10 Most Popular Beers in Ohio for the Last 90 Days

Published: June 28, 2024

Whether you run a brewery with a team of two or two hundred, time is of the essence, and focusing on the most integral parts of your business processes—back of house execution, front of house top-notch service—is paramount.

It’s also extremely important to know what beer styles are trending either up or down to determine what beers to throw onto the brew calendar, but doing all that research is time-consuming and could lead to taking away precious resources from more important aspects that have a direct effect on your company’s success.

There’s a solution to that problem.

Untappd Analytics, a part of the Next Glass family of brands that includes Ollie, Untappd for Business, Hop Culture, and BeerAdvocate, among others, is a tool that provides next-level insight into uber-local or worldwide data from the craft beer industry.

Thanks to the more than eleven million registered users, the Untappd app shines a light on consumer trends to help breweries answer questions and guide owners and brewers down the right path to execute the appropriate brew sessions, branding, distribution, and what to pour on draft.

Previously, we’ve covered the most popular beers in Pennsylvania, New York, California, Texas, North Carolina, and Illinois.

In this piece, we’ll break down the most checked-in beers in Ohio over the past ninety days, showcasing the cornucopia of data Untappd Analytics provides at our fingertips.

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Ohio: The Fifth Most Checked-in U.S. State in 2024 to Date

A photo showing a map of Ohio and the amount of Untappd check-ins

Graphic provided by Untappd Insights

The Midwest state of Ohio is home to 399 breweries that serve the seventh-most populous state in the country. Consumers throughout the state have consistently checked in beers dating back to the beginning of 2019 when the data was first collected. Overall, the state has been consistently among the top five states in the country regarding check-ins.

When looking at the state’s data tracing back as far as it goes (Jan. 1, 2019), Ohio ranks number five for check-ins with 16,722,784 at 105,242 venues. Five different areas had more than one million check-ins, including Columbus (3.93 million), Cincinnati (3.36 million), Cleveland (3.28 million), Dayton (1.38 million), and Akron (1.36 million). Toledo had just under one million check-ins over that span with 900,927.

Over the past 365 days, Ohio consumers checked in 2,135,238 times at 33,836 venues, which ranks fourth in the country. The top five rated areas of the state are the same as the five-year span, with Cleveland and Cincinnati swapping spots to two and three, respectively. Columbus (480,153), Cleveland (428,096), and Cincinnati (425,501) were relatively close in check-ins.

When checking the past three months, Ohio has 503,249 check-ins at 16,174 venues, again ranking fourth in the nation. Again, Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati are the top three with 112,991, 102,230, and 99,844 check-ins, respectively. Dayton and Akron round out the top five with 43,355 and 39,960 check-ins.

Let’s take a closer look at what Ohio users have checked in over the past three months.

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The 10 Most Popular Beers in Ohio – Last 90 Days

A photo of Head Hunter, a popular craft beer in Ohio from Fat Heads Brewery

Photography provided by Fat Head’s Brewery

Two trends about the craft beer industry that are fairly evident at this point, halfway into 2024: IPAs continue to dominate (the style has topped the charts year over year, including last year, according to Untappd’s 2023 Year in Beer data) and lighter beers and lagers are on the rise. In Ohio, the consumers are the epitome of those trends, with the top ten most checked-in beers an even split of IPAs and lighter beers and lagers.

IPAs make up four of the top five beers, while one light lager lands at number three on the list, with a light hybrid beer and three lagers making up four of the bottom five in the top ten most checked-in beers of the past ninety days.

Great Lakes Brewing Company appears on the list the most, at four times, with Rhinegeist—whose beer Truth lands at the top of the list—and Columbus Brewing the only other breweries appearing on the list more than once with two each.

  1.     Truth (IPA-American) – Rhinegeist Brewery
  2.     Midwest IPA (IPA-American) – Great Lakes Brewing Company
  3.     Miller Lite (Lager-American Light) – Miller Brewing Company
  4.     Head Hunter IPA (IPA-American) – Fat Head’s Brewery
  5.     IPA (IPA-American) – Columbus Brewing Company
  6.     Strawberry Pineapple Wheat (Wheat Beer-Other) Great Lakes Brewing Company
  7.     Mexican Lager with Lime (Lager-Mexican) – Great Lakes Brewing Company
  8.     Bodhi (IPA-Imperial/Double) – Columbus Brewing Company
  9.     Dortmunder Gold Lager (Lager-Dortmunder/Export) – Great Lakes Brewing Company
  10.     Cincy Light (Lager-American Light) – Rhinegeist Brewery
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About The Author

Giovanni Albanese

Giovanni is a content writer for Next Glass, contributing to the Ollie blog. He is a writer by day and a brewer/business owner by night, owning and operating Settle Down Brewery & Taproom in Gilroy, California.

Giovanni is passionate about a number of things, including history, documentaries and sports, but none more than reporting/writing and brewing beer. After receiving a radio broadcasting degree then a journalism degree from Salem State College in his home state of Massachusetts, he relocated to California in 2008.

Then, his writing career kicked off – covering sports, business, politics and more along the way – while concurrently dabbling in home brewing. The home brewing turned pro in 2021 when he launched SDB Brewing Company. Settle Down Beer officially opened in February.

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