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North High & Rising

The business concept behind North High Brewing is hard to take seriously because it seems like a couple of guys decided to make money by inviting people to come and brew with them. In truth,…

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Photo by Chris Casella

Brewing Up

The universe is in a state of expansion, and that’s the name of the game when it comes to craft beer in Columbus. While Stone spurned us in favor of the former capital of the…

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Beer School

If you’ve acquired the sophistication to appreciate the beers we explore here, you’ve probably acquired a lot of stuff as well. Now Christmas is coming and the odds are pretty good that you’re going to…

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Photo by Chris Casella

Hopped Up

Beer and coffee are the good cop/bad cop of the imbibing world, and the two have been tag-teaming us for decades. Beer puts on a show, threatening a hangover with no parole and striking fear…

Photo by Chis Casella
Photo by Chis Casella

A Long Time Brewing

Tired, Adam Benner and Walt Keys, sit happily, visibly drained from yet another late night at Land-Grant Brewing Company. Really though, it isn’t just one late night wearing on the pair, but two-and-a-half years of…

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Photo credit The Bourbon Blog

Breaking Beer

Brewing high-alcohol beers is illegal, but dreaming about them is not. Although 12 percent ABV is as strong as beers are allowed to be in Ohio, local brewers are drunk on creativity at the possibility…

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Photo by Chris Casella

Beer School

If you’ve just started dabbling in craft beer, the odds are pretty good that pumpkin brews are catching your eye. You’re wondering if they’re worthwhile and which ones you should avoid. Well, Sonny, you’re going…

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Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

Beer School

Tailgating is high art in these parts. With two NFL teams in the state, and three teams a manageable drive away, Columbus is at the epicenter of all things football. A little-known fact about this…

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Photo by Chris Casella

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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Photo by Craig Smith

No Stone Unturned

Stone is going to put Columbus brewers under legitimate scrutiny. People traveling from St. Louis, Chicago, or Washington D.C. will care far less (or not at all) about the brewer’s humble beginnings in an OSU frat…

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Off the Grid

My GPS is confused. I’m a couple of miles east of the one-stoplight village that is Marengo, Ohio and Siri is in obstinate mode, insisting that I turn left down an uninhabited gravel path of…

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King of Beers

Have you ever enjoyed a locally brewed craft beer in Columbus? Then you should buy Scott Francis a beer. Actually, you should probably buy him a couple rounds. Just about anyone who is anyone in…

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Beertown, USA

They used to call us “Cowtown.” Lots of places have been saddled with that nickname, but it really had some traction when it came to Columbus. The city’s leaders weren’t keen on it, and a…

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Food Truck Wedding

Stock & Barrel contributor Jim Ellison and his wife Jamie (Paoloni) shut down a local brewery and threw the most local wedding of all-time; here they offer guidelines for doing it yourself. One night in…

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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…

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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,…

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Prost at Last!

Geoff Towne has never been one to mince words. Long before he brewed his first batch of beer in Columbus, he spoke openly about his ambitions. Reaction was mixed: some were excited, others dubious. It’s…

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High Hops

As the craft-brewing phenomenon took the country by storm, Columbus was decidedly underserved. We love craft beer, which is evident when you walk into a bar and see as many as 30, 40, or even 50…

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