Beers and bands at Mother Stewart’s

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Of the 861 new craft breweries that opened their doors in the U.S. last year, thirty-four of them were recognized by BeerAdvocate magazine as the best new breweries, including Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company in Springfield, located just 45 minutes west of downtown Columbus.

In part, Mother Stewart’s was selected for their vast patio and outdoor playground, making it exceptionally family-friendly, and since their opening in July 2016, Mother Stewart’s has been adding to their appeal with their development of a successful music series.

The Metallic Casket Music series — despite what the name might lead you to believe — is not heavy metal focused. Rather, the name refers to the fact that 100 years ago, their building was the Springfield Metallic Casket Company. Mother Stewart’s co-owner and head brewer, Kevin Loftis describes the series as being about “bringing in emerging Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Slam Grass original music from around the country.”

Over the past few months, acts performing at Mother Stewart’s have included Joe Hertler and The Rainbow Seekers, The Crane Wives, Rusted Root’s Michael Glabicki and Dirk Miller, The Chicago Afrobeat project, Kyle Eldridge and The Rhythm Rounders, and The Ragbirds.

Mark your calendar for upcoming concerts: This Saturday, June 3 at 8pm, the brewery will feature Dead Horses, an acoustic folk band from Milwaukee. On Thursday, June 8, The Accidentals — described as a blend of indie folk, pop, jazz, bluegrass, rock and classical — will make a return appearance. And for Mother Stewart’s one year anniversary in mid-July, Trout Steak Revival, an Emmy award-winning Bluegrass band out of Colorado, will perform. To keep track of upcoming acts, as well as video clips from past performances, check the brewery’s Facebook page.

Mother Stewart’s is located at 109 W. North Street in Springfield.

About the Author

Bill Babbitt is a retired engineer, beer lover, and freelance writer for Beer Advocate Magazine.

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