Homage x Land-Grant All-American BBQ Photos

This past Saturday, we through a massive BBQ cdelebration to launch our HOMAGE collaboration beer, All-American Pale Ale. Ray Ray’s and Oh! Burgers were on the grills. Colin Mills, Osage, Old Middle Modern, Montezuma, and Doc Robinson provided the soundtrack. Bacca Coffee kept us caffeinated, and SOW Movement helped us clean up responsibly. Check out some photos from the day here, and head over to our Facebook page for the full album.

New Brew: Can Opener

Can Opener, Pool Party’s rowdy big brother, is an Imperial Pilsner ready to make a splash. Brewed with flaked corn to up the ante, it dives in with aromas of fresh cut flowers and citrus, and comes up for air with a spicy/black pepper finish. It’s a strong summer brew that’s guaranteed to get everyone in the deep end.

CAN OPENER STATS


STYLE: IMPERIAL PILSNER
ABV: 7.5%   IBU: 44
HOPS: TETTNANG, SAAZ, CENTENNIAL
MALTS: PILSEN, FLAKED CORN
SEASON: SUMMER
CONTAINER:
KEGS
GLASS: GOBLET

New Brew: All American Pale

There are few patriotic pairs as perfect as stars and stripes, hops and barley, hamburgers and hotdogs, pools and parties… But, falling seamlessly in line with these iconic duos is the All-American mashup of Homage and Land-Grant. This collaborative Pale Ale combines Columbus, Ekuanot, Cashmere, and Comet hops for an herbaceous and citrusy beer that’s right at home in the backyard or the ballpark.

ALL AMERICAN STATS


STYLE: PALE ALE
ABV: 6.1%   IBU: 27
HOPS: COLUMBUS, EKUANOT, CASHMERE, COMET
MALTS: 2 ROW, CARACRYSTAL WHEAT
SEASON: SUMMER
CONTAINER:
KEGS
GLASS: NONIC PINT

New Brew: Bandwagon

For those seeking fruit hop satisfaction, Bandwagon Northeast IPA provides instant gratification. Brewed with the finest top-tier hops available, El Dorado and Columbus provide peerless juicy hop flavor and aroma all the while providing lighter bitterness and balanced texture. With a cloudy complexion, you may be skeptical, but jump on board and this beer will take you to the promised land.

BANDWAGON STATS


STYLE: NORTHEAST IPA
ABV: 6.1%   IBU: 44
HOPS: CITRA, SUMMIT, HUELL MELON
MALTS: 2 ROW, FLAKED OATS, HONEY MALT
SEASON: SUMMER
CONTAINER:
KEGS / CANS
GLASS: NONIC PINT

New Brew: That Was EZ

Sometimes things just fall into place. This German style Zwickelbier is brewed in the traditional fashion, producing a malt forward, bready, hazy beer with a fruity aroma. Named for the Zwickel—the port on a fermentor that allows our brewers to taste the beer along the way—this beer is naturally carbonated giving it a smooth, creamy, dare we say…easy finish.

THAT WAS EZ STATS


STYLE: ZWICKELBIER
ABV: 5.7%   IBU: 30
HOPS: TETTNANG, GERMAN TRADITION
MALTS: SWAEN ALE, MUNICH, CASTLE CHATEAU BISCUIT
SEASON: SUMMER
CONTAINER:
KEGS
GLASS: NONIC PINT

Sustainability at Land-Grant

Brewing beer requires large amounts of energy, agricultural ingredients, packaging material, water, and labor all to ferment and be poured in a single glass. We get hops, malts, and barley from all over the country and the world; boiling and cooling a single batch is incredibly energy intensive; at times a single barrel of beer can require up to six or seven barrels of water to make. If sustainability is best defined as meeting the needs of the present without preventing future generations from meeting their own needs, then brewing without caution to resources can be pretty unsustainable. So we asked ourselves how can we be become a better and more sustainable member of Columbus and the craft brewing industry.

From the beginning, instilling sustainable practices within the Land-Grant business model was something we wanted to do. But in the madness of launching and the small staff with which we started, a focus sustainability took a back seat to existing. Two years and thirty staff members later, we were able to begin focusing in earnest on becoming as sustainable as possible.

The diverse economy of brewing allows us to pursue many different facets of sustainability in our business: energy efficiency, water stewardship, supply chain management, waste management, wastewater diversion, etc. While becoming sustainable will require technological upgrades to our brewhouse and building, it will also require deep community partnerships and an engaged staff.

At the beginning of our third year, we surveyed our staff to find what they thought were the most important environmental changes we could affect as a company. We then aggregated these results, and came up with four major pillars of our new sustainability initiatives:

  1. MITIGATION OF LIFE CYCLE IMPACT
  2. REDUCTION OF CARBON FOOTPRINT
  3. WATER STEWARDSHIP
  4. DEEP COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

These pillars, and the initiatives within them, reflect the common themes that we seek to address in our sustainability program: reduction of greenhouse gases, closing loops, minimizing waste, decreasing our water use, removing our brewing byproduct from our wastewater, lowering the impact of our supply chain, and partnering with different farmers and environmental organizations throughout Columbus and Ohio to make a healthier, better, cleaner world.

We’ve set some aggressive goals for ourselves over the next three years, aiming to greatly reduce our impact, our waste, our emissions and become one of the most-sustainable breweries our size in the midwest. But with enough time, a caring staff, and neighbors we can rely on, we’ll be able to pull it off.

Check out our new sustainability page to learn more about the initiatives we’ve launched in 2017 and check back in the coming months as we get more programs up and running.

New Brew: Damn Good Cup of Coffee

That beer you like is going to come back in style…

The big, majestic Douglas Fir forests of the Pacific Northwest conceal many things: owls that aren’t what they seem, supernatural intrigue, a lodge or two, delicious hops, and damn good coffee. This limited release Coffee IPA celebrates the return to the Great Northern by combining Pacific Gem, Cascade, and Citra hops from the region with locally roasted coffee from Bacca. The result is an aromatic beer that will leave you looking below the surface and beyond this realm.

D.G.C.o.C. STATS


STYLE: COFFEE IPA
ABV: 7.8%   IBU: 42
HOPS: PACIFIC GEM, CASCADE, ID7, CITRA
MALTS: 2 ROW, GOLDEN PROMISE, DEXTROSE, FLAKED OATS
INGREDIENTS: HARICHA COFFEE from BACCA COFFEE
SEASON: SUMMER
CONTAINER:
KEGS
GLASS: GOBLET

New Brew: Caber

Scots are a traditional folk. Some of their traditions have taken root around the world (see: golf, scotch), and some fly under the radar but are none-the-less distinct. The Caber Toss and the Wee Heavy, both undeniable feets of strenght are two such customs. Tossing an 20 foot log in the air is no small feat, neither is brewing a powerful malt-forward beer like a wee heavy. Our take on this traditional style was brewed with aging in mind—you’ll find quite a few barrels aging on oak in the brewery—and when enjoyed fresh brings a balanced smooth flavor with notes of dates and toffee.

CABER STATS


STYLE: WEE HEAVY
ABV: 8.5%   IBU: 21
HOPS: GOLDINGS, BREWER’S GOLD
MALTS: PALE, MUNICH, CRYSTAL, CASTLE CHATEU SPECIAL B
SEASON: SUMMER
CONTAINER:
KEGS / CANS
GLASS: BELGIAN

New Brew: Hallertau Blanc 1862

A variation on one of our staples, the 1862 Ale, Hallertau Blanc 1862 swaps out Cascade for Hallertau Blanc in the dry-hop giving the beer a white wine-esque bouquet and a super clean finish. This refreshingly crisp beer is the second in a series of limited variants on our Kölsch, so drink it up while you can.

HALLERTAU BLANC 1862 STATS


STYLE: DRY HOPPED KÖLSCH
ABV: 4.9%   IBU: 24
HOPS: PERLE, TETTNANG, HALLERTAU BLANC
MALTS: 2 ROW, RED WHEAT
SEASON: LIMITED
CONTAINER: KEGS
GLASS: STANGE

New Brew: Mr. Balloonhands

Who is this guy? A surreally sessionable wheat ale, that drinks like boozy lemonade. This limited release beer was brewed using a kettle souring technique, utilizing lactobacillus to achieve it’s unique tart flavor. It’s the perfect beer for for drinking out of cups on the patio, and blends nicely with our raspberry and Galaxy hop flavored syrups. All said, this beer’s got it going bossa nova. Get real.

MR. BALLOONHANDS STATS


STYLE: BERLINER WEISSE
ABV: 4.0%   IBU: 9
HOPS: TETTNANG
MALTS: PILSEN, WHEAT
SEASON: SUMMER
CONTAINER:
KEGS
GLASS: GOBLET