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Drink as Thieves

If the idea of an edible Manhattan or a spherified libation speaks to you, then so will pop-up speakeasy concept Four Thieves Thirst Parlour. Granted, it will also speak to you if you have no…

Booze News

Brewery Beat Pigskin Brewing Company opened in February. Originally planned to open near Grandview, the sports-centric brewery is located in downtown Gahanna. Lineage Brewing last month received their federal brewer’s permit. There are still state…

Booze News

Brewery Beat Columbus Brewing Company revealed plans for new branding, including new bottles and labels. The brewery is expanding later this year into a 50,000 square-foot production facility with a 30bbl brewhouse. Smokehouse Brewing Company…

Long Gong

It’s a lovely fall afternoon, and the Columbus Historical Club’s Doug Motz is sipping cocktails on the patio of the Grass Skirt Tiki Room, pointing out George the Pig—a statue which has apparently been called…

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Mad Moon Rising

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. According to the men behind Mad Moon Cider, that phrase, a Benjamin Franklin adapation of an old proverb, refers to drinking, not eating apples—and fermented ones at…

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Brewery Beat Temperance Row Brewing has opened in uptown Westerville—its name a nod to the neighborhood’s prohibition past. The brewery employs Scott Francis, original brewmaster at both Columbus Brewing Company and Barley’s Ale House, as…

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Let’s Get Cray

Finally, there’s an inviting aroma coming from the Wonder Bread factory again. Cray Eatery & Drinkery opened in the former factory (now Wonderland lofts) in August, specializing in sliders and liquor infusions. Cray has a…

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Autumn Bomb(s)

Fall seasonal beers don’t have to be packed with pumpkin – ‘tis also the season for Oktoberfests and fresh hops! Here are three bombers to pick up at your nearest bottle shop. Enjoy while wearing…

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Pretty in Plus

“I have never been particularly fashionable,” is probably not a good start to an article about fashion, but stick with me for a few more lines. At my skinniest, I’m a size 12. I’m tall…

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California Dreamer

What do you do when your favorite wine style becomes overrun with variations that aren’t to your taste? Make your own. That’s what Scott Zanon, an Upper Arlington resident who runs a medical supply company,…

Brownie Points

They’ve been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Food Network, Rachel Ray, Fox Business and in Entrepreneur Magazine; their wares are served on every international, first-class Delta Flight; and, at some point, Justin…

Booze News

Brewery Beat In an issue dedicated to celebrating the ColumBEST, let’s kick off the booze news with the gold medal that Columbus Brewing Company brought home from the 2014 World Beer Cup for their Uncle…

Booze News

Brewery Beat North High Brewing is expanding from a two-barrel (or BBL) brewing system to a 20BBL brewing system to be housed in a warehouse around the corner from its current bar and brew-on-premise facility,…