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Founded in 1870, New Straitsville, Ohio, traces its beginnings to the New Straitsville Mining Company that founded the small Southeastern Ohio community. Although coal mining ended in 1884, the town continues to reflect the rich traditions and work ethic linked to its formation.
New Straitsville is now famous for its annual Moonshine Festival, held annually on Memorial Day weekend.
Starbrick Brewery features craft beers brewed by Hocking College students in the Fermentation Science program. Students also develop the recipes for most of the beers.
Currently, only two beers are on tap, both available. Hocking River Red, an extra special bitter, and Star Brick IPA described as “juicy and hazy dry-hopped IPA.” Star Brick IPA is available at Rhapsody Music and Dining.
The Associate of Applied Science in Fermentation Science includes majors in Craft Brewing, Viticulture/Winemaking, Distilled Spirits and Culinary Fermentation. Students in the Fermentation Science program have the unique opportunity to learn in real-world training laboratories and receive hands-on training as they immerse themselves in three different businesses owned and operated by the college.