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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 … 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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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, … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Skull Session by Land Grant

Today the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines will square off on the gridiron for the 113th time.  What pairs better with the granddaddy of football rivalry games than a tasty craft beer, but for those who bleed scarlet and … 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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Beer Review – Pool Party Pilsner by Land Grant

Pilsner’s occupy an odd place in the beer world. Casual drinkers confuse them with macro lagers.  Beer geeks tend to view them with ambivalence. Have you ever been to a pilsner release party?  Yet many brewers have a special place … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Pat’s Pints Podcast Episode 2 – Branding

In this episode we talk branding with Walt Keys creative director at Land Grant Brewing. 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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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 … Continue reading

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Land Grant Brewing – Good things come to those who wait

If breweries had theme songs Land Grant’s would have to be the old Ringo Starr song “It Don’t Come Easy.”  Things got off to a promising start when they launched a successful kickstarter campaign in February of 2012, but it … 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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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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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 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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