Chris Dinos

In Memory of Chris Dinos
May 28, 1961 - February 20, 2014

Chris Dinos, who served as the fest's beer garden coordinator for several years, passed away unexpectedly this winter. To honor his memory, his family has graciously encouraged contributions to a Pawpaw Festival fund in Chris' name. Chris, we miss you!  

For more information on the fund, please send an email to

Beer Garden

These Ohio craft breweries will be providing unique and refreshing beers.:

Actual Brewing
Weiner - Munchen
Vienna and Munich malts mingle with noble hops for a world class autumnal rumpus fresh from Columbus, Ohio.
ABV - 6.3%

Devil's Kettle
Spider Silk
Blonde ale aged in a cabernet barrel.
ABV - 7%

Marietta Brewing
Putnam's Pawpaw Ale
Pale malt and red wheat lay the foundation for this complex and refreshing ale brewed with local pawpaws and sweet oranges.
ABV - 6%


Weasel boy Brewing
Pawpaw Pale Ale
An English-style pale ale with 25 pounds of Ohio harvested pawpaw fruit per barrel for a soft, fruity aroma and banana/mango-like flavor.
ABV - 4%

Jackie O's
Pawpaw Wheat
The paw paw fruit is something we take great pride in. Flavors of mango, banana, and a touch of melon.
ABV - 9%

Buckeye Brewing
Pawpaw Pale Ale
Wheat-based ale with a fresh, delicate pawpaw aroma. Finishes fairly dry, very easy to drink.
ABV - 6%

Thirsty Dog
Pawpaw Saison
A Belgian-style Saison with the fruit characters of pawpaw, apricot and pear. Spicy with lots of hop and pepper notes.
ABV - 10%

Little Fish
A sour, hopless wheat ale. with pawpaw fruit, citrus zest, rose hips and chamomile.
ABV - 3.8%

Black box Brewing
Belgian Seison
A Belgian style oatmeal rye brewed with pawpaw pulp and tellicherry peppercorns. ABV - 6.5%

North High Brewing
Quaker's Delight
Wheat Beer infused with paw paw, cucumber and basil with hints of tropical fruits, honey, pepper and mint.
ABV - 6.5%

Listermann Brewing
Nutcase Peanut Butter Porter with Pawpaw
Robust Porter with peanut butter and pawpaw. A roasty and chocolatey porter with smooth peanut butter aroma and pleasant pawpaw sweetness.
ABV - 6.7%

Athens Do It Yourself Shop
Pawpaw Soda
This pawpaw soda is a refreshing non-alcoholic soda.


The following food vendors are also scheduled to attend. Be sure to ask what pawpaw specialty they're offering!