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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.

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

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner First Look: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Tap Room

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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Stone Brewing Shuns Columbus for Richmond Expansion

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Columbus beer lovers have been worked up for months about the possibility that Stone Brewing might grow their operations to the region with a $31 million expansion project. Local business and government leaders put together an impressive food-and-beverage campus package, and beer enthusiasts and local PR firms hosted events and produced social media buzz to […]

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Land Grant Brewing Company Opens Franklinton Operations

Walker Evans Walker Evans Land Grant Brewing Company Opens Franklinton Operations

Opening a brewery can take a very long time, as Adam Benner and Walt Keys would attest. The two co-owners (along with other partners) of the new Land Grant Brewing Company started their journey nearly three years ago with a successful Kickstarter campaign to launch what was then called the Oval Brewing Company. After a name change […]

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Columbus Brewing Company Relocating and Expanding

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Brewing Company Relocating and Expanding

The Columbus Brewing Company is planning for growth over the next few years… exponentially. CBC Owner and Brewmaster Eric Bean just closed on a new manufacturing facility for their brewing operations at 2555 Harrison Road, which is nearly ten times the size of the former brewery. “We weren’t looking for nearly this much space, but it […]

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