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The Brew Kettle Production Works

TBK Production Works, The Brew Kettle Taproom &Smokehouse's production side of the business, began it's operations in 1995 as Ringneck Brewing Co. with a small 3 barrel brewhouse.

From that humble beginning, we have been committed to producing ales and lagers of superb quality and character. The brewery has expanded twice since then increasing to a 12 barrels system in 2003 and most recently to a 20 barrel system in the spring of 2008.

With this increase in production, Look for our hand crafted beers on draft and in retail establishments throughout Ohio and Kentucky.



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The Brew Kettle and Production Works Awards in past years

Cole’s Barleywine Competition (Buffalo, New York)

  • Jackhammer 1st place 2012
  • Jackhammer 2nd place 2011
  • Jackhammer 1st Place 2010

Ohio Brew Week (Athens, Ohio)

  • Best Milk Stout “Miss Kitka” 2012
  • Best Wit Beer “Summer Soulstice” 2011
  • Best Wit Beer “Summer Soulstice” 2010
  • Best Dark Lager “Dark Helmet Imperial Schwarzbier” 2009

Great American Beer Festival (Denver, Colorado)

  • Silver Medal “Red Eye PA” 2010
  • Bronze Medal “Jackhammer Barleywine” 2010

Cleveland Oktoberfest (Berea, Ohio)

  • Gold Medal “Dark Lager” 2011
  • BEST OF SHOW “Oktoberfest” 2011

Fatheads IPA Festival

  • Best IPA “White Rajah” 2010
  • Best Double IPA “Old 21” 2010
  • Grand Champion “White Rajah” 2010
  • Best IPA “White Rajah” 2011
  • Grand Champion “White Rajah” 2011
  • Best Double IPA “Old 21” 2011

International Beer Fest (IX Center)

  • Bronze Medal “4 C’s Pale Ale” 2011
  • Bronze Medal “Tunguska Imperial Stout” 2011
  • Bronze Medal “Quick Kriek Sour Cherry” 2011
  • Bronze Medal “Black Jack Porter” 2011
  • Gold Medal “Chiefs Rye Pale Ale” 2011
  • Gold Medal “White Rajah” 2011
  • Gold Medal “Dark Helmet” 2011
  • Gold Medal “Old 21” 2011

BEST OF SHOW “White Rajah” 2011

  • Bronze Medal “Belgian Farmhouse Ale” 2012
  • Silver Medal “American Ale” 2012
  • Gold medal “Imperial Stouts and Strong Ales” 2012

Cleveland Oktoberfest 2014 Winners

Category B German Light Lagers (13 entries):

  • First: Brew Kettle Big Woody (Munich Helles)
  • Second: Fat Heads Guddenhoppy Kellerpils
  • Third: Buckeye Heidi Pilsner

Best of the German Beers: Buckeye Brewing Madison Kolsch

Category E IPAs (12 entries):

  • First: Brew Kettle El Lupulo Libre (Imperial IPA)
  • Second: Millersburg IPA
  • Third: Fat Heads Hop JuJu Imperial IPA
  • Honorable Mention: Willoughby Cosmic IPA

Category F Open (20 entries):

  • First: Fat Heads Smoked Helles
  • Second: Willoughby Hazy Days Wheat (American Pale Ale)
  • Third: Brew Kettle Rude Cru (Flanders Red Ale w/ raspberries)
  • Honorable Mention: Buckeye Brewing Sunstream Belgian Witbier

Best of "the Rest of the World": Brew Kettle El Lupulo Libre (Imperial IPA)

Overall Best of Show: Brew Kettle El Lupulo Libre (Imperial IPA)