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3 01, 2017

Platform Beer Co. – Redefining “Columbus Brewery”

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

22 11, 2016

Sideswipe Brewing – Quietly a big success

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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

6 10, 2016

Kindred Artisan Ales – Get over to Gahanna and get some!

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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

1 07, 2016
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Actual Brewing – Deliciousness in obscurity

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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,

17 05, 2016

Barley’s Brewing Co. – Major player in Columbus’ beer past and future

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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

26 01, 2016

Lineage Brewing – The Beer Capital of Clintonville

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Clintonville has a complicated history with alcohol. Parts of Clintonville are wet and other parts are dry. Some places can serve a full range of boozes, while many others are limited to beer and/or wine. Aspiring restaurateurs and bar owners have had to show signed leases before they could get a permit…but who in their right mind would