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 →

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 String and Seventh Son beers started showing up on the shelves.  Sideswipe opened their brewery to... Continue Reading →

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 a beer by using squash instead of actual pumpkins.  To the best of my knowledge... Continue Reading →

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 two options you can choose, an organized brewery tour run by a company who specializes... Continue Reading →

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