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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.

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

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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

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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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RAM Restaurant & Brewery Coming Soon to Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans RAM Restaurant & Brewery Coming Soon to Short North

Seattle-based brewery and restaurant RAM announced plans yesterday to open their first Ohio location at the corner of High Street and First Avenue in the redeveloped Donatos building. Mike Fitzpatrick, President of Elford Development, confirmed over the phone that the brewery will be the second of three retail tenants announced for the Short North building. “They […]

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Knotty Pine Returns to Grandview as Knotty Pine Brewing

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When the Knotty Pine restaurant closed its doors in 2012, residents of Grandview Heights bemoaned the loss of a favorite local establishment. The space at 1765 West Third Avenue (which is technically in Columbus, but only by a few feet) has been occupied by the Rude Dog Bar & Grill for the past 18 months, […]

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First Look: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Tap Room

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Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Company has unveiled their long awaited tap room to the public. The Downtown brewery, which opened in 2013, has been planning and reconstructing the tap room since just two months after the front of house opened. It sits at the back of their Downtown building, on the corner between Lazelle and Hickory. […]

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Best Local Brewery of 2014: Seventh Son

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For the second year in a row, Seventh Son Brewing has won the hearts of the readers at Columbus Underground in our annual readers survey. Columbus has seen a boom in new breweries in the past few years, and Seventh Son manages to stand out above the rest due to their ability to provide not […]

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