Beer Review – Batch 300 Imperial IPA by Land-Grant

Over the last few months Columbus has been awash in some pretty impressive Imperial IPAs including the likes of CBC Creeper, Fathead’s Hop JuJu, North High’s Stardust to Stardust and Butch Otter, Great Lakes Chillwave, Seventh Son Proliferous, 2 Tones Space Lazer, and the ever rotating selection of Hoof Hearted double IPAs.  If your palate hasn't... Continue Reading →

Land Grant University – Yeast 101

Last night Land Grant Brewing held their first session of what they call Land Grant University, a series of educational sessions on the key ingredients in beer.  The inaugural session was devoted to yeast, future sessions will focus on hops, malts and water.  Attendance was capped at 50 participants and there was a full house... Continue Reading →

Beer Review – Gravity Wave by Land Grant

Regardless of what you call them—the descriptive but somewhat oxymoronic Black India Pale Ale or the more fanciful Cascadian Dark Ale—Black IPAs have emerged as a style to be reckoned with over the past several years.  When done right they capture the best elements of the IPA and Porter genres. Among Central Ohio breweries, Land... Continue Reading →

A Deep Dive into Land Grant’s Deep Search

Last week Land Grant released the latest beer in their series of seasonal can releases, a Baltic porter entitled Jacqueline Deep Search.  When news of the release reached me several questions immediately came to mind.  Just how is a Baltic Porter different from any other porter?  What’s with the strikethrough in the name?  When ordering this... Continue Reading →

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 down.  No less than seven new breweries officially opened their doors in 2015—Temperance Row in Westerville... Continue Reading →

Land Grant Releases a Trio of New Beers

Now that Halloween is behind us there is nothing to stem the tide of Christmas beers and holiday ales that threaten to overwhelm your palate with flavors of cinnamon, allspice and fermented honey.  Where can the spice-averse beer lover turn to fight off the blues that settle in as the sun retreats into the southern... Continue Reading →

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 to be confused with George Washington than Motorhead bassist Lemmy Kilmister. So I was surprised... Continue Reading →

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