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.

17 Comments on "Digfest: Grandview Celebration of Locally Crafted Beverages"

  1. Cory June 8, 2011 at 8:42 AM · Reply

    Brothers Drake Meadery will be too!

    • Cheryl Harrison June 8, 2011 at 9:05 AM · Reply

      Don’t know how I missed you, sorry! Updated the post

  2. Sophia June 16, 2011 at 2:33 PM · Reply

    Umm.. beer noob here >.<;; But I like ale-type, I think… I will work on finding my fav!!

  3. Adam June 16, 2011 at 3:49 PM · Reply

    I like Barley’s Brewing the a lot… I wonder if they’ll be introducing anything new on Saturday…

  4. Halvorsen June 16, 2011 at 3:53 PM · Reply

    Brothers Drake MEAD for ME!

  5. Dan June 16, 2011 at 3:54 PM · Reply

    I like the stuff from Elevator Brewing. I’d like to sample them all :)

  6. jamesmoore80 June 16, 2011 at 4:05 PM · Reply

    I’ve never heard of Hoster’s so I’ll be looking forward to trying some brews from them along with the others.

  7. Janna Thompson-Chordas June 16, 2011 at 4:54 PM · Reply

    I love the St. Joan’s at Barley’s Smokehouse on Riverside Drive, or their Russian Stout.

  8. Dr. Jenski June 16, 2011 at 8:01 PM · Reply

    I like brews from both Barley’s and Elevator. Anything barrel-aged is my fave. Horny goat…yum!

  9. Brian June 17, 2011 at 7:01 AM · Reply

    We’ve only been here a month, so interested in trying some local, especially wine. In New Jersey we hit all 32 wineries in the state in the first year we were there. Hoping to find some good ones here too.

  10. Eric June 17, 2011 at 9:31 AM · Reply

    I want to try Hoster’s because I haven’t yet.

  11. Raquel June 17, 2011 at 10:11 AM · Reply

    Looking forward to tasting what watershed has.

  12. Elizabeth June 17, 2011 at 10:11 AM · Reply

    I’m with the others on Hoster’s. Haven’t tried it yet. I’d also like to try out Signature Wines as I’ve heard some great things.

  13. Spencer June 13, 2012 at 2:14 PM · Reply

    I’d like to try Barley’s.

  14. Brian Zembower June 15, 2012 at 3:04 PM · Reply

    I’m looking forward to trying Four String Myopic Red by far the most. Not only because the company is local but the beer and the name of the beer have a thought put into them that most beers do not. To have an understanding that some Ohio State fans can be “near sighted” towards the whole sporting world is something that only a local would understand; also me being in optometry school the word MYOPIC is not one that the common public typically comes into contact with. They seem like a good company… look forward to trying them.

  15. Tna June 10, 2013 at 4:49 PM · Reply

    i Always Look Forward To Trying Barleys New Beer. Im A Huge Hop Head. The More Hop, The Better It Is. The Brewer Is Very ThoughtFul In His Process And Always Succeeds With Every Beer. High Abv And Delicious! I Cant Wait! I Hope They Have Centennial Ipa, Its Been My Favorite Ipa And Ive TAsted Hundreds.

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