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New Brewery and Coffee Shop Heads to Clintonville

 

Plans are moving forward to turn the former Clintonville Outfitters building, 2864 N. High St., into a multi-use space. Brewpub Wetstone Beer Co. and a coffee shop are set to open there by the end of the year.

 

Wetstone is developing its 15-barrel brewhouse in an industrial park off-site, where they’ll host tours and open a small tasting room. Their Clintonville tasting room will be used for their sour beer and barrel aging facility. In the morning, a coffee shop will offer a full espresso bar and cold brew coffee on draft. Local food trucks will be on-site for lunch and dinner.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/new-brewery-and-coffee-shop-heads-to-clintonville-ls1

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/07/31/new-brewery-coffee-shop-to-open-in-clintonville.html

 

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Central Ohio brewery turns to crowdfunding for Italian Village project

 

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An expanding Central Ohio brewery is inviting the public to contribute to its growth.

 

Zaftig Brewing Co. is putting the wraps on its second taproom — an Italian Village brewpub coming to the corner of East 5th Avenue and Summit Street that’s expected to open in September. With that finish line in view, the brewery launched a month long Kickstarter campaign seeking to raise $20,000.

 

“We’re about 80% done,” co-owner Jim Gokenbach said. “The big pieces are done. This is going to help us tie up some loose ends, get things like utensils, small wares.”

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/08/06/central-ohio-brewery-turns-to-crowdfunding-for.html


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Olde Towne East's first brewery to open this weekend

 

Olde Towne East’s first brewery opens to the public Friday.

 

Gemut Biergarten, which will be serving up German and European-style beers and grub, will mark its grand opening at 11 a.m. on Aug. 16 at 734 Oak St.

 

It’s a building with a lot of character and history. The former fire house also once was home to the Columbus Music Hall.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/08/14/olde-towne-easts-first-brewery-to-open-this.html

 

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These Central Ohio breweries are ready to celebrate

 

Cheers! There's a few big beer parties coming up as Central Ohio breweries have plenty to celebrate.

 

First up is Ill Mannered Brewing Co. in Powell, which will mark four years of business Saturday Aug. 24 with a party from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 

It’ll be a little bit of a blast the brewery’s not-too-distant past. Ill Mannered started in a 1,000-square-foot space at 30 Grace Drive and last year relocated a few yards away to a new-built 3,000-square-foot building at 38 Grace Drive. (See the slideshow below for a look back at that facility's opening.)

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/08/15/thesecentral-ohio-breweries-are-ready-to-celebrate.html


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On 8/14/2019 at 2:38 PM, ColDayMan said:

Olde Towne East's first brewery to open this weekend

 

Olde Towne East’s first brewery opens to the public Friday.

 

Gemut Biergarten, which will be serving up German and European-style beers and grub, will mark its grand opening at 11 a.m. on Aug. 16 at 734 Oak St.

 

It’s a building with a lot of character and history. The former fire house also once was home to the Columbus Music Hall.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/08/14/olde-towne-easts-first-brewery-to-open-this.html

 

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Now its opening - tomorrow 8/23:

 

Interior photos at https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-gemut-biergarten-sp1

 

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Chicago-Based Brewery Opening First Ohio Location at Easton

 

Easton is getting in on the craft beer scene. Chicago-based Forbidden Root Brewing Company will open its second-ever location and first in Ohio as a part of the $500 million Easton Town Center expansion.

 

The brewery opened its doors in Chicago in 2016 offering a lineup of botanical beers. Rootmaster & Founder Robert Finkel and Senior Alchemist & Partner Randy Mosher are inspired by nature and passionate about using ingredients outside of just hops, grain and yeast.

 

“It’s all about the ingredients first,” Finkel says. “We call it flavor first and we design the beer around that.”

 

It’s led to beers like their Strawberry Basil Hefeweizen, Forbidden Root’s biggest seller. Mosher says a straight strawberry beer didn’t seem interesting enough so they tried a few flavor combos until they landed on basil. Other brews start with a concept. The Sublime Ginger was designed to take the tastebuds on a trip to Key West with flavors of key lime and ginger.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/chicago-based-brewery-opening-first-ohio-location-at-easton-sp1

 

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Stained glass, 'beer-flavored beer' and a historic building: See inside Olde Towne East's first brewery

 

Central Ohio’s newest brewery is focused on the old ways.

 

As other brewers crank out double-dry-hopped-hazy-milkshake-pastry-slushee IPAs, the new Gemut Biergarten at 734 Oak St. in Olde Towne East is committed to “beer-flavored beer,” according to one of its owners.

 

As the name implies, the brewery's menu features classic German-style beers with a menu of sausages, pretzels and other German and European eats.

 

It’s been several years of dreaming and two years of planning and build out for the owners — wife and husband Chelsea Rennie and Kyle Hofmeister, Rob Camstra and Nick Guyton — but Olde Towne East’s first brewery is now, finally, open.

 

“Most of us live in the area so this is where we wanted to be,” Rennie said. “We’d looked at several properties but they owners wanted too much or the building needed too much work.”

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/08/23/stained-glass-beer-flavored-beer-and-a-historic.html


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Former Four String brewery space lands new operator

 

An experienced Columbus brewery will be taking over the former Four String Brewing Co. brewery space.

 

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Co. has applied for a liquor permit for the 25,000-square-foot building at 660 N. Hague Ave. and is finalizing a lease for that space and a purchase agreement with the landlord for the equipment, which includes the brewhouse, an assortment of fermentation tanks and a canning line. Four String closed last fall.

 

“We’ve been capacity constrained for a long time,” Wolf’s Ridge co-owner Alan Szuter said. “There’s no more room to add tanks. We can’t go vertical. We’re pretty packed.”

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/08/26/former-four-string-brewery-space-lands-new.html


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Shipping containers, a distillery and mini-golf: Here's what BrewDog has planned for the coming year

 

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BrewDog USA will add to its popular hotel and further expand its alcoholic beverage offerings in the next year.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/08/26/shipping-containers-a-distillery-and-mini-golf.html


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Upcoming Easton brewery brings its beers to Columbus

 

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The curious don’t have to wait for Forbidden Root’s opening to get a taste of its beers.

 

The Chicago brewery last fall announced plans to open at Easton Town Center. It’s the second brewpub for the outfit, which is taking 12,000 square feet and two stories for a brewery, restaurant and beer garden in the $500 million expansion occurring at the bustling development.

 

It’s set to open in November, but in the meantime four Forbidden Root beers are now in stores around Columbus...

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/08/30/upcoming-easton-brewery-brings-its-beers-to.html


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Here's what's replacing the Actual Brewing brewpub in Clintonville

 

Actual Brewing’s failed Clintonville expansion will allow another area brewery to grow.

 

SIP Local is the new brewpub that will fill the spot at 2808 N. High St. It’ll be a spin on the Somewhere In Particular brewery in Northwest Columbus and is expected to open next month.

 

Owner George Tanchevski acquired the assets of the short-lived Actual space at auction in April. His assortment of brands also includes the Local Cantina chain, Old Skool in Clintonville, Local Bar in the Short North and both the South Village Grille in German Village.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/09/11/heres-whats-replacing-the-actual-brewing-brewpub.html


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Here's what's replacing the Actual Brewing brewpub in Clintonville

 

Actual Brewing’s failed Clintonville expansion will allow another area brewery to grow.

 

SIP Local is the new brewpub that will fill the spot at 2808 N. High St. It’ll be a spin on the Somewhere In Particular brewery in Northwest Columbus and is expected to open next month.

 

Owner George Tanchevski acquired the assets of the short-lived Actual space at auction in April. His assortment of brands also includes the Local Cantina chain, Old Skool in Clintonville, Local Bar in the Short North and both the South Village Grille in German Village.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/09/11/heres-whats-replacing-the-actual-brewing-brewpub.html

 

Is the Columbus brewing scene getting more or less specific? 🍺 🍺 ⁉️

 

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190912/somewhere-in-particular-affliliate-to-take-over-space-that-once-housed-actual-brewing

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Columbus Brewing taproom finally ready for the public – take a look inside

 

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Columbus Brewing Co. is ready to start pouring.

 

Central Ohio’s oldest and biggest craft brewery will open the doors to its new 4,000-square-foot taproom at its 2555 Harrison Road brewery Sept. 18.

 

“We’re ready to rip the Band-Aid off and go,” owner Eric Bean told me Monday.

 

The taproom has hosted several preview events in recent weeks and now is ready for the public.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/09/16/columbus-brewing-taproom-finally-ready-for-the.html

https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-cbc-taproom-sp1


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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/09/30/the-weekend-in-beer-scenes-from-an-assortment-of.html

 

Business First did a photo-spread on two breweries holding anniversary parties last weekend.

  • Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Co. celebrated its sixth anniversary with its annual Wolfstock party at its downtown location at 215 N. Fourth Street. The day’s slate included bottle releases of several special creations, most of which were sold out by the early afternoon. More than 50 Wolf’s Ridge beers were on tap inside and out as the brewery took over the alley and parking lot next to its space. Live music played throughout the day.
  • Land-Grant Brewing Co. celebrated its five-year anniversary at its Franklinton location at 424 W. Town Street. Taking full advantage of its expanded outdoor space, the Franklinton brewery also hosted a slate of bands while projecting the day’s college football action (that concluded with Ohio State's victory over Nebraska) on its outdoor screens.

Below are a few pics from both locations.  More photos available at the above article link:

 

Downtown at Wolf's Ridge - indoors

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Downtown at Wolf's Ridge - outdoors - cornhole in the neighboring lot

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Downtown at Wolf's Ridge - outdoors - general milling about in the alley

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Franklinton at Land-Grant - five years of beers

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Franklinton - Land-Grant - outdoor patio space

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Franklinton at Land-Grant - here's to beers and college football on the big screen

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Additional photos at https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/09/30/the-weekend-in-beer-scenes-from-an-assortment-of.html

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A Columbus brewery is getting into the canned seltzer game

 

Just as craft brewing brought more taste and character to beer, one area brewer thinks it can do the same for seltzer.

 

Seventh Son Brewing began experimenting with hard seltzers this summer through the creation of Kitty Paw. With good results on tap, the brewery is ready to put it into cans to test the market.

 

“We’re really going to take a craft approach to it,” co-owner Collin Castore said. “We’re not going to pump out the same flavors. I think we’ll have fun and experiment.”

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/10/07/a-columbus-brewery-isgetting-into-the-canned.html

 

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The National Veterans Memorial and Museum is teaming up with a Columbus brewery. Here's why

 

Breweries collaborate all the time, but how many do it with a museum?

 

Land-Grant Brewing Co. has teamed up with its neighbor, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum to create Four Pillars, a new pale ale it will start selling this Friday to mark the first anniversary of the facility.

 

“We are proud to honor all veterans, connect our communities, inspire our nation and educate every generation about the importance of service and sacrifice,” Lt. General Michael Ferriter, president and CEO of the museum, said in a news release. “When we learned about the many ways Land-Grant supports our communities through storytelling, we were excited to explore opportunities to celebrate veterans’ contributions to our nation together.”

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/10/16/the-national-veterans-memorial-andmuseum-is.html

 

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Taft’s Brewpourium Nears Opening in Franklinton

 

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Dart boards for eyes, a bust of the brewery’s namesake on a spring, a painting of William Howard Taft driving a DeLorean a la Back to the Future – Cincinnati-based Taft’s Brewing Company is going all in on its soon-to-open Columbus Brewpourium at the Gravity development in Franklinton.

 

Renderings give a peek inside the 5,800 square foot space which will have a 90s pop-art feel according to Managing Partner Dave Kassling, along with plenty of nods to WHT. The legendary stuck in the White House bathtub story gave rise to the brewery’s logo, and the bathtub chairs that will flank the location’s entrance.

 

There’s not a cookie cutter to be found as Kassling says to expect a very different look from their Cincinnati Brewpourium. He stresses it’s important to them that they become a part of the Columbus and specifically, Franklinton, communities.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/tafts-brewpourium-nears-opening-in-franklinton-sp1


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Here's when Saucy Brew Works hopes to open its Columbus brewpub

 

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Saucy Brew Works now expects to open its Columbus location in the first quarter of 2020.

 

The Cleveland-based craft brewery initially planned to open its brewpub at 443 W. 3rd Ave. in Harrison West this summer, but construction-related delays put the project behind schedule. With bids for the work expect to be awarded this month, CEO Brent Zimmerman said everything is back on track.

 

“We initially wanted to excavate under the building to make a bigger, larger basement,” he said. “As we looked at that, it was cost prohibitive so we had to change the plan.”

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/10/21/heres-when-saucy-brew-works-hopes-to-open-its.html


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Westerville getting a new craft brewery this month

 

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Galena Brewing doesn’t want to go big. But it did want to go bigger.

 

The brewery opened last September in Johnstown. Earlier this year, though, the owners decided to relocate from that 1,200-square-foot spot to a 3,600-square-foot space in Westerville, just off North State Street near Giammarco’s Italian.

 

Now, the brewery is waiting on approval of its liquor license and targeting mid-November to at 5901 Chandler Court, Unit B in Westerville.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/11/04/westerville-getting-a-new-craft-brewery-this-month.html


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Popular Cincinnati brewery ready to open in Columbus

 

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A Cincinnati brewpub is ready for its Columbus debut.

 

Taft’s Brewing Co. will open its Taft’s Brewpourium at 5 p.m. Friday at 440 W. Broad St. in the Gravity project in Franklinton.

 

“Our space is going to be full of games, a stage for music and special entertainment, amazing food featuring our New Haven-style pizza and of course our hand-made beers,” Managing Partner Dave Kassling said in a release.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/11/12/popular-cincinnati-brewery-ready-to-open-in.html


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Take a look at the Chicago brewery ready to open at Easton

 

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Forbidden Root wants customers to notice the copper hops hanging from its wall as much as the actual hops in the beer.

 

That artistic touch hanging high above the soon-to-open Easton Town Center brewpub was proudly picked by co-owner Robert Finkel. So was an assortment of other decor and design elements, from the merchandise case made to look like an old icebox to the old John Deere cultivator wheels to the brick and tiles in the bathrooms.

 

Much of the decor is symbolic of the brewery’s botanical and agricultural roots. All of it is representative of the operation’s approach.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/11/13/slideshowtake-a-look-at-the-chicago-brewery-ready.html


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Go inside Taft's 'modern and different' Columbus brewpub

 

Taft’s Brewing Co. had its eyes on Columbus, but it took the Gravity project to get the Cincinnati brewery to commit.

 

“We’re not doing this just to do it,” managing partner Dave Kassling said. “We’re doing this because of this development.”

 

The craft brewery will open its Taft’s Brewpourium Columbus at 440 W. Broad St. in Franklinton at 5 p.m. Friday.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/11/14/go-inside-tafts-modern-and-different-columbus.html

https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-tafts-brewpourium-sp1

 

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Get a look at Zaftig's new space as its opening nears

 

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A Columbus craft brewery is ready to raise its profile.

 

Worthington-based Zaftig Brewing Co. is ready to open its Italian Village brewpub at 119 E. 5th Ave. in the Beeker Building. It’s a high-visibility expansion for a company that’s been confined to off-the-beaten path industrial spaces so far in its life.

 

“We do well with the Worthington taproom,” co-owner Jim Gokenbach said. “Now we’re going to where the demographic is right and the population is high.”

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/11/22/slideshow-get-a-look-at-zaftigs-new-space-as-its.html

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First Look: Zaftig Brewing Co. Italian Village

 

Zaftig Brewing Co. has opened the doors to its Italian Village Brew Pub. The Worthington-based brewery is now pouring pints and serving eats at 119 E. Fifth Ave.

 

Imbibers will find 28 taps serving up exclusively Zaftig brews. Seven taps on each side are fixed, dedicated to the brewery’s favorites like Hazy Miss Daisy and Juice Lucy, and the rest will serve up a rotating selection of special pours. A number of special beers are on tap for the opening, including Galaxy, Too Cans, I Believe in Santa, and an Italian Village exclusive Barrel Aged Strong Ale.

 

There will be more Brew Pub exclusive beers to follow, flowing from the on-site five barrel tap system. Growlers and grab-and-go six packs will also be available.

 

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https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-zaftig-brewing-co-italian-village-sp1

 

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