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.

New Brew: Jeni’s Elixir

Available for the first time at Jeni’s Strawberry Jam at Land-Grant! Ice Cream, Beer, Music, Strawberries, and More! Saturday, June 2nd!

Beer + Ice Cream: the perfect pair, guaranteed to refresh and delight you on the hottest, most sweltering of summer afternoons in Columbus, Ohio. Jeni and her inspiring team of doers, makers, and scoopers have been celebrating Ohio’s strawberry harvest—specifically that of Hirsch Fruit Farm in Chillicothe—each June with their Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream. At Land-Grant, we couldn’t resist brewing up a sublime complement to that annual rite of summer. Elixir, a highly drinkable hibiscus-infused Pale Ale pours a vibrant pink and pairs perfectly with strawberries—either in Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, or fresh off the vine. Grab a pint and a pint (and a spoon!), and let summer begin.

ELIXIR


STYLE: PALE ALE with HIBISCUS
ABV: 5.3%   IBU: 30
HOPS: BELMA
MALTS: CRAFT MASTER BLEND, HONEY MALT, GOLDEN NAKED OATS
INGREDIENTS: HIBSICUS FLOWERS
COLLABORATOR: JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS
SEASON: PEAK SPRING
CONTAINER:
KEGS / CANS
GLASS: NONIC PINT

New Brew: CubeRRT

Meet CubeRRT, the first satellite designed, engineered, and built at Ohio State’s ElectroScience Laboratory. Developed in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Goddard Space Flight Center, CubeRRT’s work in orbit will demonstrate technology that will support future missions for agriculture and climate science. To celebrate its launch from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, we just brewed up this special Space-Grant Series beer. CubeRRT, the beer, is a super limited, launch-ready Extra Pale featuring Falconer’s Flight, Cashmere, and Nelson Sauvin hops. 10,9,8,7…

BINARY STAR STATS


STYLE: EXTRA PALE ALE
ABV: 6.2%   IBU: 32
HOPS: FALCONER’S FLIGHT, CASHMERE, NELSON SAUVIN
MALTS: PALE, SWAEN VIENNA,WHEAT, CARAMEL VIENNE
SEASON: SPRING
CONTAINER:
KEGS / CANS
GLASS: GOBLET

New Brew: Tennis

The sun is shining, competition is calling, and it’s time to hit the court. Whether your vying for the cup at the Open, or just working the wall in the park, your bound to work up a sweat. Luckily for you, Tennis IPA was brewed up with refreshment in mind. Simcoe, Citra, and Lemon Drop hops give this beer serious citrus topspin while maintaining solid footing via a balanced malt volley. Grab a partner, serve it up, and make a racket!

TENNIS STATS


STYLE: IPA
ABV: 6.5%   IBU: 50
HOPS: SIMCOE, CITRA, LEMON DROP
MALTS: CRAFT MASTER BLEND, GOLDPILS VIENNA, PALE,CARAMEL
SEASON: SPRING
CONTAINER:
KEGS
GLASS: NONIC PINT

New Brew: CMYK

On paper, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black come together to manifest design and imagery. In the glass, hops, grain, yeast and water fuse in a mosaic of sensation. CMYK is a fruit-forward Double IPA blending the hoppy hues of Warrior, Citra, Simcoe, Ella, and Mosaic. It’s a full spectrum of flavor and aroma that looks as good as it tastes.

CMYK STATS


STYLE: DOUBLE IPA
ABV: 8.5%   IBU: 75
HOPS: WARRIOR, CITRA, SIMCOE, ELLA, MOSAIC
MALTS: BOHEMIAN PILS, VIENNA, DEXTROSE
SEASON: SPRING
CONTAINER:
KEGS
GLASS: GOBLET

People Behind the Pint: Hajier Karimi

If you’ve ever enjoyed a cool and crispy Land-Grant beer outside of our walls, chances are it was dropped off by Hajier Karimi, the longtime Land-Grant distribution All-Star with a heart of gold. When not picking daisies, Haj gets that beer where it’s going… right on time, all while dishing out crunchy bass licks.

Name: Hajier Karimi
Position: Distribution Team Lead

How long have you been at Land-Grant?
I started here in September of 2015.

What is it you do here?
I do a few different things here at Land-Grant. First and foremost, I manage our Distribution Team and make sure that our beer gets to where it needs to go in a timely manner. I also manage our packaged inventory to ensure that we have enough product to fill orders and that our beer is at optimal freshness once it leaves our facility. I sit on the Safety Committee as well, and I train new employees on how to operate some of the heavy machinery that we use in the brewery. From time to time, you might also see me out and about, working events or tastings. Aside from that, I’ve done everything from installing drywall to building a walk-in cooler, and anything else in between.

What’s your favorite L-G beer?
Wow I’ve been staring at this question for a really long time because, truth be told, it’s impossible for me to pick just one Land-Grant beer that I love the most. There are so many delicious beers that we release here on a weekly basis and I love them all. However, for the sake of this question, when push comes to shove, I’ve got to go with an old favorite: our Greenskeeper Session IPA. This little workhorse of a beer is perfect for just about any occasion and it won’t quit on you–even when you’re a few (or more than a few) pints deep. Perfectly sessionable, and with the addition of Citra hops for an added kick of citrusy goodness, this beer is solid AF.

Best Land-Grant Memory?
All of ‘em. For real, it’s hard to keep track of all the great times I’ve had here. It’s easy to make memories when you’re having fun working with your friends!

What is your favorite day of the week at the brewery?
Each day usually brings along something new and exciting. Whether it’s a new beer release or an event in the taproom, there’s always something cool going down at 424 W. Town.

I will say though, my favorite days are the ones where the brewery is running on all cylinders, which is just about every day at this point. There is definitely a nice rhythm that we get into throughout the day, which I love. There are a lot of people and simultaneous moving parts involved in running this operation, and when everything is flowing smoothly and we are all “in the pocket,” so to speak, you can really feel it… and it feels good! I think this is reflected in the product we are putting out as well; by that I mean that our beer is greater than the sum of our individual parts. I think that really shows since we are able to consistently produce a high-quality product day in and day out. We formin’ like voltron out here, all day baby!

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

New Brew: 13.1 Wheat

Go ahead and pull the tab, you’ve earned it. Brewed to celebrate the Cap City Half’s 15th Anniversary, 13.1 Wheat places a heavy emphasis on maximizing your refreshment. It’s a sunny and hazy ale, packing tons of zesty citrus and notes of orange peel. Run or walk, it’ll be waiting for you at the finish line.

13.1 WHEAT STATS


STYLE: AMERICAN WHEAT
ABV: 4.3%   IBU: 17
HOPS: MT. HOOD, TETTNANG, GERMAN TRADITION
MALTS: PALE, WHITE WHEAT
SEASON: SPRING
CONTAINER:
KEGS / CANS
GLASS: NONIC PINT

New Brew: Sundrip

A sunshine filled splash of hoppyness to brighten your day and whisk you off to your own personal paradise. Ekuanot, Rakau, ID007, and Sorachi Ace hops crash to shore in a tropical fruit froth of juicy hop flavor and sky-high aromatics.

SUNDRIP STATS


STYLE: DOUBLE IPA
ABV: 7.7%   IBU: 71
HOPS: EKUANOT, RAKAU, ID007, SORACHI ACE
MALTS: PALE, GOLDPILS VIENNA
SEASON: SPRING
CONTAINER:
KEGS / CANS
GLASS: GOBLET

New Brew: Quadrahopic

In your hands is an immersive Lupular experience of the senses. Citrus hop vibrations, amplified aromatics, and a mellow bitterness achieved through the perfect balance of Cascade, Citra, Comet, and Centennial hops. For those seeking beer Nirvana, Quadrahopic will put you on the right wavelength.

QUADRAHOPIC STATS


STYLE: IPA
ABV: 6.7%   IBU: 37
HOPS: CASCADE, CENTENNIAL, COMET, CITRA
MALTS: PALE
SEASON: SPRING
CONTAINER:
KEGS / CANS
GLASS: NONIC PINT

People Behind the Pint: Kayla Chandler

If you’ve ever visited our taproom, you’ve surely met Kayla, Land-Grant’s bartender, customer experience extraordinaire, and human flow chart. When she’s not striving to make your taproom experience exceptional, she’s keeping quite busy adventuring with The Campfire Experience and her two little kiddos! Whew!”

Name: Kayla Chandler
Position: Bartender & Customer Experience Lead

How long have you been at Land-Grant?
I have worked at Land-Grant since March 2016.

What is it you do here?
I’m a bartender! For those of you who may not understand what that means, at Land-Grant, as bartenders, we are somewhat of a human flow chart to help you decide which kind of beer you should drink. That’s right–I know you better than you know you. My favorite customers are those who tell me they don’t like beer. This becomes a personal challenge for me to find the right fit.

In addition to bartending, I recently started as a Customer Experience Lead. Not many days go by when Land-Grant isn’t hosting a fundraiser, 30th birthday celebration, or party of some sort. I ensure that these events run smoothly and help to create finishing touches of hospitality.

The Land-Grant bar staff is essentially family–what are the pros and cons of working with your closest friends?
The bar staff spends a lot of time together, whether we like it or not. Truth is, the staff is a huge part of why I enjoy coming to work. Each person on our staff is creative and ambitious in their own way, and with all of our traits combined, we make an exceptional team… if I do say so myself!

Con–sometimes it is difficult for everyone to find time to hang out outside of work!

Outside of Land-Grant, you are involved with The Campfire Experience, plus you’re a mother! How many hours do you have in your day?
Enough to balance everything! Outside of Land-Grant I work for a company called The Campfire Experience, a luxury adventuring brand, as a manager of custom events. We specialize in creating upscale outdoorsy events for brands, festivals and weddings. I oversee one of our signature events called Campfire Sessions–intimate music performances in unique spaces, recorded live. The process of scouting locations and bands is what I find most enjoyable.

I am also a mother of a 2 year-old and a 3 year-old! Watching my children develop and grow has been the most rewarding and fascinating experience of my life. It’s important for me to balance a busy work schedule and spend the most quality time with them.

What is your favorite day of the week at the brewery?
I recently worked my first Hickory + Oak Supper Club at the brewery. It was cool to see the taproom transform into somewhat of a “speak-easy” where guests are seated at communal tables with candlelight, sharing special plates that are selectively paired with unusual beers. Can Ray Ray’s please tell me how they made a simple carrot taste so good?

Want to catch up on our previous ‘People behind the Pint’ entries? You can do just that right here.
Want to work with the Customer Experience Leads to plan your event at LG? Drop a line right here.