Five years after a huge fire ripped through the Buckeye block in Garrettsville, Ohio, I was assigned to write about it for the day job. I took a trip up here (it’s further away than it appears on a map) to talk to people and take photos.
Then I saw this gem: Garrett’s Mill & Brewing company.
The building was built in 1804 by Col. John Garrett III. The Mill once operated as a water-driven flour mill. I got sidetracked while on the job and wandered in. I ended talking for like an hour with the master brewer. They make their own beer in their facility and each one is amazing!
I came back for the Strawberry Fields and stayed for the flight.
4.5 ABV, 8 IBU A harmoniously balanced wheat beer with a distinctive strawberry aroma and moderately high carbonation. Low hop bitterness with a light body and fragrance results from a week-long infusion process of strawberries into this American style wheat.
This was my absolute favorite! It was so flavorful.
5.1% ABV, 26 IBU A bittersweet infusion of raspberries and chocolate in our oatmeal stout, which is brewed with oats and lactose(milk sugars) that creates a creamy and subtly sweet finish over a toasty dark malty base. Served from a nitrous oxide tap, this process produces smaller bubbles and creamy velvety texture.
4.7% ABV, 27 IBU A moderate malty balance with a biscuity caramel note and a touch of roasted dryness on the back end.
3.9% ABV 18 IBU German-style beer in the American light beer tradition. A clean crisp, delicately balanced beer with very subtle fruit and hop character resulting in a smooth, refreshing session beer.
This is one of their milder beers, it was super refreshing and light. Perfect for literally any situation.
I will go back because I’ve heard their Oktoberfest is to die for. If you’re ever in Portage County, I’d recommend going