1487 Brewery preparing to open in Plain City

Written by on October 7, 2020 in Bars, Beer, Taprooms - No comments

1487 Brewing expects to open their taproom doors this month in Plain City.

The brewery, which is currently finalizing hiring staff and awaiting approval of their A1A license, will be located on a two acre site in Plain City with an 8,000 square foot beer garden featuring a natural gas fire pit and a large heated pavilion. Plans to add a playground to the outdoor area have been postponed til post-COVID.

The brewery’s 8,000 square foot building is divided roughly in thirds between the taproom, brewery, and kitchen. The taproom will include 25 taps, mostly pouring beer along with coffee and craft soda. The November election will determine whether the brewery can serve spirits — they unexpectedly learned that they were located in a dry precinct — but owner Ben King expects the measure to pass based on community support.

1487 will utilize a 10 barrel brewing system which is set up for traditional decoction mashing and will be manned by former Gordon Biersch brewer Matt Crema.

“He’s got a lot of experience and love for the German styles so he is a great fit for us,” said King.

While the brewery’s first few beers were a New Endland IPA and a Blood Orange IPA, German styles will be a big focus going forward with an Oktoberfest, hefeweizen and kolsch in the works. The brewery’s name is a nod to the law that preceded the Reinheitsgebot, or beer purity law.

“While we don’t claim to follow the Reinheitsgebot… we are inspired by it,” said King. “We want to do as close to what you would get at a brewpub in Germany by importing ingredients”

The kitchen will be serving up a mix of German and American fare from Chef John Abner.

“One off the dishes I’m most excited about on the German side of the menu is Schweinehaxen, a very traditional Bavarian dish,” said King. “It’s a slow roasted pork flash fried – imagine pulled pork surrounded by a pork rind in a dish of brown gravy with potatoes.”

In advance of their opening, 1487 is operating limited curbside carryout on Fridays and Saturdays for their NEIPA, Blood Orange IPA, and a Kolsch collaboration produced with Endeavor Brewing.

1487 Brewery is located at 7620 Industrial Parkway in Plain City.

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Cheryl Harrison. Editor of Drink Up Columbus. Co-Founder of the Columbus Ale Trail.

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