Pickerington is on the other side of town from where we live, and until this week I had never been there other than driving past on the highway. As such, I had not been to Combustion Brewery & Taproom in the several months it has been open. After checking it out this weekend, I see
St. Louis is a beer city I’ve wanted to visit for a few years now. Long gone are the days when Budweiser was the only game in town, and there are several young breweries emerging as some of the best in the Midwest. And it’s only a little more than six hours down the road!
In the past, there has been little difficulty defining what makes a Columbus brewery. It was a brewery that started in or around Columbus. That was the only kind of Columbus brewery that existed, so it was the only kind we had to think about. However, we’re seeing an evolution right now that should make
Like many of the breweries in Columbus (or anywhere, I guess), Sideswipe Brewing’s personality closely mirrors that of its founder. While some of Columbus’ breweries and their originators have worked to cultivate images and consequently evoke descriptions like “silly” or “sciency” or “hipster” or “rock n roll,” there’s no word that immediately springs to mind for
I’m lazy. Kindred’s taproom opened in Gahanna in April, and here we are in October and I hadn’t been yet. I mention going about once a week…but it’s not the most convenient place to go and I never go to Gahanna. Wahhh, Gahanna’s like TWENTY minutes away on the other side of town. I’d been
Most of Columbus’ breweries feature tap rooms, but not full brewpubs. If you want to stop in to enjoy a beer, you’re typically faced either with not eating or hoping there’s a food truck, which might be someone different every day and may or may not be something you like. Smokehouse Brewing solves that problem,
Actual Brewing, on its exterior, is one of the most unassuming brewery/taprooms in Columbus. Located in Airport Plaza right off of James Road, Actual is in the middle of a nondescript industrial park. However, Actual is anything but nondescript. Its founder, Fred fucking Lee, makes sure of this. (I typically don’t swear in these posts,
In people years, being in your early 20s is pretty young, but in terms of craft breweries, being over 20 is ancient. At 23 years old, Barley’s is Columbus’ second oldest brewery, and it has been incredibly influential in our city’s craft beer scene, with craft beer heavyweights Scott Francis, Lenny Kolada, and Angelo Signorino all playing major
Chances are that if you’ve lived in Columbus for five years or more, Elevator was among the first local craft beers you ever tried, and you may have tried it at the Elevator restaurant on High. My first local beers were Elevator beers at the restaurant. Laura and I visited Columbus when we were planning
In Fall 2013, Jamie, Laura, and I came together with the goal of making a difference in the Columbus craft beer community in an effort to give back to the community in a meaningful way. We wanted to promote breweries that didn’t have the experience or the knowledge or the time to find their audience.