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North High Brewing builds a six pack of local beers

Mitch Hooper



The Six Pack is a new series from 614NOW where we chat with brewers from around the city to see what they are drinking. From brews in their own taproom to the beers other local craft breweries are creating, this is a taste maker’s guide to beer in Columbus. If you’re a brewer and would like to be featured, email [email protected]!

Starting in 2011 as Columbus’ first and only brew on premises establishment, North High Brewing knows a thing or two about craft beer. And through all these years of gleaning knowledge, we wanted to see what the experts here are choosing to drink in their spare time. We caught up with Kelsey Stief, head of marketing with North High, and she dished out three beers from the brewery that she and the brewers can’t get enough of, as well as three beers from breweries around the city.

Kelsey Stief of North High Brewing

1.) North High Brewing Five Pale Ale

This pale ale comes in at a 5.5% ABV and stands as Stief’s favorite beer North High brews. Though this beer is on the lighter side, it still packs that hoppy punch for the IPA lovers out there.

2.) North High Brewing Stick Amber Ale

If you’re looking for a fall beer to add to your line-up, look no further. Stick is roasty, malty, and nutty with hints of caramel and some added hops. This beer is also in collaboration with the Movember Foundation where proceeds will be donated.

3.) North High Brewing Oktoberfest

It’s not officially fall until the Oktoberfests are out in full force, and North High is here with their very own iteration. This light-bodied ale is rich and malty, and insanely easy to crush back. Just be careful—that 5.4% ABV can sneak up on you.

4.) Pretentious Barrel House Sybarite Sour

Ales seem to be a common trend thus far, but this take is a bit different as its a sour red ale. This brew features notes of strawberry and cranberry, and has an acidity “not for the faint of heart.” Be warned!

5.) Columbus Brewing Company Bodhi DIPA

Ah—the classic DIPA nearly all of Columbus loves. This hoppy beer is full-bodied, and packs a punch with an 8.8% ABV. If you call yourself a beer lover in the city and haven’t had this beer yet, stop what you’re doing right now and get a six pack.

6.) Lineage Brewing Obscura Obscura American Stout

Coffee and beer? Why not! Lineage’s Obscura Obscura combines their English blonde ale with coffee, cocoa nibs, and vanilla to create a truly unique drinking experience. Perhaps start your mornings with this for a more interesting day?

Bonus Brews!

Because six just isn’t enough.

1.) North High Brewing Honey Wheat

2.) North High Brewing Fly Hazy Pale Ale

3.) North High Brewing Cover Crop Beer

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Five places to snag a donut today




Forgetting about Memorial Day isn’t as much a sign of how irrelevant the calendar has become as compared to this following anecdote from a cherished local business. 

When talking to the owner of Buckeye Donuts about its National Donut Day plans, it didn’t dawn on him until a few days ago that he needed to start preparing for the holiday. Now, Buckeye Donuts is more than prepared, assuming a 10 p.m. curfew, which will keep the 24/7 campus spot from operating out of its original pocket.

The following list consists of five places where you can get your donut fix on Friday.

Buckeye Donuts

A local and campus establishment for 51 years, Buckeye Donuts will again be pulling out all the stops; that is, as much as they can. Being a 24-7 establishment, Buckeye Donuts has layers of bakers on deck prepared to do big bakes every eight or so hours with all sorts of varieties and specialities to indulge in.

Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts wants to promote kindness throughout the community this Friday. Whatever way you order, you’ll be treated to a free cinnamon sugar donut, at participating locations.

Amy’s Donuts

No purchase necessary, Amy’s Donuts is offering a free bag of cake donut holes, while supplies last.

Dunkin’ Doughnuts

Stop by any participating Dunkin’ and you’ll be given a free donut with any beverage purchase.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

All week Krispy Kreme has been spreading donut kindness. If you place an order with them today, you'll receive a free donut. The promo started on June 1.

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National Cognac Day: with a Royal Twist





Happy National Cognac Day! We partnered up with Rémy Cointreau and local bartender, Ben Griest, from Giuseppe’s Ritrovo to present to you... the Royal Sazerac! Ben has shown us a thing or two about making speciality cocktails - today he's making the Royal Sazerac, fit for a King and/or Queen.

The Royal Sazerac is well-known in the cocktail world as America's first cocktail. Also known as New Orleans' official cocktail, Remy Cointreau stands out offering its aromatic richness - making the Royal Sazerac an outstanding premium cocktail.

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Condado Tacos open in select locations after closing its doors Tuesday




Condado Tacos is open once again after closing its doors to the public Tuesday following an employee walkout Monday night. Polaris and Clintonville locations remain closed until further notice.

Employees at the Polaris location walked out Monday after refusing to fulfill a catering order by the Ohio Highway Patrol, according to a press release from Condado Tacos Wednesday. The employees who walked out were given the opportunity to not work on the order, without repercussion, if they didn’t feel comfortable, according to a statement provided by Linda Powers, Condado Tacos director of marketing.

The order by the Highway Patrol was placed at the Condado Tacos Polaris location on the fifth-straight day of George Floyd protests in Columbus. Floyd’s death was ruled a homicide following an incident where a Minneapolis police officer placed deadly force on Floyd’s neck with his knee. The incident has sparked protests across the country, including Columbus.

After reaching out to Condado’s PR agency over email, the contact stated that their team has “parted ways” with the business. 

Wednesday’s statement by Condado says they “value different points of view,” but, “choosing not to serve a particular group, in this case law enforcement officers, in itself is discrimination and goes against our core values to welcome and serve everyone.”

Read the full statement here.

Read Tuesday evening’s two-part post on Condado’s Facebook page below:

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