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Kickin’ Off Craft Beer Week With These Events!




Craft Beer Week kicks off on May 11 across the city and there’s so many groups, brewers, restaurants, and anything else in between involved, we felt it was necessary to keep you up to date with all things CBW. After all, it’s like a cardinal sin to miss out on a beer drinking even during Craft Beer Week, right?

$3 Kick Off @ Marshall’s Grandview

May 11, 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

All 50 drafts will be $3. All day, and all night.

Homestead Single & Double NEIPA Release @ 101 Beer Kitchen (Gahanna)

May 11, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Two new IPAs from Homestead are being released during CBW, plus food pairings from Chef Julian!

Spring Cellar Cleaning @ World of Beer (High St.)

May 11, 11 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

World of Beer is digging deep into it’s cellar to break out some special kegs they’ve been saving for a special occasion.

Hilltop Light Global Release @ Four String Brewing Hilltop Taproom

May 11, 12 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Hilltop Lager has etched an eternal space in our hearts so you already know our expectations for Hilltop Light are as high as, well, the hill tops!


Milkshake IPA Collaboration Tapping with Nowhere In Particular @ Ill Mannered Brewing Co.

May 11, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Ill Mannered and Nowhere In Particular teamed up to create a new fruity and juicy boozy blend and they are untapping the brew in honor of CBW.

Friday Night Flights and Bites @ Hoof Hearted Brewery and Kitchen

May 11, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Sip on your flight of four Hoof Hearted brews while you munch down some perfectly paired food options created by Chef Justin for the low price of $25.

Seventh Son Brett, Belgians and Big Beers @ Bodega

May 11, 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

We aren’t sure what “rare and funky ales” entails, but we trust Seventh Son and Bodega to never steer us in the wrong direction.

Everybody’s A Comedian @ Little Rock Bar

May 11, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hosted by our very own Travis Hoewischer who knows way too much about two things: booze and comedy.

Women in Beer! @ Corner Stone Craft Beer and Wine

May 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

If the future is female, we are just looking forward to seeing more bad ass women in the beer and booze scene like the ones you’ll meet at Corner Stone.

Will Freed Live @ Kindred Brewing

May 11, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

No cover charge, Will Freed is supplying the tunes, no cover charge, it’s happy hour, no cover charge, brews from Kindred, and did we mention no cover charge?

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Kick off the weekend with Barroluco’s block party




Need Friday lunch plans? How about a latin-inspired block party?

Now that warm weather is upon us, downtown Argentinian concept Barroluco is celebrating its grand opening with a block party this weekend.


Known for South American favorites such as empanadas and paella, Barroluco’s first brick and mortar location opened back in December at the former location of El Arepazo Latin Grill at 47 N. Pearl St. Barroluco’s original food truck also remains in operation.

Photo by Emma Kate Low

The alley behind Pearl St. will be closed off for a ribbon-cutting ceremony today (Friday) at 11:00AM, with a block party to follow. Specials and giveaways will be available through Saturday, April 27 in honor of the opening festivities.

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North Star Short North getting a whole lot bigger, boozier




The Northstar is growing! No, not the sky’s biggest star, but rather, Short North’s organic New American kitchen.

This year marks the restaurant’s 15 anniversary, and owners Kevin Malhame, Katy Malhame, and Darren Malhame have decided that it’s high time to update. Conveniently, the Malhame’s have held a lease at 945 N High St.—right next door to Northstar at 951 N High St.—for some time now and are ready to put it to use, reports Columbus Business First.


The space will allow for an additional 1,000 square feet of dining room and, more excitingly, a full bar with wine, spirits, and dozens of Ohio beers on tap.

Work is slated to begin this summer. The restaurant will remain open during the expansion.

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Beer for Breakfast: Start the day at 4 Columbus breweries

Mike Thomas



Is there such a thing as “too early” for a beer? We would humbly submit that no, there isn’t.

While everyone else is waiting until noon, raise a toast to the sunrise with these breakfast-themed creations from some of Columbus’ top breweries.

Note: always drink responsibly. We don’t want any angry calls from your boss saying you showed up to work completely tossed. Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

Wolf’s Ridge |215 N 4th St

The brewmaster at Wolf’s Ridge is clearly a strong believer in popping off in the AM. “Cinnamon Toast Brunch” – a cinnamon-infused twist on the brewery’s staple cream ale, is delicious at any time of the day. Need something with a little more kick to get you moving? Wolf’s Ridge cellar reserve bottle offering, “’17 All The Breakfast,” is an imperial breakfast-style ale that clocks in at 10.8% ABV.

Homestead Beer Co. | 811 Irving Wick Dr W, Heath

Columbus Beer Week is a celebration of the many, many great beers available throughout central Ohio. If you stand any chance of sampling them all, breakfast brewskis are a must. Luckily, Homestead Beer Co. has you covered with a Beer Week concoction that will take you back to the days of Saturday morning cartoons and rainbow-colored milk. Prepare yourself for Homestead’s Cocoa Pebbles porter, “Yabba Dabba Brew.”

Hoof Hearted Brewing | 850 N 4th St

Like their neighbors Wolf’s Ridge up the street, Hoof Hearted offers a sudsy take on cinnamon toast crunch. At 10.5% ABV, “Miracle Toast” will either start your day off on a strong note, or send you back to bed until noon.

Though not explicitly marketed as a breakfast beer, Hoof Hearted’s “Fitness Freak,” an imperial stout with coffee, vanilla and maple syrup added, has all of the morning-time flavors you crave. At a whopping 14%, it’s also a surefire way to transition from brunch to nap time.


Platform | 408 N 6th St

If you don’t think a peanut butter cream puff from Schmidt’s qualifies as a breakfast item, what are you doing with your life? Cleveland-based Platform pays homage to a Columbus institution with the release of their “Schmidt’s Peanut Butter Fudge Puff” brew. This maibock style beer boasts a respectable 7.1% ABV – just enough for some AM fun without derailing your whole day.

What’s your go-to morning brew? Let us know in the comments!

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