The Origins of Lock 27
Established in 2012, Lock 27 Brewing was named to honor the impact the Miami & Erie Canal had on our hometown of Dayton, OH.
In the early 1800s, the canal was the quickest access to the Ohio River & Lake Erie, allowing Ohioans to cheaply transport products and travel across the state. Dayton grew into new, bourgeoning markets, learning from others across the state, and brought back unique goods to their communities.
An important lock along the northern canal was Lock 27, located in Miamisburg, OH, used to raise and lower watercrafts so they could continue their journey along the canal.
The effect the canal had on Dayton and the state is undeniable and fueled a desire to develop new methods of travel to go further and faster.
We continue the thrilling pursuit of exploring places and things that are new and different, finding unique ways to make use of them in the products we share with our community, and continue to grow the reputation of Dayton.