Akron Ale Fest Featured Brewery: Birdfish Brewing Co

Who are you and what is your role at the brewery?

Josh Dunn, Owner

Where did the idea for your logo come from?

We came up with the name when we were homebrewers back in 2010.  We are located just South of Youngstown Ohio home to the YSU Penguins.  Our logo incorporates a penguin, which is a bird that also swims, hence the name 'BIRDFISH'.  The penguin in our logo sits atop an iceberg which is in the shape of Ohio. 

What is your favorite seasonal beer that's been released at your brewery lately?

Humbled Root Farmhouse Ale.  A collaboration beer brewed with an herbal, root, spice, and citrus blend from Lindsey Mae, owner of The Humbled Root Canton, Ohio who is also part of Zoe Farms Canton, Ohio.  

What is your favorite thing in your brewery?

A wooden 'Grossvater Beer' crate my grandfather gave to us from Geo J. Renner brewery and distribution branch in Youngstown Ohio.  My Great Grandfather was brewery manager in Youngstown.  

What is your most recent milestone?

Recently approved on the federal level and granted brewers notice for our 7bbl production facility.

What is your next major goal for the brewery?

Open 7bbl production facility later this year, set up self distribution in greater Youngstown area, and eventually can our beer for retail sales.

Lion, wolf, or dragon who will win and why?

Usually I would say dragon because I am a science fiction fan, but I am going to have to go with wolf.  A wolf because they are usually supported by a pack... I have two business partners, my cousin and brother in law, a brother with a financial background, and support from friends and family... my "wolf pack"