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The Top 20 Columbus Breweries in 2017

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2017 was a big year for beer in Columbus. Some of our local breweries were busy launching new products while others expanded their production facilities, and the overall trend in the consumer preferences for microbrews shows little sign of slowing down. Columbus was even recognized nationally has having the 9th highest “microbrewery density” in the US, which means we still have room to grow to catch up with a few of our beer peers.

Columbus Underground did its part in helping to connect local beers with new fans at events including our Beer + Ice Cream pairing with Wolf’s Ridge, and Beer + Donut pairing with Combustion. (Keep an eye out for more of those types of events in 2018!)

When we asked our readers and editors to help pick the best local breweries of 2017, we couldn’t resist listing out a full Top 20 instead of just the Top 10, to help spread the love (and spread the competitive spirit amongst our hard working local brewers). Read on to check out the full list and let us know what your favorite beer was this year in the comment section below.

The Best Local Breweries in Columbus of 2017:

20. Ill Mannered Brewing Company

30 Grace Drive
Powell, OH
Founded 2015

19. Smokehouse Brewing Company

1130 Dublin Rd.
Columbus, OH
Founded 1992, Rebranded 2015

18. Sideswipe Brewing

2419 Scioto Harper Drive
Columbus, OH – West Side
Founded 2013

17. Pigskin Brewing Company

81 Mill St., Ste 150
Gahanna, OH – Creekside
Founded 2015

16. Zaftig Brewing Co.

7020 A Huntley Rd.
Worthington, OH
Founded 2013

15. Actual Brewing Company

655 N. James Rd.
Columbus, OH
Founded 2010

14. Endeavour Brewing Company

909 W. Fifth Ave.
Columbus, OH – Fifth by Northwest
Founded 2017

13. Barley’s Brewing Company

467 N. High St.
Columbus, OH – Downtown
Founded 1992

12. Four String Brewing Co.

985 W. Sixth Ave.
Columbus, OH – Fifth by Northwest
Founded 2011

11. Lineage Brewing

2971 N. High St.
Columbus, OH – Clintonville
Founded 2015


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