Lineage Brewing Review

Lineage Brewing Reivew
2971 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43202

Top Tastes:
1. Spaceship # 6 IPA
2. Banh Mi Hand Pie
3. Bacon Spread
4. Allumé Saison
5. Ryemora Rye

Normally, Columbus Culinary Connection posts are either focused on primarily food or just on beverages. However, once I went to Lineage Brewing, I knew that I would never be able to choose which to highlight here – the brews and the food offerings are equally delicious! So here are my favorites aspects of both eating and drinking at Lineage. The interior of Lineage is ultra-modern and clean, with a garage door that they open when the weather is nice. Lots of the decor is reclaimed, or was specially created by local woodworkers for the brewery. This makes it the perfect spot to linger with friends.

Menu | Lineage Brewing Review

Let’s start with the beer. For a new brewery, there is no shortage of beer options at Lineage. I am not typically a fan of rye beers, but really enjoyed the Ryemora rye style available during my first visit. For fans of lighter beers, the Shoot-the-Chutes cream ale is super smooth, or try the fruity blackberry wheat, Scàrale. The new saison, Allumé, is a yeasty delight, and Spaceship #6 is a solid IPA option. Get a flight in one of these cool, locally made sampler boards to sip tastes of all their beer styles. The bar also carries liquor, Mad Moon Cider, and Rambling House sodas for other options.

Beer Flight | Lineage Brewing Review

When it comes to snacking, Lineage has you covered here too. You can find pretzels and chicken wings at any bar, but at this brewery, they have decided to limit the menu to a few unique items, and execute them well. Hand pies are the signature dish, in fun varieties such as samosa, duck, and Tuscan spinach. My favorite is the Banh Mi, stuffed with pork meatballs in an Asian-inspired braising sauce; it’s served with pickled veggies on the side and cilantro mayo for dipping. The bourbon-bacon spread is perfectly plated with crusty bread and a poached egg. They also just released a new baked Camembert, wrapped in Dan the Baker‘s pie crust and topped with strawberry compote, which I am dying to try. So for some interesting bar bites and great brews, head to Lineage Brewing!

Meat Pie | Lineage Brewing Review

Culinary Clue: Ride your bike here! Lineage is located right off of the Olentangy Bike Path, and has bike racks with tons of space out front. You will often catch local Clintonville residents at Lineage in biking gear, so save on gas and do the same.

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Land-Grant Brewing

Land Grant Brewing Review
Land-Grant Brewing Company
424 W. Town Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Top Tastes:
1. 42-1 Imperial IPA
2. Son of Mudder Brown Ale
3. Stiff Arm IPA
4. Greenskeeper Session IPA
5. Beard Crumbs Oatmeal Raisin Stout

Land Grant Decor | Land Grant Brewing ReviewThe Franklinton area is one of Columbus’ trendiest up-and-coming neighborhoods, and Land-Grant Brewing is one spot you should definitely not miss while you’re there. The brewery and the taproom are located together in a former elevator factory, revamped into an industrial chic mecca. Sports fans will rejoice upon entering the taproom, as much of the decor is an homage to athletics. There is an electronic scoreboard on the wall, pennants, and Ohio State photographs. When ordering a flight, the clever sports theme continues, with collectible “baseball cards” that have stats about each beer and some trivia about the beer’s name placed behind each taster glass. Isn’t it the worst when you get a flight of beers and can’t remember where each is located in the lineup? Problem solved.

Now on to the best part: the brews! Land-Grant has a wonderful collection of beers of all types. The 42-1 Imperial IPA is a subtly-hopped delight, and Son of a Mudder is malty and drinkable. Greenskeeper Session IPA will make you ready for summer sipping, and Stiff Arm IPA is a solid classic. Most interesting of all is the seasonally available Beard Crumbs Oatmeal Raisin Stout – yes, it has notes of cookie flavor! There are a number of other limited edition styles up for grabs as well, which the enthusiastic staff will be happy to describe to you.

There are no meals served at the brewery; however, food trucks are often parked in front of the building, and Strongwater Food and Spirits is just up the street. New craft breweries are popping up constantly, but the winning combination of great beers and the casual vibe at Land-Grant that will leave you coming back for more.Beer Trading Cards | Land Grant Brewing Review

Culinary Clue: In case you were wondering about the origins of the name “Land-Grant,” it is actually a fun historical fact. The Land-Grant Act of 1862 set aside property for a public university in every state. As a result, the Land-Grant moniker is a nod to Columbus’ favorite university, OSU.

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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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