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First Look: 1487 Brewery

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: 1487 Brewery1487's Taproom is now open in Plain City - All photos by Susan Post unless otherwise noted
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1487 Brewery is pouring its first beers at its new Plain City taproom, 7620 Industrial Pkwy.

The German-style brewery is entering its soft opening with a lineup of eight of its own beers, including a Kölsch, Altbier, Hefeweizen, Raspberry Weiss and more. It’s a small preview of what’s to come.

1487 is loaded with 25 taps that will serve a lineup of house and guest beers. That includes three nitro taps – one for beer and two for cold brew coffee – as well as a unique tap Owner Ben King hasn’t seen outside of Denver, CO or Germany. Come the new year, 1487 will feature a slow-pour pilsner. And by slow pour, that’s three to five minutes to pour one beer.

“It breaks down the proteins in the beer when you pour and it makes it super rich and super velvety on the mouth feel and then the head actually forms the consistency of whipped cream during the pour,” King says.

A full bar menu, including wine and liquor, as well as a food menu with scratch-made eats beyond normal bar food fare are on the way.

King says they’ll be in a soft opening phase for the next few weeks until the kitchen starts serving food. As they continue hiring and ramping up kitchen staff, Chef John Abner is finalizing the last bits of the menu.

The menu will feature more traditional American fare like burgers and wings, in addition to more traditional German eats like sausages, pretzels and beer cheese, and a specialty not oft found in Columbus, Schweinehaxe – a roasted and deep-fried pork knuckle.

On the lighter side, Abner says there will be salmon and a few vegan dishes. He plans to gauge demand on those items and expand those options on the menu accordingly.

Long-term, weekly specials and a Sunday brunch are also on the menu.

Currently, 1487 Brewery is open from 3 – 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Those hours will eventually expand to include lunch and dinner service as plans fall into place.

For more information, visit 1487brewery.com.

All photos by Susan Post unless otherwise noted

1487’s Altbier
Indoor seating includes tables with partitions in between parties
The front of the bar is covered in reclaimed wood
The brewery uses its spent grain to make dog treats in partnership with The Academy for Community Transition
1487’s brewery and taproom was formerly a NAPA Auto Parts
1487 has 25 taps, including three nitro and one slow-pour pilsner
Windows in the taproom give a peek into the brewery. Another window on the other side of the taproom also gives a look into the action in the kitchen.
King says they will keep their biergarten open for the season as long as folks want to use it
Heaters will be installed under the covered portion of the patio
The biergarten’s fire pit
In response to social distancing guidelines, 1487 spread its tables across the biergarten. In the future, the mulched area will be reserved for games and other activities.
In the spring, a pass-through window will be installed that will service customers in the biergarten
1487 provides a peek at its menu – Photo courtesy of 1487
1487 provides a peek at its menu – Photo courtesy of 1487
1487 provides a peek at its menu – Photo courtesy of 1487
1487 provides a peek at its menu – Photo courtesy of 1487
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