1101 N. 4th St.
Columbus, OH 43201
1. The Scientist IPA
2. Humulus Nimbus Super Pale Ale
3. Seventh Son Urban Cowboy Belgian Stout
4. Syzygy Double IPA
5. Prime Swarm Saison
If you like craft beer and live in Columbus, you’ve likely sampled some of the tasty offerings from Seventh Son. They have very distinctive labels that make their bottled brews easy to spot on the shelf when you’re shopping for good suds. This Italian Village-based gem has both great beers and a spacious taproom, making it a winner in my book.
Let’s start with the most important part: the beers! Humulus Nimbus Super Pale Ale is a light and golden selection, perfect for summer drinking. Try the coffee version of Humulus Nimbus too, infused with Thunderkiss cold brew coffee; it pairs well with brunch. Syzygy Double IPA is a hoppy treat, and I am a sucker for a good DIPA. Seventh Son also does a lot of collaboration beers, which I love. Breweries supporting other breweries is one of the things that makes Columbus so great. The brainchild of one of those collabs is Urban Cowboy Belgian Stout, a dark and flavorful blend of Rockmill Brewery yeast and Seventh Son hops and malt. Prime Swarm Saison is a honey-laced beer that will please any palate, and packs a punch of ABV for a saison. The Scientist is an interesting concept beer too. This IPA is like an experiment, in that each batch brewed alters one component to make it different from the last – different hops, different malts, or different amounts of either make you want to taste each version of this beer.
Another reason to visit Seventh Son is for the perfection of the interior. There is a mix of old and new in the taproom, with industrial touches combined with antique bottles and funky wood. Don’t forget to greet Old Horatio, the Assistant Manager/resident cat, who has his own Instagram following at https://instagram.com/assistantmanagercat/. Plus, there are patios in both the front and the back of the space!
Like many local breweries, there is no food served here, but you won’t go hungry! Seventh Son has a super-regular food truck schedule, (posted on their website here: http://seventhsonbrewing.com/food-truck-schedule/) consisting of a truck each evening and sometimes at lunch or brunch. I’ve caught up with Cbus favorites like Challah, Por’Ketta, and Sophie’s Pierogi here!
Culinary Clue: Seventh Son is one of the stops on the Columbus Ale Trail. Pick up a passport at a participating brewery, then get to traveling! At every location, ask the bartender to stamp your passport. When you visit 4 breweries, you will receive a Columbus Ale Trail pint glass. If you check in at all 20 breweries on the list, you will get an awesome t-shirt!
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