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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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Ohio vs the World Part 5 – Celebration Fresh Hop IPA vs Citra Noel

It’s been eons since I posted the last installment of my Ohio vs the World series, a sporadic feature where we see how local favorites stack up against highly respected competitors from all corners of the globe in a blind taste test.  In case … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Sohio Stout by Columbus Brewing Co.

When the Columbus Brewing Company expanded and moved out to their new location on the west side of Columbus one of the most tangible benefits to local beer lovers was the promised expansion in their lineup of packaged beers.  While their … 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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The Beers of Oktoberfest – Märzen/Festbier Blind Taste Test

Given the hot weather we’ve been experiencing it may not feel like fall is upon us, but once football season kicks off it can’t be long until the leaves start changing color.  If the deluge of pumpkin beers invading the … 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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Ohio Grown Hops Part 1 – The brewer’s perspective

In today’s post I ask Central Ohio brewers to share their opinions and experiences with locally grown hops. Continue reading

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Central Ohio Brewers Talk Hops Part 2 – Favorite Aroma Hops

This is the second installment in my three part series featuring Central Ohio brewers talking about hops.  In part 1 of this series we looked at the supply and demand angle.  In this post I asked the brewers one simple question, … Continue reading

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Central Ohio Brewers Talk Hops, Part 1 – Supply and Demand

Of the basic ingredients in beer no component is changing faster than hops.  Hop breeders are continually pushing the envelope to develop new strains of hops that express exotic aromas and flavors that range from tropical fruits to blueberries to cat … 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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Tasting Notes and Further Rambling on the King of Ohio IPA Finals

My Monday post on the final round of the King of Ohio IPA challenge generated quite a bit of activity in the various social media platforms.  Brewmaster Trevor Williams seems to be well liked by everyone who has interacted with … Continue reading

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Central Ohio IPA Blind Taste Test

As announced last week on this blog I’m participating in a collaboration with five other beer bloggers to identify the best Ohio-brewed IPA, and bestow the crown King of Ohio IPAs.  Each blogger is tasked with identifying three beers to represent … Continue reading

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Brewery Tour vs. Brewery Crawl

Let’s say you want to visit a several breweries on a single day.  Maybe you are visiting town for the weekend or are looking for something fun to do for a birthday, bachelorette party or other special occasion. There are … Continue reading

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My Columbus Brew Adventure

A few months back I received an e-mail out of the blue from a gentleman named Jim Ellison who runs a company called Columbus Brew Adventures, inviting me to go on one of his Columbus Brewery tours.  What could I … Continue reading

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Ohio vs. Michigan Beer Battle Round 7 – Bodhi vs. Hopivore

Still digesting Thanksgiving dinner? Nothing like a double hopped IPA to wash away the Pumpkin pie from your palate and shake you out your tryptophan induced slumber. In this round we pair up two variations on the basic IPA style, … Continue reading

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