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 →
In today’s post I ask Central Ohio brewers to share their opinions and experiences with locally grown 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, what is your favorite aroma hop? If IPAs were rock bands, malts and bittering hops would be... Continue Reading →
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 shelters in pine forests. It's hard to get noticed sticking to the grapefruit and pine... Continue Reading →
Lately the steady stream of news and events that I've come to expect from Central Ohio breweries has swelled to a torrent. It seems like every time I check social media I come across a new piece of significant news about a local brewery. So while I normally I leave coverage of the goings on in Ohio... Continue Reading →
Delaware, Ohio (pop ~35,000) is a charming little city located about 30 miles northwest of Columbus. History buffs know Delaware as the birthplace of Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States, and people who follow harness racing (I’m told such people do exist) know Delaware as the home of the Little Brown Jug.... Continue Reading →