Monthly Archives: January 2015

Hoof Hearted’s Dragonsaddle Triple IPA release Friday at Hales Ales Kitchen

In the Midwest Winter seems to be the designated season for highly anticipated Imperial IPA releases—Bell’s Hopslam, Great Lakes Chillwave, and Tröegs Nugget Nectar (this year released in cans) all come out in January and February.  While those are all … Continue reading

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A First Look at the Wolf’s Ridge Taproom

Fourteen months after initially breaking ground the taproom at Wolf’s Ridge, a topic of several posts on this blog, finally opened to the public last night.  I was fortunate enough to be invited to a sneak peek of the taproom … Continue reading

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Sideswipe celebrates 1st anniversary with big beers & expanded taproom hours

If you frequent the beer aisles of local stores like I do, you are bound to encounter the colorful bottles from Sideswipe Brewing on an increasingly frequent basis.  It’s been a phenomenal first year for owner, head brewer, bartender, hop cultivator, and martial … Continue reading

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Wolf’s Ridge Taproom to open Friday, Jan 23!

As many people know the folks at Wolf’s Ridge (215 N. 4th Street) have been working on a taproom for just about as long as it takes Founders to make a batch of KBS. Lest you think I’m exaggerating check … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Mr Owl by Seventh Son

I think we can all agree that it’s pretty frigging cold out there right now. Time to drink dark, strong beers to stave off the bite of winter. That normally means malt forward styles like imperial stouts and barleywines, which … Continue reading

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Wild on the Coast – A visit to de Garde Brewing

Before Thanksgiving I promised a series of posts from my October visit to Oregon, but aside from a post on the Bend Ale Trail I haven’t followed up on that promise.  Better late than never here is the second installment in … Continue reading

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Central Ohio Beers of the Year 2014

What a year 2014 was for beer in Central Ohio.  Three completely new breweries, Zaftig, Land Grant, and Temperance Row, opened up shop.  Zauber and North High Brewing significantly expanded their capacity by purchasing new brewing systems.  Cans of Four … Continue reading

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