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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 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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Old Firehouse Brewery Expands Distribution Across Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Old Firehouse Brewery Expands Distribution Across Ohio

Another week, another Ohio brewery expansion. This time, the news comes from Old Firehouse Brewery based in Williamsburg (Ohio, not Brooklyn) just outside of Cincinnati. The brewery announced last Thursday that a distribution partnership with Cavalier would launch their products throughout the entire state starting tomorrow, September 1st. “We’re excited to increase our distribution map,” […]

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Four String Brewing Expanding Operations on West Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans Four String Brewing Expanding Operations on West Side

Four String Brewing is the latest local beer production company to announce a major expansion plan, and the second one (following the Columbus Brewing Company) to do so on the city’s west side. Four String Founder Dan Cochran said yesterday that 660 North Hague Avenue will be home to 25,000 square feet of space that will […]

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Barley’s Expansion Would Triple Brewing Capacity

Walker Evans Walker Evans Barley’s Expansion Would Triple Brewing Capacity

Earlier this week, we learned that Barley’s Brewing Company has plans to relocate their beer-making operations just two blocks away to a vacant warehouse structure across the street from BBR. While Jason Fabian, General Manager at Barley’s, says that no lease has been signed yet, he said that the project is moving forward steadily and […]

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