It’s almost time for Columbus Craft Beer Week! This extravaganza of all things brewery-related transcends the hops scene into something that celebrates the culinary arts and local businesses as well. The capital city has embraced its beer-loving roots; after all, we are home to over 30 breweries. Plus, we can boast about the Columbus Ale Trail and the fantastic tours offered by Columbus Brew Adventures. But May 12-20, don’t miss some of the unique opportunities to savor some Columbus-made suds.
First on the roster is the brewing of the annual collaboration ale, consisting of 2 dozen local breweries uniting at Columbus Brewing Company to “mash in” the group-created beer and start the brewing process. The collectively created beer is dubbed Dysfunctionale, and is only available at select locations during Columbus Craft Beer Week on draft and in limited numbers of cans. Here are some shots from the initial mash in:
Throughout the week, your favorite bars and restaurants are also churning out some fantastic beer-centric dishes, having exclusive beer releases, and creating themed dinners. The whole week is capped off with the Six One Pour beer festival on May 20 from 5-9 at Huntington Park, featuring plenty of food, music, and of course, beer samples. These are some of the happenings that have caught my eye:
All week: Small Plate Pairings with The Market and Jackie O’s
All week: Small Plate Pairings with Homestead Beer Co. and The Crest Gastropub
May 12: Rockmill’s Quad Release at 101 Beer Kitchen
May 12: Science on Tap at COSI
May 13: Columbus Craft Beer Alliance – Beer and Donuts pairing at Platform Beer
May 14: Sushi, Sake, and Craft Beer Pairings at the Daily Growler
May 16: Beer and Ice Cream Pairing with Jeni’s and Land-Grant Brewing
May 17: Dog and Patio Beer Party at Zauber Brewing
Learn more about all of the upcoming events here: http://www.columbusbeerweek.com/events/ and see you at Columbus Craft Beer Week!