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Brewery Spotlight – Jackie O’s

Jackie Os

The Malted Meeple is proud to be featuring a southern Ohio brewery this month: Jackie O’s! Jackie O’s owner acquired their current facility, located in Athens, Ohio, in 2005. It was originally O’Hooley’s Brewpub and he changed the name to “Jackie O’s” in honor of his mother. Soon after, they expanded the business and now operate three locations: a brewpub, a bakeshop, and a farm. Jackie O’s is unique in the fact that they are self-sustaining. They maintain their own farm that provides the resources needed for their beer and the food served at their locations. They also own a bakeshop where they recycle grain from the brewing process and make it into pizza dough and bread. You can find their baked goods in multiple…

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A History of Beer: How Craft Beer Survived (and Thrived) in America

A History of Beer Blog

The process of brewing beer dates back over 5000 years. It started off similar to what we call “microbreweries” today. Traditionally, specialists (a head brewer!) led the operation and passed their expertise down to trained apprentices. Only local and easily accessible ingredients such as dried flowers, herbs, and tree roots were used in the brewing process. Looking at today’s modern standards, beer has come a long way from where it started. When the Industrial Revolution began in the 1700s, the world quickly began to change, and beer suddenly had the opportunity to become a global industry. New inventions gave brewers insight into the fermentation process, helping them regulate temperature and avoid inconsistencies. Ultimately, these tools made it easier for anyone to try their own hand…

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April Milkshake Madness

April Milkshake Madness 2019

March Madness brought us some crazy flavor options and there was a mad frenzy for the top honor. We went a little Insane in the Arcane and couldn’t stop humming along with Coo Coo Cthulhu, but it was a Crazy Little Thing Called Lovecraft that really stole our hearts (and minds!) to become April’s Milkshake of the Month! April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring us the final countdown to Avengers: Endgame! We will find out exactly what it takes to avenge the fallen at the end of the month, and we are celebrating this dramatic conclusion to another chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe the way we do best – with milkshakes! When we last saw our heroic crew, The Mad Titan (Blueberry Cobbler)…

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Meeple Mixer is Back – featuring Party Games!

April Meeple Mixer Meetup

Join us at The Malted Meeple on Thursday, April 11 for a Spring Meeple Mixer! Shake off that cabin fever from 7:00 – 10:00 pm and learn some new games while you make some new friends to play with! Spend a relaxing evening trying out new games, enjoying a seasonal milkshake, testing out new beers, and meeting new people. At this Meeple Mixer we will be offering up the best of our party games and providing an instant party to play with! Don’t worry about not knowing the games or the players – that’s what we’re here for! Our Game Master will teach you some of the following: Codenames Concept Snake Oil That’s a Question! Sushi Go Party! Dixit … and more! Come on in…

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Our Staff Top Picks – Volume 2

Staff Pick Games Vol 2

We have so many games in our library it can be hard to decide where to start and which game to play first! We’ve asked our staff to provide their recommendations for what games they think you should be playing the next time to stop by The Malted Meeple. Chrissy, Assistant Manager: Betrayal at House on the Hill and Sentinels of the Multiverse Chrissy recommends Betrayal at the House on the Hill for players who enjoy the unexpected. This game is cooperative with a splash of competition with high replayability and always brings something unexpected and different each time. She loves the surprise traitor mechanic that lets players play the game without lying to people throughout the entire game. She also loves Sentinels of the…

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