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Drinking Locally with The Brothers Drake Meadery

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Mead may not currently be one of the most popular alcoholic beverages, but that isn’t stopping the passion that the Brothers Drake are putting into their business. The Brothers Drake Meadery started operations in 2008, but their beginnings go much further back. We recently sat down with founders Eric Drake, Woody Drake, Ben Hansen and […]


CU Podcast #39: Columbus Beer Guys Blog

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In this week’s podcast we sit down with James Marks, co-founder of the Columbus Beer Guys Blog, a new local resource that provides information about craft beers. Their site showcases beer events, local bars, local breweries and interviews with industry professionals. James shares with us his passion for craft beer and provides some insight on […]

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What Should Zane Lamprey Drink in Columbus?

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Zane Lamprey, host of the international bar-crawl show “Three Sheets” (which will be returning to the air on the Travel Channel on April 14th) is hitting the road this month on a cross-country drinking tour. According to his website, one of those stops will take place right here in Columbus: “I’ll be in most cities […]


Middle West Spirits: Columbus’ First Microdistillery

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The Short North is known for being home to some of the city’s best restaurants, bars, art galleries and boutique shops, and in 2010, the neighborhood will gain another significant notch in it’s belt as it becomes the home of Middle West Spirits, the first microdistillery in the city. Business partners Brady Konya and Ryan […]


Best Happy Hour of 2009: Bodega

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Happy Hour means a lot of different things to different people. For some it’s a way to unwind after work. For others it’s cheap drink without breaking the bank. No matter what your reason may be, it’s hard to beat the happy hour specials at Bodega, who soared to the top of our reader’s poll […]


Best Drink of 2009: Great Lakes Christmas Ale

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We’re not quite sure if this is a result of conducting our reader survey at the end of the year, or if people really anticipate this seasonal beer all year long, but either way, Great Lakes Christmas Ale took home the number one spot as Best Drink of 2009. Made by The Great Lakes Brewing […]


Bill Proposed to Restrict Liquor Permits in Ohio

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Earlier today I was alerted to some disturbing news by local beer journalist Michael Paull. A new Senate Bill (S. B. No. 62) has been introduced that would restrict liquor permits within 500 feet of schools, churches, libraries, playgrounds and parks. State Senator Nina Turner sponsored the bill along with the support of co-sponsors Senator […]


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