Glory, for Club and City

Our partnership with the Crew SC began in 2015, and collaborating with the team is something we look forward to each year. In 2016 we were awarded the Corporate Partnership Activation of the Year based on efforts around Glory. The 2017 season officially kicks off on March 4th with the home opener against the Chicago Fire, but we’ve been preparing for the last couple of months, making sure Glory is ready for the big day.

From the first discussion around Glory, we knew we wanted to make sure the fans had a say in the style and ingredients. As loyal supporters, ourselves wanted to develop Glory with others like us and assembled a panel of fans who would help us decide the beer style, ingredients, and name. We produced two batches of both black and gold beers that were put up for a vote. After two rounds of taste tests, the Citra based American Wheat was announced the winner and we got moving on the first full batch. The name ‘Glory,’ was a natural fit, derived from the longstanding supporter chant, “Glory to Columbus!”

We are constantly seeking to improve our beers from year to year, and this year’s version of Glory includes the Huell Melon hop, addeded toward the end of the boil. This addition brings enhanced melon centric aromas with subtle notes of strawberry and citrus, amplifying the already fruity aroma of the beer. We like to think that it’s a beer light and refreshing enough for hot summer days in the Nordecke, but flavorful enough to drink at a bar taking in an away match.

The Gory launch festivities will begin in the Taproom at noon on February 26th for both cans and drafts. 6-packs will roll out to retailers the next day and drafts will be available throughout the city for the Crew SC home opener on March 4th at 1pm, after the official draft launch event on March 3rd, with our friends at 4th Street Bar & Grill, starting at 5pm.

On Opening Day, we hope to see you at the Taproom, where we’ll be celebrating the season kick-off, starting at noon. If you’re also attending the game, be sure to stop by our stand inside Mapfre, located in the lower concourse on the East side os the stadium.

Here’s to a new Crew SC season and Glory to Columbus!

Land-Grant + Pelotonia

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February marks the official start of Pelotonia 2017, and we couldn’t be more excited! Last year, The team here at Land-Grant was proud to donate over $8,000 to this remarkable organization through Rider Happy Hours and the sale of our delicious One Goal, One Rye’d Rye Pale Ale. We’re aiming to smash that amount this year, and have mapped out some terrific events and details for our partnership in 2017.

arrow Friday, 2/10 – Pelotonia Kick-off Party
As part of Pelotonia’s Launch Week, join us and the amazing Pelotonia staff to learn more about how we partner each year to meet our One Goal! Land-Grant will be donating 15% of the proceeds from the evening to one lucky rider’s Pelotonia Campaign. To be in the running for this prize, all you have to do is join us for a beer in The Taproom (21 and over).

arrow February – October – Taproom Events
Snag an evening in the taproom for your Pelotonia Happy Hour. If you’re a Pelotonia Rider, we will open the taproom up to you and your crew on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 20% of the proceeds from your event will be donated to your efforts. All of the information, including how to request a date for your personal Pelotonia Happy Hour can be found at Land Grant + Pelotonia Page.

arrow July – Until it’s gone
Starting in July, you can grab a pint or a six pack of One Goal One Rye’d Pale Ale. $1 from every sale will be donated to Pelotonia!

We are looking forward to working together this year to help accomplish our One Goal – to beat cancer once and for all!

Cheers,

The Land Grant Team

New Brew: Trips Right

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The brainchild of our newest brewer, Dan Shaffer, Trips Right is a German IPA available on draft. We asked him to share a little insigth on the development of this limited release brew…

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What was your inspiration for this beer?
The wife and I took a trip to Provence when I was studying for my Brewing degree in Scotland, and on a wine tour I had an amazing white wine with very a fresh melon/musty grape flavor, and I’ve always wanted to capture that in beer. I’ve used Hallertau Blanc hops in homebrewed saisons with varying levels of success, but now that I’ve paired it with Huell Melon hops in an IPA I think I’ve pretty much nailed it.

Tell us a little bit about the name, Trips Right
Trips Right is a football formation where three receivers line up in a bunch to the right. Trips in this case also means a figurative trip to the right (or east) on a map to Germany. Thus the three German hops in this beer, Magnum, Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon.

What do you love about this beer?
I like it because it captures a unique flavor profile in the friendly confines of an IPA. Not all IPA’s have to be piney/citrusy/tropical, and at 5.5% abv you can actually drink a pint or two.


This German IPA lines up in with three varieties of German hops split out to the right. Delivering almost wine-like flavors of green grape and cantaloupe and aromas of musty grape, gooseberry, and clementine this is a straw-colored medium body IPA with a few tricks up its sleeve.

TRIPS RIGHT STATS


STYLE: GERMAN IPA
ABV: 5.5%   IBU: 33
HOPS: MAGNUM, HALLERTAU BLANC, HUELL MELON
MALTS: PREMIUM 2 ROW, GOLDPILS VIENNA
SEASON: WINTER
CONTAINER:
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GLASS: NONIC PINT

Euchre Returns!

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Back for its third year, the Land-Grant Monday Night Euchre League returns to the taproom on January 16th at 6pm. We’ve made a few tweaks to the format to speed up play, ensure a full slate each week, and, of course make it easier to get a cold beer. Details of the 2017 league are below.

League Rules
> Space for 34 two person teams, pre-register your team via the form below for a guaranteed spot each week. Teams that do not arrive for play, or do not complete the 5 games will forfeit their guaranteed spot. Resulting empty slots will be filled on a first-come, first serve basis.
> Free pizza is provided for competitors by our good friends at Yellow Brick Pizza
> Play starts promptly at 6 PM
> Play will be limited to 25 minutes/game with 5 min to get to next table
> Season will last 10 weeks with a seeded tournament to follow
> League begins January 16
> The Championship Tournament will be played March 27 with seeding determined by accumulated points and standings from league play
> We will be offering table service during league play this year


League Play Dates:
> January 16, 2017
> January 23, 2017
> January 30, 2017
> February 6, 2017
> February 13, 2017
> February 20, 2017
> February 27, 2017
> March 6, 2017
> March 13, 2017
> March 20, 2017
> March 27, 2017 – Championship Tournament

 

Stevesy and Deep Search Set Sail in Cans Next Week!

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We’re excited to announce the release of two special edition beers within their Sea-Grant Beer Series; Stevesy (5.5% ABV), a refreshing Helles Lager and Deep Search (7.7% ABV), a robust Baltic Porter. Deep Search arrives for its third year with much anticipation after a successful run in cans and on draft in 2015 and 2016. Stevesy debuted last year as a very limited release that was extremely well received in the Land-Grant Taproom and will be rolling out this year as a more widespread release in cans and on draft.

As the first two beers in what should be a packed 2017 beer lineup, both Stevesy and Deep Search were brewed and developed with adventure in mind. The brew team explored a different strain of yeast for both beers, and in order to achieve a beer as big as Deep Search, required them to brew the much lighter, Stevesy, a Helles Lager, to prepare the yeast for the task of fully fermenting Deep Search. Both beers lagered for 6 weeks, which makes for a heightened finish.

This launch is also in conjunction with the debut of the Land-Grant Collectors Club card series, an opportunity for the first patrons who visit the taproom and purchase a 6-pack to commemorate the beer and branding with a special edition collector’s card. This new program will run throughout 2017 for certain seasonal, limited, and special release beers, and cards can then be redeemed for specials and gifts throughout the year.

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Stevesy will be available on draft and in six packs “to go” in the Land-Grant Taproom beginning Monday, January 2nd and Deep Search will debut on Thursday, January 5th. Six packs of both will roll out to grocery and specialty retailers beginning January 9th and drafts outside of the Land-Grant taproom will be available after the official planned launch event, January 12th at PiNS Mechanical

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DEEP SEARCH STATS


STYLE: BALTIC PORTER
ABV: 7.7%   IBU: 38.6
HOPS: PERLE, SAAZ, HOLDINGS
MALTS: PILSNER, VIENNA, AROMATIC, CARAMEL 120, MUNICH, BLACKPRINZ
AVAILABILITY: LIMITED
CONTAINER:
KEGS
GLASS: GOBLET

STEVESY STATS


STYLE: HELLES LAGER
ABV: 5.5%   IBU: 18
HOPS: NORTHERN BREWER, HALLERTAU
MALTS: GERMAN PILSNER MALT
AVAILABILITY: LIMITED
CONTAINER:
KEGS
GLASS: NONIC PINT

Land-Grant 2017 Release Schedule

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Thanks for making 2016 an amazing year for our little brewery! We’ve been hard at work churning out beer for all of your holiday endeavors, but we’ve also been diligently conspiring and plotting our course for 2017. And that means devising a road map for 2017 releases, which you can see below. Like any map, sometimes detours and reroutes are necessary, and who knows there may be a few surprise stops along the way, but this is generally speaking where we’re going in 2017, so pack accordingly. Speaking outside of my roadtrip metaphor, these are the beers we’re hoping to package this year (with most of these available in cans) but we’ll definitely mix in some fun limited releases, collaborations, and barrel aged fun that is not reflected in this chart. We’ve got some fun things planned for the next year, and we can’t wait to share them with you.

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Introducing the Land-Grant Collector’s Club!
In our brief two year existence, we’ve been proud to release over 40 different beers. Some of those were large scale year round releases, some were taproom only small batches, but they each came with their own collectible trading card. What started as a fun way to identify our beers in a tasting flight has taken on a life of its own, and we’ve developed a legion of dedicated card collectors here in Columbus.

We wanted to take this collection obsession to the next level, so we’re excited to announce the launch of the Land-Grant Collector’s Club. For each can release in 2017, we will have 50 limited edition collector cards available for the first 50 people to come in and pick up a six pack or pint of a newly launched (or relaunched) beer. Of course, each release will also be accompanied by its standard card as well which will be available throughout the beer’s run. To up the stakes a bit, if you collect multiple Collector’s Club cards throughout the year, we’ll reward you with some special Land-Grant swag:

4 Cards / Special Edition Koozy
8 Cards / Collector’s Club’s Club pint glass
12 cards / Super limited edition Land-Grant T-Shirt!

Wondering how your personal collection stacks up? Check out a current complete deck of cards below…
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New Brew: Bonspiel

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A deft hand and subtle skill go into delivering the perfect curl as well as crafting up a perfect beer. This limited release Robust Porter sends creamy chocolate roastiness careening down the ice in a deep mahogany package. Perfect for keeping your toes warm and your broom skills sharp.

BONSPIEL STATS


STYLE: ROBUST PORTER
ABV: 5.5%   IBU: 27
HOPS: CLUSTER, TETTNANG
MALTS: PALE, DARK CRYSTAL, BROWN, PALE CHOCOLATE, CARAMEL
SEASON: FALL
CONTAINER:
KEGS
GLASS: BELGIAN

Land-Grant Lands at John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

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Starting today, fliers traveling through Concourse B at the John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) will be able to enjoy a beer from the Land-Grant! A taproom at the airport allows us another opportunity to share our craft both with Columbus locals and visitors alike in the city we live in and love.

“We’re proud to be a part of the Columbus community and we’re excited to broaden our reach in sharing and introducing our beer,” says Founder & CEO Adam Benner.

Officially opening on Monday, December 5th, the taproom has a similar design and appearance to that of Land-Grant’s rustic modern Franklinton taproom within a smaller footprint. With reclaimed wood-lined walls and sprawling bar, metal paned windows, and sleek furniture designed and built by Columbus’ MINOH Design, customers will find this space an inviting and enjoyable retreat during air travel.

Featured on tap will be Land-Grant’s four Core beers, 1862 Ale, Greenskeeper, Stiff-Arm, and Son of a Mudder, along with 2 Land-Grant rotating seasonals, and guest bottles. Wine and cocktails will also be served. The menu, designed in collaboration with Land-Grant and seasoned restaurant operator HMS Host, will be comprised of tasty dishes perfect for pairing, that include, flatbreads, sandwiches, and salads. Visitors can also purchase an array of Land-Grant branded merchandise and 6-packs to go for further enjoyment at a traveler’s destination.

The Land-Grant Brewing Taproom at The John Glenn Columbus International Airport will be serving Concourse B travelers 7 days a week.

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New Brew: Skull Session

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The Land-Grant Brewing Company is excited to announce the launch of, Skull Session, a light drinking, malt forward Scarlet Lager that is part of their fall 2016 seasonal release group. Skull Session, with a 5.5% alcohol by volume, is a Scarlet Lager by name and color and carries with it a malt-driven balanced taste.

A Skull Session is known as one last strategy opportunity before the big game, and for the Columbus, Ohio based Land-Grant Brewing, it’s a tip of the hat to tradition, preparation, and perfect formation. The brewery discussed at length the look, taste, and ingredients that would come together in crafting such a tribute and are very excited to debut the final product at a time of year when families and fans alike can toast their traditions and teams. “As the season continues to change and most beers are getting darker, we wanted to brew a refreshing lager to take in the last few games of 2016 here in Columbus and beyond,” said Adam Benner, Land-Grant Brewing’s founder.

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Skull Session will be available for purchase on tap and in six-packs at the Land-Grant taproom, as well as craft beer retailers throughout the Columbus area, beginning Friday, November 18th and in fine craft beer retailers throughout Columbus beginning Monday, November 21st. Six packs will retail for $9.99.

This light drinking, malt forward Scarlet Lager owes a tip of its cap to a timeless autumn tradition. A chance to clear your mind before Saturday’s main event. This beer draws its ruddy hue from vienna and amber caramel malts, and its mostly traditional hop profile of Perle and Tettnang gets a dash of American flare via the addition of Cascade. This is a beer that’s in formation, and ready to march.

SKULL SESSION STATS


STYLE: SCARLET LAGER
ABV: 5.5%   IBU: 22
HOPS: PERLE, TETTNANG, CASCADE
MALTS: VIENNA, CARAMEL AMBER, AROMATIC, CARAMEL MUNICH
SEASON: FALL
CONTAINER:
KEGS / CANS
GLASS: NONIC PINT

USA vs. Mexico

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Fun times, and a great atmosphere this past Friday night for the USA vs. Mexico World Cup Qualifier. We met wonderful folks from near and far, thanks to those who stopped by and enjoyed a beer with us.

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