Digfest: Grandview Celebration of Locally Crafted Beverages

Written by on June 8, 2011 in Beer, Events, Grandview Heights, liquor, Wine - 17 Comments

A dozen businesses who brew, distill and ferment in Central Ohio will all be at one can’t-miss even for alcohol lovers: Digfest, taking place Saturday, June 18 from 5-10pm at the Grandview Yard.

The Digfest is a new celebration of local beverage producers, including micro-distilleries, micro-brewers and wineries. This first-time festival is presented by the Grandview Chamber of Commerce. “”Supporting local businesses is what we do every day, so why not build an event around that idea?” said Michelle Wilson, Executive Director of the Chamber. “[Locally-made alcohol] creates opportunities for partnerships between businesses, which in turn keeps the local economy strong and viable.”

Wilson says the Chamber intends to make this an annual event growing each year. And they’ve managed to get just about every local alcohol maker on the menu for this year:

Wine

Brother’s Drake (Columbus)
Buckeye Winery (Newark)
Camelot Cellars (Columbus)
Eldchrist Winery (Plain City)
Hidden Lakes Winery (Canal Winchester)
Signature Wines (Columbus)
Soine Vineyards (Powell)
Wyandotte Winery (Columbus)

Spirits

Middlewest Spirits
Watershed Distillery

Beer

Barley’s Brewing
Elevator Brewing
Hoster’s Brewing

Colin Gawal and The Lonely Bones and VUG will perform, and there will be food available from Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe, Jason’s Deli, Leslie’s Creperie and Marshall’s Mobile.

The event is free to attend. Taste-sized portions of beverages will be available via $1 each tasting tickets. A VIP hour will be offered at 4pm for $10 per person which will give you an extra hour of tasting as well as a souvenir cup. VIP tickets are available at www.grandviewchamber.org or at the event.

DRINK UP COLUMBUS GIVEAWAY: We’ve got a pair of VIP tickets for one lucky Drink Up Columbus reader!

TO ENTER: Leave a comment telling us which local alcohol producer is your favorite – or which you’re most eager to sample. For a bonus entry, tweet a link to this post and use the hashtag #drinkupcbus. Winners will be randomly selected and notified via email by 3pm Friday, June 17.

UPDATE: Congrats to James M. for scoring these passes!

About the Author

Cheryl Harrison. Editor of Drink Up Columbus. Geek of the craft beer/board game/sci-fi varieties. Fan of patios.

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