Winding Road Field Guide: Spirits

Rum and Paw Paw Moonshine are the first distilled spirits made by Hocking students at the new Black Diamond Distillery program offered at New Straitsville.

We’re serious about getting back to our roots as producers of alcoholic spirits in southeastern Ohio. Nowhere is that more prevalent than at the Black Dia- mond Distillery operated by Hocking College in the southern Perry County com- munity of New Straitsville, which is known as the Moonshine Capital of the World! Students who enroll in Hocking College’s new Fermentation Science program get the chance to experience what it’s like to work in a microdistillery operation there. As well, students can gain skills in specific certification programs at the Nelsonville campus or go deeper for a two-year certification degree. In addition to disilling whiskey and other spirits, the program also teaches craft beer and ale microbrewing, wine making (using grapes grown by the college) and probiotic beverage production. Wherever you go in the region these days, entrepreneurs are brewing up legal beverages for your enjoyment. Use our guide below to plan your visit to one of their establishments.

New Straitsville Black Diamond Distillery
105 W Main St, P.O. Box 495 New Straitsville 43766
Facebook: Hocking College Distillery

Brewery 33
2684 College Prospect Drive Suite A
Logan 43138

Devils Kettle
97 Columbus Rd Athens 45701

Double Edge Brewing Co.
158 West Chestnut Street Lancaster 43130

Eldridge & Fisk Brewery & Taproom
9 E Columbus St. Lithopolis 43136

Jackie O’s
Brewpub & Public House
22-24 W. Union St.
Tap Room & Brewery
25 Campbell Street Athens 45701

Little Fish
8675 Armitrage Road Athens 45701

Maple Lawn Brewery
110 Mulberry Ave.
Pomeroy 45769
Facebook: Maple Lawn Brewery

Marietta Brewing Company
167 Front St Marietta 45750

Old Bridge Brewing Company
Opening Spring 2020
281 W. Main St. McConnelsville 43756

Rock Mill Brewery
5705 Lithopolis Rd NW Lancaster 43130

Weasel Boy Brewing Company
126 Muskingum Ave. Zanesville 43701

Established in 1997, the Marietta Brewing Co., along with Weasel Boy Brewery in Zanesville, started the region’s affection for microbrewing well before the trend exploded.

Hocking Hills Winery
30402 Freeman Road Logan 43138

Shade Winery
401 Gilkey Ridge Road Shade 45776

Pleasant Hill Winery
5015 Pleasant Hill Rd Athens 45701

West End Cider House & Distillery
234 W. Washington Street Athens 45701

Vinberige Vineyards
5400 St Rt 204 Glenford 43739

Willis Hill Farm
3420 North Parmiter Rd. McConnelsville 43756

Wolftree Winery
13526 Swett Hollow Rd, Millfield 45761

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