Penguin City Brews Peach Champagne Ale for Cookie Table Event

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In time for the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s Cookie Table and Cocktails event this month, Penguin City Brewing Co. is launching a limited release of its new Peach Champagne Ale.

Inspired by last year’s winning cookie, “Pesche Con Crema” by Christy Fullwood, the ale is made with peaches from White House Fruit Farm, Canfield. A release party at the company’s brewery inside the B&O Station Banquet Hall at 530 Mahoning Ave. is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13.

“We love that we can collaborate with Mahoning Valley Historical Society. The Cookie Table and Cocktails benefit is one of our favorite events in Youngstown,” said Penguin City co-owner, Aspasia Lyras-Bernacki. “We love honoring the history of our Valley and the cookie table is an important staple. Like the cookie table, we strive to become a part of Youngstown’s history and tradition.”

Penguin City brewed one 30-barrel batch of the ale. Peach Champagne Ale will be available for purchase in cans at the release party, after which it will be distributed to restaurants, bars and grocery stores, according to a release. A complete list of retailers will be available at

The party will also feature food from the Boxcar Lounge, as well as a selection of cookies, including the Pesche Con Crema.

“Our annual Cookie Table and Cocktails fundraiser is going to be extra fun this year with Penguin City’s February special brew,” said Dave Ragan, communications manager for Mahoning Valley Historical Society. “Being inspired by one of our 2019 event’s winning cookie recipes shows the creative spirit and local support of Penguin City.”

Cookie Table and Cocktails is scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 29 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica Social Hall, 343 Via Mount Carmel Ave. It’s the largest fundraiser for the year for the historical society, with proceeds supporting its exhibits and programming. Last year’s event drew 80 bakers who made thousands of cookies.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.