Rust Belt has been brewing for about four years out of the historic B&O Railroad Station in Youngstown. Their current beer lineup includes Rusted River Irish Red Ale, Blast Furnace Blond Ale, Coke Oven Stout, Old Man Hopper’s IPA and Peacemaker Imperial IPA.
“We brew Rust Belt beers in tribute to the workers who built this country and carried us through its trials and tribulations, who embodied a work ethic that is the very essence of what makes America great,” said Rust Belt founder and president Ken Blair in a statement. “We’re not owned by a large corporation, and our customers appreciate the elbow grease that goes into every bottle we brew.”
Rust Belt will be distributed locally via Heidelberg Distributing. Heidelberg has been a Rust Belt distributor in its Cleveland division and said they are expanding availability to Columbus due to increased requests for the product, largely from Youngstown-area transplants.
You can find Rust Belt on shelves locally at Boulevard Carryout, Grandview Carryout and select Giant Eagle and Kroger stores with more coming soon.