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Cincinnati-Based Taft’s Ale House Announces Columbus Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Cincinnati-Based Taft’s Ale House Announces Columbus Location
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Cincinnati-based Taft’s Ale House is bringing its craft beer and New Haven-style coal-fired pizza to the Columbus market. The brewery will open its third location later this year at Gravity in Franklinton, joining BARK, Cova Cowork, Pelotonia, and The Roosevelt Coffeehouse.

“Taft’s has really impressed us with what they’ve done in Cincinnati. It’s a great brand with great values, great beer, and great pizza in a great environment,” said Gravity Founder Brett Kaufman in a press release. “It will provide a wonderful place for people to gather, connect and just enjoy life. We’re thrilled to welcome them to Columbus and to Gravity.”

Taft’s Brewpourium will span 5,800 square feet, with 2,000 square feet dedicated to a patio along Broad Street. The space will include a game room and a stage for music, comedy nights and other performances.

It’s the second Brewpourium for parent company Taft’s Ale House, which debuted in Cincinnati’s Over-The-Rhine district in 2015. Their first Brewpourium, located in Spring Grove Village, opened in 2017. 

Taft’s roster of brews includes the award-winning Gavel Banger IPA, along with about 16 other varieties that cover the spectrum, from pilsners to lagers, to porters and stouts, to red ales and brown ales, to Scottish ales and fruit beers.

Taft’s joins Gravity as part of the development’s first phase, which includes the build out of 234 apartments, 50,000 square feet of offices, and 30,000 square feet of retail and restaurants. Gravity 2.0, the project’s second phase, will also be mixed-use, blending green space, residential space, commercial space, retail and restaurants space, and an art walk.

“We love that Franklinton is an up-and-coming area. And we love the neighborhood’s arts culture, which really fits the roots of our brand. We think it’s going to be a homerun,” said David Kassling, Taft’s Managing Partner, in a press release. “Columbus, like Cincinnati, has a great population of beer drinkers, and they’ve shown us in our bar and grocery business that there’s a demand for our beer. It’s truly an honor for our whole team to have the opportunity to take the leap to another great Ohio city.”

More tenants for Gravity will be announced in the near future. 

For more information, visit taftsalehouse.com.

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