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Bites & Sips: New Menus, Openings, Expanded Hours, Igloos & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: New Menus, Openings, Expanded Hours, Igloos & More

Take a bite out of the new menu at The Crest, sip on cocktails in an Igloo at VASO – there’s all sorts of food and drink to explore in Central Ohio. Bites & Sips keeps you updated on tidbits of news from local restaurants, food makers, breweries, distilleries and more, from special events and […]

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Craft and Draft (all the alcohols) Tour

  Craft and Draft (all the alcohols) Tour

Craft beverages are booming in Columbus and not just as barrels of beer. This tour showcases cider, mead, gin and bourbon as well as a flight of award winning craft beers. We visit Mad Moon Cider, Brothers Drake Mead and 451 Spirits to learn about how they make their signature spirits. The tour begins at […]

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Park Street Cantina Calls City Liquor License Objection a “Witch Hunt”

Walker Evans Walker Evans Park Street Cantina Calls City Liquor License Objection a “Witch Hunt”

On Monday, December 4, Columbus City Council voted to object to the renewal of eight local liquor licenses in Columbus. This annual review process is a common step taken toward shuttering businesses where illegal activity is frequent and problematic. “People who hold liquor permits hold them not as a right, but at the pleasure of […]

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Watershed Adding Restaurant to Distillery

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Watershed Adding Restaurant to Distillery

Watershed Distillery tour-goers will soon be able to sit down for a cocktail and a meal. The business is looking to open a kitchen and bar by February 1. It’s been somewhat of a dream for owner Greg Lehman. They’ve been talking about it since they opened the distillery six years ago. He explained that […]

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Clintonville Craft Distillery 451 Spirits Launches Local Distribution

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Clintonville Craft Distillery 451 Spirits Launches Local Distribution

A new way to drink local has entered the Columbus scene, in the form of the city’s third distillery. Manufacture-only company 451 Spirits, nestled in Clintonville, has begun distribution. The small production distillery is the brainchild of Chief Distiller Chad Kessler and Developer David Chew. Kessler previously worked at an upscale liquor store, where he became intrigued […]

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The List: Top 10 Liquor Brands Sold in Ohio in 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: Top 10 Liquor Brands Sold in Ohio in 2015

For three years in a row, Ohio drinkers have voted with their wallets and picked Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey as the number one spirit in the lands, based upon total amount purchased. Whiskey dominated the list overall, taking the top three spots. Changes in the top 10 list this year include Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey jumping up […]

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Ohioans Purchased Over $1 Billion Worth of Liquor in 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohioans Purchased Over $1 Billion Worth of Liquor in 2015

Alcohol sales in the state of Ohio have continued to climb in recent years, and The Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Liquor Control reported this week that the annual figure officially eclipsed the billion dollar mark for the first time in 2015. A grand total of $1,018,126,447 worth of spirituous liquor (that doesn’t include beer and wine) […]

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