First look inside Antiques on High

Written by on November 13, 2018 in Bars, Beer, Taprooms - 2 Comments

Sour-centric brewery Antiques on High is ready to open their doors as soon as their liquor permit processes, which co-owner Collin Castore hopes will be this week.

“It’s in the hands of the liquor control gods,” said Castore.

[UPDATE: Antiques on High will celebrate their grand opening on Monday, November 19 at 4pm.]

The brewery is a sister location to Seventh Son Brewing, which Castore and his partners also own.

“Myself, my business partners and Colin [Vent, head brewer] all really love sour wild beers, and there’s this whole huge world out there that hasn’t been fully explored yet,” said Castore when we spoke in August.

The brewery will open with eight wood-aged sour wild beers — among them a blonde sour with golden raspberries, a red sour with regular raspberries, and a saison blend — as well as two hazy IPAs, plus a few other beers from Seventh Son. The bar will also offer six wines on tap and and six cocktails on tap.

“We’re trying to build out the cocktail program a little more here [than at Seventh Son],” said Castore. “We’re going dive in a little deeper and get a little more into the cocktail side of things, playing with some of the flavor profiles that we find in our sour beers.”

The 2,000 square foot taproom includes a cozy seating area in front of a fireplace, a long bar adorned with retro beer cans, a few wrap-around booths, and two large communal tables. The bar also has about 2,500 square feet of outdoor space between a small patio out front, a larger patio in the back, and a second story three seasons room which offers about 1,500 square feet of space, a cool view of Columbus, and another fireplace.

The brewery’s 2,000 square foot production space houses around three large foeders, around 120 barrels, two blending tanks, and a small bottling station. Castore says Antiques on High will only produce a few hundred barrels of sour beer per year.

“There’s not really plans for larger scale production or distribution at all,” said Castore. “We really want this to be unique to here, something that you can only find in the Brewery District.”

Antiques on High is located at 714 S High Street in The Brewery District. The brewery will be open Monday-Thursday from 4pm-midnight, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-2am, and Sundays from 11am-midnight.

About the Author

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

2 Comments on "First look inside Antiques on High"

  1. Wayne Gifford November 20, 2018 at 10:56 AM · Reply

    Is you tap room open now?

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