Category Archives: News & Events

Kindred’s barrel-aged sours finally ready for prime time

In the crowded landscape of craft brewing some aspect of your business should differentiate you from the competition.  Maybe it’s your location, or your branding, but ideally the beer itself can stand out from the crowd.  With over 200 breweries … Continue reading

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The Brewing of Dysfunctionale, the Columbus Beer Week Collab Beer

How can you have a craft beer week without a collaboration beer?  Admittedly it’s not against the law, but it would like the All Star Game without a home run derby, like the state fair without butter sculptures, like Lucy without a … Continue reading

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Land-Grant ventures into the world of Belgian-style beers

The Land-Grant catalog is full of tasty beers that span a wide range of styles—hop forward IPAs, German lagers, brown ales, big malty stouts, even the occasional English pale ale or ESB—but Belgian (and French) styles have been a rare sight at … Continue reading

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March Madness: Notes from my four day beer-only fast

Many people practice some form of abstinence during Lent, giving up things like chocolate, coffee, social media, or alcohol.  One year during Lent I tried giving up beer during the work week, but it just led me to drink more beer … Continue reading

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Brewfontaine Celebrates Selection as Ohio’s Best Beer Bar

Every year the Brewers Association conducts a survey of the best beer bars in the US via their online site CraftBeer.com.  The public is asked to rate bars on their appreciation of aspects including atmosphere, staff, beer selection and special … Continue reading

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Homestead Fourth Anniversary Bash

Looking for something to do this weekend?  If your idea of a good time involves travel to pseudo-exotic locales, counting in foreign languages, and great craft beer, I’ve got just the event for you.  This Saturday (Jan 14) Homestead Beer … Continue reading

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Zaftig, Actual, and Homestead celebrate the season with a trifecta of bottle release parties

I know the holidays can be a hectic, for some downright stressful, time of the year. There are parties to attend, gifts to buy, carols to sing, and stockings to stuff.  While acknowledging those demands on your time, you need … Continue reading

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Breaking Down the 2016 GABF

Awards were handed out this past weekend at the Great American Beer Festival.  The popularity of the 30 year old festival continues to grow with a total of 7,227 beers entered by 1752 breweries.  That’s up from 6,647 beers and 1552 … Continue reading

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King of Ohio contest rounds out busy beer weekend in Ohio

Tomorrow afternoon at the North Market Beer Festival the King of Ohio contest returns. Organized by beer bloggers and writers from throughout Ohio including Rick Armon from The Beer Blog Ohio in Akron, Tom Aguero from BrewMinds in Cincinnati, Cory … Continue reading

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Arrogant Bastard hits the taps at Actual Brewing today

Today (Friday, July 1) Actual Brewing will be releasing their take on Stone’s venerable American strong ale, Arrogant Bastard.  I hung out with the crew at Actual several weeks ago on brew day to get the scoop on this somewhat … Continue reading

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Columbus Craft Beer Week 2016 Preview

The 2nd Annual Columbus Craft Beer Week begins today.  I’ve spent hours perusing the list of events in a vain attempt to put together the ultimate itinerary for the obsessed craft beer fanatic, but there are just too many enticing events to … Continue reading

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Zaftig Bottle Release/Ugly Sweater Party

As many of you already know Zaftig is holding their annual Ugly Sweater  Christmas party tomorrow (Saturday, 12/12/15) from 12-6 pm.  In conjunction they will releasing two high abv brews that have been patiently aging in a barrel for most of … Continue reading

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An update on Columbus-area brewery expansions

No less than five Columbus area breweries are in the middle of either moving or expanding their brewing operations. Some have been in the news lately, while others have been silent for a while.  Curious to get a pulse of what … Continue reading

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Hoof Mania Grips Central Ohio

To what lengths would you go to get your hands on some über fresh, Hoof Hearted beer?  Would you be willing to drive out to the farmlands of Morrow County and spend a good chunk of your Sunday afternoon standing … Continue reading

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Central Ohio Beer Happenings and Events – November 13-15

These days it seems that just about every weekend there are multiple beer events going down in Central Ohio, from anniversary parties, to beer releases, to tastings, to events with less obvious connections to beer like board game marathons or … Continue reading

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Breaking down the 2015 GABF medalists

Awards were handed out this past weekend at the Great American Beer Festival.  I was working at home on my computer and decided to put the live feed on in the background.  It was surprisingly compelling and before long before … Continue reading

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Talking Light Lagers with Actual’s Fred Lee and Zach Harper

Today (Tuesday, September 1st) cans of Actual Brewing’s Photon Light Lager will start hitting the shelves of beer stores and supermarkets across Central Ohio.  Intrigued by a craft brewery that chooses not only to brew a light lager but put it … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons why the Grandview Summer Session kicks ass

The good folks at the Grandview Craft Beer Alliance put on the 2nd annual Summer Session this past Saturday. Beer festivals can run the gamut from awesome experience to shit show, but I’m happy to say that the Summer Session falls firmly into the former camp. If you were there you know what I mean, and if you weren’t make a note not to miss it next time around. Here are the top ten reasons that set the Summer Session apart from many beer festivals. Continue reading

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Ill Mannered Brewing to open Friday September 4th

If you thought you’d checked off all of the stops on the Columbus Ale Trail think again.  Ill Mannered Brewing will officially be opening their doors three weeks from today—Friday, September 4th at 5 pm, just in time for the … Continue reading

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Land Grant releases metal-inspired saison series

The beers and decor at Land Grant Brewing are predominantly sports themed, the most obvious exception being the flagship 1862 Kolsch inspired by a dead senator. While Justin Morrill does sport sideburns that would give Wolverine a run for his money, his visage is more likely … Continue reading

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