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A.J. Zanyk’s Baltic Porter wins Barley’s Homebrew Competition

This past Sunday marked another successful finish to one of Ohio’s longest running beer traditions, the Barley’s Homebrew Competition.  The contest dates back to last century, the summer of 1996 to be specific.  At that time I was still in … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Tour de Hops by Barley’s

A couple of weeks back I was attending an event held downtown at Brewcadia, upstairs from Barley’s Ale House on High Street across from the Convention Center.  I noticed a new house beer on tap, a double IPA dubbed Tour … Continue reading

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Birthday Brewery Crawl Postmortem

This past week I turned 50 years old.  Not content to spend the rest of my days frequenting restaurants where they give AARP discounts, I decided to do something I’ve been kicking around in my head for a while—undertake a … Continue reading

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Central Ohio Beers of the Year (2015)

Now that we’ve closed the books on 2015 it’s time to look back on the year in beer in Central Ohio.  Once again there was much to celebrate as growth of the craft brewing industry showed no signs of slowing … 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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Talking Ales with Angelo Part 3 – Other Voices

To wrap up my series on Barley’s Brewing and their long tenured brewmaster, Angelo Signorino, I solicited feedback from three people deeply immersed in the Central Ohio brewing scene.  Without further adieu I turn the keyboard over to Colin Vent, head … Continue reading

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Talking Ales with Angelo Part 2 – The Evolution of Barley’s Brewing

In my last post we took a look back at the early days of Barley’s Brewing and the origins of some of their classic beers, like the Centennial and Scottish Ales.  While those are still great beers I don’t want … Continue reading

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Talking Ales with Angelo Part 1 – A look back

Remember if you can the year 1991.  The Soviet Union collapsed, the South African parliament repealed apartheid, Nirvana released their debut album Nevermind, and the Cincinnati Reds were reigning World Champions.  These events have been documented on Wikipedia, chronicled in … Continue reading

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Columbus Craft Beer Week – Collaboration Beer Preview

The first annual Columbus Craft Beer Week (CCBW) is just around the corner. Among the 18,000 events planned for the nine days of CCBW the collaboration beers are arguably the most interesting aspect of the event. Things kickoff this Friday, May 1 at … 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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Columbus Brewery Guide

While no one is going to mistake Columbus for Portland, San Diego or Brussels, the list of breweries in Ohio’s capital city is a rapidly expanding list.  Columbus is home to at fifteen different breweries (plus a Gordon Biersch and a … Continue reading

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