Eastside Brewing open in Reynoldsburg

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Better late than never sharing this news — back in January, Rich Hennosy, owner of Buckeye Lake Brewing, opened a second brewery in Reynoldsburg: Eastside Brewing.

Eastside features a 15-bbl brewing system with one 30-bbl fermenter and six 15-bbl fermenters, with beers for both Buckeye Lake and Eastside now being brewed at this facility. Some beers are common to both locations, albeit with different names, but there are also a number of unique beers limited to Eastside. Along with the new brewing system, Eastside/Buckeye Lake also has a new brewer: Alex Lawrence, formerly of Wooly Pig. While I have judged at a few brewing competitions, I don’t claim to have a world-class palate, but I was impressed with the beers I sampled at Eastside, with the lagers in particular standing out.

The current tap list includes nine Eastside beers and two Buckeye Lake beers. These include four IPAs, an Irish Red, an American Brown, an English Pale Ale, a Blonde, a Dortmunder Lager, a Maibock and a Schwartzbier. Cocktails, bourbons, wine and craft sodas are available as well. A hard cider dubbed EastCider is also in the works.

If you are hungrier for something more substantial than the free popcorn, food trucks are currently on-site. However, Slab BBQ will be moving into the Eastside kitchen by late August.

The facility itself sits on one acre with a 5,000 square foot stand-alone building, equally divided between the brewery and the taproom. There is seating for approximately 60 inside, and dozens more outside. The taproom has the requisite flat-screen TV, and one wall covered with art works for sale. Every two months a new artist is featured. The patio is spacious with cocktail tables, tree-covered picnic tables, adirondak chairs, and even a swing. Games such as corn hole are also available.

Eastside Brewing is located in Reynoldsburg at 1421 Davidson Drive, one block off of East Main Street. Hours are Thursday 4-10, Friday 3-11, Saturday 12-11, and Sunday 12-9. Happy Hour is 4-6 on Thursday and Friday, and features a 20 oz pour for the 16 oz price.

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Bill Babbitt is a retired engineer, beer lover, and freelance writer for Beer Advocate Magazine.

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