Mahoning Valley Flight Crew

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It all began with a boy, a deck and a dream. The Mahoning Valley Flight Crew can trace its humble beginnings back to the summer of 2009. It was then when our founder and club president, Jason Jugenheimer, summoned a few neighbors to join him on his deck one evening to enjoy a beer, after he had just finished manicuring his lawn. Jason had just signed up for a “Craft Beer Challenge” with a local retailer, whose mission was to get patrons to try 100 different craft beers, by the end of the year. So, with the recruitment of a few neighbors, and the addition of a few friends, our local neighborhood beer club took root.

Mahoning Valley Flight Crew members are David Anderson (Canfield), Jim Cyphert (Austintown), Roger Gillespie (Austintown), Jason Jugenheimer (Canfield), Joe Sanfilippo (Austintown) and Dave Shively (Austintown). Watch for future blog posts featuring bios of each Flight Crew member.


Archive: 2016 | 2017

North High Grapefruit Walleye is Quite a Catch

By Jim Cyphert, Mahoning Valley Flight Crew The downtime on a Sunday afternoon awaiting the Steelers vs. the Patriots in the AFC Championship game seemed like a perfect time to crack open a can of ...

Visiting Old Friends at Paladin Brewing

By Jim Cyphert, Mahoning Valley Flight Crew It had been about a month since my last stop at Paladin Brewing in Austintown. Living only two miles from the brewery, it’s a handy spot to grab ...

Going to the Market

by Jason Jugenheimer, Mahoning Valley Flight Crew The Mahoning Valley Flight Crew made an impromptu trip to the West Side Market in Ohio City and then over to try Market Garden Brewery's newest seasonal The ...

New Gold Medalist at 12 Ales of Christmas Blind Taste

By Dave Shively, Mahoning Valley Flight Crew When the Mahoning Valley Flight Crew gathers for its annual “Suds With Santa” event, one thing's for certain — crew members and their spouses have learned to come ...

R.L. Lipton Brings Millersburg Beers to the Valley

By Jim Cyphert, Mahoning Valley Flight Crew Millersburg Brewing Co. craft beers are now available in the Mahoning Valley, thanks to R.L. Lipton Distributing. Lipton continues to expand its craft beer portfolio with Millersburg, which ...

It's Beginning to Taste a Lot Like Christmas

By Jason Jugenheimer, Mahoning Valley Flight Crew The Mahoning Valley Flight Crew made another of its frequent stops at Birdfish Brewery in Columbiana this weekend. On tap was another great addition to the holiday season ...

You're a Great One, Mr. Grynch

by Jason Jugenheimer, Mahoning Valley Flight Crew The guys at Birdfish Brewing Co. in Columbiana, Ohio, just keep brewing beers with all the whimsy of a Dr. Seuss book. Week in and week out, you ...

Exploring New Territory

By David Anderson, Mahoning Valley Flight Crew My wife and I recently took a weekend to visit some friends who live about five hours away in the lower peninsula of Michigan. When we arrived, I ...

Brown-Steelers Game Brings Opportunity to Sample Craft Brews

The Mahoning Valley Flight Crew gathered Sunday at Jason Jugenheimer’s home in Canfield for our annual Browns-Steelers Wing Party. We all love football, but this annual affair is basically another excuse for the Flight Crew ...

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