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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose (right) toasts Collin Castore (left), co-founder of Seventh Son Brewing Co. and president of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, and Tracy Ireland, director of Marketing for Rhinegeist Brewery in Cincinnati, at last month’s launch of the Raise a Glass to Democracy voter registration campaign.

Cowboy Cocktails

Arron Lind, owner of Medina’s Thirsty Cowboy and pop-up bar Thirsty’s County Fair, gets ready to kick off summer with a menu of Ole Smoky flavored whiskey cocktails, including Ole Smoky Watermelon Margarita, Ole Smoky Peach Tea and the Ole Smoky Salty Caramel Funnel Cake cocktail.

Listening To The Ocean

Tina Rutledge, liquor department associate at Agency 902 in the Sheffield Giant Eagle store, “listens to the Ocean” — Ocean vodka, an organic, non-GMO spirit made in Hawaii.

Maker’s Mark At Minotti’s

Getting excited about the arrival of the four Maker’s Mark Private Selection state barrel picks at Minotti’s Rock River Wine Shop, Agency 994, are (l-r) Chad Nagy, agency manager Jim Guzay, Carver McClure and owner Joe Minotti.

Masked For Your Protection

In a sign of the times, Nicholas Bryan, sales representative for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, is masked up as he builds a display of Skyy vodka and Casamigos tequila at Agency 747 in the Stringtown Road Giant Eagle in Grove City.

2020 Presidents Award

Ohio Licensed Beverage Association President Kathy Bean, seen in January presenting the association’s “President’s Award” to OLBA Executive Director Andy Herf, died March 1 at the age of 69.

2020 President’s Award

Ohio Licensed Beverage Association President Kathy Bean, seen in January presenting the association’s “President’s Award” to OLBA Executive Director Andy Herf, died March 1 at the age of 69.

Sullivan’s Celebration

Caston & Main BrewYard in Green recently welcomed Dan Smithwick (left), of Sullivan’s Brewing Co. in Kilkenny, Ireland, for a pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Joining in on the festivities are (l-r) Bridget Burkett, Sullivan’s brand ambassador; Ron Robinson and Sharon Robinson, owners of Caston & Main; and Kris Clark, Caston & Main general manager.

Sullivan’s Celebration

Caston & Main BrewYard in Green recently welcomed Dan Smithwick (left), of Sullivan’s Brewing Co. in Kilkenny, Ireland, for a pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Joining in on the festivities are (l-r) Bridget Burkett, Sullivan’s brand ambassador; Ron Robinson and Sharon Robinson, owners of Caston & Main; and Kris Clark, Caston & Main general manager.

Beer Delivery

Andy Flechtner, co-owner of Laird Arcade Brewery in Tiffin, sells a to-go growler of beer to a customer. Ohio breweries have had to switch to carryout, home delivery and direct shipping after the Ohio Department of Health banned on-premises sales by bars and restaurants to help combat the spread of the new coronavirus.