built a place where a person can pony up to the bar, order a drink and make new friends.
“Everybody calls it home,” Manley said of the pub at 381 Miamisburg Centerville Road in Washington Twp., Montgomery County. “It’s been a hell of a ride. I love it.”
Described as a “a laid-back neighborhood bar with amazingly good food,” Mack’s recently celebrated its third anniversary.
The adoration for Manley and Mack’s shined through in the results of Dayton.com’s Best of Dayton contest.
The 5,000-square-foot tavern known for its pizzas, in-house ginger beer and award-winning Bloody Marys grabbed five first place awards in the Dayton.com Best of Dayton contest: Best Bar Bathroom, Best Bartender (Holly Henry), Best Dive Bar, Best Karaoke and Best Trivia.
The bar that gets it name from Manley’s nickname, “Mack,” scored second place in Best Place to Play Pool and Best Place to Watch the Game.
Manley said she was particularly proud of victories in the sought-after Best Dive Bar and Best Bar Bathroom.
Mack’s bathroom is an oasis of femininity with its pink paint, bedazzled soap and towel dispensers and butterfly ceiling.
“Glitter makes everything better,” Manley said.
Manley’s decorations haven’t survived as well in the Second Amendment-themed men’s room, but that clearly doesn’t bother Mack’s regular Johnny Sullivan, who uses a wheelchair.
He said Manley went the extra mile to make the bar and its bathroom “Johnny-friendly.”
“It is a good place to hang out and have fun, play darts and pool,” Sullivan said of Macks.
“Dive bar” doesn’t exactly describe Mack’s entirely, and it is clear that Manley and her staff put blood, sweat and tears into transforming the space that previously held L2 Marketing Research into a bar with such a loyal following.
Mack’s is larger than it looks on the outside. There is a wall of TVs above the bar, a three-table pool room, foosball, about four dart boards and a front patio. The wall is filled with vintage bar signs.
Manley wants to add a back patio as well.
Some of the bar’s decorations are from Newtown Party Center, the carryout once owned by Manley’s parents, Bill and Kaye Manley, at Little Richmond and Union roads in Trotwood.
Among the treasures is a can’t miss 7-Up sign. Her grandmother’s old dresser now serves as a popcorn machine table.
Speaking of food, Mack’s menu is far from typical bar food.
The menu includes Chewie Boar Bombs (pork short rib lollipops), a Mack and Cheese Pita Pizza, the Cheesy Roethlis Burger Pizza, Bianco Pizza, Smurf-tastic Shrooms and Not Your Grandma’s Bread (toasted buttery naan bread smothered in special cheese, spice and sour cream).
Paul Erickson, a Mack’s regular and once-a-week cook, said the bar has great atmosphere, bartenders and regulars.
Manley pointed out that bartender Andrea Russ, for instance, went above and beyond to help her stain Mack’s wood.
“It is just a good neighborhood bar like Cheers,” Erickson said.
Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— Why celebrate your birthday one day when there seven days in a week?
Mack’s Tavern, one of the biggest winners in Dayton.com’s 2017 Best of Dayton poll, celebrated its third birthday on Tuesday -- but it’s partying all week long.
>> PHOTOS: Dayton.com’s 2017 ‘Best of Dayton’ party
The bar, located at 381 Miamisburg Centerville Road in Centerville, is posting specials to its Facebook page all week long to keep the fun going.
SPECIALS TO LOOK FORWARD TO:
Thursday, Feb. 8: $2.50 Miller Light and Bud Light pounders (16 ounce aluminum bottles); $3 cherry and grape bombs; $7 one-topping medium pizzas.
Friday, Feb. 9: 99-cent domestic beers; $7 one-topping medium pizzas; $10 large one-topping pizza; $3 lemon drops and carmel apple shots.
Saturday, Feb. 10: $3.50 domestic pitchers; $7 one-topping medium pizzas; $10 large one-topping pizza; $3 cherry and grape bombs and Fire Bomb shots.
When we say Mack’s Tavern won big in Best of Dayton, we are not kidding.
Owned by MacKenzie Manley, the pub describes itself as “a laid back neighborhood bar with amazingly good food.”
Manley said she is thrilled by the bar’s success. The bar strives to make each customer feels welcome.
“Come as a stranger, leave as a friend. It is that down home, old-school feel you can’t find anywhere,” she said. “It’s been an amazing ride. It really has been.”
It was voted Best of Dayton in the following categories:
First place: Best Bar Bathroom
First place: Best Bartender (Holly Henry)
First place: Best Dive Bar
First place: Best Karaoke
First place: Best Trivia
Second Place: Best Place to Play Pool
Second Place: Best Place to Watch the Game
Want more? Find out about other Best of Dayton winners here:
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WHAT: Mack’s Tavern
WHERE: 381 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Washington Twp.
Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— If you’re obsessed with pinball, here’s something to keep you busy this winter.
Canal Pinball League kicks off on Monday, Feb. 12 at Canal Street Arcade and Deli, 308 E. 1st St., Dayton.
The Co-ed Winter Pinball League is, quite simply, “for those who enjoy pinball.” You can join individually -- no teammates required.
The league will meet on the following dates: Feb. 12, Feb. 19, Feb. 26 and March 19.
The fee is $30, and includes quarters, a t-shirt, weekly prizes, overall league winner prizes and admin fees.