A new brewpub will be officially opening in central Ohio this Sunday, February 5. The brewpub is Buckeye Lake Brewery, and is located in Buckeye Lake (as the name would imply), at 5176 Walnut Road. Buckeye Lake is about a half hour east of downtown Columbus, just off I-70.
It’s the dream of many a homebrewer to one day open their own place, and owner Rich Hennosy is making that dream happen. Rich spent time working and training with Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery before coming back to Ohio to open Buckeye Lake Brewery. Rich brought local homebrewer Mike Byrne on to handle the day to day production on the 6 barrel (~180 gallon) system.
Their inaugural beer line up will be a malty Irish Red Ale, a Blonde Ale featuring Saaz hops, and an American Pale Ale, as well as a tap dedicated to draft root beer.They plan to continue adding styles to fill out their 6 available beer taps, with a stout coming up next.
In addition to draft pours and food available at the pub, Buckeye Lake will also offer growler fills and keg sales. Beer sales will be focused on over-the-bar sales at the pub. They will also offer a selection of local wines, in keeping with their tagline of “Drink Local. Drink Better.” The pub food will be a variety of paninis and chips, which look pretty tasty.
The pub will be open 4-9pm weekdays and 4-10pm weekends. This Sunday (2/5) they will have their grand opening starting at 1 PM, so even if you’ve got Superbowl plans, you’ll still have plenty of time to swing by Buckeye Lake Brewing to try some tasty beer and food from guys with a dedication to keeping things local and delicious.