Ohio Pint Day Fundraiser Grows in Second Year

More than 150 breweries across the state are joining forces to participate in Ohio Pint Day on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Now in its second year, Ohio Pint Day is an opportunity for craft beer enthusiasts to support Ohio’s craft brewing industry by purchasing a limited-edition collectible pint glass available exclusively at participating brewery taprooms.

This year, more than 15,000 glasses will be available at breweries across the state, up from approximately 11,000 in 2020. 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 Ohio’s independently-owned craft breweries.

Each participating brewery will create their own promotion around the Ohio Pint Day glasses, selling them individually, offering them at a discounted price with a beer purchase, or given away for free. All promotions begin on Tuesday, Sept. 28: breweries that are not normally open on Tuesdays have the option to open for Ohio Pint Day or to offer the glasses on the next day they are open to the public. 

The Ohio Craft Brewers Association commissioned artist Jessica Greving to design this year’s Ohio Pint Day glass after seeing the can designs she had produced for Homestead Beer Company.

“Since I grew up with a love of the “I Spy” books by Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick, I found enjoyment in the challenge of hiding things in my artwork,”Greving explains in her artist’s statement. “This group of beer drinking, fun-loving animals is all about that feeling you get when you’re people-watching and suddenly see something cool or funny.”

Tuesday, Sept. 28 was chosen as the date for the 2021 Ohio Pint Day as it coincides with National Drink Beer Day, an occasion to celebrate and enjoy the world-class beer made right here in the state of Ohio.

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. 28 through Oct. 3 to receive the stamp.

“Last year’s inaugural Ohio Pint Day was a huge success, not just as a fundraiser for our organization, but also as a promotion for our member breweries struggling with the effects of the pandemic,” said Ohio Craft Brewers Association executive director Mary MacDonald. “We’re so grateful that fans of Ohio craft beer have gotten behind this program and continue to support our state’s independently-owned breweries.”

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