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.

Black Box Brewing Company

  • Cookie Duster
    A Belgian style oatmeal rye brewed with pawpaw pulp and tellicherry peppercorns.
    (6.5 ABV)

Buckeye Brewing Company
from Cleveland, Ohio

  • Pawpaw Wheat
    Wheat-based ale with a fresh, delicate pawpaw aroma.  Finishes fairly dry, very easy to drink.
    (6% ABV)

Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
from Athens, Ohio

  • Pawpaw Wheat
    Our newest batch of Pawpaw Wheat has 560 pounds of pawpaw puree added during fermentation!
    (9% ABV)

Marietta Brewing Company

  • 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.
    6.0 % abv

Thirsty Dog

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


Weasel Boy Brewing Company
from Zanesville, Ohio

  • Weasel Paw Pawpaw Pale Ale
    English-style pale ale as a base with a generous amount of Ohio-harvested pawpaw added for a great fruity aroma and a banana/mango-like flavor.
    (4% ABV)


Athens Do It Yourself Shop
from Athens, Ohio

  • Kegs of non-alcoholic pawpaw soda


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