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Actual Stone Arrogant Bastard

Actual brewing batch of Stone’s Arrogant Bastard for charity

May 25, 2016, No comments

The Actual Brewing Company has been selected to brew a special batch of Stone Brewing’s Arrogant Bastard Ale using Stone’s original recipe ...

Afternoon with the Brewers

Barley’s hosting 21st Annual Afternoon with the Brewers

May 25, 2016, No comments

Barley’s is once again gathering Columbus brewers for an afternoon of drinks, discussions, and the declaration of Barley’s homebrew compet ...


RECAP: Drink Up Columbus Five Year Anniversary Party

May 23, 2016, No comments

Our five year anniversary party was last Thursday at Barley’s Brewing and Brewcadia and it was a BLAST. Great drinks — pineapple mojitos with ...

Beer Snobs

Legislature passes bill eliminating Ohio beer ABV limit

May 18, 2016, No comments

Ohio may finally be eliminating its limit on the potency of beer brewed and sold in the state. The Ohio House of Representatives this afternoon passed ...

Six One Pour

Six One Pour taking over Huntington Park this Friday

May 16, 2016, 60 Comments

Fifty Ohio breweries are coming together this Friday for one epic beer fest to (sort of) wrap of Columbus Craft Beer Week (“sort of” becau ...

Hoster Gold Top

Historic Hoster brand brewed for Beer Week

May 13, 2016, 1 Comment

A small batch of historic Hoster Brewing Gold Top beer will be tapped this week in honor of Columbus Craft Beer Week. Hoster, which was founded in 183 ...

Columbus Craft Beer Week 2016

The Best of Beer Week

May 11, 2016, No comments

The 2nd annual Columbus Craft Beer Week kicks off this Friday, and with more than 280 events taking place over nine days all across Columbus, you may ...

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A Conversation with Columbus Craft Beer Pioneers

May 10, 2016, No comments

With over 30 craft breweries in Central Ohio today, it’s easy to forget that five years ago, there were five. Fortunately, a few of the early pi ...

Craft Beer IPA types

Craft brewers branching beyond IPAs

May 9, 2016, No comments

IPAs continue to dominate in craft beer, accounting for about 26% of all dollars spend on craft beer, with the next closest category — “season ...

Brew Ohio

The Beverage Source hosting Brew Ohio this weekend

May 9, 2016, No comments

The Beverage Source in Newark is hosting “Brew Ohio” this Saturday, showcasing craft beer and beyond from the Buckeye state. The event wil ...


Drunk Brunch: Hoof Hearted Brewery & Kitchen

May 9, 2016, No comments

The best part of waking up is a fart joke in your cup. The new Hoof Hearted Brewery & Kitchen in Italian Village began brunch service a few weeks ...

Seventh Son Feral Brett DIPA

Beer from Here: Seventh Son Feral Brett IIPA

May 9, 2016, No comments

Brett is a hell of a thing. Brett funks things up. It’s the funkin’ bomb. It is funking delicious. How many funk-isms can I make? A funkin ...


Smokehouse Mini Real Ale Fest slated for Saturday

May 9, 2016, No comments

Firkin’ right! Smokehouse Brewing Company’s 13th annual Mini Real Ale Fest is happening this Saturday featuring fabulous infused firkins f ...

World Beer Cup

Five Ohio breweries medal at World Beer Cup

May 6, 2016, 1 Comment

The winners for the 2016 World Beer Cup were announced tonight at the conclusion of the Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia. 6,596 beers from 1,9 ...

Zauber Brewing Maifest

Weekend Wash Down: 5/6-5/8

May 6, 2016, No comments

Every Friday we share our top picks for your weekend drinking – it’s time for the Weekend Wash Down! Zauber Brewing Maifest Back for its third yea ...

Craft Brewers Conference 2016

Acquisitions cause for concern in craft beer industry

May 5, 2016, 1 Comment

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the largest brewer in the world, has been on a buying spree, acquiring eight craft breweries in the past several years including ...


Actual Brewing celebrating three years of beers

May 4, 2016, No comments

Actual Brewing Company is celebrating three years of beers (and beards) this Thursday, May 5. Festivities include cake and piñatas — because it ...

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Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Columbus

May 4, 2016, 3 Comments

At the Battle of Puebla, the Mexican army beat the French. And to that, we drink. This Thursday, there’s plenty of places in Columbus to celebra ...


Beer from Here: North High Jalalima

May 4, 2016, No comments

Here in America, Cinqo de Mayo has reached nearly National Holiday levels of popularity, celebrated by drinking Mexican-style beer, margaritas, body s ...

Zaftig fermenters

New Zaftig brewery grand opening slated for late May

May 2, 2016, 1 Comment

The big beer-loving Zaftig Brewing Company is getting bigger itself, with the grand opening for Zaftig’s new brewery and taproom slated for the ...

Sideswipe Taproom

Sideswipe Brewing doubling taproom and production

May 2, 2016, No comments

Sideswipe Brewing is expanding its production and taproom, taking over the adjacent space and doubling their footprint to 3,000 square feet. “Ev ...

ll Mannered Brewing

Powell’s Ill Mannered Brewing is expanding

May 2, 2016, No comments

Ill Mannered Brewing Company is nearly tripling its capacity with the addition of new fermenters slated to arrive this week. “We’re excite ...

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May events roundup

May 2, 2016, No comments

There are too many Columbus Craft Beer Week events to include in our monthly roundup so check out the full list here and stay tuned for our top CCBW p ...

San Diego Beer Festival 2016 Winners

Columbus breweries medal at San Diego International Beer Competition

April 30, 2016, No comments

Two Columbus breweries are bringing back medals from the 2016 San Diego International Beer Competition. Wolf’s Ridge Brewing won gold for their ...

food and beer book review

Book Review: Food and Beer

April 28, 2016, No comments

Properly paired beer and food is an art form, and there is a clear synergy when it is done properly. The beer enhances the food and the food enhances ...


Zauber hosting 3rd annual Maifest May 7

April 26, 2016, No comments

Zauber Brewing Company will host their 3rd annual Maifest celebration on Saturday, May 7 beginning at 4pm in the street adjacent to their 909 W. Fifth ...

ohio craft beer

New legislation introduced to raise beer ABV limit

April 26, 2016, 1 Comment

A new piece of legislation has been introduced to increase Ohio’s ABV cap on beer from 12% to 15%. The legislation, House Bill 444, proposes cha ...

Columbus Ale Trail playing cards

Columbus Ale Trail Volume 2 launching during Columbus Craft Beer Week

April 26, 2016, 2 Comments

The Columbus Ale Trail is back and bigger than ever with more breweries and a new kickass reward for taking on the Trail. Volume 2 of the Columbus Ale ...

Studio 35 Film Festival

Studio 35 hosting comedy festival this weekend

April 26, 2016, No comments

What’s better than a beer and a movie? Lots of beers and lots of movies. This weekend there will be plenty of both at the Studio 35 Comedy Film ...

New Belgium Citradelic

New Belgium Citradelic Experience this Friday

April 25, 2016, 8 Comments

This Friday, New Belgium Brewing is hosting the Citradelic Experience, a “psychedelic wave of hoppiness” in celebration of New Belgium’s ...


Granville Brewing is growing

April 22, 2016, No comments

Located about 15 miles east of Columbus is the Granville Brewing Company, a nano-brewery that has been largely flying under the radar since its incept ...

Taste of Granville

Taste of Granville taking place April 30

April 22, 2016, No comments

The Granville Rotary will host their second annual Taste of Granville event on Saturday, April 30 at the Bryn Du Mansion from 5-8pm. The event will fe ...

Four String Brewing

Weekend Wash Down: 4/22-4/24

April 22, 2016, No comments

Every Friday we share our top five picks for your weekend drinking – it’s time for the Weekend Wash Down! Four String New Brews Four String is rel ...

Land Grant Gravity Wave

Land-Grant releasing Gravity Wave Black IPA cans

April 21, 2016, No comments

Land-Grant Brewing Company’s latest seasonal can release is Gravity Wave, a Black IPA featuring Galaxy hops which will hit store shelves next we ...

Tabletop Day Event Columbus Ohio

Celebrate International Tabletop Day at Four String Brewing

April 19, 2016, No comments

The Drink Up Columbus Beers and Board Games Club is teaming up with Four String Brewing Company for International Tabletop Day 2016! Our Tabletop Day ...

Park St Cantina Cinco Beer Tasting Guinness Record

Park Street Cantina attempting World Record for largest beer tasting

April 19, 2016, No comments

Park Street Cantina is teaming up with Heidelberg Distributing to attempt a Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Beer Tasting. The record a ...