Lock 27 Brewing

Craft is Who We Are: Local Focus with Global Inspirations

Our philosophy is simple: make fantastic beer, invite exploration and conversation, and have fun! It is all about the creative development process for us. Global inspirations can be found in our brewing methods, beer styles and flavors, and everything in between. We not only have a drive to brew out-of-the-norm styles but are committed to honor the source of the inspiration. From changing the water chemistry to match a certain pub in England, to importing special barrels from Brazil – we go the extra mile when it comes to authenticity. All our beers are brewed true to style, balanced, and filled to the brim with flavor.

Flagship Beers

Our lineup of signature beers – available year-round in our Taproom, our Restaurant, and at your favorite local bars and retailers

Core Beers

A selection of our fan-favorite beers – served year-round in our Taproom, our Restaurant, and at select local bars and retailers

Golden Ale

Brown Ale

Seasonal Beers

Our popular seasonal beers – only available for a limited, seasonal time in our Taproom, our Restaurant, and at select local bars and retailers

April – July

June – September

July – September

August – November

October – January

Find Our Beer

Like what you see? Want to know where you can enjoy us on-tap or bring a 6-pack home? Explore our craft beer availability across the Miami Valley area and further!

      Local Focus,
      Global Inspirations

      Local Focus, Global Inspirations. Lock 27 Brewing works to support other local businesses and local suppliers to support our community and the hardworking businesses within Ohio. Global inspirations can be found in our brewing methods, beer styles and flavor, and everything in between. From changing the water chemistry to match a certain pub in England, to importing special barrels from Brazil – we go the extra mile when to comes to authenticity.

      Discovery Beers

      Our small-batch, special releases coming straight from our R&D brew system – only available for a limited time on tap in our Taproom and at our Restaurant on occasion. These beers go fast, so check each location’s tap list to see what is available.

      Visit our Brewpubs for our limited-time Discovery Beers on-tap

      Journey Series

      Our reoccurring beer series with limited-time releases, brewed either as small-barrel or small-batch on R&D brew system – only available for short period on tap in our Taproom

      Pele, Amburana Barrel Series

      MilkShake Series

      What's Brewin'

      Upcoming Beer Releases:

      It’s Always Sunny in Dayton

      • Citra Pale Ale 
      • IBU: 40  
      • ABV: 5% 
      • Distinctive Characteristics: Citrus flavor, clear, straw, sweet yet bitter taste

      Overview

      We know some days can look dreary in Dayton, so we crafted a beer that brings a little sunlight to Dayton no matter the weather outside. Using only the delightful Citra Hop, this pale ale has some bitterness but loads of tasty hop flavors. A citrus explosion hits you in the nose, followed by flavors of bright orange, grapefruit and mango.

      Wolk

      • Belgian Wit 
      • IBU: 16 
      • ABV: 5.2% 
      • Distinctive Characteristics: Slight haze, earthy yet fruity flavors, crisp, refreshing

      Overview

      Our 2020 GABF Award winning beer, this bronze medalist is a Belgian Style Witbier. This beer provides loads of flavor, with a mix of sweet grain flavor and zesty, citrusy taste. Subtly spiced with coriander, balanced with bitter orange peel, and Tachoma hops added for some additional bitterness, this beer is refreshingly crisp. The name comes from the Dutch for “Cloud” and this light and airy beer truly makes you feel like you’re relaxing beneath them.

      Mouthbreather

      • India Pale Ale (IPA)
      • IBU: 73
      • ABV: 7.2%
      • Glass Size: 16oz
      • Distinctive Characteristics: Amber, balanced bitter aroma, smooth hop flavor

      Overview

      Lock 27 Brewing’s signature India Pale Ale, Mouth Breather, combines 5 hop varieties to create a tropical hop aroma and a smooth bitterness. Named after the canal boat involved in a legendary Miami Erie Canal scandal, this IPA is scandalously delicious.

      Lock Tender

      • Golden Ale 
      • IBU: 23 
      • ABV: 4.2% 
      • Distinctive Characteristics: Golden, classic flavor and aroma, balanced taste

      Overview

      Lock Tender is a beer for everyone. It’s refreshingly light, with a crisp aroma and a classic beer flavor to quench your thirst. A perfect beer for time spent with friends & family. So, sit back and let this crisp Golden Ale help you navigate good times like the lock tenders of old.

      Charlosta

      • Honey Brown Ale 
      • IBU: 27 
      • ABV: 6.5%
      • Distinctive Characteristics: Brown ale, toasty flavor, sweet taste​
      Lock 27 Brewing, craft beer

      Overview

      Charlosta is an American Brown Ale brewed with a generous portion of honey malt making it extremely approachable and sessionable. Named after a canal boat that used to cruise the Miami Erie canal, take a ride with the toasty malt flavors and dry sweetness of this delectable honey brown ale.​

      Testcanone

      • New England IPA​
      • IBU: 77​
      • ABV: 6%​
      • Important Qualities: Hoppy and juicy flavor, soft mouthfeel, balanced bitterness taste​

      Overview

      Massively hopped New England style IPA. We smell a ton of citrus fruits on the nose and taste tangerine, papaya & fat ripe grapefruit. Paired with a soft mouthfeel and a rounded bitterness, Testcanone is a juicy delight.v

      Texas 12 Bar

      • American Lager​
      • IBU: 15​
      • ABV: 5.2%​
      • Important Qualities: Light, classic aroma, hearty flavor​

      Overview

      Inspired by Texas Blues artist like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Texas 12 Bar is the perfect American lager for your summer! Crafted to be the perfect BBQ and Blues beverage, Texas 12 Bar is light in nature yet full of hearty Americana flavor.

      Luminous Haze

      • New England Hazy IPA​
      • IBU: 52​
      • ABV: 6.4%​
      • Important Qualities: Tropical and hoppy flavors, sweet taste ​

      Overview

      Who’s feeling tropical? Luminous Haze is a fun in the sun hazy IPA that has sent us straight to South Beach with notes of strawberry, melon, and pineapple! Turn any summer occasion into a party with a 6 pack.

      Loktoberfest

      • German Marzen​
      • IBU: 24​
      • ABV: 5.4%​
      • Important Qualities: Sweet yet toasty flavors, malty balance, clean, crisp

      Overview

      The leaves are changing. The air is crisp. It’s time for Loktoberfest. A celebration of a beer, brewed in the traditional Oktoberfest fashion, with all German ingredients and a 45 day lager. You’ll find sweet, toasted malt flavors and a clean, crisp finish. Prost!

      Stumbling Nag

      • ​Double IPA​
      • IBU: 97​
      • ABV: 8.8%​
      • Important Qualities: Lots of hoppy flavors, creamy mouthfeel, smooth bitterness, tropical aromas​

      Overview

      Introducing our House DIPA, Stumbling Nag, a beer bursting with tropical fruit aromatics and flavors. Pineapple & grapefruit on the nose followed by a smooth bitterness and a creamy mouthfeel. The name is inspired by our 6th president, John Quincy Adams, while he was navigating the locks on the Ohio and Erie Canal. Let’s just say he had a rough journey, comparing his boat trip to a “Stumbling Nag.” If only President Adams could have had this delicious beer with him, the journey would have been much more pleasant. But hey, at least you can enjoy it. Drink up!

      Dirty Bean Stout

      • ​Coffee Stout​
      • IBU: 41​
      • ABV: 6%​
      • Important Qualities: Dark brown, coffee aroma, toasty flavors​

      Overview

      Dirty Bean water in the morning, Dirty Bean Stout at night! We’ve partnered with our friends at Reza’s Roasterie to make a coffee stout that takes you straight back to a 90’s Seattle coffee bar. Using Reza’s “Adulting Fuel” beans, it’s righteous combo of coffee and craft beer. Put on your fuzz and stay out of your harsh realm.

      Kiefaber Street Red

      • Irish Red Ale​
      • IBU: 24​
      • ABV: 5.2%​
      • Important Qualities: Amber-red color, toasted grain flavor yet sweet taste, smooth balance

      Overview

      Lock 27 Brewing is turning back the clocks on this Irish Red! A classic blend of toasted grains with a smooth, sweet finish brings us back the good old days of craft beer. Crack a can to Kiefaber Street and let the Dayton nostalgia kick in!

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