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Virginia West opening new Columbus drag venue

September 8, 2020, 3 Comments

Legendary Columbus drag queen Virginia West is leading the charge for a new drag bar scheduled to open in Columbus later this month. The venue will be ...

Derive Brewing takes over Clintonville taproom

September 1, 2020, 1 Comment

Derive Brewing has made the leap from gypsy brewing to brewpub with their recent move into the SIP Local bar in Clintonville. Derive got its start in ...

Edison Brewing opens tonight in Gahanna

August 6, 2020, 2 Comments

Central Ohio’s newest brewery features a view of downtown Columbus, an iconic brewer, and a lineup of European lagers. Edison Brewing officially ...

Where to buy the “Black is Beautiful” beer in Columbus

July 9, 2020, No comments

“Black is Beautiful” is a collaborative effort in the brewing community to bring awareness to the injustices that people of color face dai ...

Columbus breweries supporting black causes

June 7, 2020, 1 Comment

A flood of black squares in your social media feeds earlier this week might have given the impression that a majority of local businesses were support ...

Ohio Brew Haul: drink local, win swag

May 14, 2020, 1 Comment

The Ohio Craft Brewers Association (OCBA) is encouraging Ohioans to buy beer to-go from their local breweries by giving away prizes to a few lucky cra ...

Ohio restaurants & bars can now sell to-go booze, too

April 7, 2020, No comments

Ohio bars and restaurants are now allowed to sell alcohol with takeout and delivery purchases, at least during the coronavirus mandated closures. Earl ...

Echo Spirits launches weekly online cocktail classes

March 25, 2020, No comments

Echo Spirits Distilling is making the most of the shelter in place order by kicking off a virtual cocktail class series. The Grandview-area distillery ...

Carryout hours for Central Ohio breweries amid closures

March 17, 2020, 4 Comments

In the current COVID-19 crisis, a lot of people could use a drink — and many of us want to support the Central Ohio craft brewing community in the p ...

Columbus Ale Trail Volume 5 deadline extended

March 17, 2020, No comments

If you were just a few stamps away from finishing your Columbus Ale Trail book, you may have felt defeated when the state of Ohio mandated all bars cl ...

Ohio bars are closing. Here’s who is delivering.

March 15, 2020, 2 Comments

This morning we compiled a list of what Central Ohio breweries were doing to curb the spread of coronavirus, but hours later Governor Mike DeWine orde ...

Here’s what Columbus breweries are doing in the face of coronavirus

March 15, 2020, 2 Comments

UPDATE: Governor Mike DeWine is officially ordering all Ohio bars to close after 9pm tonight, adding that establishments can stay open for carry-out a ...

Grove City Lions Club hosting annual Spring Craft Beer Fest

March 5, 2020, No comments

The Grove City Lions Club will host their ninth annual Spring Craft Beer Festival on March 23. The beer fest will take place at the Aladdin Shrine Cen ...

Barley’s hosting 25th annual homebrew competition

March 4, 2020, No comments

Calling all homebrewers! Barley’s Brewing Company is hosting their 25th Annual Homebrew Competition which will culminate with the annual Afternoon w ...

Homestead opening second location in Delaware

March 3, 2020, No comments

Homestead Beer Co will open a second location this May at The Food Truck Depot in Delaware. The new Homestead Beer Garden at The Food Truck Depot will ...

Gordon Biersch closes Arena District brewpub

March 3, 2020, No comments

Gordon Biersch abruptly shuttered the doors to its Arena District brewpub this week, in addition to closing several other locations across the coutry. ...

Watershed celebrating 10 years with single barrel bourbon release

February 17, 2020, No comments

Watershed Distillery will release their 100th batch of bourbon, a single barrel blend, on February 29 in honor of the distillery’s ten year anni ...

Saucy Brew Works to open Harrison West brewpub

February 14, 2020, No comments

Cleveland’s Saucy Brew Works is planning to open a Columbus brewpub at the former site of Caffe Apropos in the Harrison West neighborhood of Col ...

Celebrate the 2nd Quadrennial Leap Day in Grandview

February 13, 2020, No comments

Leap Day is almost here and we are once again pulling together all the classic Leap Day traditions (yellow and blue! rhubarb! Leap Day William!) for t ...

Pick Ohio Beer Fest returning to Combustion

February 12, 2020, No comments

Enjoy an afternoon of rare beers releases at the second annual Pick Ohio Beer Festival taking place February 29 at Combustion Brewing in coordination ...

Buzzsaw to start brewing in Whitehall

February 11, 2020, 1 Comment

Whitehall will soon be home to a second brewery as the Buzzsaw Brewing Co expects to start production this spring. I first talked to Andrew Watkins an ...

Save on Winter Wine Fest tickets through February 1

January 25, 2020, No comments

The organizers behind the Columbus Summer Wine Festival will debut the Columbus Winter Wine Festival next month. The Winter fest will take place on Fe ...

Crooked Can Brewing targeting February open in Hilliard

January 23, 2020, 2 Comments

The Crooked Can Brewing Company hopes to open the doors to their Hilliard taproom by mid February with the adjoining Center Street Market to follow in ...

Sideswipe turns six Saturday

January 21, 2020, No comments

Sideswipe Brewing is celebrating their sixth anniversary this Saturday and releasing six brand new beers the occasion. In bottles Sideswipe is releasi ...

Columbus Winter Beerfest on tap this weekend

January 16, 2020, No comments

The 10th Annual Columbus Winter Beerfest will return to the Greater Columbus Convention Center this weekend with hundreds of craft beers from more tha ...

Galena Brewing moves to Westerville

January 14, 2020, No comments

When Galena Brewing opened in late 2018, we found it amusing that they were located in Johnstown and not in Galena, which is a small village just nort ...

Three Tigers releasing beer, scholarship in brewer’s memory

January 13, 2020, No comments

The final beer from Three Tigers Brewing’s head brewer Patrick Gangwer will be released at the Granville taproom later this month supporting a s ...

North High partnering with COhatch for Dublin brewpub

January 8, 2020, 1 Comment

North High Brewing and Columbus-based coworking company COhatch are teaming up to develop a new brewpub and coworking complex in downtown historic Dub ...

Endeavor Brewing to start distilling

December 11, 2019, No comments

Endeavor Brewing recently announced plans to add a distillery to their Grandview-area brewery. Endeavor will be the first combined brewery and distill ...

Forbidden Root Brewery now open at Easton

November 29, 2019, No comments

Finish off your Black Friday shopping with a beer at the new Forbidden Root brewpub, which opens today at Easton Town Center. The botanical-inspired b ...

First bottles from Echo Spirits headed to store shelves

November 25, 2019, No comments

The first shipment of spirits from Grandview area distillery Echo Spirits is headed to state liquor control this week and expected to be on store shel ...

Olentangy River Brewing celebrates one year Saturday

November 14, 2019, No comments

At the Olentangy River Brewing Company taproom, “brewing’ refers to not just beer but also coffee, so it makes sense that the Lewis Center bre ...

Barley’s marks 27th Anniversary with Christmas Ale tapping

November 7, 2019, No comments

Barley’s Brewing Company will celebrate their 27th (!!!) anniversary this Friday with their annual Christmas Ale tapping. The keg taps at 7pm wi ...

Taft’s Brewing opening Columbus “Brewpourium” November 15

October 23, 2019, No comments

Cincinnati-based Taft’s Brewing Company will open the door to their Columbus Brewpourium on Friday, November 15. The Columbus Brewpourium occupi ...

24 hours of Beers and Board Games… for the kids!

October 21, 2019, No comments

The Beers and Board Games Club (which is run by Drink Up Columbus) will host the fifth annual 24-Hour Board Game Marathon beginning at 11am on Saturda ...

Westerville hosts Uptown Untapped this weekend

October 9, 2019, 1 Comment

Westerville, Ohio — once known as The Dry Capital of The World, the town that almost single-handedly brought us Prohibition — goes WET on October ...