Archive | June, 2018

Land-Grant Brewing Company Expands Production and Distribution with Columbus Distributing Partnership

Today, we are proud to announce a new partnership with Columbus Distributing Co. for wholesale distribution. The partnership is part of our strategic growth plan to increase beer production and expand distribution throughout Central Ohio, and will allow more customers to enjoy our seasonal and limited-edition releases.

“We’ve had success self-distributing since we opened and have formed great relationships over the years. As we look toward the future, we need a partner with distribution expertise, a shared brewing vision and dedication to Central Ohio to continue our rapid growth,” says Adam Benner, Land-Grant president and co-owner. “Our partnership with Columbus Distributing allows us to expand production and offer a larger, wider selection of beers at more locations across our community, and we’re excited to do it alongside a company with the same commitment to Columbus as us.”

Starting July 29 2018, Columbus Distributing will handle Land-Grant’s Franklin County wholesale distribution. The partnership will allow Land-Grant to expand operations at their current Franklinton facility, as well as dedicate space to a quality assurance lab. The partnership will also expand Columbus Distributing’s craft beer offerings.

“As a family-owned Columbus business for 85 years, we look to partner with companies that are invested in the future of our shared community and want to build the success story that is Columbus, Ohio,” says Erik Jenkins, Columbus Distributing vice president of sales. “We admire Land-Grant’s charitable involvement and dedication to our community, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of bringing these phenomenal beers to beer lovers all over Columbus.”

ABOUT COLUMBUS DISTRIBUTING COMPANY


The Columbus Distributing Company is a fifth generation family owned beer and beverage distribution business. It was the first wholesale beer distributor established in Ohio following the repeal of prohibition in 1933. Columbus Distributing maintains administrative offices and warehousing (130,000 square feet) at 4949 Freeway Drive East in Columbus, Ohio with an additional facility (43,000 square feet) at 1000 Freeway Drive North for keg sales, an in-house state of the art print shop, and point-of-sale merchandise storage.

Columbus Distributing is driven by its passion for great beer and dedication to its 225 employees. Providing quality value-added service to its customers is top of mind.
Partnering with various local non-profit groups and investing in responsible consumption programs in Columbus are very important to the company and its employees.

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For more information, please visit their website.
Read the Press Release.

People Behind the Pint: Brittany Fisher

Just call her “Spotted Genet” because she is one cool cat with a dynamite personality. Not only is Brittany a brilliant bartender, but she is also our in-house animal expert. Fresh off an Exotic Animal Behavior and Welfare study abroad program in South Africa, Brittany fills us in on her travels and identifies the hidden beasts of Land-Grant. Rarrr!

Name: Brittany Fisher
Position: Bartender

How long have you been at Land-Grant?
A little over a year.

What is it you do here?
I am one of the lucky bartenders in the taproom who gets to sling drinks with my best friends. At times I also double as an animal-question-answering extraordinaire.

You just got back from spending some time in South Africa-what were you doing there?
I just finished my undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University. In the fall I will begin a Master’s of Science degree as a graduate research student at OSU. I traveled with eight other girls for three weeks as part of an Exotic Animal Behavior and Welfare study abroad program in South Africa. It was amazing! We spent 8 days off the grid in Kruger National Park and the remainder of the time visiting sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers. Most of our time was spent observing wild animals but we did have the opportunity to interact with some ambassador animals as well.

You’re the animal expert, so if you had to pick spirit animals for you and your bartending colleagues, what would you choose?
Oh man, ok here we go: While in South Africa I was told that my spirit animal would be a spotted genet and yes I had to look it up, too. It’s a small African cat with a dynamite personality which is very fitting. For Becca, our matriarch, I’m going to choose an elephant for her strength, compassion, and leadership. Nik, who is one of our fearless leaders, gets a brown bear for his confidence, leadership, and strength. Colin, our other head bartender, is a tiger for his power, intelligence, and leadership. Justin is definitely a lion, have you seen that beard? Lions represent courage, compassion, and strength. Jenna, our theater queen, is a zebra for her individuality, sociability, and leadership. Emma Swysgood, check out her band Mungbean, seems like a giraffe for her wisdom, creativity, and grace. Amber is absolutely a monkey, if you haven’t been to her comedy shows you are missing out. Monkeys are known for their humor, resourcefulness, and smarts. Jordan, our dog dad, is a wolf for his knowledge, leadership, and courage. Kayla is a peacock for her effortless beauty, nobility, and wisdom. Mike seems like an eagle for his loyalty, creativity, and integrity. For our newest addition, Jake, we’ll give him the leopard. They are known for their strength, courage, and independence. If anyone else would like to know their spirit animal, I take appointments on Fridays and Saturdays for a small fee.

What is your favorite day of the week at the brewery?
Working weekends at Land-Grant is my absolute favorite! I love it when the brewery is full of excitement. We have so many great regulars and new customers alike; I love getting to see everyone and catching up on how their week went. On the weekends most of the bartenders are scheduled and I never feel like I am actually at work. Our staff is full of great personalities and positive attitudes (see above), so you know we are going to have fun. We also have Ray Ray’s outside serving the best BBQ in town as well! Not only is their food great but the staff is wonderful. When we first me all the guys, we knew immediately that it was a great decision and now we are all very close.

Events at Land-Grant are especially fun. It is so rewarding to be able to partner with local companies and organizations, like Jeni’s and 97.1. This weekend, after we walk the Pride Parade on Saturday, I won’t but bartending, but I will be celebrating in the beer garden… so come say hello!

Want to catch up on our previous ‘People behind the Pint’ entries? You can do just that right here.

Jeni’s Strawberry Jam!

A huge and hardy THANK YOU is in order to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Hirsch Fruit Farms, Besa, and all of the amazing people who came together to make the Strawberry Jam an incredible success.

Delicious, fresh, refreshing, strawberry-centric food and bev from: Hot Chicken Takeover, Ray Ray’s Hog Pit, little eater, Fox in the Snow, Dough Mama, Street Thyme, Bacca Coffee, and Rambling House!

The amazing musical lineup: The Ramblers, The Emily Syring Band, Molly Winters, Maza Blaska, Gliders, DJ George Brazil, and Doc Robinson!

Our incredible staff for pulling together an amazing Hibiscus Pale Ale, and for putting in some crazy hours to make yesterday happen. You guys are amazing.

Not to mention art and curiosities put together by: Igloo Letterpress, Florish, and The Tart Peach!

Last but certainly not least you fine folks that volunteered your precious weekend time to pour beers, check IDs, and help us pull this thing off. We could not have done it without ya.

Check out some photos from the day here, and you can see the full photo-set over on our Facebook page.