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Eat Right: 10 Great Cocktails for the Holidays

Shelley Mann Shelley Mann Eat Right: 10 Great Cocktails for the Holidays

’Tis the season for warm drinks, spiked ciders and spiced cocktails. Toast to holiday cheer at these ten Columbus restaurants and bars mixing up drinks for the holidays. Black Creek Bistro 51 Parsons Avenue — Olde Towne East The Olde Towne East restaurant serves up a richly spiced Cinnamisu Martini that goes down great on […]

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The Confluence Cast: Cocktails in Columbus

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Cocktails in Columbus

Tis the season for a cocktail. Two of Columbus’ best mixologists, Joe Peppercorn from Little Rock Bar and Josh Rice from Bodega, talk about the bar scene in Columbus, what makes a good cocktail list, how to be a good patron, and the evolution of the Short North bar scene. http://theconfluencecast.com/episodes/19_cocktail.mp3 Shownotes for this episode Follow […]

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Middle West Ventures into Gin, Cleveland’s Market Garden Brewery to Distribute in Central Ohio, Four String Celebrates Fifth Year in Business

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Middle West Ventures into Gin, Cleveland’s Market Garden Brewery to Distribute in Central Ohio, Four String Celebrates Fifth Year in Business

Market Garden Brews Coming to Columbus Beginning this week Cleveland’s Market Garden Brewery started distributing in Central Ohio. Their Prosperity Wheat and Festivus brews are now available after a new 35,000 square foot production brewery, open earlier this year, allowed them to expand their distribution. Two others, Citramax and Progress won’t be available for another […]

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Clintonville Voters to Decide on Tasting Room at Local Distillery

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Clintonville Voters to Decide on Tasting Room at Local Distillery

A Clintonville distillery is trying to get a ballot measure passed by voters to add an on-site tasting room. 451 Spirits, owned by Chad Kessler, has been distilling on Oakland Avenue since February. He said once a tasting room is added, it’ll be a lot easier for him to try new recipes and a lot […]

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BrewDog Brings Scottish Craft Beer Revolution to Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega BrewDog Brings Scottish Craft Beer Revolution to Columbus

“I was captain of a fishing boat,” said James Watt, co-founder and owner of BrewDog, a Scotland-based brewery making waves in the beer industry in the UK and, as of this summer, the U.S. “The North Atlantic in January is a tough place to make a living.” Those days seem far away now as Watt […]

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First Look: Middle West Spirits Distillery Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Middle West Spirits Distillery Expansion

Middle West Spirits has officially re-opened their Short North distillery after completing a major upgrade project. New distillation equipment has allowed the company to increase capacity, diversify their product lineup and provide the ability to manufacture alcohol for other brands. In addition to the new five-story equipment housing expansion, the distillery at 1230 Courtland Avenue also houses […]

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Eat Right: 10 Great Cocktails in Columbus

Shelley Mann Shelley Mann Eat Right: 10 Great Cocktails in Columbus

It’s an exciting time for cocktail culture in Columbus. Lots of restaurants around town are incorporating locally made spirits and ingredients into their creations and coming up with creative twists on classic drinks. Here are 10 great cocktails to seek out around the city! Basi Italia 811 Highland Street — Victorian Village Basi always has […]

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