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Distiller’s Guild fights for a level playing field in Ohio

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Distiller’s Guild fights for a level playing field in Ohio

While craft wineries and breweries have been flourishing in Ohio, craft distillers have had a tougher road. Strict regulations on liquor manufacturing in the state have, until recently, kept most distillers from expanding or making a profit. Even now that Ohio has eased up on some of those restrictions, members of the Ohio Distiller’s Guild […]

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Tavern Vinegar Company Opens at Middle West

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Tavern Vinegar Company Opens at Middle West

Gourmet vinegars are poised to be the newest culinary trend according to Brady Konya, co-founder of Middle West Spirits. And he should know. Along with his partner Ryan Lang, Konya is spearheading the movement in Columbus, which promises to be as creative as it is tasty. Tavern Vinegar Company is the latest venture from the […]

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Middle West Spirits Expanding Production Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans Middle West Spirits Expanding Production Space

If you attend a tour of Middle West Spirits soon, you may need to pardon some dust. The Short North microdistillery is currently in expansion mode, working to add 6,000 square feet of new production space to ferment, finish and bottle their products. “Our walk through space, with the installation of the new mash system, […]

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Jeni’s Teams up with Middle West on New Flavor

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre

From TheMetropreneur.com: Four Local Businesses, One New Ice Cream Flavor By Melanie McIntyre Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has released a flavor featuring ingredients from three Central Ohio producers− a collaboration that exemplifies how businesses can leverage their products by teaming with like-minded peers. Oakvale Young Gouda with Vodka-Plumped Cranberries unites young soft cheese from Oakvale […]


Middle West Spirits: Columbus’ First Microdistillery

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Short North is known for being home to some of the city’s best restaurants, bars, art galleries and boutique shops, and in 2010, the neighborhood will gain another significant notch in it’s belt as it becomes the home of Middle West Spirits, the first microdistillery in the city. Business partners Brady Konya and Ryan […]


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