Commonhouse Ales begins brewing

Written by on July 5, 2016 in Beer - No comments

Commonhouse Ales Brewery DistrictCommonhouse Ales mashed in on their first batch of beer this morning at their new production brewery — which is Columbus Brewing Company’s old production brewery — located in the Brewery District.

Commonhouse Ales was founded by Lenny Kolada, who also owns Smokehouse Brewing Company. Beers from both Commonhouse and Smokehouse will be crafted by brewmaster Sam Hickey, and select recipes from the Smokehouse brewpub will find their way to the Commonhouse production brewery for distribution throughout Central Ohio.

Commonhouse will launch with three beers: Six.One For Good, an Ohio Common Ale; Summer Sesh, a Session IPA; and Hoptopus, a Pale Wheat Ale. All three beers will be distributed in kegs and bottles the first week of August.

Commonhouse is expecting to be Ohio’s first Certified B Corporation brewery — the B corp status for the startup is currently pending. B Corp businesses are committed and accountable to rigorous social and environmental standards. As part of that commitment, Commonhouse has set up a community fund through The Columbus Foundation called Commonhouse Shares, which will support local community nonprofit organizations. Commonhouse will donate $1 for every six-pack sold of Six.One For Good Ale to this fund.

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