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Title: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on September 24, 2007, 01:04:57 PM
Microbrewery toasts downtown locale

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/othercities/columbus/stories/2007/09/24/story2.html?b=1190606400 (http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/othercities/columbus/stories/2007/09/24/story2.html?b=1190606400)^1524037

Elevator Brewing Co. LLC plans to tap downtown for its new brewery.  After eight years in Marysville, the Columbus-based company will move its brewing operation to North Fourth Street, blocks from its Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus restaurant on High Street.

Owner Dick Stevens said the decision came fast - Elevator Brewing and its Marysville landlord were involved in a lease dispute over the summer.  "It is to our benefit to get out of the lease," he said. "There is no potential market to grow up there."  Elevator Brewing bought a 5,400-square-foot warehouse at 165 N. Fourth St. in August for $330,000 from Dr. Robert Falcone, former president of Grant Medical Center.  Falcone maintains a residence in the building next door, where Miller/Watson Architects Ltd., the architect for the project, has an office.
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on August 25, 2009, 10:06:43 AM
Elevator Brewery Tour
Thursday,  August 13, 2009 -2:53 PM
By Jesse Tigges, Columbus Alive


For years, Elevator brewed their refreshing wares in Marysville, but owner and operator Dick Stevens wanted to move operations closer to the Downtown Draught Haus.  So at the end of 2007, the brewery was moved into a 100-year-old building on Fourth Street.  After a yearlong relocation process - not everything could be moved at once, otherwise beer production would've halted - Stevens met his timeline of brewing exclusively at the new location by the end of 2008.  The first batch began on Dec. 31.  Now, instead of kegs being trucked from 30 miles outside the city, they travel only a few blocks.  In a pinch you might even catch Elevator staffers wheeling kegs down Spring Street by handcart.

Elevator Brewing and Draught Haus
161 N. High St., Downtown Columbus
614-228-0500
Web: http://www.elevatorbrewing.com (http://www.elevatorbrewing.com)


Read more at http://www.columbusalive.com/live/content/features/stories/2009/08/13/ca_fo_elevator.html?sid=108 (http://www.columbusalive.com/live/content/features/stories/2009/08/13/ca_fo_elevator.html?sid=108)
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on August 01, 2014, 02:08:01 PM
California-based craft brewer Stone Brewing is looking for a site east of the Mississippi River to build a new brewery and companion restaurant and event space.  Columbus has been buzzing over rumors that our fair city might be in the running for this $60 million brewery site.  The Stone Brewery project would open with 103 workers and is projected to reach 374 employees at full capacity in its fifth year. 

A Columbus Business First reporter tried to confirm if Columbus was being considered for this project with this article - http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/07/why-not-columbus-for-big-stone-brewing-project.html.  But otherwise got a "no comment" from Columbus officials and Stone Brewing.  Until, the Business First reporter got a tweet from John Lowe, president of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.  His tweet contained a photo of John Lowe, the two co-founders Stone Brewing and a fourth gentlemen smiling between the two Stone Brewing founders.  That gentleman?  Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman.

After that tweet, Columbus officials did confirm that a delegation from the City was indeed in San Diego courting Stone Brewing.  For more about this from Business First and a slideshow of what to expect from a $60 million Stone Brewing project, go to http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/07/exclusive-columbus-contingent-in-california-to.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on August 01, 2014, 02:08:28 PM
Since then, Business First has stayed on the Stone Brewing trail with a story about other cities in the running for the $60 million brewery project at http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/07/heres-a-bunch-of-competitors-for-that-stone.html.

Plus a story from a CBF sister publication that the Greensboro, North Carolina mayor said the company may have narrowed its list to Virginia and Ohio at http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/07/stone-brewing-focusing-on-virginia-and-ohio-passed.html.
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on August 01, 2014, 02:08:44 PM
Columbus Underground is also on the Stone Brewery trail with an on-going discussion thread updating the story at http://www.columbusunderground.com/forums/topic/dispatch-columbus-tries-to-attract-stone-brewing-co.

Plus, CU had a very intriguing story posted yesterday.  CU reported that Wagenbrenner Development is "putting together plans to create a craft food and beverage campus concept that could include Stone Brewing" at http://www.columbusunderground.com/urban-food-and-beverage-campus-proposed-to-lure-stone-brewing-to-columbus.

According to the CU article: "Wagenbrenner declined to specify where this campus could be located, saying only that it would be an appropriate urban development site.  Wagenbrenner Development currently owns or controls multiple large parcels within the inner-city, including Jeffrey Park in Italian Village, the former Columbus Coating Fabrics Site in Weinland Park, the Timken Site in Milo-Grogan, and the Kaplin Site at the intersection of Grandview Avenue and Dublin Road."
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on August 05, 2014, 03:29:22 PM
More Stone Brewing updates:

- Report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch that their new East of the Mississippi plant is down to Columbus, OH and Richmond, VA:   http://www.timesdispatch.com/business/san-diego-brewery-eyes-richmond-for-east-coast-production-site/article_24420960-1c01-11e4-88d2-0017a43b2370.html

- False alarm Stone Brewing announcement yesterday reported at http://www.columbusunderground.com/forums/topic/dispatch-columbus-tries-to-attract-stone-brewing-co/page/8/#post-1033233:  “Stone fans were vocal. VERY vocal! And we took notice. Vocal #craftbeer fans rejoice for a TRIPLE IPA version of ALEMAN/TWO BROTHERS/STONE DAYMAN COFFEE IPA!!! Go forth and PRE-ORDER – http://www.stonebrewing.com/collabproject ”

- But within that same false alarm announcement was this bit of actual news: “…within the next 60 days another momentous announcement will be made when Koch and Co-founder Steve Wagner unveil the location of another new brewery and Bistro, in the eastern U.S.!”
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on August 05, 2014, 03:31:26 PM
Plus there was a grassroots 'Tap a Stone' Day over the past weekend in Columbus and Central Ohio.  Business First had this recap of Tap a Stone Day:

"The community got involved in the effort to bring Stone Brewing Co. to Columbus with Tap a Stone Day over the weekend.  It generated big buzz on social media - documented on storify at http://sfy.co/jodJ – enough to grab the notice of Stone Brewing.  As bar blogger Cheryl Harrison noted on her DrinkUpColumbus site, Stone Brewing took to Facebook to let us know it was watching the day unfold from afar at http://drinkupcolumbus.com/2014/08/02/stone-brewing-stone2cbus/."

The Tap a Stone Day effort by #Stone2Cbus organizers and the scene at participating bars was further documented in this YouTube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzwdC9Pqm7g
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on August 16, 2014, 01:19:37 PM
Columbus officially a finalist for Stone Brewing project
By Doug Buchanan – Columbus Business First
August 15, 2014, 7:15pm EDT


Stone Brewing Co. confirmed Friday that Columbus is competing with two cities in Virginia as it narrowed the list for its big brewery and restaurant complex to the final three.
 
The company released the following statement on its Facebook page: “As reported in regional outlets and chatter on the Internet, we have narrowed the focus of our search for an Eastern U.S. brewery to Columbus, Ohio, Norfolk, Virginia and Richmond, Virginia, but won’t be at a point where we can announce our final decision until at least several weeks from now. But we’re excited and on our way.”
 
MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/08/columbus-officially-a-finalist-for-stone-brewing.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on August 16, 2014, 01:20:22 PM
More about the Stone Brewing announcement from the Dispatch:

Columbus officially a finalist for $31 million Stone brewery
By JD Malone, The Columbus Dispatch
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 5:17 AM


Well, it’s official: Columbus is one of three cities left in the hunt for Stone Brewing Co.’s $31 million East Coast brewery.
 
Stone announced the finalists — including two Virginia cities, Richmond and Norfolk — on its Facebook page yesterday.  Stone declined to say whether any of the three were leading or when the winner will be chosen. ... Stone hopes to announce the winner in 30 to 60 days. ... Columbus has an ace though: Stone co-founder Greg Koch grew up in Pataskala and went to Watkins Memorial High School.
(. . .)
Stone wants to build a brewery that will slake the thirst of its customers east of the Mississippi River.  The brewery will begin with a 120,000-barrel capacity and build out to 500,000 barrels.  Stone is the 10th-largest craft brewer in America. ... Stone plans to build the brewery first, then add its Stone World Bistro and Gardens restaurant.  Total investment could top $60 million with more than 300 jobs in five years.  Stone wants to break ground by the end of the year and complete the project by the end of 2015.

Developer Mark Wagenbrenner is pitching a couple of sites to Stone, including the former Timken parcel at Cleveland and E. 5th avenues.  Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams also has offered to join with Stone on the site, both Wagenbrenner and Jeni’s CEO John Lowe said.

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2014/08/15/columbus-a-finalist-for-stone-brewery.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on August 19, 2014, 08:46:15 PM
North High Brewing Opens New Brewhouse Facility
By Walker Evans, Columbus Underground
August 19, 2014 - 4:02 pm


While most of Columbus has been preoccupied with the prospect of luring the big Stone Brewing Company expansion to our fair city, local beer brewers have been quietly working on expansions of their own.  Zauber upgraded their systems in July, Seventh Son started canning their beers last month, and now North High Brewing is flipping the switch at their new brewhouse facility in the Milo-Grogan neighborhood.
(. . .)
With no room to expand in their prominent location at 1288 North High Street, Gavin Meyers, along with business partner Tim Ward, looked east to the Milo-Grogan neighborhood located just on the other side of Italian Village where warehouse space is more plentiful and more affordable than the Short North.
 
MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/north-high-brewing-opens-new-brewhouse-facility
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on August 25, 2014, 03:37:09 PM
Hofbrauhaus on target for October opening with delivery of brewhouse

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Hofbrauhaus won’t be open in time for Oktoberfest– but it will give us a reason to celebrate in October.

The Grandview Yard restaurant and brewery expects to open by Oct. 21. It took a key step toward that opening date Monday when it took delivery of its brewhouse, the component allowing it to begin on-site brewing in time for its opening.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/08/hofbrauhaus-on-target-for-october-opening-with.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on September 12, 2014, 01:28:25 PM
Looks like it'll be a longer wait for the Stone Brewing decision...

Stone Brewing delays decision on new brewery
By Dan Eaton, Staff Reporter
Columbus Business First - Sept. 11, 2014, 3:45pm EDT


Stone Brewing Co.’s decision on where it will put its new brewery is going to take longer than first thought.

The Escondido, California-based craft brewer in August narrowed its list of finalists to Columbus and two other cities (Richmond, Virginia, and Norfolk, Virginia) for the $60 million project, and said a decision could come within 60 days.  Now, 27 days later, the company is backing off that timeline.

“While we were hoping to announce our decision by the end of the summer, it seems that the process will take a bit longer,” spokeswoman Sabrina LoPiccolo told me in an email. ...“We do not have a specific date as to when our decision will be made.”

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/09/stone-brewing-delays-decision-on-new-brewery.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on September 17, 2014, 02:45:21 PM
There's some speculation that the reason for Stone Brewing's decision delay on its new brewery might have to do with Ohio's current limit on the alcohol content of beer.  State law prohibits beer companies from brewing, distributing or selling beer with ABV above 12 percent.  Some of Stone Brewing's beer exceed that limit.

It appears that Stone Brewing is giving State lawmakers a chance to raise Ohio's limit to 21 percent.  Which is potentially good news for their interest in Columbus.  Virginia is one of those states with no ABV cap - the location of the other two finalists – Norfolk and Richmond.

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/morning_call/2014/09/morning-roundup-stone-brewing-wants-higher-abv.html

http://wosu.org/2012/news/2014/09/15/oh-beer-abv-limit-snag-stone-brewing-deal-8/
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: GCrites80s on September 17, 2014, 07:41:47 PM
Remember when Ohio's max ABV was 7.3? Steel Reserve pushed right up against the limit.
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on September 20, 2014, 11:08:58 AM
It's not Stone Brewing, but the Columbus Brewing Company is expanding its craft brewing operations.  CBC moving its brewing operations from the 6,000 sq.ft. next to its Brewery District restaurant into a 50,000 square feet facility on the west side.

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/09/05/columbus-brewing-co-spending-5m-in-west-side.html

http://www.columbusunderground.com/columbus-brewing-company-relocating-and-expanding
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Cygnus on October 08, 2014, 10:38:16 PM
It's the water... and ABV. But mostly the water.


Columbus loses out on Stone Brewing (http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/10/08/columbus-loses-out-on-stone-brewing-reports.html?full=true)

Despite months of meetings and pursuit by Columbus officials and beer fans, Stone Brewing Co. has apparently picked Richmond, Virginia, for its coveted eastern brewery.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has scheduled a press conference for Thursday that sources told Richmond Times-Dispatch and TV station WTVR would be about Stone Brewing and its decision.

Stone Brewing declined to confirm the report, but the Escondido, California-based craft brewery told the paper a press release would come out when the announcement was ready. I reached out to Stone Brewing Tuesday for an update and was told the same thing.

Cont (http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/10/08/columbus-loses-out-on-stone-brewing-reports.html?full=true)
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on October 09, 2014, 10:33:45 AM
BOO!!!:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/stone-brewing-shuns-columbus-for-richmond-expansion
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on October 10, 2014, 03:00:32 PM
Business First reports further about Stone Brewing picking Richmond, VA.

- Columbus lost the incentive battle to Richmond:  http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/10/here-s-what-columbus-was-offering-stone-brewing.html

- Stone Brewing Press Release:  http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/10/stone-brewing-on-why-it-picked-richmond.html

Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on October 14, 2014, 10:27:08 AM
One more Stone Brewing to Richmond story and then we're moving on to other news.  But Business First has a more in-depth article about why Richmond edged out Columbus.  Richmond had a better available site than Columbus.  Richmond's site has an old building suitable for the Stone restaurant component, plus it overlooks the James River.

Columbus' site was the former Timken site at Fifth and Cleveland.  Although the Timken site is an intriguing blank slate with a great central location and rail access, the surrounding Milo-Grogan neighborhood isn't anywhere close to Short North quality.  Or even Franklinton quality, which is getting a brewing company opening there later this month - see http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/10/franklinton-s-land-grant-brewing-opening-oct-18.html.  Maybe in 10 or 15 years, but not now.  So I can see why the Richmond site got the edge.


Stone Brewing: ‘Incredibly close’ decision came down to riverfront site in Richmond
By Dan Eaton, Staff Reporter
Business First - Oct 10, 2014, 4:21pm EDT

 
A waterfront site and an appealing old building helped sway Stone Brewing Co. to choose Richmond, Virginia, over Columbus. “It really did come down to uniqueness of site,” Chief Operating Officer Pat Tiernan told me Friday afternoon. “Both (Richmond and Columbus) scored well, but to be in the Greater Fulton area and to be a spur on the riverfront, that felt like we could create something special.”
 
In Columbus, Stone Brewing was looking at the former Timken Co. site at East Fifth and Cleveland avenues owned by Wagenbrenner Development.  It would’ve been the centerpiece of a proposed artisan/craft development that could have been joined by companies like Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, which wants to open a new production kitchen.
(. . .)
Both sites were urban, in the central city areas, but Richmond had several factors that tipped the scales, including a site along the James River and a 30,000-square-foot building to house the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens.

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/10/stone-brewing-incredibly-close-decision-came-down.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on October 21, 2014, 04:01:47 PM
Temperance Row Brewing opens in Westerville, hires ‘godfather of Columbus beer’ to build lineup

A new brewery has opened in what was once a key site of the prohibition movement.

The appropriately named Temperance Row Brewing Co. started making beer this weekend at 41 N. State St. in Westerville inside the soon-to-open Uptown Deli and Brew.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/10/temperance-row-brewing-opens-in-westerville-hires.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on December 18, 2014, 04:13:04 PM
Temperance Row Brewing shakes off Prohibition’s ghosts with Westerville brewpub

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Scott Francis took no chances with his newest brewery, Temperance Row Brewing Co.

Before opening Wednesday the long-time Columbus brewer invited a priest out to bless the downtown Westerville space, 41 N. State St., and ward off any "Temperance Row ghosts," as he called them. Probably not a bad idea since the town once was home to the Anti-Saloon League, one of the key organizations that drove the Prohibition movement.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/12/temperance-row-brewing-shakes-off-prohibition-s.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Eridony on December 27, 2014, 08:38:42 PM
Clintonville is getting its first brewery.

I couple of weeks ago I saw some concrete being poured at this High Street building but didn't think much of it. Today I walked past it though and noticed the sign in the window. I hope it is good. This will be very easy walking distance for me.   :drunk:

Lineage Brewing will open in 2015. Their website is here. (http://www.lineagebrew.com/)

Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on February 21, 2015, 05:45:43 PM
Brewpub opens at Creekside in Gahanna

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Pigskin Brewing Co. is on the field.

The brewpub opened its doors this week at Creekside in Gahanna. Fitting with its sports theme, the Pigskin operators have dubbed this period their "preseason." The space is open to bar-goers and the beer is flowing, but it's mostly guest brews at the moment, with little of Pigskin's beer.

More below:
www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2015/02/brewpub-opens-at-creekside-in-gahanna.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on March 11, 2015, 11:32:47 PM
Scioto Downs adding Brew Brothers brewpub

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Scioto Downs Racino is opening a $5.9 million microbrewery and restaurant in an effort to draw a wider swath of patrons, including those who may not be interested in gambling.

The 12,750-square-foot Brew Brothers restaurant is set to open by year's end on the northwest corner of the harness-racing and video-slots facility, across from the Grove Buffet.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/03/11/scioto-downs-adding-brew-brothers-brewpub-first.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: casey on April 27, 2015, 06:02:55 PM
We may have missed out on Stone Brewing, but it sounds as if Scotland's Brewdog is very close to finalizing plans to base their US production brewery in Columbus,

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We are also delighted to announce that we are in advance discussions for a site in Columbus, Ohio that would house our USA production brewery. We will hopefully be able to provide you all with more of an update on this as soon as we can. In the meantime, we will continue to work hard to make this plan a reality!

https://www.brewdog.com/lowdown/blog/the-latest-from-planet-brewdog (https://www.brewdog.com/lowdown/blog/the-latest-from-planet-brewdog)

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Also on the agenda is the development of a brewery in the US, with Mr Watt revealing that he hopes to agree terms on a site in Columbus, Ohio, as early as next week. The city has been chosen because nearly half the population of the US is based within 500 miles of Columbus. Mr Watt noted that cities such as New York, Chicago and Boston were within easy reach.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/business/company-news/brewdog-bids-to-be-small-business-trailblazer.123915210 (http://www.heraldscotland.com/business/company-news/brewdog-bids-to-be-small-business-trailblazer.123915210)
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on May 05, 2015, 11:08:01 AM
More about Scotland's Brewdog and their interest in Columbus:

- A closer look at Scottish craft beer maker that’s interested in a Columbus brewery:  http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2015/04/a-closer-look-at-scottish-craft-beer-maker-that-s.html

- Columbus Craft Beer Week: Brewers say they’d welcome Scotland’s BrewDog:  http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2015/05/columbus-craft-beer-week-brewers-say-they-d.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on June 10, 2015, 03:25:24 PM
Scotland's BrewDog to build brewery and restaurant in Central Ohio
By Dan Eaton, Columbus Business First
Updated: June 10, 2015, 12:40pm EDT


BrewDog is coming.  After the teases and speculation, the Scottish-based craft brewery Wednesday confirmed that it will build its U.S. production brewery here in Central Ohio.

BrewDog Plc has agreed to buy 42 acres of land in the area – it hasn't specified the site – to build a 100,000-square-foot craft brewery.  That will house a 100-barrel brewhouse, as well as canning and packaging lines and a small bottling line for special edition brews.  The site also will be home to the company’s U.S. headquarters, a visitor center, a restaurant and a taproom.  The facility is expected to employ more than 100 workers, including some of the team from Scotland.

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/06/10/brewdog-confirms-central-ohio-brewery-restaurant.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on June 10, 2015, 03:25:43 PM
Columbus Underground is also reporting the BrewDog news.  But they added this: "Although an exact address has yet to be released, a local source close to the project confirmed that the new site will be located on Gender Road in Canal Winchester, not far from Rickenbacker International Airport."

More from CU at http://www.columbusunderground.com/brewdog-announces-us-expansion-in-canal-winchester-rw1
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on September 10, 2015, 12:03:44 AM
BrewDog unveils Canal Winchester brewery plans, with July opening targeted

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Dirt could start flying at BrewDog’s new U.S. headquarters and brewery by early next week.

The Scotland-based craft brewer met the public in Canal Winchester Tuesday night. It was a packed house receptive to the brewery’s $30.4 million plans to make the suburb its U.S. home.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/09/09/first-look-brewdog-unveils-canal-winchester.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on September 29, 2015, 03:43:40 PM
Middle West Spirits raising its roof, adding a kitchen

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Middle West Spirits LLC is being quiet about changes with its business, but the work outside its Short North microdistillery speaks for itself.

The spirits-maker is getting bigger.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/09/29/middle-west-spirits-raising-its-roof-adding-a.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on January 21, 2016, 01:58:59 PM
An update on the construction of Scotland-brewers BrewDog's $30.4 million U.S. brewery and headquarters in Canal Winchester.  They also confirmed that they will be locating a separate BrewDog brewpub in the East Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus:

https://www.brewdog.com/lowdown/blog/columbus-calling
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on January 21, 2016, 03:49:46 PM
That's a huge get for East Franklinton.
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on February 05, 2016, 02:47:12 PM
Here's what to expect when Hoof Hearted opens Italian Village brewery next week

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Hoof Hearted Brewing Co.’s new brewpub is ready to open, albeit without a swim-up bar.

The Marengo-based craft brewer and joint-venture partner A&R Creative Group will open Hoof Hearted Brewery & Kitchen Feb. 11 at 850 N. Fourth St. in Italian Village. The brewpub combines Hoof Hearted’s beer with the food knowledge of the team behind two Crest Gastropub restaurants and a few other eateries around town.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/02/04/heres-what-to-expect-when-hoof-hearted-opens.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on March 07, 2016, 03:18:03 PM
Central Ohio's beer map: See where all the craft brewers are

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/datacenter/where-the-beer-is.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on March 24, 2016, 05:12:15 PM
Industry vet opening craft brewery in Pickerington

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A veteran Columbus brewer is ready to step out on his own.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/03/24/exclusive-industry-vet-opening-craft-brewery-in.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on March 25, 2016, 04:13:11 PM
Locals team up to bring craft brewery to Grove City, and there'll be house-made wine, too

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The new Grove City Brewing Co. will be a place where customers can quaff not only a craft-brewed hoppy IPA, but a sweet, local-made red wine, too.

The next addition to the local beer scene has a twist only six other facilities in the state can boast – it also is a winery.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/03/25/locals-team-up-to-bring-craft-brewery-to-grove.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on March 25, 2016, 04:14:25 PM
Cleveland craft brewer setting up shop near downtown Columbus

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Platform Beer Co. began selling its craft brews in Columbus a few months ago, but the Cleveland brewery’s local plans are much more ambitious than that.

An affiliate of Platform acquired an 11,000-square-foot building at 408 N. Sixth St. just north of downtown this month that will house a brewery and taproom expected to open by this summer.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/03/25/cleveland-craft-brewer-setting-up-shop-near.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on March 29, 2016, 02:08:28 PM
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BrewDog has big plans for Canal Winchester brewery
By JD Malone, The Columbus Dispatch
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 5:53 AM


Everything in America is bigger: cars, farms, Big Gulps and even BrewDog.  The Scotland-based brewer, which plans to open its U.S. headquarters in Canal Winchester this summer, recently filed papers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showing that it expects operations here will eclipse those in the United Kingdom, where BrewDog is the No. 1 craft-beer maker.

The company will offer a little more than 1 million shares of stock in a crowdfunding program to raise up to $50 million.  BrewDog is spending $30 million on the headquarters and brewery it is building here.  BrewDog hopes to build enough business in the U.S. to triple the size of its 100,000-square foot plant in Canal Winchester.

Plans also call for beginning distribution to 20 states this year before expanding to all 50 states and Canada.  It also wants to build a network of brewpubs across the U.S. and add a second brewhouse to wring 1.5 million barrels a year out of its tanks.  “Which is more (barrels) than all the breweries in the state of Ohio are brewing,” said Mary MacDonald, executive director of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, “and that includes our Sam Adams and Great Lakes Brewing Co. breweries. It seems highly ambitious in an awesome sense.”

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2016/03/15/1-brewdog-goes-big-with-us-planning.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on April 04, 2016, 03:57:09 PM
Vietnamese restaurant adding craft brewery

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The upcoming Three Tigers Brewing Co. is another twist on how to build a beer business.

While many brewers start with the beer and build up to the food, the new Granville brewpub expected to open in the next few weeks is doing the opposite. Three Tigers is an offshoot of Mai Chau on Prospect, a six-month-old Vietnamese eatery opened by husband and wife Scott Wilkins and Ashley Wilkins. The two spent several years teaching in Vietnam before returning to their hometown.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/04/04/vietnamese-restaurant-adding-craft-brewery.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on April 09, 2016, 12:37:46 AM
Cheers! Kindred Artisan Ales opens public taproom

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Kindred Artisan Ales has been bringing its beers to customers for a few months, but now those customers can go to Kindred.

The Gahanna craft brewery is opening its public taproom at 505 Morrison Road Friday at 4 p.m. The 5,000-square-foot building seats 99.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/04/08/cheers-kindred-artisan-ales-opens-public-taproom.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on April 13, 2016, 03:54:12 PM
Whitehall joining craft beer craze as childhood friends launch brewery
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The duo behind 2 Tones Brewing Co. may have big aspirations, but they’re fine with starting small.

Childhood friends Anthony McKeivier and Tony Hill are making the leap from a homebrewing hobby into retail brewing with their Whitehall-based venture at 145 N. Hamilton Road. The equipment has been delivered, permitting is underway and the craft brewery hopes to be cranking out beers from its five-barrel brewhouse by June at the latest.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/04/13/whitehall-joining-craft-beer-craze-as-childhood.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on April 15, 2016, 10:24:57 AM
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Elevator Brewing striving to stay ‘relevant’ in rival crowd
By Dan Eaton, Staff Reporter - Columbus Business First
March 18, 2016, 6:00am EDT


As so many craft beer makers ponder the start of business, Elevator Brewing Co.’s Dick Stevens is thinking about the end.  “I’m 77 years old,” the founder of the 16-year-old Columbus brewer said. “I have no one to leave it to. If something should happen to me, I need a decision maker who could carry it on.”  There is no succession or buyout plan in place, but Stevens brought on Jerry Bishop in January as general manager.

Stevens still has his hands in several special projects, but has stepped back from Elevator’s day-to-day business so that Bishop can run it.  “Making beer is easy,” Stevens said. “Selling beer is a pain in the butt. We didn’t anticipate this competition coming. We have to look at ways to stay relevant amid all the noise.”  Indeed, the craft brewing wave has crashed over Central Ohio.  Some 38 breweries operate in the area, and more are on the way, including a $30 million plant from Scotland’s BrewDog Plc.
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Its taproom at 171 N. Fourth St. also is in for change.  Thursday and Friday hours were added March 17 to the Saturday-only operation.  The space also is getting cosmetic upgrades, and Stevens is working on more events, including offering up the taproom as a pop-up art gallery. ... Stevens remains a co-owner with Kevin Jaynes and William Triplett of the Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus restaurant at 161 N. High St. downtown.

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2016/03/18/elevator-brewing-striving-to-stay-relevant-in.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on May 10, 2016, 04:00:22 PM
Zaftig Brewing Co. to host grand opening of new brewery and taproom

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Zaftig Brewing Co. is ready to show off its bigger space.

The Worthington-area brewer will mark the grand opening of its new facility at 7020A Huntley Road in Columbus on May 21.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/05/10/zaftig-brewing-co-to-host-grand-opening-of-new.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on May 12, 2016, 03:14:04 PM
BrewDog Brewery updates. 

From the Dog's website:  https://www.brewdog.com/lowdown/blog/columbus-catch-up

From Business First:  http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/05/12/brewdog-update-take-a-virtual-tour-of-its-dogtap.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on May 12, 2016, 03:14:24 PM
On the brewery: Final concrete is being poured and all the structural elements are to be in place by August.  Work is underway in Germany on the 170-barrel brewhouse and they hope to be brewing test batches in early fall.  Below is the current state of the brewery interior in a photo from https://www.brewdog.com/lowdown/blog/columbus-catch-up:
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On the on-site bar: DogTap Columbus, as it will be called, is being designed by Columbus-based Design Collective.  Below is a mock-up of the in-brewery DogTap bar from http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/05/12/brewdog-update-take-a-virtual-tour-of-its-dogtap.html:

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Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: jeremyck01 on May 12, 2016, 05:38:39 PM
^Thats about as generic as an interior can get. Also, the carnival lights/letters that spell Brewdog are so 5 years ago:). Pretty uninspired stuff. Maybe the beer will be good.
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on May 14, 2016, 02:09:01 PM
Columbus Brewing brewery wants restaurant of same name to drop it
By JD Malone, The Columbus Dispatch
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 10:19 AM


After almost 20 years of coexistence, it's Columbus Brewing Co. versus Columbus Brewing Co.  ...  The craft brewery, whose legal name is District Brewing Co., is suing the Columbus Brewing Co. Restaurant in federal court over the use of trademarks, logos and other copyrighted property.  The brewery owns the name Columbus Brewing Co., and the brewery wants the restaurant to call itself something else.

The two businesses are separate entities.  District Brewing formed in 1988 and has held the trademark for the Columbus Brewing Co. brand since 1989.  In 1997, then-owner Jeff Edwards invited Cameron Mitchell to tack a restaurant onto the front of the brewery on Short Street.  Edwards stipulated that the restaurant would be called Columbus Brewing Co. Restaurant, according to court papers.

"Most beer lovers who savored the brewery’s CBC beers ... assumed the brewery and the restaurant were owned by the same owner," the brewery's attorney, Michael Byers, said in a statement.  Both businesses have changed hands since then.

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2016/04/29/1-columbus-brewing-brewery-wants-restaurant-of-same-name-to-drop-it.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on May 17, 2016, 09:06:05 AM
Thought I had already posted this about Columbus Brewing Co.'s new brewing location.  But here it is now:

Columbus Brewing launching larger brewery, new branding
By JD Malone, The Columbus Dispatch
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 6:00 AM


When Eric and Beth Bean settled on buying the former Hill Distributing Co. building on the West Side to house their business, Columbus Brewing Co., they saw it as more than just room to grow.  “The whole plan was to reinvent this brewery,” Eric Bean said. “This is a rebirth.”

The Beans bought the 50,000 square-foot building in 2014 and have sunk about $5 million into the project, including new, computer controlled 30-barrel German-made brewing equipment, four enormous 120-barrel fermentation tanks, and several new employees.

On Wednesday, the last piece of the puzzle fit into place.  The brewery’s new bottling line was tested at full capacity and the first cases of the company’s signature India pale ale, in new bottles with new, eye-catching labels were packaged.

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2016/04/14/1-columbus-brewery-launching-new-brewery.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on May 21, 2016, 02:23:09 PM
The Columbus Ale Trail is returning for a second year with 40 percent more stops — 28 instead of 20:  http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2016/05/13/columbus-ale-trail-returns-after-successful-lauch.html


It is finishing up today - as part of Columbus Beer Week:

http://www.cbusaletrail.com/

http://www.columbusbeerweek.com/
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on May 23, 2016, 06:34:00 PM
North Market “Sip n Stroll” Legislation Passes Ohio Legislature
By Lauren Sega, Columbus Underground
May 19, 2016 - 10:46 am


Business opportunities are expanding for the vendors of North Market after legislation passed permitting market-goers to “sip n stroll” with their purchased alcohol.

House Bill 37, first considered in September of 2014, was approved by the Ohio General Assembly Wednesday.  Co-sponsors of the bill, Columbus City Council member and former representative, Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus) and Rep. Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) said the bill merely bring places like the North Market up to speed with supermarkets like Kroger and Market District.

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/%EF%BF%BCsip-n-stroll-north-market-ls1
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on May 23, 2016, 11:30:55 PM
Funny how bipartisanship always seems to work with alcohol in this state.
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: DarkandStormy on June 03, 2016, 10:10:49 AM
Four String partnering with Starbreaker - http://www.ohio.com/blogs/the-beer-blog/the-beer-blog-1.273124/four-string-releases-beer-supporting-lgbtq-community-1.687204
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on June 09, 2016, 04:26:15 PM
Columbus distillery begins selling absinthe

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A startup distillery known for non-traditional flavors has added absinthe to its lineup.

451 Spirits, based at at 590-D Oakland Park Ave. in Clintonville, began selling the high-octane, historically fraught spirit from a test run that co-owner David Chew expects to expand this fall.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/06/09/columbus-distillery-begins-selling-absinthe.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on June 10, 2016, 07:58:39 PM
Craft brewer taking former World of Beer space in the Brewery District
By Dan Eaton, Staff reporter - Columbus Business First
Updated: June 10, 2016, 3:08pm EDT


Rockmill Brewery is adjusting its German Village plans in part by adding a new tavern and brewpub in the Brewery District.

The Lancaster area craft brewer still plans to take over part of the historic Juergen’s Bakery at 525 Fourth Street, a project that has met with some neighborhood opposition in German Village, but in the meantime it also will be moving into the former World of Beer space at 503 S. Front Street.

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/06/10/brewpub-coming-to-former-world-of-beer-space-in.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on June 14, 2016, 04:36:18 PM
Rockmill Brewery building 'dream' plant, restaurant and event center

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Rockmill Brewery is raising its Columbus visibility with a pair of projects in German Village and the Brewery District, but the biggest expansion on tap is at the company's converted farm in the Lancaster area.

Greenfield Township trustees last month approved a redevelopment plan that Rockmill co-owner Matthew Barbee said will allow for a “boutique system” that'll be a more efficient, state-of-the-art brewery.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/06/14/rockmill-brewery-building-dream-plant-restaurant.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: DarkandStormy on June 14, 2016, 05:16:43 PM
http://drinkupcolumbus.com/2016/03/31/new-columbus-breweries/

This is old, but from the list I know Hoof Hearted's tap room / gastropub is up and running as is Kindred Artisan Ales.  Three Tigers is mentioned above.

2 Tones was set to open this month - anyone have any info on that?

Combustion is set for an October opening

Is Grove City Brewing up and running?

The number of breweries in the Columbus metro area will probably be near 40 by the end of the year, especially if you count crossovers like Platform, Hoof Hearted, etc.
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: DarkandStormy on June 22, 2016, 10:57:08 AM
http://www.ohio.com/blogs/the-beer-blog/the-beer-blog-1.273124/platform-beer-celebrates-columbus-launch-this-week-1.691753

Platform launches in Cbus this week - I believe the brewery & taproom is set to follow later this year.
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on July 02, 2016, 12:46:54 PM
Columbus Brewing bottling beloved Bodhi – here's how to get you some
By Dan Eaton, Staff reporter - Columbus Business First
Updated: July 1, 2016, 1:50pm EDT


Beer fans, rejoice – bottles of Columbus Brewing Co.’s Bodhi are going on sale.

The revered local beer is being packaged for the first time and its Columbus-based craft brewer is marking the occasion with a release event set for July 16.

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/07/01/columbus-brewing-bottling-beloved-bodhi-heres-how.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on July 05, 2016, 12:34:37 PM
Columbus Brewing brings on strategy chief from BrewDog to 'take the cuffs off and grow'
By Dan Eaton, Staff reporter - Columbus Business First
July 1, 2016, 2:26pm EDT


The Bodhi release isn’t the only bit of news from Columbus Brewing Co.  The company also said it hired Jason Davis as its new director of strategic planning. Davis, who worked at Columbus Brewing early in his 25-year career in the industry, joins from BrewDog USA.  He was hired as vice president of the expanding Scottish brewery in January after spending the bulk of his career with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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With Columbus Brewing’s expansion — six new 120-barrel fermentation tanks were installed this week adding another 75 percent to capacity on top of the initial expansion into its new 50,000-square-foot brewery six months ago — and the company’s need and desire for bigger picture planning, Davis said he was drawn to the new position and the opportunity to work with a good friend.

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/07/01/columbus-brewing-brings-on-strategy-chief-from.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: DarkandStormy on July 06, 2016, 09:47:57 AM
^I don't understand why CBC has stayed away from the Cbus Ale Trail.  Virtually every other brewery in the area is part of it.
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on July 15, 2016, 04:11:25 PM
Italian Village brewers' corridor getting new brewpub with rooftop patio bar (plus 8 for-sale homes)

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Another brewpub is in the works along what’s becoming Columbus’ brewers’ row.

Arch City Development LLC plans to build a 2,983-square-foot brewery and restaurant at the southwest corner of North Fourth Street and East Fifth Avenue in the Italian Village neighborhood, with eight townhomes to the south, fronting North Fourth Street.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/07/15/italian-village-brewers-corridor-getting-new.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on August 03, 2016, 12:02:28 PM
Update on the $30+ million brewery that Scotland-based craft brewer BrewDog is building, and some construction photos of the brewery from Business First:

BrewDog update: Equipment shipping, beer flowing by end of 2016:  http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/08/03/brewdog-update-equipment-shipping-beer-flowing-by.html

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Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: DarkandStormy on August 03, 2016, 12:29:41 PM
Who's the mystery brewery in IV?
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on August 14, 2016, 12:58:19 AM
Buckeye Bourbon House Coming Soon to Gay Street

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Gay Street will soon be home to a new place to drink Downtown. The North Carolina based Concord Hospitality Enterprises announced today that they would be launching the “Buckeye Bourbon House” in a 4,000 square foot space inside the Buckeye Building, located at 36 East Gay Street.

More below:
http://www.columbusunderground.com/buckeye-bourbon-house-coming-soon-to-gay-street
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: DarkandStormy on August 15, 2016, 12:29:45 PM
A review of Land-Grant: http://the6i4.com/2016/08/13/an-in-depth-look-at-land-grant-brewing-company/
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on August 22, 2016, 01:54:46 PM
Warehouse Containing Local Beer Distributor Burns in Overnight Fire

The Dick Cold Storage warehouse located at 3080 Valleyview Drive burned down in an overnight fire.  Local Columbus fire crews battled the blaze, and while there were no injuries reported, the building and its products are being called a complete loss.  The warehouse owners sublet space to local businesses including craft beer company 17th Star Distributing, which launched in 2014.
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In the short term, local beer fans might notice a shortage in brands represented by 17th Star, including The Brew Kettle, Cismontane Brewing, Iron Fist Brewing, Common House Ales, Stout Brewing, and the Employee Brewing Company.

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/warehouse-containing-local-beer-distributor-burns-in-overnight-fire
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on August 31, 2016, 02:54:41 PM
BrewDog's 55% ABV beer (with stuffed squirrel) can be yours — for a price

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With big beers now legal in Ohio, one of the biggest will be available here.

If you have an extra $20,000.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/08/31/brewdogs-55-abv-beer-with-stuffed-squirrel-can-be.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on September 01, 2016, 06:18:12 PM
Dang. That is so weird!

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Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on September 02, 2016, 08:56:40 AM
Another craft beer distributor launches in Columbus

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Craft beer isn’t a business for brewers alone. As Central Ohio’s beer-making scene grows, it has sprouted related enterprises, be they bars and restaurants or hops and barley growers.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/09/02/another-craft-beer-distributor-launches-in.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on September 08, 2016, 10:56:59 PM
2 Tones Brewing, Central Ohio's newest craft brewery, hits the market

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The beer is flowing from 2 Tones Brewing Co.

The Whitehall-based craft brewery delivered its first kegs in August and is now working to keep up its supply while balancing the limitations of its system and the fact that the founders both still hold day jobs.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/09/08/2-tones-brewing-central-ohios-newest-craft-brewery.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on September 26, 2016, 03:34:35 PM
Scottish craft brewers BrewDog hosted a sneak-peek this weekend of their nearly completed BrewDog USA headquarters:

-- Business First:  PHOTOS: BrewDog brings in 1,000 fans from far and wide for sneak peek of U.S. brewery (http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/09/26/photos-brewdog-brings-in-1-000-for-sneak-peek-of-u.html)

-- Columbus Underground:  BrewDog Brings Scottish Craft Beer Revolution to the USA Via Columbus (http://www.columbusunderground.com/brewdog-brings-scottish-craft-beer-revolution-to-the-usa-via-columbus-ls1)

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Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ink on September 26, 2016, 03:48:13 PM
A little early for a sneak peak. Here's our generic industrial building...with a mural!
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on September 26, 2016, 11:39:23 PM
...but in bigger news for Columbus, BrewDog selected their site in...

BrewDog CEO reveals Franklinton pub site, new start date for U.S. production

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BrewDog is putting a pub at 463 W. Town St. in Franklinton.

BrewDog USA Inc. may be behind its initial timeline, but its leadership remains undaunted.

The public got its first look at the Scotland-based craft brewer’s $30.4 million, 100,000-square-foot Canal Winchester brewery over the weekend as 1,000 investors were invited in for the company’s first ever U.S. AGM ("annual general mayhem" in BrewDog parlance), a combination business meeting, beer festival and concert.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/09/26/brewdog-ceo-reveals-franklinton-pub-site-new-start.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on September 28, 2016, 01:14:29 PM
Columbus craft brewer expanding with taproom in Clintonville

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After a few false starts in its first four years, Actual Brewing Co. is moving forward with a second taproom.

The Columbus-based craft brewer has signed a lease for a 2,500-square-foot space at 2808 N. High St., a former flower shop next to Lucky’s Market and a post office. It hopes to open the Clintonville taproom in 2017.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/09/28/columbus-craft-brewer-expanding-with-taproom-in.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on October 07, 2016, 10:36:05 AM
BrewDog's building is ready ... but apparently the brewing equipment is not:

Snags delay BrewDog's beer production locally
By JD Malone, The Columbus Dispatch
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 5:31 PM


The Scottish craft beer maker has hit some snags in its expansion across the Atlantic, including delays with construction and delivery of equipment, but its India pale ales and other suds should begin flowing early next year.

"We’re looking at February or March at the moment for our first release from Ohio," said co-founder James Watt. ... With the brewing equipment running behind, hiring has been put off until January, Watt said.

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2016/10/03/snags-delay-brewdogs-beer-production-locally.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on October 19, 2016, 11:54:09 PM
Touring Platform Beer Co.'s under-construction downtown space

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Platform Beer Co.’s Columbus experiments will go beyond a steady stream of small batch brews.

The Cleveland-based craft brewer will use its downtown space as both a barrel house and cider house for its growing operations.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/10/19/photos-touring-platform-beer-co-s-under.html
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Post by: Columbo on October 21, 2016, 02:24:52 PM
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Elevator Brewing rebrands with photography
BY RICK ARMON, THE BEER BLOG
Published: October 19, 2016


Dick Stevens always tries to wear some article of clothing that bears the Elevator Brewing Co. brand when he’s out and about.  Whether it’s a hat.  Or shirt.  Or whatever.  The Elevator founder figures it’s a little way to spread some awareness about the Columbus brewery.

What he's found is that many people have never heard of Elevator, a brewery that has won two bronze medals at the Great American Beer Festival.  “When we’ve been around for 17 years and nobody has heard of us, that’s a problem,” Stevens said.  To try to fix that, Elevator is rebranding, following the suit of Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland, Maumee Bay Brewing Co. in Toledo and Columbus Brewing Co. in Columbus, which also have redesigned their logos and packaging in recent years.

Despite its longevity, Elevator believes it has gotten lost among all the new breweries that have popped open in Ohio during the recent craft beer craze.  Craft beer drinkers seem to want new, new new and the media spotlight often shines brightest on the state's new brands.  Rebranding is a way to recapture some attention. ... Elevator, which operates both a production brewery and restaurant in downtown Columbus, opted to go with photography because it’s uncommon among breweries and will help distinguish the brand on store shelves, Stevens said.

MORE: http://www.ohio.com/blogs/the-beer-blog/the-beer-blog-1.273124/elevator-brewing-rebrands-with-photography-1.720423
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Post by: surfohio on October 21, 2016, 03:47:10 PM
^ That design looks like something thrown together fairly quickly.
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Post by: ColDayMan on October 22, 2016, 05:33:12 PM
On eve of 2nd anniversary, Land-Grant Brewing looks at another jump in production

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Ahhh, these breweries, they grow up so fast.

It was just two years ago that Franklinton’s Land-Grant Brewing Co. turned a vacant manufacturing space at 424 W. Town St. into a 12,000-square-foot craft brewery and taproom.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/10/21/on-eve-of-anniversary-land-grant-brewing-looks-for.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on October 24, 2016, 04:42:33 PM
Food pairing: Rockmill Brewery finally gets a kitchen to match its beers

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The culmination for Rockmill Brewery of years of dreaming and months of deliberation opens to the public this week.

The Lancaster-area craft brewery is opening Rockmill Tavern at 502 S. Front St. in the Brewery District on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The 3,800-square-foot restaurant not only transports the brewery’s Belgian-style beers to a more urban setting, but it also allows owner Matthew Barbee to finally pair his creations with food on a regular basis.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/10/24/food-pairing-rockmill-brewery-finally-gets-a.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on October 27, 2016, 02:04:32 PM
On eve of 2nd anniversary, Land-Grant Brewing looks at another jump in production

Ahhh, these breweries, they grow up so fast.

It was just two years ago that Franklinton’s Land-Grant Brewing Co. turned a vacant manufacturing space at 424 W. Town St. into a 12,000-square-foot craft brewery and taproom.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/10/21/on-eve-of-anniversary-land-grant-brewing-looks-for.html

Really impressed how much Land-Grant Brewery has done in their first two years:

- Getting its beer sold at Crew and Blue Jackets games plus being one of several local brews now available inside Ohio Stadium.
- Land-Grant branded beer stand at Nationwide Arena for Blue Jackets games.
- Land-Grant branded bar coming soon to John Glenn Columbus International Airport.
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on October 31, 2016, 03:45:57 PM
Westerville venture ready to tap craft beer, bourbon, but needs voter approval first

Before the taps at the Draft Room can flow, voters will have to give the planned beer and bourbon bar a thumbs-up.

The new venture at 570 Schrock Road in Westerville is one of several businesses asking for voter approval of liquor options Nov. 8. Unlike some that are just seeking Sunday sales to expand business, Nick Baker’s new venture can’t exist without a yes vote.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/10/31/westerville-venture-ready-to-tap-craft-beer.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on November 09, 2016, 02:59:23 PM
Liquor options in Clintonville, Westerville win voter support

Several Central Ohio business owners can breath a sigh of relief (or raise a celebratory glass) as voters comfortably backed sales-expanding liquor options in Tuesday’s election.

Of the nearly 40 local options on Franklin County ballots, only three failed — a BP at 3140 E. Main St. that lost for weekday and Sunday beer sales by votes of 294 to 244 and 292 to 254, respectively; and a Certified at 2483 Parsons Ave. that was seeking Sunday sales of alcohol and was defeated 213 to 190.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/11/09/liquor-options-in-clintonville-westerville-and.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on November 18, 2016, 03:55:11 PM
1-hour alcohol delivery service rebrands as Refill, starts courting bars and restaurants

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An app for one-hour alcohol and snack delivery from Franklin County liquor stores saw monthly sales double in October from September. Compared with October 2015, the sales multiple is 2,000.

"That first October, we thought it was busy," said Anthony Reynolds, co-founder and chief marketing officer of the newly renamed Refill.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/11/18/1-hour-alcohol-delivery-service-rebrands-as-refill.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on November 22, 2016, 04:51:55 PM
Now that it's legal, Columbus distilleries ready to invite customers in for a drink and some food

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Watershed Distillery is ready to serve more than its craft spirits.

The Columbus distillery, thanks to a law change last fall, is adding a restaurant and bar to its facility at 1145 Chesapeake Ave. that's expected to open by Feb. 1.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/11/22/now-that-its-legal-columbus-distilleries-ready-to.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on December 01, 2016, 04:03:21 PM
Licking County brewery launching with aspirations for Columbus beer garden

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Ben King spent years hunting for innovation, but when it comes to beer he believes the old ways are the best ways.

King and three business partners are launching 1487 Brewery in the Licking County village of Alexandria, with a commitment to classic German Reinheitsgebot brewing rules– barley, hops, water and yeast only.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/12/01/licking-county-brewery-launching-with-aspirations.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on December 05, 2016, 02:55:53 PM
Noble Cut Micro-Distillery is Starting Production in Gahanna

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Ben Vause wants his micro-distillery to spur an explosion of the distilling industry in Central Ohio. Noble Cut, founded in 2014, finally has its license and is ready to start crafting spirits. As co-founder, Vause hopes that with legislation and tastes changing, Noble Cut will act as one trailblazer in the fledgling Central Ohio distilling trend.

“In Ohio it’s been a little bit slower going for the craft spirits industry,” Vause said. “But on the coasts they’re exploding with the craft spirits industry. I’m hoping the trend picks up here, and to be one of the first.”

More below:
http://www.columbusunderground.com/noble-cut-micro-distillery-is-starting-production-in-gahanna-ls1
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on December 07, 2016, 11:04:42 PM
Arizona brewpub picks downtown Columbus for 1st expansion

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A new downtown brewpub could be open by next fall.

Blasted Barley Beer Co. in Tempe is opening its second-ever location in Ohio.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/12/07/arizona-brewpub-picks-downtown-columbus-for-1st.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: casey on December 08, 2016, 04:16:39 PM
^ Weird. But I'll take it.
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on December 08, 2016, 07:05:14 PM
^^ Are they bringing the palm trees too?  :wink:
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on December 08, 2016, 10:35:58 PM
Well, if the Ontario side of Lake Erie can have palm trees...

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Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on December 12, 2016, 04:15:03 PM
Watershed Distillery releases annual Nocino holiday liqueur, previews upcoming restaurant

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Watershed Distillery marked the return of a favorite creation and the approaching opening of its new restaurant.

The Columbus-distillery Friday hosted the launch of its Nocino, a seasonal black walnut liqueur released annually around the holidays, in an event that doubled as a sneak peek at Watershed Kitchen & Bar.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/12/12/watershed-distillery-releases-annual-nocino.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on December 28, 2016, 11:23:16 PM
First Look: Platform Beer Columbus Brewpub

Columbus fans of Cleveland-based Platform beer can now get their fix in their own backyard. The company officially opens its new Downtown distribution facility and brewpub at to the public tomorrow, bringing over two dozen varieties of Platform’s beers to local customers.

More below:
http://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-platform-beer-columbus-brewpub

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Post by: ColDayMan on December 28, 2016, 11:24:04 PM
Buckeye Bourbon House is Opening on Gay Street This February

Columbus is getting another bourbon bar next year. The Buckeye Bourbon House, owned and operated by Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, will open Downtown this February.

More below:
http://www.columbusunderground.com/buckeye-bourbon-house-is-opening-on-gay-street-this-february-ls1

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Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on February 11, 2017, 03:09:47 PM
BrewDog set to open its first Central Ohio (and U.S.) bar

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The public soon will be able to get its first taste of BrewDog.

The Scottish craft brewer will open DogTap Columbus, its first U.S. restaurant and bar, on Feb. 20. The 10,000-square-foot eatery and drinkery will debut at 6601 Gender Road in Canal Winchester, also the site of the company's 100,000-square-foot U.S. offices and brewery.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/02/10/brewdog-set-to-open-its-first-central-ohio-and-u-s.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on February 17, 2017, 12:25:43 AM
Inside BrewDog's new brewery and taproom

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BrewDog Plc is ready for its U.S. bar debut.

The Scottish craft brewer will open DogTap Columbus on Monday, but hosted shareholders and media members for a preview of its bar and restaurant Wednesday night.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/02/16/photos-inside-brewdogs-new-brewery-and-taproom.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: GCrites80s on February 17, 2017, 09:51:41 AM
I tell you who is making a lot of money today: garage door installers
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on February 20, 2017, 02:16:25 PM
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Pigskin Brewing moving into retail, signs sponsorship with Ohio Machine

Pigskin Brewing Co. is marking two years in business with new cans and a new partnership.  The Gahanna craft brewery celebrated its second anniversary Feb. 18 at its Creekside brewpub.

Year three already is shaping up to be a busy one.  The brewery is tapping mobile canner Buckeye Canning to get its Laces Out hefeweizen and Undefeated IPA into cans later this month, the first move into retail for Pigskin.  Co-owner Mike Rockwell said the cans will be available at the brewpub after the first week of March and at select retailers.

Pigskin also signed a three-year deal with the Ohio Machine, which will make it the official beer of the Major League Lacrosse franchise.  A special Helles lager was being brewed this week and will be on tap at Pigskin’s concession stand in time for the Machine’s May 6 home opener at its new stadium, Fortress Obetz.

MORE:  http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/02/17/pigskin-brewing-moving-into-retail-signs.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on February 23, 2017, 12:10:12 AM
Have a sense of adventure? Off-the-beaten path cidery opening a taproom

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Mad Moon Craft Cidery is ready to welcome in the public.

Owners Peter Moon and his wife Sally Carroll started selling cider in October 2014 and operate out of a 2,500-square-foot space at 2138 Britains Lane in Linden near the Northern Lights Shopping Center. The cidery is building out a modest taproom in hopes of opening a few days a month so folks can come in and taste the cider straight from the taps.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/02/22/have-a-sense-of-adventure-off-the-beaten-path.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on February 26, 2017, 08:22:20 PM
Kindred Beer Opening Clintonville Tasting Room

The brewery formerly known as Kindred Artisan Ales is working on expanding in multiple ways. In addition to rebranding to Kindred Beer, the Gahanna-based business announced on Friday that they’ll soon be launching a second location in Clintonville.

“Clintonville has a vibe we love — independent, relaxed and friendly,” explained Kindred Beer CEO Kevin Schmudde. “We look forward to being part of the neighborhood.”

More below:
http://www.columbusunderground.com/kindred-beer-opening-clintonville-tasting-room
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Post by: ColDayMan on March 03, 2017, 04:02:52 PM
Here's how much BrewDog paid for its Franklinton bar site

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While BrewDog USA Inc. has been plenty busy at its new home in Canal Winchester, it's getting ready to make a bar in Franklinton come to life, too.

On March 1, the Scottish craft brewer closed on the purchase of a pair of small parcels and a 4,200-square foot building at 463 W. Town St for $475,000. Last fall, co-founder James Watt identified 463 W. Town St. as the chosen spot for its Columbus bar.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/03/03/heres-how-much-brewdog-paid-for-its-franklinton.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on March 08, 2017, 03:03:52 PM
BrewDog adding bars, seating, staff to meet demand at its DogTap bar, restaurant
By JD Malone, The Columbus Dispatch
Updated: March 6, 2017 at 12:49 PM


Open just two weeks, DogTap has drawn huge crowds and some consternation.  "Waiting times, availability of food, beer selection and the level of customer service in these first couple of weeks have not quite been at the level we aspire for them to be at," the company wrote in a blog post published today. 

Reviews on Yelp point to some problems with food quality, spotty service and long, long waits, but reviewers also praised BrewDog's beers, the restaurant's design and atmosphere. ... DogTap has seen twice the traffic that the Scottish craft brewers planned for.  The company estimated 14,000 people had stopped in and the bar had served more than 10,000 pints of its flagship Punk India pale ale since it opened on February 20.

To resolve things, BrewDog plans to add "a lot more staff," a bar with a growler filling station and additional seating near the entrance to alleviate crowding in the restaurant.  More seating and an additional bar are planned on the mezzanine, which overlooks the restaurant and part of the brewery.  Also, a third new bar, built out of a shipping container, is planned on the patio outside.

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170306/brewdog-adding-bars-seating-staff-to-meet-demand-at-its-dogtap-bar-restaurant
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on March 08, 2017, 03:55:20 PM
A few more photos of the newly opened DogTap bar/restaurant located within BrewDog's new brewery (taken just prior to the official public opening).  More photos at http://drinkupcolumbus.com/2017/02/10/brewdog-dogtap-columbus/ and at http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/02/16/photos-inside-brewdogs-new-brewery-and-taproom.html:

Wall of Kegs at the entrance:
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Inside the keg wall entrance:
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A little further inside DogTap:
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Mezzanine inside DogTap:
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Gaming area overlooking BrewDog's brewery space:
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Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on March 17, 2017, 10:39:52 AM
Sour beers, Clintonville space, food and a new name are how Kindred Beer hopes to stand out in a crowded space

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A year into business and Kindred Beer – don’t call it Kindred Artisan Ales anymore – is shaking things up with long-term stability in mind.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/03/17/sour-beers-clintonville-space-food-and-a-new-name.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on March 25, 2017, 12:46:57 AM
Central Ohio's next new craft brewery is...

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A former Damon’s restaurant is getting new life as – what else – a new brewery.

Husband and wife John Ream and Kristin Ream plan to open Trek Brewing Co. in the 9,000-square-foot former rib restaurant at 1486 Granville Road in Newark this fall.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/03/24/central-ohios-next-new-craft-brewery-is.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on March 29, 2017, 12:52:56 PM
While smaller craft brewers get the headlines these days, the massive Anheuser-Busch brewery in Columbus quietly keeps brewing on.  Business First got a rare glimpse inside the Anheuser-Busch brewery (public tours haven’t been available since 1999) and produced this slideshow:

PHOTOS: A look inside Anheuser-Busch's Columbus brewery

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/03/28/photos-a-look-inside-anheuser-buschs-columbus.html


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Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on April 06, 2017, 05:56:19 PM
Tax season reward: A new craft brewery is opening April 15

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Pickerington’s craft brewery is ready to open.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/04/06/tax-day-reward-a-new-craft-brewery-is-opening.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on April 07, 2017, 10:12:27 AM
Craft brewer revamping its look to go with new name, signs with distributor

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​Kindred Beer now really will be Kindred Beer. The year-old Gahanna microbrewer has tapped new leadership, is offering food to its tasting room and barrel house visitors and is expanding to a second taproom with plans in Clintonville. But also as part of its makeover, the brewer has renamed itself — formerly it was Kindred Artisan Ales — and rebranded its beers.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/04/07/craft-brewer-revamping-its-look-to-go-with-new.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on April 07, 2017, 04:28:36 PM
Combustion Brewery hopes to be gathering spot for all with large, family-friendly space

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Combustion is more than just a name to Keith Jackson.

The owner of the soon-to-open Combustion Brewery & Taproom picked that moniker because the creation of fire evokes feelings of warmth and community — think of barbecues and bonfires. It’s that sense he hopes to bring to Pickerington when his brewery opens April 15.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/04/07/combustion-brewery-hopes-to-be-gathering-spot-for.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: mrnyc on April 08, 2017, 08:28:32 PM
While smaller craft brewers get the headlines these days, the massive Anheuser-Busch brewery in Columbus quietly keeps brewing on.  Business First got a rare glimpse inside the Anheuser-Busch brewery (public tours haven’t been available since 1999) and produced this slideshow:

PHOTOS: A look inside Anheuser-Busch's Columbus brewery

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/03/28/photos-a-look-inside-anheuser-buschs-columbus.html


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oh no i had no idea they stopped the tours, what a shame. when i first moved to columbus, i lived in the continent briefly. before going out we used to walk over to the brewery, run through the tour trail ignoring it all, which was a walk through type tour you could do at your own pace, and get to the beer tasting room at the end. they gave you one or two drafts for free. believe it or not there was always a fresh dark bud that was pretty good, at least there at the brewery. i dont think i ever saw it elsewhere. come to think of it, i can see why they gave up the tours! ha.
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: Columbo on April 25, 2017, 12:07:35 PM
BrewDog's first Ohio beers expected out by summer

It may have taken longer than expected, but the first of BrewDog’s Ohio-brewed beers will be released by summer.  The Scotland-based craft brewery, which calls Canal Winchester its U.S. home, has the first batches of Punk IPA in its tanks.  It has been importing its beer from the Scotland mothership so far.
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The company updated fans on its progress via its blog - https://www.brewdog.com/usa/lowdown/blog/brewdog-usa-is-a-go.  The blog also noted that the keg line is completed and the canning line, capable of 32,500 cans an hour, will be up and running in the next few weeks.

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/04/21/brewdogs-first-ohio-beers-expected-out-by-summer.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on April 28, 2017, 04:37:10 PM
A new brewery is coming to Newark and it'll have food trucks, lots of space for outdoor activities and a huge patio

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Licking County is developing into quite the brewing hub.

Add DankHouse Brewing Co. to the “coming soon” list of local breweries. It’s yet another setting up shop in the county at 161 Forry St. in Newark. Pending license approvals, it should be open by July or August.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/04/28/a-new-brewery-is-coming-to-newark-and-itll-have.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Brewing News
Post by: ColDayMan on May 02, 2017, 10:59:28 AM
Loose Rail Brewing opening this weekend in downtown Canal Winchester

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Loose Rail Brewing Co. is prepared to toot its own horn.

Though plenty proud of the beers it will be serving when it opens at 37 Waterloo St. in Canal Winchester May 5, this horn tooting will be quite literal. The brewery and taproom boasts a train whistle for use at last call or after a good tip.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/05/02/loose-rail-brewing-opening-this-weekend-in.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on May 03, 2017, 02:32:59 PM
Grove City's new craft brewer expands production capacity, hours and unveils full gastropub menu

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Grove City Brewing Co. is done being quiet.

The craft brewery at 3946 Broadway in the suburb from which it takes its name has been open since late 2016, hosting events and maintaining some soft opening hours, but with the expansion of hours, the arrival of Columbus Craft Beer Week next week and an official grand opening party set for May 30, the 5,700-square-foot operation’s owners are ready to be more public.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/05/03/grove-citys-new-craft-brewer-expands-production.html
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Post by: Columbo on May 08, 2017, 01:28:17 PM
Columbus beer map update: Who’s open, about to open and expanding

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/05/05/columbus-beer-map-update-who-s-open-about-to-open.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on May 15, 2017, 02:36:36 PM
1487 Brewery starting to land accounts, ready to start selling beer in June

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The launch of 1487 Brewery isn’t going according to the original plan but, being a startup, that's par for the course.

Founder and CEO Ben King spoke about the ups and downs of developing and starting his Licking County craft brewery Friday at Columbus Startup Week. When I spoke with King last December about his motivations and plans, the hope was to have a beer garden opened in the Columbus area later this year to accompany the Alexandria pilot brewery (which also happens to be his house).

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/05/15/1487-brewery-starting-to-land-accounts-ready-to.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on May 15, 2017, 11:47:05 PM
Anheuser-Busch investing millions in Columbus improvements

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Columbus operations will benefit from Anheuser-Busch’s $2 billion in U.S. investments.

The Belgium-based company Monday announced an array of new projects and upgrades to its U.S. facilities, which for Columbus means $7 million in upgrades at the brewery on the north side plus a new state-of-the-art distribution facility.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/05/15/anheuser-busch-investing-millions-in-columbus.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on May 16, 2017, 05:06:46 PM
Kindred Beer's long-fermenting sours ready for public sale

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New name, new logo and now some new brews from Kindred Beer.

The Gahanna-based craft brewery will release its first two sour and wild fermentation ales June 3 at its taproom and barrel house at 505 Morrison Road. The beers have been in the works since the brewery’s earliest days and now are ready for public quaffing.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/05/16/kindred-beers-long-fermenting-sours-ready-for.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on May 19, 2017, 04:18:47 PM
Mad Moon Craft Cidery taproom opens Saturday

Now you can get a taste of Mad Moon right from the source.

The Columbus craft cider maker, which has been running for almost three years now, will open its taproom to the public for the first time Saturday.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/05/19/mad-moon-craft-cidery-taproom-opens-saturday.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on June 06, 2017, 11:33:01 PM
New owner of Zauber Brewing space switching to new brand next month

Here’s something new for the Central Ohio craft beer scene — an acquisition.

Scott Talmage and a group of investors bought the equipment and lease of Zauber Brewing Co. at 905 W. Fifth Ave. for an undisclosed sum and will rebrand as a new brewery possibly as soon as next month in that space near Grandview Heights.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/06/06/new-owner-of-zauber-brewing-space-switching-to-new.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on June 23, 2017, 05:01:44 PM
Local distillers lauded for spirits excellence

It isn’t just Central Ohio’s most prominent distillers picking up spirits awards these days.

Two of the area’s smaller brands can clear some space on their shelves, too.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/06/23/local-distillers-lauded-for-spirits-excellence.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: DarkandStormy on June 27, 2017, 10:58:12 AM
New owner of Zauber Brewing space switching to new brand next month

Here’s something new for the Central Ohio craft beer scene — an acquisition.

Scott Talmage and a group of investors bought the equipment and lease of Zauber Brewing Co. at 905 W. Fifth Ave. for an undisclosed sum and will rebrand as a new brewery possibly as soon as next month in that space near Grandview Heights.

More below:
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/06/06/new-owner-of-zauber-brewing-space-switching-to-new.html

Didn't catch this.  Kind of disappointing - Zauber was one of my favorite local breweries (probably because I'm partial to Belgian beers).  Will be interested to see what happens there.
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: Columbo on June 30, 2017, 08:11:29 PM
Business First had an extensive listing of craft brewers in Columbus and Central Ohio.  Not sure if non-subscribers can view this entire listing in the first link below, but here it is, along with an additional article about the making of that list:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/subscriber-only/2017/06/02/central-ohio-craft-brewers.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/06/06/behind-the-list-too-many-ohio-craft-brewers-for.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: Columbo on June 30, 2017, 08:11:46 PM
Along with those lists, Business First also created a Beer Map for Columbus and Central Ohio:

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Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: Columbo on July 05, 2017, 02:16:54 PM
Local Brews Released for the Summer Season:

http://www.columbusunderground.com/local-brews-for-the-summer-season-ls1
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: Columbo on July 08, 2017, 11:01:11 AM
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- BrewDog taps well-known Columbus entrepreneur as U.S. CEO:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/07/06/new-beer-new-boss-at-brewdog.html

- BrewDog Recruits Local Entrepreneur Tanisha Robinson to Head U.S. Operations:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/brewdog-recruits-local-entrepreneur-tanisha-robinson-to-head-u-s-operations-ls1
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: Columbo on July 19, 2017, 02:55:48 PM
Craft brewing boom prompts expansion of Marysville malt house.  Marysville-based Rustic Brew Farm is ramping up production of hops and malting barley to supply Central Ohio craft brewers:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/07/18/craft-brewing-boom-prompts-expansion-of-marysville.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: Columbo on August 15, 2017, 01:27:50 PM
Cross-posted from the Columbus Bars thread:


Below is a Business First article link from last year about how the latest wave of craft brewers are sparking the reuse of industrial and retail spaces.  It looks at how this trend has been good for the real estate market in general and some neighborhoods in particular.  These smaller craft brewers have been turning long-dormant industrial spaces and past-their-prime retail sites into active destinations for consumers and for other businesses that want to be nearby to this activity.

Three locations were mentioned:

(I know it's nearly a year old, but I just came across it.  Plus, its just so on-the-mark for a development website like UO.)

Breweries sparking reuse of industrial, retail spaces long past prime:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/08/19/breweries-sparking-reuse-of-industrial-retail.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: Columbo on August 17, 2017, 04:36:22 PM
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Land-Grant Brewery To Create Collaborative Beers For Columbus Crew SC Fans

Land Grant Brewery out of Franklinton is teaming up to brew some special beers for Columbus Crew SC matches with other, die-hard soccer fans at breweries across the country.
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So far, two collaborations are planned.  An American Pale Ale will be brewed for Columbus’ match against FC Dallas with Texas brewery, Peticolas Brewing.  The second co-brew will be a Hoppy Saison brewed with Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Company.

MORE: http://www.columbusnavigator.com/land-grant-brewery-collaborative-beer-crew-sc/
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on August 29, 2017, 12:37:59 PM
Don't call them half-pints – one of area's smallest brewers is expanding

Powell-based Ill-Mannered Brewing Co. expects to relocate next year to a new-built brewery and taproom next to its current operation at 30 Grace Drive.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/08/29/dont-call-them-half-pints-one-of-areas-smallest.html

Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on August 30, 2017, 04:46:14 PM
With its brewery rolling, what's next for BrewDog?

Now that the beer is flowing in Central Ohio, BrewDog USA Inc. is wasting no time in widening its reach.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/08/30/with-its-brewery-rolling-whats-next-for-brewdog.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: Columbo on August 31, 2017, 04:16:07 PM
With its brewery rolling, what's next for BrewDog?

Now that the beer is flowing in Central Ohio, BrewDog USA Inc. is wasting no time in widening its reach.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/08/30/with-its-brewery-rolling-whats-next-for-brewdog.html

A little more on the distribution of BrewDog beer from that article:

"The U.S. arm of Scotland's BrewDog began producing and distributing its own beer this summer, which already is available in Cleveland and Cincinnati, and it expects to add more states (Kentucky, Indiana, New York and New Jersey) and another country (Canada) by the end of the year."
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on September 13, 2017, 12:25:08 AM
And the new name for old Zauber Brewing will be ...

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Zauber Brewing Co. has a new name, new brand and new focus.

The craft brewery at 909 W. Fifth Ave. near Grandview Heights is now Endeavor Brewing Co.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/09/12/and-the-new-name-for-old-zauber-brewing-will-be.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on September 13, 2017, 12:21:07 PM
Zauber Brewing is Now Endeavor Brewing Company

Don’t let anyone catch you saying “Zauber” anymore. That brand is dead, and its replacement, Endeavor Brewing Company, will celebrate a grand opening later this month.

More below:
http://www.columbusunderground.com/zauber-brewing-is-now-endeavor-brewing-company-ls1

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Post by: ColDayMan on September 18, 2017, 04:26:02 PM
Sweet? Forget about it. Columbus' newest brewery pouring only sours

The thermostat at Joshua Martinez’s new brewery will always be set to a comfortable 70 degrees.

Pretentious Barrel House only makes sours.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/09/18/sweet-forget-about-it-columbus-newest-brewery.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on September 25, 2017, 02:52:36 PM
Columbus' newest brewery

Columbus’ newest craft brewery opened over the weekend.

With some interior renovations, new furniture and fixtures and fresh paint job, Endeavor Brewing Co. made its debut at 909 W. 5th Ave.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/09/25/first-look-columbus-newest-brewery.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on October 12, 2017, 12:20:01 AM
New Distillery Will Open in Grandview Next Year

With the recent change in laws allowing distilleries to open tasting rooms and restaurants, brace yourself for the increasing number you’ll likely see in the next few years. High Bank Distillery, coming to Grandview in 2018, is one of them.

Co-owners Jordan Helman (Zest co-owner) and Adam Hines knew they wanted to start something a little over two years ago, and back then, the concept they had in mind was a craft brewery.

More below:
http://www.columbusunderground.com/new-distillery-will-open-in-grandview-next-year-ls1

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Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on October 27, 2017, 03:35:34 PM

City’s First All-Sour Brewery and Taproom Now Open


As local craft breweries multiply, some may think the market is becoming oversaturated. But, for Josh Martinez of Pretentious Barrel House, it’s just getting started. Martinez and partial partner Luis Gutierrez opened the brewery earlier this month, introducing the first all-sour beer production facility and taproom to the area.


More below:
http://www.columbusunderground.com/citys-first-all-sour-brewery-and-taproom-now-open-ls1


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Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on October 27, 2017, 03:37:37 PM

High Bank Distillery Launching in Grandview Heights in 2018


With the recent change in laws allowing distilleries to open tasting rooms and restaurants, brace yourself for the increasing number you’ll likely see in the next few years. High Bank Distillery, coming to Grandview in 2018, is one of them.


Co-owners Jordan Helman (Zest co-owner) and Adam Hines knew they wanted to start something a little over two years ago, and back then, the concept they had in mind was a craft brewery.


More below:
http://www.columbusunderground.com/high-bank-distillery-launching-in-grandview-heights-in-2018-ls1


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Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on October 29, 2017, 06:56:24 PM
Pretentious Barrel House offering sour beers from its east-side taproom

While craft breweries continue to open across Central Ohio, the newest addition to the local scene can claim it’s doing something truly different.

Pretentious Barrel House is producing only sour beers. No IPAs, no lagers, no pumpkin seasonals. Just sours. It opened this month at 745 Taylor Ave. in Columbus.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/10/27/pretentious-barrel-house-offering-sour-beers-from.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: Columbo on November 09, 2017, 03:35:02 PM
BrewDog held a groundbreaking (or in their case, a ground-blasting) for a hotel project beside its brewery and U.S. headquarters in Canal Winchester:

http://www.dispatch.com/business/20171108/brewdog-holds-ground-blasting-to-launch-work-on-canal-winchester-hotel
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on December 15, 2017, 12:10:40 AM
New brewery features farmland, pigs along with its beer

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If you fancy a small trip, Wooly Pig Farm Brewery is ready to serve you.

The newest Ohio craft brewery now is open out on a 90-acre spread in Coshocton County.

I spoke with owner and brewer Kevin Ely this summer about his journey from the Rocky Mountains to Fresno in rural Ohio.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/12/14/new-brewery-features-farmland-pigs-along-with-its.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: Columbo on December 22, 2017, 03:36:48 PM
Business First looks back at its Columbus/Central Ohio craft beer reporting for 2017.  A 33-image slideshow is included in this non-paywall article:


Year in Review: Beer in Review 2017

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/12/19/year-in-review-beer-in-review-2017.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: Columbo on December 29, 2017, 05:17:00 PM
Our friends over at Columbus Underground have been compiling their Best of 2017 lists.  Here are their "Best of ... Breweries" lists for 2017, as decided by CU readers and editors:

-- The Top 10 Columbus Breweries of 2017 (1-10):  http://www.columbusunderground.com/top-10-columbus-breweries-bo2017

-- The Top 20 Columbus Breweries of 2017 (11-20):  http://www.columbusunderground.com/top-20-columbus-breweries-bo2017
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: Columbo on January 02, 2018, 02:20:03 PM
Columbus Brewing can keep name, restaurant will change its moniker, brewery’s attorney says
By JD Malone, The Columbus Dispatch
Posted: December 27, 2017 at 4:14 PM


After two years of legal bickering and 20 years of questions, there now is just one Columbus Brewing Co.  The craft brewery, owned by Beth and Eric Bean, retains the moniker, while the Columbus Brewing Co. Restaurant, owned by Doug Griggs and Mike Campbell, will be looking for a new handle.

The brewery and restaurant agreed to an out-of-court settlement last month, the details of which are not public.  The restaurant will change its name sometime in 2018 and can no longer use the shortened CBC brand, according to the brewery’s attorney. ... The two businesses have always been separate, but that was never obvious.

District Brewing, the brewery’s legal name, formed in 1988 and held the trademark for the Columbus Brewing Co. brand since 1989.  In 1997, then-owner Jeff Edwards invited Cameron Mitchell to add a restaurant onto the front of the Short Street brewery.  Edwards stipulated that the restaurant would be called Columbus Brewing Co. Restaurant.

The two have been confused ever since. ... Eric Bean bought into the brewery in 2006 and Mitchell sold the restaurant to Griggs and Campbell in 2007.  The issue of who would use the Columbus Brewing Co. name and how it would be used was never addressed until this out-of-court settlement.

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/business/20171227/columbus-brewing-can-keep-name-restaurant-will-change-its-moniker-brewerys-attorney-says
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: Columbo on January 02, 2018, 02:29:54 PM
Business First posted a video interview with the co-founder of Seventh Son Brewing Co. - an Italian Village craft brewery that is in the midst of a pair of expansions:  https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/12/22/news-brews-seventh-son-co-founder-talks-brewing.html

-- The first expansion for Seventh Son Brewing is at its existing 1101 N. Fourth Street bar and brewery, where a large new addition will greatly increase its production capacity and allow it to reach other parts of the state.  (An Oct. 2017 construction pic of this addition was posted over at https://www.urbanohio.com/forum/index.php/topic,5953.msg881005.html#msg881005 in the Italian Village projects thread.)

-- The second expansion for Seventh Son Brewing would establish a barrel-aging space and second bar in the Brewery District-German Village area at 716 S. High Street.
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on January 18, 2018, 01:30:06 PM
Beer news: Anniversary parties, spicy brews and a new arrival in the market

The beer calendar is pretty full in the coming weeks.

First up is Platform Beer Co., which is marking one year in downtown Columbus with an anniversary party at its 408 N. 6th St. brewery and tasting room. Festivities start bright and early at 10 a.m.

The first 150 visitors will get a commemorative glass. Never Swim Alone, a barrel-aged Berliner with raspberry and cocoa nibs, will be the special can release for the day. There will be plenty of one-offs, infusions and rarities on tap, too, including Cherry Donut Pie. There will be food specials throughout the day.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/01/18/beer-news-anniversary-parties-spicy-brews-and-a.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on January 18, 2018, 06:12:52 PM
Reviving Hoster Brewing: A deal with Actual Brewing makes sure the Gold Top brand continues its long history

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The historic Hoster beer brand with its signature Gold Top brew has lived a nomadic existence since its namesake brewpub turned off the lights in 2001. The owners of the 182-year-old brand and the recipe for the Dortmunder-style lager have lived off contract-brewing deals that put kegs of the beer out to the masses sporadically over the years, while also trying to raise funds for a branded brewpub to call a home of its own. Now, for the first time since that restaurant and bar shut down, Hoster expects to have a regular flow of beer on the market.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/01/18/reviving-hoster-brewinga-deal-with-actual-brewing.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on January 26, 2018, 03:02:21 PM
Cheers: Here are beer events for your weekend

Another weekend, another collection of beer anniversaries.

If you’re looking for something to do, a few breweries are marking milestones this weekend.

Sideswipe Brewing is celebrating four years of business at its 2415 Scioto Harper Dr. brewery on Saturday. The festivities are from 2 to 11 p.m.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/01/26/cheers-here-are-beer-events-for-your-weekend.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: surfohio on January 27, 2018, 01:55:17 PM
Reviving Hoster Brewing: A deal with Actual Brewing makes sure the Gold Top brand continues its long history

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The historic Hoster beer brand with its signature Gold Top brew has lived a nomadic existence since its namesake brewpub turned off the lights in 2001. The owners of the 182-year-old brand and the recipe for the Dortmunder-style lager have lived off contract-brewing deals that put kegs of the beer out to the masses sporadically over the years, while also trying to raise funds for a branded brewpub to call a home of its own. Now, for the first time since that restaurant and bar shut down, Hoster expects to have a regular flow of beer on the market.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/01/18/reviving-hoster-brewinga-deal-with-actual-brewing.html

One of my early C-bus highlights was hitting up Hoster Brewing.
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: Columbo on February 01, 2018, 03:38:35 PM
According to wikipedia: "Untappd is a geosocial networking service and mobile phone application that allows its users to check into beers as they drink them, and share these check-ins and their locations with their friends."

According to Untappd:  https://twitter.com/untappd/status/958746640080429056

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Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: Columbo on February 15, 2018, 03:22:41 PM
^ More from Untappd.  The best breweries in Columbus according to them:

https://www.columbusnavigator.com/best-breweries-columbus/

Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: GCrites80s on February 15, 2018, 03:26:05 PM
According to wikipedia: "Untappd is a geosocial networking service and mobile phone application that allows its users to check into beers as they drink them, and share these check-ins and their locations with their friends."

According to Untappd:  https://twitter.com/untappd/status/958746640080429056

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Per capita, D.C., Portland and us sure do use this app often.
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on February 22, 2018, 01:09:57 AM
Ill Mannered Brewing Co. Breaks Ground on New Facility Next Week

Construction on Ill Mannered Brewing Co.’s new facility will finally begin next week, following an initial announcement last summer. The brewery, which first opened roughly two and a half years ago, will be developing a new brewery and taproom just east of its existing location at 30 Grace Drive in Powell. The goal is to open before their third anniversary in late August.

More below:
http://www.columbusunderground.com/ill-mannered-brewing-co-breaks-ground-on-new-facility-next-week-ls1

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Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on February 28, 2018, 05:59:03 PM
Growing craft brewer could be in its new space by end of summer

Ill Mannered Brewing Co. expects to be in its new brewery by late August.

The Powell craft beer maker announced its expansion plans last summer. It is hosting a groundbreaking celebration at 4 p.m. Wednesday to mark the start of work on that new facility.

"This day has been a long time in the works and we couldn’t be more excited,” co-owner and head brewer Tom Ayers said in a release. “We’ll be delivering fresh, local, hand-crafted beer here for a long time to come.”

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/02/28/growing-craft-brewer-could-be-in-its-new-space-by.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on March 01, 2018, 05:56:17 PM
New craft brewery to call Lewis Center home

A new craft brewery expects to be open in Lewis Center by summer.

Olentangy River Brewing Co. is opening a production facility and taproom at 303 Green Meadows Dr. near the corner of Rt. 23 and Powell Road and Highbanks Metro Park. Renovations on the space start this month.

The ownership group includes Ryan Wilkins, Sarah Wilkins, Scott Schweitzer and Bethany Schweitzer.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/03/01/new-craft-brewery-to-call-lewis-center-home.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on March 05, 2018, 05:53:30 PM
Lewis Center Soon to See Opening of Olentangy Brewing Company Facility & Taproom

Renovations are beginning soon on a new brewing facility opening later this year in Lewis Center. Olentangy River Brewing Company, started by local entrepreneurs Sarah Wilkins, Scott Schweitzer, Josh Vogel, and Enrique Iglesias, will take over an old warehouse near the corner of Route 23 and Powell Road. It’s located at 303 Green Meadows Drive South.

The warehouse offers enough space for a production brew house and a taproom with an outdoor area.

More below:
https://www.columbusunderground.com/lewis-center-soon-to-see-opening-of-olentangy-brewing-company-facility-taproom-ls1

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Post by: ColDayMan on March 05, 2018, 05:54:16 PM
Trek Brewing now open for limited hours in Newark

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Trek Brewing Co. is open – now it has to keep up with demand.

The Newark brewery is the latest new addition to the Central Ohio beer scene and is open for limited hours at 1486 Granville Rd., a 9,000-square-foot former Damon’s restaurant.

“When we first started looking, there was nothing in Newark and now there are three taprooms,” co-owner John Ream told me. “There’s a clear demand here.”

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/03/05/trek-brewing-now-open-for-limited-hours-in-newark.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on March 06, 2018, 05:18:33 PM
BrewDog taking on gender inequality with rebranded beer

If women are going to be paid less for work, BrewDog says they should pay less for beer.

The craft brewer on Tuesday announced its latest mission/promotion – a “Beer for Girls” that rebrands its flagship Punk IPA as Pink IPA and replaces its blue label with a pink one. That pink pandering is part of the point.

“This is our overt parody on the failed, tone-deaf campaigns that some brands have attempted in order to attract women,” BrewDog USA CEO Tanisha Robinson said in a release.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/03/06/brewdog-taking-on-gender-inequality-with-rebranded.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on March 08, 2018, 05:39:31 PM
Licking County craft brewer adding capacity to meet demand

Dankhouse Brewing Co. is encountering a problem common to many new craft brewers – nothing is ever enough.

Husband and wife Josh and Heather Lange opened the Newark brewery in November at 161 Forry St. in a 2,400-square-foot building on a 8.5-acre wooded lot.

“We’ve definitely had to expedite some things,” Josh Lange told me. “Everybody tells you to go big at the start, but we had no idea about the response we’d get.”

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/03/08/licking-county-craft-brewer-adding-capacity-to.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on March 20, 2018, 04:29:27 PM
2 Tones craft brewery expanding, plans its first taproom

A Central Ohio craft brewery expects to have a taproom of its own later this year.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/03/20/2-tones-craft-brewery-expanding-plans-its-first.html
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Post by: Columbo on March 23, 2018, 05:44:01 PM
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Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Will Add Event Space This Year

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (215 N. Fourth St. - Downtown) is on the road to expansion.  The five-year-old brewery and taproom is absorbing the adjacent 3,700 square foot space on the northern side of their building.  The first week of April, work will begin to build out an event room and kitchen.  An opening is expected by late fall.

The space itself has been vacant for more than a decade, but Wolf’s Ridge co-founder Bob Szuter said that, already occupying 17,000 square feet, they’d never given thought to a purpose for the extra 3,700.  That’s since changed as they look to grow the events side of the business.
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Wolf’s Ridge’s takeover will change up the aesthetic of the space, both inside and out.  They’re adding more signage and two floor-to-ceiling windows to the Hickory Street-facing wall.

MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/wolfs-ridge-brewing-will-add-event-space-this-year-ls1
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Post by: Columbo on March 26, 2018, 01:24:41 PM
Here are some details on the 2018 Columbus Craft Beer Week collaboration

As has now become tradition, Central Ohio craft brewers put their collective minds and abilities toward a special beer to commemorate Columbus Craft Beer Week, which returns this year May 11-19.

This year’s brew is Confluence IPA, a New England-style IPA made with a pilsner base to give it a light body, a New England yeast strain and an experimental hop called BRU-1.

Confluence IPA will rollout for Columbus Craft Beer Week and will be on tap at Six One Pour: The Ohio Craft Beer Fest, which is set for May 12 at Huntington Park.  The fest will feature 50 Ohio craft breweries.

MORE: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/03/23/here-are-some-details-on-the-2018-columbus-craft.html

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Post by: ColDayMan on April 05, 2018, 06:16:37 PM
New microdistillery now selling; bottle shop coming soon

Central Ohio’s newest microdistillery wants to bring new flavors to the market.

Bottles of Noble Cut Distillery are now out in a few bars and restaurants around Columbus, and a bottle shop should open in the next few weeks at the 750 Cross Pointe Rd. distillery in Gahanna.

“We’re pretty product agnostic,” co-founder Ben Vause told me.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/04/05/new-microdistillery-now-selling-bottle-shop-coming.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on April 06, 2018, 12:52:58 AM
Brewer anniversaries highlight the next couple of busy beer weekends

What better day to mark an anniversary than National Beer Day?

If you’re looking for a venue in which to celebrate this occasion, Kindred Brewing in Gahanna is having a two-year anniversary party Saturday at its 505 Morrison Rd. taproom.

The day’s festivities kick off early, at 9:45 a.m. to be exact, with a yoga class hosted by Thank Yoga Studio. The $16 ticketed event includes a free beer. The taproom opens up at 11 a.m.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/04/05/brewer-anniversaries-highlight-the-next-couple-of.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on April 19, 2018, 02:17:51 AM
Ohio brewer's Columbus facility to supply the state

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A northeast Ohio craft brewery is coming to Columbus, but its focus is statewide.

Ohio Brewing Co. is plotting a production brewery and taproom at 421 E. Second Ave. in the Milo-Grogan neighborhood. Work is underway now at the 40,000-square-foot former Blue Box Co. packaging company warehouse just east of the tracks separating Milo-Grogan from Italian Village.

“This is going to be most of our production,” co-founder Chris Verich told me. “This will enable us to be in Columbus in draft and cans and expand distribution statewide. It’s going to let us do a lot more new beers.”

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/04/18/ohio-brewers-columbus-facility-to-supply-the-state.html
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Post by: surfohio on April 19, 2018, 02:05:03 PM
^ Tenth times the charm!

Seriously tho, these guys don't know the meaning of the word quit.
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Post by: Robuu on April 19, 2018, 05:09:52 PM
Can someone recommend a BrewDog beer to me that will help me understand the hype? I most like sours and IPAs. I've had Elvis Juice, hated it; and Punk IPA, it's fine but really generic IMO. I'm open to other styles, though white ales and Belgians are my least favorite.
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Post by: ColDayMan on May 14, 2018, 03:26:35 PM
Taps and corks: Marysville winery now brewing beer, too

Dalton Union hopes it is as good at mashing barley as it is smashing grapes.

The Marysville winery opened three years ago and while plenty of vino is still on the menu, owners Tonya Mabry and Dale Mabry added a brewery to the operation earlier this year.

Dalton Union is one of six new additions to the Columbus Ale Trail Vol. 4, a 41-stop tour of Central Ohio breweries, which kicked off last week. It’s the first and thus far only stop in Union County.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/05/14/taps-and-corks-marysville-winery-now-brewing-beer.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on May 17, 2018, 04:51:39 PM
How Wild Ohio Brewing moved from making kombucha tea to specialty beer

Owner Russell Pinto's Wild Ohio Brewing tea beers are proudly niche, aimed less at dedicated beer connoisseurs and more at the lighter imbiber. It also may be a rare unique product.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/05/17/how-wild-ohio-brewing-moved-from-making-kombucha.html
Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: Columbo on May 19, 2018, 04:42:02 PM
Kinda late in posting about Columbus Craft Beer Week. (better late than never)  It kicked off Friday, May 11 and ran through Saturday, May 19 (today) with more than 250 events on tap from 39 Central Ohio brewers:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/05/09/beer-dinners-ale-trails-and-more-columbus-craft.html

http://drinkupcolumbus.com/2018/05/09/beer-week-breakdown-bottle-releases/

http://drinkupcolumbus.com/2018/05/10/beer-week-breakdown-editors-picks-2/
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Post by: ColDayMan on May 25, 2018, 03:18:07 PM
Here are the details on Land-Grant's collaboration with Jeni's

Land-Grant Brewing Co.’s next new beer isn’t so much about replicating flavor as enhancing it.

The Franklinton-based craft brewery is playing host to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams’ annual Strawberry Jam event, which celebrates the peak strawberry season and the release of the ice cream-maker’s popular Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream. The event is June 2 and, in addition to the beer and ice cream, will also have summer and strawberry-inspired foods from Hot Chicken Takeover, Fox in the Snow Cafe, Dough Mama and Ray Ray’s Hog Pit. (More on that next week).

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/05/25/here-are-the-details-on-land-grants-collaboration.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on May 25, 2018, 03:19:43 PM
Grandview’s High Bank Distillery Opening Soon

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The wait is almost over to check out High Bank Distillery in Grandview Heights, Columbus’ first distillery to open with a restaurant and bar. With renovations finally nearing an end, co-owners Adam Hines and Jordan Helman said High Bank would host some soft openings next week before opening officially on Monday, June 4.

High Bank’s building at 1051 Goodale Blvd. offers 17,000 square feet and encompasses a lot. The bulk of it is production space, which, sitting behind 14-foot windows, will be visible to High Bank patrons. On the bar side, there’s enough seating for 200 guests, who have their choice of bar, booth, or patio. Though, with plenty of activities like shuffleboard, bubble hockey, foosball, life-size Jenga, and cornhole, standing and wandering is also an option.

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/grandviews-high-bank-distillery-nears-grand-opening-ls1
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Post by: ColDayMan on June 15, 2018, 04:50:13 PM
Lancaster's newest brewery a fit for downtown

Double Edge Brewing is another example of being not just a local beer, but the local beer.

The craft brewery opened up in downtown Lancaster in March, taking over a 3,300-square-foot building at 158 W. Chestnut St. that had been numerous things over the years, including a printer repair shop, a diner and a filing station.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/06/15/lancasters-newest-brewery-a-fit-for-downtown.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on June 18, 2018, 05:24:45 PM
Brewery, restaurant, offices coming soon along Parsons Avenue

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The gradual revitalization of Parsons Avenue will get a heady addition this year.

Parsons North Brewing Co. could be crafting up some beer and pouring by late fall. The venture, co-owned by Nathan Klein and Seth Draeger, will take 4,700-square-feet at 685 Parsons Ave. in the East Public project underway on that block.

The multi-building development also will include the Commune restaurant in the southernmost building, Sidecar Creatives design studio and office spaces for Compton Construction in the northernmost building.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/06/18/brewery-restaurant-offices-coming-soon-along.html

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Post by: ColDayMan on July 11, 2018, 05:32:44 PM
Check out Seventh Son Brewing's expansion at Thursday's News & Brews

If you haven't had a chance to get to Seventh Son Brewing since it opened its expansion in April, we've got an excuse for you to go this Thursday.

The Italian Village brewery and taproom is hosting Columbus Business First's latest News & Brews networking event that evening, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Information on tickets to the private event can be found here.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/07/11/check-out-seventh-son-brewings-expansion-at.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on July 24, 2018, 04:09:26 PM
Seventh Son Brewing now open seven days a week

Fans of Seventh Son Brewing now can celebrate at the Italian Village taproom on Mondays, too.

Opening seven days a week is among a number of recent changes at Seventh Son. In April, the building finished an expansion that includes a second-floor patio and bar with a retractable roof.

"When we were going through the expansion, we used to use Mondays as a home projects day, where we'd work on the building," said co-owner Colin Castore. "We realized now that we have enough room to work on projects in the back, and keep the bar open in the front."

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/07/24/seventh-son-brewing-now-open-seven-days-a-week.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on August 04, 2018, 04:53:58 PM
Powell craft brewery is tapping into its new facility

Ill Mannered Brewing Co. is ready to show off its new space.

The Powell craft brewer will cut the ribbon Wednesday at its 3,000-square-foot new taproom and brewery at 38 Grace Dr., a stone’s throw from the tight quarters it has called home since opening in 2015.

“We’ve built our brand around quality, fresh, local beer, an intimate taproom and making our guests feel welcome,” saidTom Ayers, Ill Mannered's co-owner and head brewer. “Carrying that experience to the new facility while providing more options and space is truly exciting.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/08/03/powell-craft-brewery-is-tapping-intoits-new.html

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Post by: ColDayMan on August 06, 2018, 05:55:48 PM
New meadery opens on city's east side

Columbus is home to another mead maker.

Uprising Meadworks is now open at 687 N. James Rd. on the east side. Partners Nate Rhone and Jenn Ganoe began developing the business almost two years ago and began the mead-making process in May. Those first batches now are bottled, on tap and ready to drink.

“It takes that long,” Ganoe told me.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/08/06/new-meadery-opens-on-citys-east-side.html
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Post by: thomasbw on August 06, 2018, 06:04:27 PM
Ohio currently has 301 breweries for those of you scoring at home.
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Post by: Columbo on August 06, 2018, 09:41:30 PM
These are some sobering thoughts (so to speak) from this article about the 50th anniversary of the Columbus Budweiser Plant:

http://www.thisweeknews.com/business/20180806/budweisers-columbus-plant-turns-50

-- Today, Columbus has nearly 50 breweries, but half a century ago, it had one.

-- Anheuser-Busch’s mammoth brewery on the North Side opened this week in 1968.  The brewery has been chugging along ever since, and today makes about 10 million barrels of beer a year.  That’s seven times as much beer as the 200-plus craft breweries in Ohio produced last year.

-- There's also a pretty good video of the Bud plant at the ThisWeekNews article link.
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Post by: ColDayMan on August 08, 2018, 04:36:39 PM
German-Style Brewery and Beer Hall Planned for Firehouse Building in Olde Towne East

A group of restauranteurs living in Olde Towne East are planning to open a new German-style brewery and beer hall in the neighborhood. The Gemüt Biergarten will take over the first level of the Firehouse, formerly known as the Columbus Music Hall, at 734 Oak St.

“The operating group has lived and worked here in Olde Towne for many years,” says Gemüt CEO Kyle Hofmeister, “so they [Northwest Property Management, LLC] were super excited to have some locals go in there, and we were super excited to reinvest in the community and have an opportunity to serve our neighbors.”

More below:
https://www.columbusunderground.com/german-style-brewery-and-beer-hall-planned-for-firehouse-building-in-olde-towne-east-ls1

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Post by: thomasbw on August 09, 2018, 08:59:36 AM
43215 has the most breweries in the state followed by 44113 and 45202
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Post by: Robuu on August 09, 2018, 09:31:55 AM
43215 has the most breweries in the state followed by 44113 and 45202

Source?
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Post by: thomasbw on August 09, 2018, 10:03:39 AM
43215 has the most breweries in the state followed by 44113 and 45202

Source?

Ohio Division of Liquor Control database.

You can look up all sorts of information https://www.comapps.ohio.gov/liqr/liqr_apps/PermitLookup/
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Post by: GCrites80s on August 09, 2018, 10:51:29 AM
German-Style Brewery and Beer Hall Planned for Firehouse Building in Olde Towne East

A group of restauranteurs living in Olde Towne East are planning to open a new German-style brewery and beer hall in the neighborhood. The Gemüt Biergarten will take over the first level of the Firehouse, formerly known as the Columbus Music Hall, at 734 Oak St.

“The operating group has lived and worked here in Olde Towne for many years,” says Gemüt CEO Kyle Hofmeister, “so they [Northwest Property Management, LLC] were super excited to have some locals go in there, and we were super excited to reinvest in the community and have an opportunity to serve our neighbors.”

More below:
https://www.columbusunderground.com/german-style-brewery-and-beer-hall-planned-for-firehouse-building-in-olde-towne-east-ls1

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Ah, so that's what happened to Hofmeister. Seabus citizens might remember him as a DJ on CD 102.5 and as a 3rd Place winner in a Mario 3 tournament at my first store.
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Post by: ColDayMan on August 09, 2018, 10:57:08 PM
Check out Powell's new, expanded craft brewery

Though its name may imply otherwise, Ill Mannered Brewing Co. is all smiles of late.

The Powell craft brewer officially opened its new taproom and brewery at 38 Grace Dr. Wednesday afternoon, just a few feet from the minuscule spot at 30 Grace Dr. that housed the entire operation for the first few years of its life.

That original space was so small that the windows had to be removed to bring the fermentation tanks into the space.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/08/09/check-out-powells-new-expanded-craft-brewery.html

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Post by: ColDayMan on August 17, 2018, 12:26:50 PM
Home Brewing Operation Goes Full Scale at Parsons North Brewing Co.

It started with a six-barrel brewing system in a Grandview basement and a testing process executed through biannual, backyard, “drink my beer” parties.

Seth Draeger, co-owner of Parsons North Brewing Company, has been home brewing for years, and it’s never been a casual hobby. Before his old high school classmate and now-business partner Nate Klein approached him about an opportunity to open at the East Public development on Parsons Avenue, he’d already perfected a lineup of brews and staked out a location on the South Side to grow his production — nothing too big, just a half-barrel each week.

More below:
https://www.columbusunderground.com/home-brewing-operation-goes-full-scale-at-parsons-north-brewing-co-ls1

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Title: Re: Columbus Beer / Alcohol News
Post by: ColDayMan on August 25, 2018, 05:48:16 PM
Carrots, pawpaws and mushrooms? New brewery really does put the emphasis on local

To call Earthworks Brewing weird is paying it a compliment.

The newest local craft brewery is located in a small industrial park on the outskirts of Heath and just began distributing its first kegs of beer this month. But don’t go hunting for milk stouts or double IPAs.

When Earthworks wants ingredients, its owner-brewers just turn to their backyards – elderberry, pawpaw, spicebush, staghorn sumac, mushrooms etc. The approach is light on hops and heavy on local flavor.

Really local.

“Being small allows us to do weird things,” said head brewer and co-owner Steve Henry. “We make small batches with seasonal ingredients that are limited in quantity.”

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/08/24/carrots-pawpaws-and-mushroomsnew-brewery-really.html

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Post by: ColDayMan on September 04, 2018, 11:35:39 PM
Powell's second craft brewery coming soon

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Nocterra Brewing is coming to light.

This next new craft brewery hopes to open by early November at 41 Depot St. in Powell and is the culmination of more than three years of work by owners Bryan Duncan and Bruce Vivian, a pair of home-brewers who were ready to turn pro.

The 5,000-square-foot space, which a long time ago was a train station, includes a 1,000-square-foot addition to accommodate the 15-barrel brewhouse and create more space for its five fermentation tanks and two brite tanks.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/09/04/powells-second-craft-brewery-coming-soon.html
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Post by: ColDayMan on September 12, 2018, 04:05:54 PM
Local group plans market, craft brewery in Hilliard

An Orlando brewery wants to open a satellite operation as part of a new proposed market in Hilliard.

Cooked Can Brewing Co. would be part of a larger project to be called Center Street Market at 5354 Center St. in the Central Ohio suburb. That three-quarters-acre lot, right in the middle of Old Hilliard and next to the venerable Otie’s Tavern & Grill, is empty at the moment.

“It’s like a mini-North Market,” Robert Fry told me. “But with a brewery.”

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/09/12/local-group-plans-market-craft-brewery-in-hilliard.html

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Post by: ColDayMan on September 21, 2018, 05:39:45 PM
New craft brewer now distributing, plotting 6,000-square-foot taproom

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Despite its name, Outerbelt Brewing is a little beyond the outerbelt.

The new Central Ohio craft brewery, just north of Lancaster at 3560 Dolson Ct. in Carroll, isn’t yet open to the public, but head brewer Dan Griffin is brewing daily and his creations are getting tap handles around Central Ohio.

So while you can’t visit yet, you can taste it. There’s a tap takeover tonight at Prost Beer & Wine Cafe, for instance.

More below:
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/09/21/new-craft-brewer-now-distributing-plotting-6-000.html