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Statehouse Bill Could Bring Wine to Ohio Farmers’ Markets

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Statehouse Bill Could Bring Wine to Ohio Farmers’ Markets

Wine is on the agenda at the Ohio Statehouse as Sen. Gayle Manning and her son, Rep. Nathan Manning, both North Ridgeville Republicans, proposed identical bills this week allowing wine manufacturers to sell their product at Ohio farmers’ markets. The legislation would allow the Division of Liquor Control to issue a one-year, $100 permit to […]

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Hop Yard 62 Invigorates Grove City Beer Scene

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Hop Yard 62 Invigorates Grove City Beer Scene

Hop Yard 62, located in historic downtown Grove City, is sparking new life into the local beer scene. Since opening on February 6th, Hop Yard 62 has been encouraging their customers to drink local, and subsequently enjoying a steady amount of business. They’re the only craft beer bar in Grove City, and the closest growler fill station […]

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Four String Brewing Expanding Operations on West Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans Four String Brewing Expanding Operations on West Side

Four String Brewing is the latest local beer production company to announce a major expansion plan, and the second one (following the Columbus Brewing Company) to do so on the city’s west side. Four String Founder Dan Cochran said yesterday that 660 North Hague Avenue will be home to 25,000 square feet of space that will […]

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The Daily Growler Plans to Launch “Crowler” Truck

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner The Daily Growler Plans to Launch “Crowler” Truck

Craft beer and growler-fillery The Daily Growler has launched a new Indiegogo campaign aimed at raising money to buy a new truck, dedicated to bringing ‘Crowlers’ to the masses. Their Crowler is a 32oz. can-growler hybrid, sealed and purged with CO2 to stay fresh for up to a month. The can format will prove especially […]

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BrewDog Exploring Columbus for USA Production Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans BrewDog Exploring Columbus for USA Production Expansion

Earlier this year, Stone Brewing recommended Columbus to Scotland-based BrewDog as a city worthy of consideration for production facilities expansion into the US market. It would seem that BrewDog has officially taken them up on that idea, as announced in a blog post on their website today: “We are also delighted to announce that we […]

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Interview: Adam Roelle Wants You to Drink Better Booze

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Interview: Adam Roelle Wants You to Drink Better Booze

Adam Roelle wants you to put your money where your mouth is and drink well. Current spirits manager at Cavalier Distributing, he’s been steadily working with the state to bring a better craft liquor selection to Ohio since early 2010.  Roelle, a Columbus native, cut his teeth bartending at punk-rock campus dive favorite Bernie’s. When […]

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Barley’s Expansion Would Triple Brewing Capacity

Walker Evans Walker Evans Barley’s Expansion Would Triple Brewing Capacity

Earlier this week, we learned that Barley’s Brewing Company has plans to relocate their beer-making operations just two blocks away to a vacant warehouse structure across the street from BBR. While Jason Fabian, General Manager at Barley’s, says that no lease has been signed yet, he said that the project is moving forward steadily and […]

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