Curio Review

curio at harvest
Curio at Harvest
491 S 4th St
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 824-1769

Top Tastes:

1. Dapper Dan
2. Sloe Gin Fizz
3. Corpse Reviver 
4. Moscow Mule
5. Brandy Lift

dapper danI’ve made no effort to hide my love for Harvest Pizzeria. At Curio, the tiny cocktail parlor next door, you can get the delicious Harvest pizza you love while enjoying the some of most inventive libations you’ve ever imagined. Curio is dimly lit and has that “speakeasy” vibe that is becoming so trendy right now, except that they were doing it first. The drinks are Prohibition-era inspired. Many will contain ingredients that you’ve never previously tried or can even pronounce. But you will enjoy it, guaranteed!

Two of my favorite cocktails that are always available at Curio are the Dapper Dan and the Corpse Reviver. The Dapper Dan (which always makes me think of O’ Brother Where Art Thou) is an adult version of a root beer. Watershed Bourbon is shaken with bitters, vermouth, and Curio’s house-made root beer bitters. The Corpse Reviver contains gin, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc, lemon, and absinthe. Who doesn’t want to try absinthe?!

The Sloe Gin Fizz is refreshing and crisp, and anything topped with an egg white just seems more fun. Moscow Mules are the perfect summer sipper, and Curio’s rendition is sure to delight. For a “desserty” drink, the Brandy Lift really hits the spot. Almond syrup, brandy, soda, cream, nutmeg, benedictine, and smoked maple bourbon all come together to create a milkshake-like concoction served in a tiny milk bottle.Brandy Lift | Curio at Harvest Review

Spicy curry bitters, medicine droppers, and egg whites? Can these really all belong in the same place? The answer is yes.  Check out Curio to see for yourself!

Culinary Clue: Looking for an off-the-menu cocktail? The bartenders are all incredibly gifted liquor artists. Tell them a spirit and a flavor that you like, and they will create a custom drink just for you!

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Condado Tacos Review

Condado Tacos Review

1227 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43201

Top Tastes:

1. Pineapple Guacamole 
2. Sweet Lucy Taco with Chicken
3. Los Sanchos Taco
4. Marigold Cocktail
5. Queso Blanco

Is there anything better in life than taco time? The only thing better than tacos is customizable tacos. Don’t trick yourself into thinking, “This concept sounds like Chipotle.” Because Condado is worlds apart from Chipotle. In a good way. With the funky Day of the Dead motifs on the walls and the ridiculously cheap prices, this new taco joint fits right in on OSU’s campus.

For starters, Condado offers the typical options of guacamole, queso, and salsa, all with different variations of each available. Opt for the Tres Amigos and you can pick any combination of three dips to share (or not share) with the table. All are served with thick housemade tortilla chips. The pineapple guacamole is particularly delightful, with a creamy texture and pops of sweetness from the pineapple. The mild queso is also satisfying, in the way that only copious amounts of cheese can be. The tequila, lemonade, and prickly pear-based Marigold is a light and refreshing cocktail to complement all this food, and the hot pink color is perfect.

Condado Taco | El Tres AmigosNow, let’s talk about the taco ordering process. It is kind of like a sushi restaurant, in that you get a sheet with a pencil, and you bubble in your choices like a 4th grade proficiency test. There is less room for error that way, since there are so many topping options. If this intimidates you, there are savory pre-made selections, like the Los Sanchos taco, complete with a hard shell, beef brisket, jicama, corn salsa, queso fresco, and Condado’s spicy secret sauce.

When making your own, start by picking your shell, or get a rice bowl. The  Sweet Lucy is good base – you get a hard taco painted with guac and queso, then wrapped with a soft tortilla. This is the best of both worlds: hard shell stability and soft shell flavor. Next, choose a protein: beef brisket, chicken, pulled pork, shrimp, chorizo, mushrooms, or tofu. Then come all the veggies: lettuce, tomato, pickled onions, jicama, and more. Add a cheese and a salsa, and then it’s time for the real goodies: sauces! Sauces range from mild chimichurri to inferno-hot ghost pepper. The chipotle honey and the cilantro lime aioli were the favorites at my table. The best part is that you get exactly what you want on your taco, no substitution guilt necessary. And the results are drool-worthy.

Condado TacoMy husband went to college in New Mexico, so he knows what good guac tastes like. His first comment after trying it was: “Can we come back here?” So the bottom line is, I’ll go back to Condado, and you should too.

Culinary Clue: North High Brewing is just down the street from Condado. After you have stuffed yourself full of Mexican deliciousness, walk to North High for some great brews.

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A Visit to: Celebrate Local

Celebrate Local

Easton Town Center
3952 Townsfair Way
Columbus, OH 43219

I am a huge believer in supporting small businesses, and fortunately Columbus has some great local shops to browse for treasures. One of my favorites is Celebrate Local, a hidden gem among the big box stores at Easton Town Center. Looking for a unique gift? In from out of town and looking for Cbus memorabilia? This is your place.

In addition to clothing and home goods, there is a great selection of local beers, wines, and food products at Celebrate Local. They are constantly changing the merchandise onOhio Wines | Celebrate Local the floor, so that you can make new discoveries every visit. New Albany’s own Tessora Limoncello is in stock, as are Rockmill Brewery beers, Wynadotte Winery wines, and Brothers Drake meads. The food options are fabulous too. The last time I was in, I picked up some of Millersburg’s Simple Gourmet salted caramel syrup for topping corn pancakes, but was tempted by other available flavors like butter pecan and lavender. Look for salsa and hot sauce from CaJohn’s at the North Market, and locally made candies, jellies, and honey. There is even a frozen food section.

The clothing and jewelry selections at Celebrate Local are also extensive. I am obsessed (bordering on “needing an intervention” obsessed) with Celebrate Local’s t-shirts, the kind made out of the super-soft material. There are many designs of these tees available here, all with an Ohio theme. Finds like handmade jewelry featuring OSU Buckeyes logos and Blue Jackets scarves are also for sale.

Celebrate Local - Ohio PrintAs a new homeowner, this is my decorating mecca. There are soaps, candles, and more, including wonderful art created by local artists.  I bought this print for my kitchen, but there were so many interesting choices. Ohio-shaped coasters and cutting boards also caught my eye. The possibilities are endless!

Stop into Celebrate Local – you won’t be disappointed! Where do you like to do your shopping for unique Ohio-made items?

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad

Roasted Brussel Sprouts Salad Recipe

Ok, I’ll admit it – I was not a born lover of green veggies. In fact, my parents could tell you a number of vegetable horror stories throughout the course of my childhood. But then I discovered Hubbard Grille. These Brussels sprouts were crispy and fried, and I couldn’t believe how many of them I managed to tuck away in one sitting. So I decided to try my hand at making a healthier version at home, and make a complete meal out of the Brussels sprouts. This is the yummy result.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad

Serves 4 – for a light dinner


1 1/2 lbs Brussels Sprouts
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 more tablespoons for the dressing
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (Any fruit-based vinegar will do, I used cranberry vinegar here)
8 slices turkey bacon, cooked
4 eggs
Feta crumbles or Parmesan shavings for topping
Pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries for topping
Salt and pepper for seasoning

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Start by cleaning the Brussels sprouts, and peeling off the outer couple of leaves if they look wilted. Cut each one in half, and put them in a large bowl. On top of the sprouts, drizzle 2 T. of EVOO and sprinkle on a liberal amount of salt and pepper. Toss to coat each one.

Place the seasoned Brussels sprouts cut side down on a rimmed cookie sheet. Bake them for 25-35 minutes, depending on the size of your sprouts. The bottom side of each sprout which touches the cookie sheet should be nice and caramelized. Remove the sprouts from the sheet and put them back in the large bowl.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts in Oven

In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining olive oil and vinegars. Pour the dressing on top of the cooked Brussels Sprouts, and gently toss to combine the dressing and the sprouts. Divide the sprouts among 4 bowls.

Poach or fry an over-easy egg for each serving – you want the yolk to still be runny. Place an egg atop the sprouts in each bowl, then top with turkey bacon, cheese, cranberries or pomegranates, and additional sprinkle of salt and pepper if desired.

You will love all of the salty, sweet, tart deliciousness that ensues. Enjoy!

Culinary Clue: To get your Brussels fix without cooking them yourself, head over to Hubbard Grille. The salty sprouts are a surprisingly good bar snack, and you can get a plate of them for happy hour munching.

What are your favorite veggie recipes? Let me know in the comments below!

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad
Recipe type: Salad
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
  • 1½ lbs Brussels Sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 more tablespoons for the dressing
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 8 slices turkey bacon, cooked
  • 4 eggs
  • Feta crumbles or Parmesan shavings for topping
  • Pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries for topping
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Start by cleaning the Brussels sprouts, and peeling off the outer couple of leaves if they look wilted
  3. Cut each one in half, and put them in a large bowl
  4. On top of the sprouts, drizzle 2 T. of EVOO and sprinkle on a liberal amount of salt and pepper
  5. Toss to coat each one
  6. Place the seasoned Brussels sprouts cut side down on a rimmed cookie sheet
  7. Bake them for 25-35 minutes, depending on the size of your sprouts
  8. Remove the sprouts from the sheet and put them back in the large bowl
  9. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining olive oil and vinegars
  10. Pour the dressing on top of the cooked Brussels Sprouts, and gently toss to combine the dressing and the sprouts. Divide the sprouts among 4 bowls
  11. Poach or fry an over-easy egg for each serving - you want the yolk to still be runny.
  12. Place an egg atop the sprouts in each bowl, then top with turkey bacon, cheese, cranberries or pomegranates, and additional sprinkle of salt and pepper if desired


The Daily Growler Review

The Daily Grower | Upper Arlington

2812 Fishinger Rd
Upper Arlington, OH 43220
(614) 656-2337

258 West Olentangy Street
Powell, OH 43065
(614) 987-8277

Top Tastes:

Beer selection varies. If you can’t find a beer that you like, you are in the wrong place.

Have you ever had that feeling the first time you visit a new spot and as soon as you are walking out, you know you will be returning ASAP? It’s easy to make a connection with some places, and the Daily Growler is certainly one of those locales.

Let’s talk definitions. The “daily” in the Daily Growler comes from the concept of featuring a different beer each day, which is then available for growler fills at a discounted rate. But what is a growler? A growler is a glass container that holds 64 oz. of beer deliciousness. It looks like the jugs they drink out of in moonshiner shows, and it is perfect to give you a to-go option for carrying out fresh craft beers. Be sure to drink your growler within 7-10 days of filling up, and once opened, drink it within 2 days. You will get about 5 pint glasses from each growler. Confession: I now own three growlers from the Daily Growler, and keep a box to hold said growlers in the trunk of my car at all times.Growlers | The Daily Growler

The beer list at “The Daily” is hard to beat, with a lineup of 60 rotating taps. Elusive brews like Columbus Brewing Company‘s highly-coveted Creeper Triple IPA are known to pop up on the board. They also have an IPA exclusive to the business, the Daily IPA, brewed by The Actual Brewing Company. This place is “must visit” for out of town guests so that they can try Columbus’ best local offerings in one spot, and is also a great place for groups too. The interior is Spartan but clean and modern, and the vibe somehow just fits and makes it a place you can linger for hours. Snag a classic board game from the shelves on the wall to keep you entertained while you sip. Food is not offered; however, you are encouraged to bring in your own. Takeout menus are available for nearby restaurants, and the Powell location hosts food trucks on a regular basis.

The Daily Growler Flight The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and will help you pick out a beer to suit your liking if you aren’t sure what styles you prefer. Flights are available too, and are a good way to go if you want to try a bunch of kinds, or are unsure about committing to an entire growler of a more unusual-sounding beer. Happy hour is held 7 days a week from 3-7 pm, with 1/2 off pints, $1 off growlers, and 25% off flight tasters.

The Daily Growler is big on events, and hosts regular tap takeovers with local breweries. Plus, the Daily Growler staff are often holding court and pouring drafts at many of the best Central Ohio beer events. There are family-friendly events here as well, like pumpkin carving contests at Halloween, and a house-made root beer is always on tap for the kiddos.

Culinary Clue: Check out the Daily’s website ( ahead of time and read the beer descriptions and pick out which drafts to sample. This way, you won’t have that panic moment and anger the people behind you in line by taking forever to choose your brews.

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The Crest Gastropub Review

The Crest Gastropub
2855 Indianola Avenue
Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 261-7128

Top Tastes:
1. Honey-glazed Goat Cheese Balls
2. Shagbark Chili
3. Hot Pastrami Melt
4. BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
5. Housemade Bloody Mary

The Crest is a restaurant that perfectly epitomizes sustainable, local food. In fact, a good portion of the items used in their dishes are grown on-site, either on the building’s rooftop garden, or in the wooden planters that line the patio area. Many of the restaurant’s condiments and sauces are made from scratch too, such as the hot sauce found right on your tabletop. If Crest doesn’t make it in-house, then the ingredient is often locally sourced.

The Crest | Honey-glazed Goat Cheese Balls

Honey-glazed Goat Cheese Balls

Let’s start with cheese. Crest has one of the best cheese-centric dishes in town: Honey-glazed Goat Cheese Balls. These one-bite wonders consist of a lightly-battered nugget of goat cheese, drizzled with honey and sprinkled with almonds for crunch. The whole thing is then placed on a teeny piece of toast with a toothpick, allowing you to get it to your mouth as quickly as possible. The ever-changing charcuterie platter is also noteworthy, as is the Mediterranean plate, filled with baba ganoush, olives, hummus, and pita. Order the Hot Pastrami Melt in order to try the killer chili garlic aioli, or just ask for a side of aioli for dipping your fries – it’s so much better than ketchup! It’s really hard for me to resist anything BBQ, and the Pulled Pork Sliders topped with cheddar, onions, and Brothers Drake BBQ sauce don’t disappoint.

The Crest | Hot Pastrami Melt

Hot Pastrami Melt

Those with dietary restrictions will enjoy the clearly labeled menu items that denote vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free items. So many places tout a salad of some kind as their sole vegetarian option, but The Crest’s selections are not lacking in flavor or originality. The Wood-fired Brie with mushrooms and walnuts and the bean-heavy Shagbark Chili make it so you don’t even notice the lack of meat.

The Crest’s beer list is one of the best in the city too. They make regular updates to their online beer list at, so you can check ahead of time to see what draft tickles your fancy. Even better, the happy hour deals are amazing, and drafts are 1/2 off after 2 pm on Sundays as well. On the cocktail front, Crest makes their own Bloody Mary mix as well as a number of housemade syrups. Try the Hello Sunshine, a marriage of Watershed Distillery Bourbon and coriander-honey syrup that will chase winter blues away.

Like 101 Beer Kitchen, Crest has a brunch menu that rivals their dinner menu. Another post to come!

Culinary Clue: While you’re at Crest, check out the Shaw Brothers, a band of supremely talented siblings that play almost every Sunday around 8:30 or 9. They play a great mix of original and popular music.

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Harvest Pizzeria: German Village Review

495 S 4th St.
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 824-1769

I have one word for you: pizza. Pizza is a good gateway food for people who are hesitant to try a new restaurant, because it can take approachable food and turn it into something wonderful that’s not too intimidating. Harvest is especially deft at this, providing offerings that range from commonplace to creative.

Spicy Yuma

The Spicy Yuma

Top Tastes:
1. Spicy Yuma Pizza
2. Ohio Double Bacon Pizza
3. Almond Pesto Pizza
4. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
5. Butterscotch Budino

This review is focused on the original German Village location. However,stay tuned for features on the larger Clintonville location, and see my review on Harvest’s neighboring bar, Curio.

There is a focus on local ingredients here, and many of the veggies, meats, and cheeses are sourced from central Ohio. Start with a generous portion of the smooth Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, plated with carrots and flaxseed crackers. This will help save room for the main event, the pizza. Harvest’s crust is lightly charred from the wood-fired oven, and is light with the perfect amount of chewiness. Heat seekers should order the Spicy Yuma, topped with a chipotle-spiked sauce, corn, chorizo, roasted peppers, cheese, and jalapenos. Don’t miss the Ohio Double Bacon, because…there are two kinds of bacon, of course. Vegetarians and meat lovers alike will appreciate the simplicity of the Almond Pesto pizza, featuring spinach and artichokes. Furthermore, like Harvest on Facebook to see what they are featuring for the pizza of the day. Some of the best pies I’ve tried have been a limited-time special, which can range from a Cuban-inspired pork to a fiery yellow curry delight.

Save room for dessert, especially for the Butterscotch Budino. This Italian pudding is drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with a dollop of whipped cream, but the vanilla sea salt and almonds are the stars of this dish. I am such a sucker for a good sweet and salty combo.

Dapper Dan

Dapper Dan Cocktail

Don’t skip out on libations either. If you are a beer drinker, Harvest has paired with Elevator Brewing to create Harvest Pale Ale, which is lightly-hopped and refreshing. The cocktail menu is worthy of praise too. The Front Porch Tea combines a traditional Arnold Palmer with Columbus’ own OYO stonefruit vodka, while the Dapper Dan’s root beer bite will delight any bourbon lover.

Culinary Clues: Both Harvest locations are closed on Sundays. Don’t be like me, and rush out to get your pizza fix for Sunday Funday, and then have your hopes and dreams crushed by the realization that the Harvest staff takes a well-deserved day of rest on Sundays. During the work week, don’t miss the $7 lunch pizza special either!

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Infusing Liquor Recipes

Infusing Liquors on Columbus Culinary ConnectionIt’s no secret that I love a craft cocktail from places around town such as Curio, Mouton, or Denmark on High (posts to come, of course).  However, with all the snow central Ohio has been experiencing lately, sometimes you just want to curl up by the fire at home. Enter my new obsession: infusing liquor myself. It is super easy, and in all likelihood, you already have ingredients on hand to try one!

I have found that the larger-sized Mason jars are best for making these concoctions. They seal well, they have a built-in measurement guide on the jar, and because they are clear, you can see what is going on in there.

Blackberry BourbonBourbon with Blackberry Infusion Recipe

  • 2 cups quality bourbon
  • 1 pint fresh blackberries

Take a clean Mason jar and place the blackberries inside. Use a muddling stick or wooden spoon to break up the berries a little. This will help them start to macerate and release their juice into your bourbon.

Fill the Mason jar with the 2 cups bourbon. Place the lid on tightly, and put the jar in a cool, dark place like a cupboard. Every day, take the jar out and turn it upside down and shake it a little to be sure it distributes properly. Be patient, and find other delicious things to drink in the meantime. After about 7 days, the infusion is done. That’s it!

Blackberries and Bourbon in Mason Jar

Notice how the color has changed after 2 days.

As a bourbon aficionado, I drank Blackberry Bourbon both on the rocks and later, mixed with a little sweet tea, but I can’t wait for summer to come so I can add this to lemonade for a fruity and potent cocktail.

How long to let it sit? This really depends on the level of taste you want. Try a spoonful of the liquid every couple days until the desired taste is achieved.  For more potent items like cinnamon or coffee, you don’t need more than a few days. Fruits like pineapples and lemons, which break down more slowly, need a couple weeks.

The beauty of these infusions is that you can create as much or as little of the mixture as you’d like. If you aren’t quite sure how the pairing will work out, try it in a small amount. Have multiple infusion jars going at once so you are always prepared to make a new drink. The other wonderful aspect of infusions is that they take a lot of the alcohol “burn” out of the spirit, and can make you a believer in a liquor you might not normally sample.

Blackberry Bourbon on the Rocks

Enjoy on the rocks

Here are some of my other favorite pairings:

1. Gin + Cucumbers

I can’t stand cucumbers, but my friends love this one. Cucumbers are a pretty potent ingredient, so this one only needs a few days. Add some tonic or soda water and you’ve got a cocktail already.

2. Bourbon + Coffee

This one would be great churned in with some vanilla ice cream, but I have trouble saving it long enough. Hello brunch cocktails!

3. Rum + Pineapple

This duo screams to be mixed into any tropical drink. Margaritas, mojitos, daiquiris, you name it.

4. Apple + Cinnamon + Whiskey

Apple Pie Moonshine is trendy right now, but you can get a similar flavor and cut out the cooking step that the traditional recipe requires.

5. Vodka + Almost Anything

Take a page out of new slider joint Cray’s book and pair this neutral spirit with anything you can imagine. They have kinds with Skittles or gummy bears for martinis and even garlic for bloody marys. The possibilities are endless!

My new mission is to try and recreate the Mobster Manhattan from Prohibition Gastro Lounge, which used a maple bacon-infused Woodford Reserve.

What combos have you tried? Any suggestions for what infusion I should attempt next?  Leave them in the comments below.

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Local Love

columbus culinary connection newsletter

Since launching the site, I have found the Columbus food community to be an extremely supportive one. You can’t go wrong with any of the sites below.

Here are some food + drink-centric  websites and bloggers that I follow regularly:

The Big 3:

All of these publications are excellent and all-inclusive sources for everything you wanted to know about dining out in Columbus.
Columbus Underground Columbus Underground –
Columbus AliveColumbus Alive –
columbus craveColumbus Crave –

Looking for a food festival or museum event? Check out Experience Columbus for ideas.

experience-columbusExperience Columbus –

Cheryl Harrison’s site focuses only on alcohol, so you know it’s a great source for beer, wine, or liquor news. Plus, she has a wicked sense of humor.

Drink-Up-ColumbusDrink Up Columbus –

Love breakfast? Then explore the best bites of eggs, bacon, and more with “Dr. Breakfast.”

BreakfastwithNickBreakfast with Nick –

Some of my other favorites:

Need a recipe? Looking for someone else’s take on that new Cbus hot spot? Click on one of these other great local blogs.

CMH Gourmand –

614ortyniner  –

Nothing Better To Do –

Will Work For Shoes and Vodka –

Grubgraders –

Columbus Foodie –

Girl About Columbus –

Rockmill Brewery Review

5705 Lithopolis Road NorthwestRockmill Brewery
Lancaster, OH 43130
(740) 205-8076

Top Tastes:
1. Bourbon Barrel Aged Saison Noir (Limited Edition)
2. Cask Aged Tripel
3. Urban Cowboy (Limited Edition Collab with Seventh Son)
4. Saison Super
5. Petite Saison

If I had to describe Rockmill Brewery in one word, that word would be magical. The entire atmosphere at the Lancaster tap room is one that makes you feel instantly at home. The main building is a remarkable space; it is a renovated barn filled with windows and crackling fireplaces. The prowling cats and warm wood decor make this a place you can linger for hours, and you feel more like a guest in someone’s home than a paying customer.

The outdoor features at Rockmill are equally appealing. Twinkling lights and a patio with a bonfire area lend to the idyllic vibe. Feel free to take your tulip glass and explore the expansive property’s fields, a pond, and even a tiny chapel. When you’ve had your fill of Rockmill’s brew offerings, head just up the road to Rock Mill Park, the company’s namesake. There you can roam through the old grist mill and picturesque covered bridge, or take in the beauty of the waterfall and surrounding rocks.

Rockmill Brewery | Feels like homeBut enough about the setting, on to the beers! There is a focus on quality over quantity here. Rockmill doesn’t have the biggest beer catalog, but the available choices are crowd-pleasers. All of them are Belgian-style ales, due to the fact that the mineral content of the property’s water is very similar to that found in Wallonia, Belguim. Brewing and bottling are both done on site. All of their beers are very drinkable, and with some of them clocking in above 10%, you only need one or two. Can’t decide which beer sounds best? Try a flight to sample them all. Don’t miss the boozy Cask Aged Tripel or the yeasty spice of the Saison Super. The caramel, roasted complexity of the Saison Noir will leave you wanting more, and the Petite Saison’s bright citrus notes will make you long for summer and sipping weather. Rockmill also frequently partners with other local businesses with their drafts – they age some of their beers in barrels from Middle West Spirits, and even did a collaboration Belgian Stout with Seventh Son Brewing.

No food is served in the tap room, but no one will look at you askance for bringing in your own munchies. The staff is always ridiculously accommodating, and will hook you up with plates, napkins, and utensils if you forget those additions. They also host occasional dinners, but tickets for these events go quick.

The bottom line? Make the drive out to Rockmill. You won’t be disappointed by the beer or the brewery’s grounds.

Culinary Clue: Not sure what to snack on with the delicious beer options? If you go to Katzinger’s Deli in German Village and tell them you are headed to Rockmill, they will create a cheese plate that pairs with all of their brews.

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