For those really into craft beers or Ohio-produced goods, the Ohio Tap Room brings together the two in a novel new venture: a retail store that sells only Ohio made brews including beer, mead, and soda.
Brainchild of John and Stephanie Evans, the Ohio Tap Room is a way to celebrate the great products that have been coming out of Ohio in recent years, and even though it will primarily showcase beer, it also plans to offer other Ohio products that perfectly accompany our favorite hop-based libation, like pretzels and nuts.
When the Ohio Tap Room opens in early April in Grandview at the site of the former Franco’s Barber Shop, its primary concentration will be on Ohio-produced draft beers and to-go growlers, promising to offer by-the-glass service of all beers, meads, and ciders shortly after that. The space itself is small, only about 450 square feet, but with a patio and some twenty to twenty five beers on tap, Evans promises that the Ohio Tap Room will quickly become a go-to destination for those who want to truly appreciate the great brews Ohio has to offer. He’s already planning a loyalty program and expansion into other markets in Ohio as enthusiasm builds for the opening. In time, he hopes to have every part of the state represented on tap, but until then, he looks forward to promoting the talents of our local folk and quenching serious thirsts right here in Columbus.
More information can be found online at www.facebook.com/theohiotaproom.