On Saturday, BRU opened up their doors for a private launch party and soft opened to the general public last night. The new venue is Columbus’ first Brew-on-Premises facility in addition to being a traditional brewery, a bar, and a home brew supply shop.
“We had a couple hundred people come through on Saturday night, which was a really great turnout”, said co-owner Gavin Meyers. “The bar is open and we’ve got 30 beers on tap, five of which are ours.”
The house beer brewed on site is under the guidance of brew master Charlie Davis and under the label of the “North High Brewing Company”. The starting lineup includes a pale ale, an IPA, a milk stout, a porter and an ESB. BRU will begin taking registrations for brew-on-premises sessions within a few weeks.
Located at 1288 North High Street, BRU is housed in a former warehouse building that was completely gutted and renovated for their brewery operations. The bar reflects that with exposed brick and ornate woodwork and beer growler lighting fixtures designed by Tomorrow’s Antiques.
BRU will be open tonight starting at 4pm for New Years Eve, with a beer toast at midnight. Normal operating hours include weekdays from 10am to 1am and weekends from 10am to 2am. Their official grand opening party is slated for sometime in mid-January.