FAQ

Didn't you used to be called Oval Brewing? Why'd you change the name?

It’s true. Land-Grant was originally the Oval Brewing Company, and that was the name we used during our Kickstarter Campaign. We decided to change the name after discovering a trademark discrepancy. It was a bittersweet change, but in the end we’ve come to love the Land-Grant, and think it fits our brand like a glove.

What does the name “Land-Grant” mean?

Glad you asked. Our name derives from the Morrill Act of 1862, better known as the Land-Grant Act. The Act essentially set aside federal land in each state for the establishment of public Universities, bringing higher education to the masses. There’s at least one Land-Grant school in every state, and that includes our very favorite school, right here in Columbus.

Who's that guy with the 'burns? Is he an old president?

The old fashioned looking dude you see on the wall behind our bar, our kölsch glasses, the 1862 Ale can, and these t-shirts is none-other than Justin Morrill, the congressman who penned the Land-Grant Act of 1862, which was enacted by president Lincoln.

Why Columbus?

The short answer is: “We love Columbus.” The long answer is “We’re all from different parts of Ohio, but have all ended up in Columbus at various points. There’s something that just keeps pulling us back. We love its energy, support, sports, culture and diversity. It’s really a perfect storm for building a great beer culture. We’re really excited to be a part of what is already a booming scene.”

What are your hours?

Our regular operating hours for the taproom are as follows:

Monday / 3:30pm – 10:00pm
Tuesday / 3:30pm – 10:00pm
Wednesday / 3:30pm – 10:00pm
Thursday / 3:30pm – Midnight
Friday / 3:30 pm – Midnight
Saturday / Noon – Midnight
Sunday / Noon – 6:00 pm

We will be CLOSED for Independence Day, Tuesday July 4th.

We occasionally stay open late for sporting events like Crew matches, OSU games, and Browns games. Check Facebook for the latest.

Do you offer tours?

Yes, tours will be offered on Saturdays at 3pm. We ask that you arrive for the tour 15-30 minutes prior to its start.

Hey, I thought you guys were going to be in Grandview?

We were. However, due to some unfortunate circumstances beyond our control, that building fell through. You can read more about it here.

Is it okay to bring food?

We work very closely with our food trucks, and as a fellow small business want to see them succeed. For this reason we prefer that you do not bring in outside food (birthday cakes and other “special” food items are okay). Our food truck schedule is available here, and the trucks are happy to work with you to meet your catering needs.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash and all major credit cards.

Is the brewery wheelchair accessible?

Yes, wheelchair access is available from our parking lot on the West side of the building.

Are tour groups and party buses allowed?

Parking for larger vehicles is extremely limited and must be reserved in advance by emailing cheers@landgrantbrewing.com at least 48 hours prior to arrival.

Do we need reservations?

Though some special events may require advanced tickets and/or reservations (check our events page), individuals and small groups don’t need to reserve ahead of time for tables or for our regularly scheduled tours. For groups of 15 or more, please email cheers@landgrantbrewing.com.

Are children allowed in the taproom?

Children (and tweens/teens) are allowed to visit the taproom before 8pm. After 8pm, patrons must be at least 21 years old.

Are pets allowed in the taproom?

Much to Gus and Debbie’s chagrin, pets are not permitted in the taproom.

Do you bottle or can your beer?

We began offering our beer in cans beginning in late May. We currently have 1862 Ale and Stiff-Arm IPA available in cans. Six packs of cans are available for carryout in the taproom and, as of early June 2015, in retail locations around Columbus.

Do you sell beer in your taproom?

Yes, our beer is available for purchase either for on premises consumption, or for takeaway in growlers, kegs, and cans.

Do you fill growlers?

We’re happy to fill your clean growler with our beer. Limited quantity beers may not be available for growler fills, or only as 32oz fills. These beers will be noted on the board and daily menu.

Who distributes your beer?

Currently Land-Grant beer is self distributed. Retailers, restaurants, and bars interested in carrying Land-Grant beer should utilize the contact form on our wholesale sales page.

Where can we find your beers in Ohio?

We self distribute our beers to bars, restaurants and retail outlets throughout Columbus.

Are your products available outside of Ohio?

As we start up, we are focusing on Ohio, and hope to expand beyond its borders soon.

Can you ship me beer?

Unfortunately, due to various legalities and our need to supply our tasting room and the local market, we are unable to ship beer at this time.

Is the brewery available for weddings, private parties, or other special events?

Yes! We’d love to host your event, use the form on our Private Events page to see if we’re a match.

I'm a collector. Can you send me your bottles, stickers, labels, or crowns?

At this time we keep enough packaging materials on hand to satisfy our production levels, so unfortunately, we cannot send out additional pckaging materials.

Are you hiring?

Check out our jobs page to see if we’re hiring for any specific positions, you can also send us you resumé for consideration in the future.

How should we contact you with additional questions?

If you have any questions that you don’t see addressed here, please utilize the form on our contact page.