This week on the show I am joined by Rick Armon who is a vast book of craft beer knowledge. More specifically, Rick knows the craft beer scene in Ohio better than anyone else. He has been writing about craft beer since 1999. In that time, he has written two books about Ohio craft beer including “Ohio Breweries” and “Fifty Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio”.

During the interview we cover the craft beer boom that Ohio continues to experience, and we address the question of when the bubble burst will. We also talk about topics such as brewery expansions, fad beers, and whether Ohio will see growth in the sub-categories of beer such as maltsters and hop farms. At the end we compare our list of our five must visit breweries, as well as what five beers would be on our all-star flight board. 

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