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Arena Wine & Spirits Serves as new Downtown Liquor Store

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Arena Wine & Spirits Serves as new Downtown Liquor Store

A large new liquor store in the Arena District has opened on 492 Armstrong Street. Tucked back behind sports bar and restaurant BBR, Arena Wine & Spirits offers about 900 brands of liquors, 500 brands of beer, and 200 brands of wine. The store carries a sweeping selection of specialty alcohol brands and tobacco products, […]

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Middle West Unveils New Oloroso Wheat Whiskey

Walker Evans Walker Evans Middle West Unveils New Oloroso Wheat Whiskey

Middle West Spirits announced today the newest addition to their whiskey lineup: a limited-edition double-cask Oloroso Wheat Whiskey. This new spirit was first aged several years in American oak barrels and transferred to Oloroso Sherry casks for another 12-18 months, creating a smooth 102-proof whiskey described to have notes of cherry, dark chocolate and raisins. […]

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Watershed Distillery Launching Black Walnut Liqueur

Walker Evans Walker Evans Watershed Distillery Launching Black Walnut Liqueur

Vodka? Check. Gin? Check. Bourbon? Check. Italian liqueur made from Ohio-grown Walnuts? Check. Watershed Distillery is no stranger to stepping outside the boundaries of traditional flavors. The company’s launch of their Bourbon Barrel Gin raised a few eyebrows when it was first introduced in 2012. So it should be expected that their new product “Nocino” […]

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Luna Kombucha Introduces New High-ABV Product Line

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Luna Kombucha Introduces New High-ABV Product Line

Michael Iannarino, founder of Clintonville-based Luna Kombucha, is introducing a new line of high-ABV kombuchas dubbed Luna Nites. Three new flavors have been introduced: Ceres, a 5% gluten-free ginger beer that has a bright, crisp, slightly sweet taste that makes an excellent Moscow Mule; Titania, a 7.8% black raspberry IPA that boasts an intense, hoppy […]

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5 Holiday Drinks Worth Trying Out This Season

Jenna Taylor Jenna Taylor 5 Holiday Drinks Worth Trying Out This Season

What would “Cooking at Home” be without a little “Drinking at Home” to go with it? If you’re planning a holiday party with friends or family this year, then you’ll likely want to pair your meal with some tasty seasonal beverages. Here are five beer, wine and cocktail ideas to make your gatherings a bit […]

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First Look: Hofbräuhaus at Grandview Yard

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Hofbräuhaus at Grandview Yard

Hofbräuhaus was originally trying to be open for business today, but a few construction delays have held up the process. The Munich-based brewery is expanding to the Columbus market in a big way with a massive 18,000 square foot facility that boasts a 40 hectoliter system (roughly a 34 bbl system by the more common US […]

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Cup O Joe Closing Short North MoJoe Lounge Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cup O Joe Closing Short North MoJoe Lounge Location

Exactly ten years ago, the Short North was radically changed when the I-670 cap opened, bridging the former highway gulch that separated the neighborhood from Downtown, adding new stores, shops, restaurants and other businesses to the area. MoJoe Lounge was a new bar-cafe hybrid concept from the creators of Cup O Joe that opened as […]

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