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Photos: National Mead Day at Brothers Drake

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: National Mead Day at Brothers Drake

August 2nd turned out to be quite the Saturday for day drinking in Columbus as over 70 local establishments joined forces to help tip the balance of bringing Stone Brewing to Columbus with #tapastoneday. And while Stone Brewing becoming a neighbourhood joint is still a dream, just off the corner of High and 5th, local […]

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New Straitsville Distillery Brings Moonshine to Market

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia New Straitsville Distillery Brings Moonshine to Market

You might not know much about New Straitsville, a small town in Perry County near the Hocking Hills area about 60 miles southeast of Columbus. But here is something that you should know about it: the town has been hosting the annual Moonshine Festival for 44 years and has been dubbed the “Moonshine Capital of […]

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Crafthouse Cocktails Launching in Columbus this Summer

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Crafthouse Cocktails Launching in Columbus this Summer

There’re always new innovations in cocktails (thankfully), and lately, the trends have leaned toward pre-prepared, high end cocktails, readily available for immediate consumption. The latest to capitalize on this trend: Crafthouse Cocktails. Crafthouse Cocktails hails originally from Chicago, where the business was recently launched by 2013 James Beard Award winner and 2013 Bartender of the […]

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Explore Columbus: Touring Brothers Drake Meadery

Julia Norris Julia Norris Explore Columbus: Touring Brothers Drake Meadery

Just a few years from now when the gap between what used to be the Short North and Campus has officially disappeared and East Fifth Avenue is no longer a bold zone to place a business, people will say that in the beginning there was the Brothers Drake: the little meadery that could. The Brothers […]

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OYO Adds Barrel Finished Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka to Product Lineup

Walker Evans Walker Evans OYO Adds Barrel Finished Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka to Product Lineup

Middle West Spirits (makers of OYO) has added another vodka to their product lineup, and one that shouldn’t be too unfamiliar for fans of their existing flavors. Barrel-Finished Honey Vanilla Bean is a variation on their existing Honey Vanilla Bean vodka that takes a unique twist rarely seen with distillers. “Most people who know us […]

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The List: Top 10 Liquors Sold in Ohio in 2013

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: Top 10 Liquors Sold in Ohio in 2013

The Ohio Liquor Control Division announced today their annual figures for liquor sales in our great state of drinkers, which once again reached a record level. Ohioans purchased a total of $898 million worth of booze, which added up to over 12 million gallons. That’s a 5.8% increase over 2012′s numbers. And the most popular […]

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The Barrel and Bottle is Expanding, Adding On-Site Drinking to North Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Barrel and Bottle is Expanding, Adding On-Site Drinking to North Market

A missing North Market feature often requested by customers is the ability to “sip and stroll” — which is a civilized way of saying that they want to be able to drink beer and wine while shopping for groceries, similar to what is offered in upscale stores like Whole Foods, Giant Eagle Market District and […]

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