SIDNEY — Moeller Brew Barn Brewmaster Nick Moeller has announced that beginning Wednesday, April 10, Shelby 1819 Limited, the beer specially brewed in celebration of Shelby County’s Bicentennial will be available for sale in limited quantities. The first case of the beer was presented to Sidney resident Dave DeVelvis, whose entry was chosen as the name for the beer.
“Bobby Fisher Distributing and our brand reps are out allocating the initial quantity of Shelby 1819 Limited,” Moeller said. “It is so difficult to know who will carry it since there is a limited supply. The supply is so limited that there are many customers that may not get any the first go round.”
It is being distributed throughout Shelby County, and will be available for retail at various locations. Although this is likely not a complete listing, it will help those who have been searching for the beer find it.
Retailers that will carry Shelby 1819 Limited include The Bridge Restaurant, Karoc Marathon, Wagner’s IGA in Fort Loramie, The Hideout, Meyer’s Tavern, Anna Market, Mully’s Drive Thru, Patrick’s Pub, Al’s Place, Ernst Service Center, North Loramie Drive Thru, Keyhole Pizza, Meyer’s Garage and Drive Thru, Morrie’s Landing, Buschur’s Market, Gallery 2:Ten, Moose Lodge 568, Checker Flag Drive Thru, Buffalo Wild Wings in Sidney, Fricker’s in Sidney, Out West Drive Thru, and The Inn Between Tavern. There will likely be other locations as well that are not listed.
“The response has been awesome in the tap room – customers have been enjoying Shelby 1819 Limited and I think it’s crisp and delicious,” Moeller said. “Shelby 1819 Limited six packs and draft kegs will hit retailers’ shelves and taps starting Wednesday April 10 throughout Shelby County. We have more brewed and fermenting in the big tanks but this pilsner takes lagering time and patience. I will be sometime after Easter before we will be able to keg and can some more. If you want some of the first batch, grab the cans when you see the image of General Shelby on the shelf!”
Shelby County Commissioner Bob Guillozet and Shelby County Bicentennial Committee co-chair agreed.
“I really like the taste,” he said. “I’ve tasted a lot of different beers and I find this one to be one of my favorites. Nick (Moeller) really did a good job!”
Shelby County Commissioner Tony Bornhorst, who chaired the Bicentennial Beer Subcommittee, also agreed.
“Given the fact that Nick’s never brewed a pilsner before, I can’t believe that his first attempt was a home run. This beer is really great!” said Bornhorst.
Shelby County Bicentennial Committee Chair and Sidney Mayor Mike Barhorst echoed his enthusiastic agreement.
“It is the best pilsner I’ve ever tasted. I purchased three cases, and have given six-packs to several individuals. I even gave some to friends in Washington, DC, over the weekend – so I know there is some in the Ohio Governor’s Mansion and some in an embassy in Washington and church offices in Washington – that is, unless it has already been consumed, as much of mine has been!”
The beer has an alcohol content of 4.7 percent. The beer is intended to be available only during Shelby County’s Bicentennial year-long celebration.