North High Brewing Expanding this Summer
North High Brewing opened at 1288 North High Street only 14 months ago, but have already established themselves as one of the leaders in the local craft beer scene. Not only do they offer visitors to the brewery the opportunity to produce their own beers on-site, but have themselves created over 70 varieties in just over a year.
That’s why this June, North High Brewing will expand their operation from a 2-BBL system to a 20-barrel one at a new 10,000 square foot location. The new brew site will be located at the corner of East Fifth and Cleveland Avenues, where Cleveland Avenue Body Shop used to sit.
The spot was chosen for several reasons, the major ones being the proximity to both the North High location and major freeways, and the increase in space. This new property has high ceilings and a lot of additional room, enough to add a packaging line in the future.
The facility is purposefully not that far from the original spot because co-owners Gavin Meyers and Tim Ward will still offer their Brew on Premise program at the current space. The North High taproom will also continue to serve thirsty visitors at least 10 of their most popular brews at a time.
This growth will bring new opportunities with it: the chance to expand distribution reach, a greater opportunity to build the customer brewing program, and the continued ability to innovate and experiment. Columbus’ craft beer culture is only going to flourish and spread, and Meyers and Ward want to be sure they’re a part of it.
“We have found ourselves competing for scarce space and resources at our High Street location, and the move will allow us to get out of our customers’ way,” shares Meyers on the benefits of expanding. “This will allow us to more aggressively capitalize on Columbus’ growing appetite for locally crafted microbrews, and we are incredibly grateful for their support.”
North High Brewing self-distributes, and with this change, comes the opportunity to increase their local active accounts from about 40 to well over 100. After Columbus, there are plans to work with the right partner to bring the North High brand to more of the country.
For more information, visit www.northhighbrewing.com.
Photo via North High Brewing.