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Beer Review – Ill Side Rye IPA by Ill Mannered & Sideswipe

  Now that Columbus Craft Beer Week has come to an end it’s worth looking back on some of the beers that deserve special mention. While my one pint of the official collaboration beer Dysfunctionale was neither here nor there, I did … 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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Beer Review – Defaced by Sideswipe

I was walking through the beer aisle the other day and I noticed a local beer whose existence was previously unknown to me, an imperial red ale from Sideswipe Brewing called Defaced.  I’d not heard of its release via social media, … 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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Sideswipe celebrates 1st anniversary with big beers & expanded taproom hours

If you frequent the beer aisles of local stores like I do, you are bound to encounter the colorful bottles from Sideswipe Brewing on an increasingly frequent basis.  It’s been a phenomenal first year for owner, head brewer, bartender, hop cultivator, and martial … 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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Beer Review – Squashing Pumpkins by Sideswipe

Beer writers and bloggers tend to take one of two approaches when it comes to pumpkin beers.  On the one hand, google “best pumpkin beers” and you’ll see that cyberspace is replete with lists of the best and worst pumpkin … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Pixelated Sun by Sideswipe

Last week I learned from owner/brewmaster Craig O’Herron that Sideswipe Brewing is about to release their fifth beer, a “pumpkin ale” brewed with butternut squash and called Squashing Pumpkins.  According to Craig it’s possible to get more “pumpkin flavor” in … Continue reading

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Sipping Saisons on the Summer Solstice, A Blind Taste Test

As someone who takes reviewing beers seriously I always worry about the various biases that slip into my reviews.  If I’m unimpressed with a beer that is rated highly on BeerAdvocate, does that mean my tastes are not sufficiently refined, or … 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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A Review of Sideswipe Brewing’s Newly Opened Tap Room

Until this past week Sideswipe was the only Columbus brewery that had neither a taproom nor a brewpub.  To get your hands on their beer you had to make a trip to a local store and pick up a bomber … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Elegant Hoodlum Smoked Stout by Sideswipe

Sideswipe Brewing is one of the new breweries on the Columbus craft beer scene.  Their beers started appearing in select area beer stores in December of 2013.  Sideswipe makes three beers, Fisticuffs IPA, Elegant Hoodlum Smoked Stout, and Coop Looter … Continue reading

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Beer Review – Coop Looter Saison by Sideswipe Brewing

Sideswipe Brewing is the newcomer to the Columbus brewery scene. Unlike the other new breweries in the capital city, Sideswipe chose to enter the marketplace with bottled beer rather than a taproom or brewpub.  Toward the end of last year (2013) … Continue reading

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