This was a great local brewing article that cited a reference book in our esteemed library system: Lager and Liberty: German brewers of nineteenth century Columbus by Donald M. Schlegel. I'll look forward to spending a few warm Summer days reading it in the cool main library.
Intentional or not, the article fails to mention where World of Beer, a bar that stocks 50 beers on tap, and 500 in the bottle, established themselves in the Brewery District. They are, of course, in the Worly Building, a building that once was a stable for the cherished Hoster delivery horses.
Also significant to this building is the variety of beer. While local Hoster struggled against breweries like Pabst and Schlitz, in WOB beers from all over the US and around the World, sit next to beers from Columbus, like CBC and Four String, beers that are basking in the limelight. Local beers are getting a warm reception there from their clientele, and more of their taps are being dedicated to local and regional beers. It's kind of like Hoster is living on via the new generation of breweries.