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Actual Brewing hosting rare bottle release event

December 2, 2016, No comments

Actual Brewing is hosting an event chock-full of rare bottle releases and beer tappings on December 17. The event, dubbed Funkypuss, will include a li ...


Homestead releasing barrel aged bottles

December 1, 2016, No comments

For the last six months, a handful of Elijah Craig Bourbon barrels have been quietly resting in the back of the Homestead brewery, gently nurturing a ...


Beer from Here: Elevator Winter Warmer

November 29, 2016, No comments

The holiday season is upon us, and with that comes an array of holiday ales, of which I am a fan, but if I start drinking these things in mid-October, ...


Maker’s Mark Holiday Tour stopping in Columbus

November 29, 2016, No comments

Maker’s Mark is baking spirits bright this holiday season with its 2nd annual charitable mobile holiday tour, scheduled to stop at Columbus’ N ...


Elevator releasing Barrel Aged Winter Warmer bottles

November 23, 2016, No comments

Elevator Brewing Company is ringing in the season with a holiday party and bottle release of Barrel Aged Winter Warmer. At an ugly sweater party on De ...


Sips and cinema at the new Grandview Theater

November 22, 2016, No comments

The 90-year-old Grandview Theater was all but gone late last year when the Studio 35 team of Eric Brembeck, Rita Volpi and Andy Wuefling stepped up to ...


Small space, big flavor: Multiple Brewing opens in Nelsonville

November 22, 2016, 1 Comment

Opening a brewery isn’t easy. It’s even harder to open one in a small town, when many locals, unfamiliar with craft beer, say their beer of choice ...


Beer From Here: North High Tree Tapper Maple Brown

November 22, 2016, 2 Comments

Now that it looks like colder weather is actually here to stay, drinking a cold-weather beer is much more appealing. Browns are some of my favorites b ...


Watershed opening on-site restaurant and bar

November 18, 2016, No comments

Watershed Distillery will open a restaurant and bar at the site of their Grandview area distillery in early 2017. Until legislation was passed in May, ...


Land-Grant releasing Skull Session Scarlet Lager

November 16, 2016, No comments

Land-Grant Brewing Company is releasing another new brew this week, Skull Session Scarlet Lager. According to a statement from the brewery, “a S ...


Forbidden Root launching distribution in Ohio

November 13, 2016, No comments

Chigago’s Forbidden Root Brewery will be available in Ohio starting this week through a partnership with Cavalier Distributing. Bark, stems, flo ...


Kindred releasing four beers in bottles

November 8, 2016, No comments

Kindred Artisan Ales will release four of its signature beer styles in bottles at an event at their Gahanna taproom next week. Some Kindred bottles ha ...


Four String celebrating fifth anniversary

November 8, 2016, No comments

Four String Brewing Company will celebrate their five year anniversary this weekend with a party and bottle release at their Grandview area taproom. & ...


Earn gift cards for sharing your beer opinions [SPONSORED]

November 7, 2016, No comments

If you like the idea of getting paid to talk about your favorite brews (and who wouldn’t?!) you’ll want to check out this opportunity. C S ...


Land-Grant releasing beer celebrating USA/Mexico match

November 4, 2016, No comments

The Land-Grant Brewing Company is releasing a new brew to commemorate the 5th consecutive World Cup Qualifying cycle being held in Columbus. “We ...


Beer from Here: Platform City Boy Berliner Weisse

November 3, 2016, No comments

Berliner weisse, for the uninitiated, are sour, low gravity German wheat beers. With a snappy tang from natural lactic acid, these beers are not for e ...


24 hours of beers and board games

November 2, 2016, No comments

The Beers and Board Games Club of Columbus (which I organize) is hosting our second annual 24-hour gaming marathon to benefit Nationwide Children’s ...


Middle West Spirits launching new gin brand

November 2, 2016, No comments

Middle West Spirits is launching the latest addition to its lineup of spirits, a gin under the brand name Vim & Petal. This is Middle West’ ...


Barley’s celebrating 24 years at annual Christmas Ale tapping

November 2, 2016, No comments

As much a part of the holidays as trimmed trees, bearded fat guys and special cups at Starbucks is the annual Christmas Ale tapping at Barley’s ...


The Daily Growler hosting event for Stone and Jeni’s collaboration

November 2, 2016, No comments

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Stone Brewing Company collaborated on an ice cream, Xocorosa, based on the brewery’s holiday beer of the sa ...


Market Garden now available in Columbus

November 1, 2016, No comments

Cleveland’s Market Garden Brewery will begin distributing in Central Ohio beginning this week through Superior Beverage Group. The Ohio City-bas ...


Elevator Brewing launching new packaging

October 29, 2016, No comments

Elevator Brewing is elevating their brand by rolling out new packaging that eschews their quirky illustrations for bright, bold photography. When I in ...


Brews Café – A Craft Beer Pioneer

October 27, 2016, 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: Brews closed its doors earlier this month. A sign posted says the bar will reopen December 1, although we’ve heard reports ...


Get a glimpse inside the new Rockmill Tavern

October 23, 2016, No comments

Rockmill Brewery shared plans earlier this year for Rockmill Tavern, a new bar and restaurant in the Brewery District operated by the Lancaster brewer ...


Beer from Here: Kindred Wit

October 20, 2016, No comments

Kindred Artisan Ales has a bunch of awesomeness cooking up between the brewery and the tasting room/barrel house. Their Wit, one of their first offeri ...


Oysters and Stouts at Smokehouse Brewing

October 20, 2016, No comments

Smokehouse Brewing Company is hosting their bi-annual Oysters and Stout event next Thursday. Smokehouse will be serving oysters fresh, smoked with Cho ...


Land-Grant celebrating two years of beers

October 18, 2016, No comments

Land-Grant Brewing Company will be celebrating two years of beers this Saturday with an all inclusive party for the Columbus beer community. “In man ...


Downeast Cider launching Ohio distribution

October 18, 2016, No comments

Superior Beverage Group announced today that they will begin distributing Downeast Cider House ciders throughout Northeast and Central Ohio. The Bosto ...

451 Spirits

451 Spirits seeking to add tasting room

October 17, 2016, No comments

451 Spirits opened earlier this year in Clintonville without a tasting room, something they hope to change with voter approval this November. Unlike M ...


Beer from Here: Actual Weiner-Munchen

October 17, 2016, No comments

Once fall hits, one of my favorite beers to drink is an Oktoberfest. Everything about the style exudes “Autumn”. Crisp, bright, full of ru ...


Homestead releasing Canal Market Harvest Ale at special event

October 11, 2016, No comments

Newark’s Canal Market District and Homestead Beer Company of Heath have teamed up to create a unique ale featuring local pumpkins from some of t ...


Drunk Brunch: Woodlands Tavern

October 10, 2016, No comments

Woodlands Tavern has been one of my favorite bars in Columbus since it opened five years ago. Cheap craft brews ($2 all night on Mondays!), great live ...


Brewery District Bar Crawl

October 9, 2016, 10 Comments

Discover what’s on tap in the Brewery District on the CYP Club’s Brewery District Bar Crawl on October 22. Stops on the crawl include Arep ...


Land-Grant taproom coming to John Glenn International Airport

October 7, 2016, No comments

Local craft beer will soon take flight, or at least will prepare you for takeoff. Tuesday night, construction of a Land-Grant Brewing Co. taproom bega ...


Columbus Zoo hosting Boos and Brews

October 7, 2016, No comments

Dare to have a hauntingly fun time at the Columbus Zoo’s Boos and Brews Costume Concert on October 28. The first-time event will serve up craft ...


Middle West Spirits claims honors at New York World Wine & Spirits Competition

October 5, 2016, 1 Comment

Middle West Spirits is bringing home honors from the 6th Annual New York World Wine & Spirits Competition. The Columbus distillery received a tot ...