Family Friendly until 8pm, 21+ after 8pm. Children must be closely supervised at all times.
Beer Garden Quick Info
Interested in reserving space for your group? We reserve our Kickstarter room. Click the button below for all the details and to make your reservation!
Beer goes great with food, and we’re lucky enough to partner with some culinary masters to provide eats to the taproom and beer garden on a daily basis. Ray Ray’s Hog Pit (Food & Wine’s best BBQ in Ohio) serves as our anchor food truck and are open Thursday-Sunday. We also have amazing rotating trucks here to serve you Monday-Wednesday, and bring in additional options for large events and busier days.
RAY RAY’S HOG PIT / Th-Sun / 11:30am-8:00pm
The best Barbecue in Ohio, according to Food + Wine Magazine.
It’s not in the sauce — it’s in your soul. That’s what sets Ray Ray’s Hog Pit apart. You can’t rush barbecue. Select cuts of pork, beef, and chicken are dry rubbed and cooked low and slow for the hint of hickory and honesty of oak that only 12 to 16 hours in a hardwood smoker can create. Traditional and original sauces — sweet and savory, jalapeño to habanero — always on the side, so as not to hide the pink smoke ring only found in authentic barbecue.
We’re really welcoming you back to the farm. So slow down, sit down, and share a meal (and a beer) with friends and neighbors — served outdoors, as barbecue should be.
Launched at the taproom in November 2017, Ray Ray’s is Land-Grant’s dedicated food truck from Thursday through Sunday. All of your Ray Ray’s favorites are on the menu, including smoked ribs, jerk chicken, beef brisket, pulled pork, and more! Beyond sit-down lunch and dinner services, Ray Ray’s and Land-Grant will accommodate carry out customers, party platter preparation, as well as catering services for events taking place in the taproom.
Click Here to Order Bulk BBQ
Smoked St. Louis Cut Spare Ribs and Baby Back Ribs
SAUCES & RUBS
Ray Ray’s Sweet BBQ
Carolina Vinegar Based
Ray Ray’s Dry Rub
Spicy Dry Rub
Carolina Chop Pork
Ray Ray’s Hot Link
What we do best, in a box. Smoked brisket, pulled pork, jerk chicken, dry rubbed ribs, and our own Ray Ray’s hot link, with pickles and sauce.
Pit Baked beans
View full menu here.
We’ve got a lot of space down here in Franklinton, we built out most of it ourselves, and we want you to see it all! We whipped up these handy maps to help you out. Explore our taproom, beer garden, patio, Kickstarter Room, brewery, and recreation space below.
Parking can be a little tricky in our neighborhood, so check out the map below for all the parking options in the area. There are tons of meters, free street parking, and large garages within a block or two of the taproom. We also have a small onsite parking lot, and Columbus offers myriad public transportation, rideshare, and taxi options.
Please do not park in the Strongwater/400 W. Rich parking lot across the street from the brewery, or in the Idea Foundry’s parking lot behind the brewery. You may be towed.
Live music every Thursday and Sunday night, starting in May. Full slate of acts below!
Our turf area features a variety of lawn games including mini golf, basketball, ping pong, billiards, and cornhole.
We offer a free brewery tour every Saturday at 3pm! No need to register or anything, just arrive a little before 3pm, and meet in the Kickstarter room!
Our modified, rainbow-striped, delivery truck pours cold, fresh draft beer all season long. You'll also find a variety of canned beers and cocktails at this outdoor watering hole.
Ray Ray's Hog Pit serves up award winning BBQ Thursday-Sunday.
Mikey's Late Night Slice sling Pizza Thursday-Monday, Tortilla Street Food is here Tuesdays, and Two Fatt Indians is here on Wednesdays!
Late Night Slice
Mikey's Late Night Slice sling Pizza Thursday-Monday.
Ray Ray's Hog Pit serves up award winning BBQ Thursday-Sunday, Tortilla Street Food is here Tuesdays, and Two Fatt Indians is here on Wednesdays!
Join us to watch the big game on our giant outdoor screen, and for our weekly movie series following Trivia on Tuesdays. Full movie schedule below!
Our indoor taproom is the perfect space to beat the heat or hunker down on a rainy day. We've got 24 taps of freshly brewed craft beer, a full bar, plus wine and cider! Catch the game on one of our nine screens and let our barstaff help you find your new favorite beer!
A Place in the Shade
Don't underestimate the Midwestern sun! In 2021, we planted 13 trees and went all-out with umbrellas to keep you comfortable—even in the dog days of summer!
Gather 'Round the Fire
Whether it's early spring, late fall, or just the oddly cool summer night, our gas powered fire pits will keep you toasty.
Kids and Dogs Welcome
Pop-up shops from local vendors every Sunday 3-7pm starting in May! Schedule below!
We are thrilled to announce that the Dodo Donut trailer has set up shop in the southeast corner of our Beer Garden, where they will be serving up their hot and fresh mini donuts Thursday-Sunday all summer long.
Can I Get Your Beer Delivered?
As of mid-January 2022 we have discontinued sales of our beer through our website. Our beer is available for purchase at our taproom as well as at beer retailers throughout Ohio. Our beer is also available via the Brewker subscription service.
Please utilize our beer finder to find a retailer near you.
Who Distributes Your Beer?
Currently, Land-Grant Beer is distributed in Central Ohio by the Columbus Distributing Company / Delmar Distributing.
Southeast Beverage distributes our beer in Southeast Ohio.
Metesich distrubutes our beer in Eastern Ohio.
We are self distributed elsewhere in Ohio, including the Dayton area.
If you are interested in carrying Land-Grant beer, please use the contact form above to get in touch.
Do You Distribute to My Town/State?
Currently, Land-Grant Beer is distributed extensively throughout the Columbus and Central Ohio Area. Our beer is also distributed to South East Ohio and the Dayton area. We occasionally send a very limited amount of beer to Cincinnati and Cleveland. We are currently not distributed anywhere outside of the state of Ohio.
Can You Ship Me Beer?
Due to various legalities, cost, and our need to supply our tasting room and local market, we are unable to ship beer at this time.
I'm a collector. Can you send me your stickers or labels?
Sure! Send us a self-addressed and stamped envelope, and we'll drop some stuff in the mail for you.
What does the name “Land-Grant” mean?
Didn't you used to be called Oval Brewing? Why'd you change the name?
Who's that guy with the 'burns? Is he an old president?
Are You Hiring?
What Are Your Hours?
Standard Beer Garden and Taproom Hours*
Monday / 3:00p-10:00p
Tuesday / 3:00p-10:00p
Wednesday / 3:00p-10:00p
Thursday / 11:00a-10:00p
Friday / 11:00a-Midnight
Saturday / 11:00a-Midnight
Sunday / 11:00a-8:00p
Typically we will close for the following holidays:
Be sure to check our social media feeds for the latest on special hours. We will also add our Holiday Season hours to the various hour sections on this website before Thanksgiving, and always update our google hours for special hours.
*Beer Garden operations are weather dependent.
We occasionally stay open late for sporting events like Crew matches, OSU games, and Browns games. Check Facebook for the latest.
What Is the Food Truck Schedule?
Monday / Late Night Slice
Tuesday / Tortilla Street Food
Wednesday / Two Fatt Indians
Thursday / Ray Ray's / Late Night Slice
Friday / Ray Ray'sRay Ray's / Late Night Slice
Saturday /Ray Ray's / Late Night Slice
Sunday /Ray Ray's / Late Night Slice
HOLIDAY FOOD HOURS:
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Black Friday: Late Night Slice Open, Ray Ray's + DoDo Closed
Christmas Eve: Taproom closing at 4:00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
*When there is no food truck, feel free to bring in your own food or order delivery to the Taproom. More food-related info can be found on our Beer Garden page. Last minute changes will be communicated on our social channels.
Can We Bring Our Own Food?
We work very closely with Ray Ray's, Late Night Slice, and our food truck partners, and—as a fellow small business—we 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). Information about food at Land-Grant is available here, and the trucks are happy to work with you to meet your catering needs. If you are unsure or have additional questions, drop us a line via the contact form above.
What Forms of Payment do you Accept?
Is the Brewery Wheelchair Accessible?
Are Tour Groups and Party Buses Allowed?
Large groups are welcome at the brewery, however space inside is limited and we ask that you give us advance notice if bringing a group larger than 10 people to ensure that we are staffed appropriately.
We are currently only accepting reservations for our Kickstarter Room space. You can make a reservation, and learn more, by clicking here.
Private tours can be arranged for large groups in advance, otherwise groups are welcome to join the free tour at 3pm on Saturdays.
Do We Need Reservations for our Group?
Are Kids Welcome at the Brewery?
Space is limited inside the taproom, and we ask that children are kept close to their group's table and remain under direct supervision at all times.
Are Dogs Welcome at the Taproom?
Do You Offer Carryout Options?
Do You Offer Tours?
The weekly tour will be rescheduled if it aligns with a noon Ohio State football game. So check the calendar in the fall.
Private tours can be arranged for large groups, but must be scheduled around the production schedule. Use the contact page to get in touch.