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While Columbus has always been home to breweries, the microbrewery scene has been exploding recently. Keep up with the latest news on local beer by reading the stories below.

New Zaftig Taproom and Brewery Opening at End of May

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner New Zaftig Taproom and Brewery Opening at End of May

Local beer lovers, rejoice. Zaftig Brewing is moving out of their small garage taproom into a bigger and better space. On Saturday May 21, the microbrewery will be hosting a grand opening of their new brewery and taproom. Zaftig will be moving from its former home at 545 Schrock Road to just down the street […]

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Platform Beer Opening Downtown Brewery & Brewpub

Walker Evans Walker Evans Platform Beer Opening Downtown Brewery & Brewpub

Platform Beer is headed to Columbus in a big way. The Cleveland-based brewery announced this morning that they’ll be launching a production facility and tasting room at 408 North Sixth Street in the Discovery District in Downtown Columbus. “Columbus was the most logical next step for us,” said Paul Benner, Owner and Chief Brewing Officer […]

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High Gravity Hullabaloo Announces End of Popular Beer Event

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After three successful years in existence, the High Gravity Hullabaloo is no more. The organizers of the event published an update on the Columbus Craft Beer Alliance website today to break the news to fans. “In Fall 2013, Jamie, Laura, and I came together with the goal of making a difference in the Columbus craft […]

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New Brewery Commonhouse Ales Coming Soon to Brewery District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner New Brewery Commonhouse Ales Coming Soon to Brewery District

Lenny Kolada, the veteran craft brewer behind Smokehouse Brewing Company, has spearheaded a new community-focused B Corp brewery. Commonhouse Ales is set to launch this spring in the Brewery District. B corp certification occurs when a for-profit company is certified by a non-profit company for transparency, performance, and accountability of social and environmental performance, according […]

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Columbus Ranked 14th Best City for Beer Drinkers

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranked 14th Best City for Beer Drinkers

Columbus is closing out 2015 with one more list/ranking update right at the buzzer. The city just landed recognition as the 14th best spot in the US for beer drinkers, based on a new study by SmartAsset. While the ranking isn’t the highest on the list, it shows a significant amount of growth from a […]

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Best Microbreweries in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Microbreweries in Columbus

For three years straight, Columbus Underground readers have voted for Seventh Son as their favorite local brewery in Columbus. Since launching in 2012, this microbrewery in Italian Village has become well known for both its regular and seasonal lineup of hops-heavy ales. It also doesn’t hurt that their brewery doubles as a neighborhood bar and […]

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Loose Rail Brewing Building Canal Winchester Taproom

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Loose Rail Brewing Building Canal Winchester Taproom

Canal Winchester will be be gaining a new craft microbrewery this spring. Loose Rail Brewing Company is the third project from the owners of Harvest Moon Craft Kitchen and The Garden Herb Shop, just a block away from the new brewery’s location at 37 W. Waterloo Street. Husband-wife duo Nathan and Kelley Doerfler bought Harvest Moon […]

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