Fibonacci Turns Five Years Old

Fibonacci Brewing Company might be the smallest brewery in the state, but that doesn’t keep them from doing big things. When COVID hit this spring, Fibonacci was the first to launch drive-thru and delivery services and is still maintaining it five days a week. Like the “milkman”, Fibonacci delivers beer to all of Hamilton County and picks up empty growlers for the next refill. In addition, the brewery also has a legitimate drive thru window so customers can order online and pick up without having to come inside. Providing these services is part of what has kept this nanobrewery in business this year.

In early April, about a month after the COVID closures, Fibonacci suffered a tornado and close to $20,000 in property damages. Again this brewery did what was needed to stay open, without power, running on a generator, and without a street sign that took about 6 weeks to replace. With a tiny open sign in the window, customers were somehow able to find the drive thru and Fibonacci kept delivering orders throughout Hamilton county every day of the week. At this point, most of the damage has been repaired, but Fibonacci is still waiting on a new roof for the brewery.

During the last few months, Fibonacci has still worked to help the local community by brewing beers to support hospitality professionals, women in beer, and supporting their local community non-profits like the Alliance food pantry and after school program. Fibonacci has continued to host its monthly farmers markets to assist with food insecurity needs in Mount Healthy where there is a food desert and they are able to offer SNAP and Produce Perks benefits as well as voter registration.

For it’s fifth birthday, Fibonacci will be celebrating with food, music, and beer at the expansive outdoor beer garden and urban farm next door to the brewery. The birthday party will take place this Saturday, July 25th from noon to midnight at the brewery located in Mount Healthy. With two taprooms, a covered patio, and a lot of grassy shaded beer garden space, there will be plenty of room to celebrate and observe social distancing requirements. And of course there will be some special beer releases like: a raspberry and blackberry berliner weisse, a New England IPA, a Belgian wit aged in New Riff bourbon gin barrels, a light lager, and more. According to co-owner and President Betty Bollas, “It’s been rough the last few months for small businesses, but we have also had some great support. People have left us notes of encouragement in their online orders, dropped off inspirational painted rocks, hand sewn face masks, and our staff have been right there with us and doing everything they can to help keep us going. Despite all obstacles, we are still in business and we want to celebrate that with the people who have been there with us over the last few months or over the last five years. We are feeling positive for what our future will be as we continue to build our community, brewery, and urban farm with the amazing people who support us!”

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