219 S. Second St.
Miamisburg, OH 45342
The latest addition to Dayton’s growing craft beer scene, Lucky Star Brewery sits next door to fellow microbrewery Star City Brewing Co. in Miamisburg, and has an eye on new and interesting brews to bring to Dayton’s beer scene. Another spot aimed at being a community craft beer hall, the colorful interior and decor is a bit of a different approach to craft beer as well — this spot aims to be a little more like a sports bar or Mexican cantina. But the brews are what bring people to the colorful establishment, and with good reason.
The brews that the spot has spun up come from a variety of different styles, but a few really stand out to me. Here’s what you can try:
- Radical root beer: Non-alcoholic, but this root beer recipe is very sweet, with the root taste apparent on the front. Love the local root beers.
- Chill pill pilsner: Very light, and almost citrus-like. Simple, straightforward, and elegant.
- Ojos locos Mexican lager: This is a pale lager, with a very subtle flavor. A bit of bitterness on the end.
- Wicked Mutha milk stout: A a milk stout, this one has a heavy forward flavor, but the finish is more clean.
- Critical mash sweet IPA: One of my favorites, this IPA, I am told, was an accident, where not all of the sugar added in the brewing process was fermented. The result is an IPA that is a little lighter on the hop flavor. I’m a fan of outside-the-box thinking, so it’s a neat idea to have the sweet-forward beer.
- Redemption red ale: I like red ales, this one has that nice caramel coloring and a little fuller body.
- I.P. Yay! IPA: Another India Pale Ale that does not front-load you with hops. The aroma is nice, but the hoppiness is actually a bit muted and more subtle. Interesting.
- We eat wheat ale: An American Pale Ale, the We eat wheat seems to be a newer offering. It kind of reminds me of a hefeweizen, and has a subtle vanilla aroma to it.
The restaurant also has a small menu of tacos, nachos and a few fried things to eat. What makes a funnier impact, though, is the swag; the T-shirts and stickers feature black-on-neon very distinctive look that is definitely unique to Lucky Star in the Dayton area. I’m also a fan of the growler, which features a head-turning dancing neon skeleton. The spot might be out of the way compared to some of the other neighborhoods of Dayton, but Lucky Star is definitely hard to miss.
In all, a great addition to the local craft beer scene, great friendly staff, and definitely worth a stop-in.
- The spot is a craft beer shop of course, but it’s a mashup of the more traditional bar concept. It features some light pub grub, pool, lots of seating and a sportsbar-like interior.
- The Critical Mash Sweet IPA is a personal favorite of mine, along with the IP Yay! and the pilsner.
- Growlers are for sale here.