Unplugged brewery in Elyria to celebrate Christmas in July – Morning Journal

Unplugged Brewery celebrates Christmas in July all weekend.

The Elyria Brewery, located at 201 E. Bridge St., caused a stir on the Northeast Ohio beer scene.

The company was founded by friends Carlos Lopez, Jose Candelario and Tim O’Neill.

Although they officially started production in December 2020, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, their doors only opened to the public for more take-out orders until early this year.

Bar manager Vinny Griffin pours Christmas beer from Unplugged Brewery, Holiday Lights. Aliah Kimbro – The Morning Newspaper

Less than a year after the inauguration, their beer is sold in more than 140 locations.

The three founders work in the field of information technology.

So after working out, they found themselves chilling out while brewing, Lopez said.

“The name comes from the fact that we disconnect from computers, stress, life, work, etc. “, did he declare.

The business was born out of this hobby, Lopez said.

“We were originally just brewing in my garage,” he said. “It was our way of de-stressing ourselves.

Although they only sell beer, that’s not the main focus, Lopez said.

“You don’t have to drink here, you can just relax,” he said. “I want people to come in and for a moment forget the stress in their lives and have a good time.

“Beer is all we make, but it’s not all we do. “

The brewery does not have a television in an attempt to encourage patrons to take a break and connect with the community around them.

Their first three-day Christmas event in July runs July 23-25.

The first night will include a cornhole tournament and food from Oberlin-based pizzeria Lorenzo.

The July 24 celebration begins at 2 p.m. and features live music by local artist Slo Mono starting later in the evening.

Lorenzo from Lorenzo’s Pizzeria is the food vendor for the first two nights of the Christmas event in July. Aliah Kimbro – The Morning Newspaper

Lorenzo’s is the seller from July 23 to 24.

The last day of the event will include Uncle Mike’s Catering Soul Food Sunday.

The brewery’s beloved Christmas beer, Holiday Lights, will be available this weekend only.

Bar manager Vinny Griffin said the support from the community so far had blown him away.

“Without support, we are nothing,” Griffin said. “The support from other local businesses and government officials has been incredible. “

Unplugged is the only brewery in Elyria to use reverse osmosis.

Hours are currently 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday to Friday; and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays.

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