Crooked Handle Brewing Co.
- Probie’s Peanut Butter Porter: One of the heavier peanut butter porters I have tried. Make this one of the last beers you taste! It’s got an overwhelming peanut butter flavor.
- Batch #1: A darker beer, something of a brown ale and with the apparent taste of caramel hops. I like it, but the others stand out a bit more.
- The Farm Saison: I like the beer, it’s very light and has a bit of a floral taste to it. Still one of the nicer light beers to be found in town.
- Boro Blonde: Citrus is the main flavor you get in this beer, it’s got a little more sturdy of a body that the saison and a clean finish.
- Short Fuze IPA: Hoppy is the word for this India Pale Ale, I think it’s a bit stronger than the run-of-the-mill IPA, with an ABV of 6.1 percent.
- Experimental Gose: This beer was on tap recently, and wasn’t too bad. A bit on the citrus side with the flavor, but a lighter body and crisp aftertaste.
- Wee Bit O Trouble: This is a Scotch ale, which is a little heavier than many other kinds of beer. This one features a nice brown color and a caramel-like flavor profile. Not bad at all.
The taproom is a little smaller than some of the others in town, but maintains just as friendly an atmosphere. Trivia nights bring out lots of people on weeknights, and that patio affords some enjoyment of the weather. And the place is very in touch with the local neighborhood. The bar is very dog friendly, even inside, and so there will be plenty of dogs to socialize. Nice, as Springboro is a very family-focused part of town.
A lot of the local breweries in Dayton can be found in strip malls like this one, and sometimes that can lead you to underestimate them. But the great thing about breweries in town is how they have become such places of community gathering. This one is just as great for that.
- The spot is dog-friendly and people love it for that! Even indoors, you’re welcome to bring dogs. A nice touch in family-friendly Springboro.
- There is a pretty good variety of brews for a small-batch brewery, and they’re available for growlers too.
- The darker beers, especially the peanut butter porter, are some of my favorites.