US - Great Lakes The Ohio Thread

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by Envelopes, Oct 2, 2013.

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  1. Brubaker

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    13 posts above yours;).....
     
  2. TheJB

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    Touché, I should have checked the thread. Any suggestions on bottle shops?
     
  3. coach

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    Staying at the Downtown Columbus Hilton tomorrow night thru Wednesday. Work conference shit. Planning to hit Wolf's Ridge, Seventh Son, maybe Elevator, maybe Barley's? I'm lazy and haven't done a ton of research.

    Looking for suggestions. What's a place with good food & a good/great taplist that I could take non-beer nerds & pull it off as just a good place to eat?

    I get in around 10pm tomorrow night. Any decent spots open late night Sunday near there? Gonna need some food and hopefully some decent beer. Or just spots near there where I can grab some beer to go.

    Thanks for indulging my laziness.
     
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  4. ScottJWing

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    You can skip Elevator, Barleys is mediocre beer but awesome smoked wings and sauerkraut balls. There’s a solid bottleshop in the North Market which is right behind your hotel. I’d hit Hoof too if youre going to Seventh Son. For restaurants w solid taplists to take beer normies I’d recommend Pies and Pints, the Crest, the Walrus, Tip Top, Bodega-all walking distance or cheap uber distance. Theres a free bus that goes up and down High St every 15 min called the CBus that would work well for you.
     
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    The food at Wolfs Ridge is also great. The front restaurant doesn’t have a tap room vibe at all. It’s on the pricier side though

    The Half Pint is also a decent option right around the corner from the hotel
     
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  6. coach

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    I wanted to hit Hoof, but they're not open again until Wednesday afternoon, and I'm hitting the road around noon on Wednesday.

    Surprisingly, the bar at the hotel has a pretty solid taplist. Had a few pints of Seventh Son The Scientist last night. I was impressed.
     
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    Good info. I’m at the Hotel LeVeque tonight for a conference. Probably hitting Wolfs Ridge for dinner.
     
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    They should have a bunch of good stuff on draft leftover from their anniversary party over the weekend
     
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    I thought the food at Wolf's Ridge was great. We ate in the more expensive/fancier front room. The beer was good but unremarkable, IMO.

    Also ended up going to Barley's since it was right by the hotel (meh). I thought the beer bar / bottle shop in North Market was really cool. Wandered thru Short North as well. Ended up at Bodega, and was shocked by the awesome happy hour (half price beers from like 4-8pm). There are a crazy amount of bars that looked pretty good on High Street, but only made it there. Also stopped at Char Bar since it was right next door to the hotel. It was good to see a classic dive bar amongst all the new money hipster bars.
     
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    Char bar is bae.. have a long island?
     
  11. coach

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    Damn it. No. Wasn't aware that was their thing. Probably better that I didn't know, honestly.
     
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    Ate at Bodega and grabbed beers at Seventh Son and Wolfs Ridge. Solid beers at both.
     
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    Hey Ohio beer crowd. I posted a while ago about starting up a local craft beer based non profit inspired by the awesome raffles people do on here and Brews for New Avenues, except in our neck of the woods. Some of you offered some good feedback on here and we're up and running at www.helpinghops.org if you want to learn more about one of our first events coming up. If you like local sours we're co-hosting a toy drive with Pretentious Barrel House on December 15th in Columbus. All proceeds from the bottle raffle go to Firefighters 4 Kids (https://www.firefighters4kids.com/)


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    Hey Ohio TBers! Helping Hops, the Ohio based craft beer non profit is hosting its next event. An intimate beer tasting with some awesome established and budding breweries. All profits to to a local Ohio charity called Seeds Of Caring. If you don't have plans this Saturday check it out on the event page. It's being hosted in the private space at Combustion Brewing.

    Participating Breweries & Beer List!!

    Combustion Brewery & Taproom
    -Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 10% ABV
    -Mochadote 5% ABV (Our Coffee Blonde Ale Infused w/Cocoa Nibs)
    Jackie O's Brewery
    -Boysenberry Perpetum (Boysenberry Infused Berliner Weisse) 5.4%
    -Who Cooks For You (New England IPA) 5.5%
    Wolf's Ridge Brewing
    -Coffee Cherry Vanilla Dire Wolf 10.4% ABV
    (Russian Imperial Stout)
    -Pack IPA (American IPA) 6.8% ABV
    Lineage Brewing
    -Spacefruit (Grapefruit Infused IPA) 7% ABV
    -Midnight Sickle with Coconut 10% ABV
    (Coconut Infused Russian Imperial Stout)
    Branch & Bone Artisan Ales
    -Black Razzath (Black Raspberry Wild Ale) 6% ABV
    -Monostatic #3 (Hazy IPA) 6.3% ABV
    Three Tigers Brewing Company
    -Tripel OH Seven
    (Belgian Tripel with Baca Coffee and Vanilla Bean) 10% ABV
    -Torte with Blackberries (Fruited Berliner Weisse) 3.7% ABV
    Outerbelt Brewing
    -Morning Commute (Coffee Infused Brown Ale) 5.8% ABV
    -Hillbilly Knife Fight (American IPA) 6.5% ABV
    Pretentious Barrel House
    -Sybarite (Red Sour aged in wine barrels) 5.5% ABV
    -Eurythmic (Barrel Aged Dark Sour) 6.3%
    Hoof Hearted Brewing
    -Barrel Aged Girth Brooks 15% ABV
    (Imperial Stout brewed with Hoof Hearted Coffee, Vanilla & Toasted Coconut)
    -Party at Steve Guttenberg's House 8.4% ABV
    (Galaxy & Vic Secret DIPA)
    Earthworks Brewing
    -Elderburried (Fruit Beer) 5.4% ABV
    -Sauergruit (Ancient Herbed Ale) 5% ABV


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    I'll be back in Youngstown (Boardman, technically) on Friday for a week. Any good newer pilsners I should be on the look out for? I'm hooked on Pfriem and Heater Allen out here, and hoping to find something to get me through the early season heat/humidity coming next weekend. If not, it'll probably be a Dortmunder Gold kind of weekend.

    Also planning to hit the new(ish) Birdfish location, and will definitely make a stop or two at Noble Creature. Not sure if anyone around here has been to either place, but they almost make a trip to Youngstown worthwhile. Almost.
     
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    They're helles lagers rather than pilsners and they're kind of older recipes, but I think Fat Head's Starlight and Columbus Brewing's Summer Teeth are both worth a shout. They're both really dialed in this year and will be two of my go-tos this summer.
     
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    Birdfish is awesome. Made my trip to that area in February bearable.
     
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    I've been drinking a ton of this lately. Great beer.

    coach if you find your way over to Cleveland hit me up!
     
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    Haven't had Summerteeth for several years, but they called it a kellerbier last time I had it (2012, maybe?). I'll be on the lookout for both though.

    Doubtful this go-round, man. I'm flying into & out of CLE, but that's about it. Dealing with a bunch of shit with my dad's estate & packing a container of stuff at his house to ship out here. Gonna be a busy week.
     
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    No problem at all man. Figured I’d at least throw that out there. One of these times we will meet up
     
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