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New Brew: Space-Grant Stargazer Black IPA with Coffee

Land-Grant Brewing Company to honor astronaut and Columbus resident, Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan, as well as the 30th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, with its sixth annual Space-Grant Black IPA release, Stargazer.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (January 22, 2019) – Land-Grant Brewing Company is excited to announce the sixth beer in their series of Space-Grant themed beers, Stargazer Black IPA brewed with Crimson Cup Coffee. The annual series, named for an aerospace-focused spin-off of the Land-Grant University Program, seeks to celebrate the spirit of space exploration and discovery through the release of deep-space-black IPAs.

Stargazer distills Land-Grant’s mission of community, education, and story-telling into a beautifully designed and masterfully crafted can of beer telling the intertwined story Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan and the Hubble Space Telescope. Sullivan—a member of the vaunted 1978 astronaut class of “Thirty Five New Guys” and Columbus resident—was the first female American astronaut to complete a spacewalk, served on the mission that deployed the Hubble Space Telescope thirty years ago, ran COSI from 1996-2005, headed the Battelle Center for Mathematics and Science Education Policy at Ohio State, and served as the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) before releasing her memoir *Handprints on Hubble* this past year.

The can art for Stargazer takes its inspiration from the unofficial emblem of that famed 1978 class of astronauts in which a swarm of thirty-five cartoon astronauts float in, above, and around a space shuttle. Given Dr. Sullivan and that class’ involvement in the Hubble’s deployment and maintenance through the years—and with this year marking the famous telescope’s 30th year in operation—we swapped out the shuttle for the telescope but left the amazing team of astronauts suspended in space.

“I’m delighted that Land-Grant chose to salute Hubble – a truly magnificent flying machine – and my Class of ’78 colleagues with their latest brew,” said Sullivan on the project. “I hope their clever design inspires people to reach for the stars.”

“When researching ideas and potential themes for this year’s Space-Grant beer, starting first at the Hubble 30th Anniversary, I dug deeper into the telescope’s history and was amazed that the story had such a connection to not just Columbus, but our neighborhood,” said Walt Keys, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Land-Grant Brewing Company. “I immediately read Dr. Sullivan’s book and came away inspired, the amazing folks at COSI were able to connect us and it’s been a real honor and privilege to have been able to meet her and to have her involved with this year’s Space-Grant beer. It’s a true example of the connectivity that is possible through a community built by craft beer. That it can create these experiences and allow us to share these stories in a truly shared way.”

The beer itself varies slightly from year’s past in its notable addition of Crimson Cup Kenya Kanake coffee: “We do a small coffee version of our Space Grant IPA series every year, and they always are a brewer’s favorite, so we were really looking forward to being able to do the whole batch with coffee this time around,” said Dan Shaffer, Head Brewer at Land-Grant Brewing Company. “ Brandon and Joe at Crimson Cup led us through a line up of really stellar and interesting coffees, but we all agreed the tropical, lime and caramel notes from the Kanake were made for an IPA. The combination of Citra, Cashmere and Sabro hops has tangerine, tropical, melon, and coconut aromas that meld with the coffee. The process has really influenced my idea of what coffee is and how it can be utilized to enhance a beer.”

Stargazer Space-Grant Black IPA with Coffee will be available at the Land-Grant taproom on Friday, January 24th and in craft beer retailers around Central Ohio in the following Week. It registers a 7.8% ABV and will retail for $11.99/six pack with a portion of its proceeds benefiting the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Kathryn D. Sullivan’s Book, *Handprints on Hubble*, was released on MIT Press in 2019 and is available from their website and fine book sellers everywhere.

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About Kathryn D. Sullivan
Kathryn D. Sullivan is a NASA astronaut (retired), former Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), former President & CEO of the COSI, and an inductee in the Astronaut Hall of Fame.


In 1984, Columbus resident Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first American woman to spacewalk. Six years later she served on the mission that deployed the Hubble Space Telescope. Now in its 30th year of operation, Hubble has provided earthlings with a stunning gallery of imagery from deep space and has provided invaluable data to researchers worldwide. A member of the vaunted “Thirty Five New Guys” astronaut class of 1978—whose unofficial class emblem inspired this Black IPA’s can artwork—Sullivan made three trips to space before serving as president of COSI here in Columbus. We’re beyond honored to salute Dr. Sullivan via this year’s Space-Grant beer, and to be able to support the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation via its proceeds.

This Black IPA, the sixth in our annual Space-Grant series, features Chinook, Cashmere, Citra, Cryo-Sabro hops, and Crimson Cup Kanya Kanake Coffee for an IPA that delivers a tropical coffee payload and pours as black as the deepest reaches of space.

STARGAZER STATS


STYLE: BLACK IPA with CRIMSON CUP KENYA KANAKE COFFEE
ABV: 7.8%   IBU: 40
HOPS: CHINOOK, CASCASDE, SABRO
MALTS: MIDNIGHT WHEAT, CRAFT MASTER BLEND
CONTAINER: KEGS / CANS
AVAILABILITY: FEBRUARY 2020

New Brew: Four Pillars

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum and Land-Grant Brewing Company are proud to announce their collaborative beer commemorating the Memorial and Museum’s first anniversary on the Scioto Peninsula in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

“We are proud to honor all Veterans, connect our communities, inspire our nation and educate every generation about the importance of service and sacrifice,” says Lt. General Michael Ferriter, US Army (Retired), President and CEO of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum. “When we learned about the many ways Land-Grant supports our communities through storytelling, we were excited to explore opportunities to celebrate Veterans’ contributions to our nation together.”

The beer draws its name from the foundational pillars of the Museum and Memorial’s stated mission to: Honor, Connect, Inspire, and Educate.

“When on our tours of the Museum, our guides were always coming back to this idea of Four Pillars” says Land-Grant co-founder and President, Adam Benner. “The striking architecture of the building doesn’t actually have any columns in the traditional sense, so these conceptual pillars are really what hold up the Museum as a world class institution, one we’re beyond proud to have here in Columbus and to call our neighbors.”

Our collaborative can design draws inspiration from the Museum’s Remembrance Gallery exhibit featuring brilliant stained glass representing major military campaign medals dating back to the Civil War. The medals encircle an infinitely reflected, folded flag that once flew over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

“We took several trips to Museum and Memorial during the course of developing this beer, and there is so much to pull out of those round walls, it’s an infinite source of inspiration” says Land-Grant co-founder and Creative Director, Walt Keys. “As soon as we went upstairs to the Remembrance Gallery and roof amphitheater the view of the light pouring through the campaign medal ribbons really struck me as a profound and visual representation of the stories the Museum and Memorial exists to tell.”

Four Pillars is a Pale Ale clocking in at 5.3% ABV and featuring Ekuanot, Cascade, and Centennial hops for a grapefruit and citrus flavor profile.

Four Pillars Pale Ale will be available on draft and available six packs of cans ($9.99) at the Land-Grant taproom starting Friday, October 18th with distribution to Central Ohio craft beer retailers beginning the following Monday, October 21. A portion of the proceeds from Four Pillars Pale Ale will directly benefit the mission of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.

This beer is brewed to commemorate the first anniversary of Columbus’ National Veterans Memorial and Museum which was founded under the four guiding pillars to Honor, Connect, Inspire and Educate. Proceeds from this beer directly benefit its mission.

Our collaborative can design draws inspiration from the Museum’s Remembrance Gallery exhibit featuring brilliant stained glass representing major military campaign medals dating back to the Civil War. The medals encircle an infinitely reflected, folded flag that once flew over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. See more at nationalvmm.org.

FOUR PILLARS STATS


STYLE: PALE ALE
ABV: 5.3%   IBU: 45
HOPS: EKUANOT, CASCADE, CENTENNIAL
MALTS: CRAFT MASTER BLEND, HONEY MALT
COLLABORATOR: NATIONAL VETERANS MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM
CRUSHABILITY:
CONTAINER: KEGS / CANS
AVAILABILITY: OCTOBER 2019

New Brew: Outpost Rustic Lager

This easy-drinking, refreshing rustic lager is brewed in collaboration with and for the benefit of the Columbus Metro Parks. This crusher is given just a touch perceived sweetness from the addition of local honey, honey that weas harvested from hives housed in Columbus Metro Parks!

OUTPOST


STYLE: RUSTIC LAGER
ABV: 5.0%   IBU: 8
HOPS: SAPHIR
MALTS: OHIO PILSNER MALT, EINKORN
INGREDIENTS: LOCAL, METROPARK-HARVESTED, HONEY
COLLABORATOR: COLUMBUS METRO PARKS
CRUSHABILITY:
CONTAINER: KEGS / CANS
AVAILABILITY: SEPTEMBER 2019

Introducing the Sun-Grant Sustainable Beer Fest

Land-Grant Sun-Grant Sustainable Beer Fest

Every year in April, we devote one day to celebrating Mother Earth. But, at Land-Grant, we try to show the love all year long.

On Saturday, May 4th, join us for the Inaugural Sun-Grant Sustainable Beer Fest–a beer bash for the planet, our community partners, and the big strides we’ve made together to become an increasingly sustainable industry. We’ve invited serveral of our sustainability-minded brewing buddies to the Beer Garden to feature their beer as well as the efforts and initiatives they have going on at their brewery and in their community.

Many details to follow, but your $35 early-bird ticket (day-of tickets will be $40) includes:

    • 10 5 oz. tastings
    • A souvenir sampling glass
    • A custom limited edition notebook with info about each participating brewery

 

PARTICIPATING BREWERIES


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2019 Release Calendar!

Thanks for making 2018 an amazing year for Land-Grant! Yesterday, we were thrilled to announce two new year-round rotating-hop IPA series: Quadrahopic and Concentrate and today we’re excited to lay out our roadmap for 2019. Like any good roadtrip, there will be some deviation from our plotted course, some unplanned stops along the way, and plenty of surprises. So scout out the year ahead, amd mark your calendar for the return of your seasonal favorites, or old standbys. Cheers to another year of beer here in Franklinton.


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Introducing Quadrahopic, Year Round Rotating IPA

We are excited to announce that we’ll kicking-off 2019 with a brand new rotating hop IPA series. Quadrahopic, an IPA brewed using a blend of four hop varietals, is poised to join the brewery’s year-round offerings, albeit with a quarterly twist: every 3 months, the hops change.

“Quadrahopic IPA is a showcase of 4 hops varieties that will rotate hop blends with the seasons in 2019,” says Director of Operations, Mark Richards. “It’s always interesting to see how the hops flavors play off one another to create a compelling blend of flavor and aroma in these approachable IPAs.”

Lead Brewer, Dan Shaffer shares Mark’s excitement for the new line, saying,: “Quadrahopic is the canvas for our hop palette; with some combination of new varieties, personal favs, and old classics, creating flavor and aroma that is greater than the sum of its parts.”

While the malt base of the beer remains the same, the hops aren’t the only thing that will change from season to season. Each edition of Quadrahopic will feature a new can label design with varying colors to highlight the intended flavor profile.

“For me, the introduction of this new series, along with its ‘sister’ series, Concentrate, let me have some fun and think outside of the design systems we’ve created here over the past four years,” says Creative Director, Walt Keys. “I looked at this new brand as a way to create something new that lives outside our seasonal and year-round brands, but still under the umbrella of what makes a ‘Land-Grant Beer’ look like a ‘Land-Grant Beer.'”

Quadrahopic IPA will retail for $9.99 per six-pack, and will be available in package and on draft beginning the first week in January 2019.

Land-Grant Brewing Company Expands Production and Distribution with Columbus Distributing Partnership

Today, we are proud to announce a new partnership with Columbus Distributing Co. for wholesale distribution. The partnership is part of our strategic growth plan to increase beer production and expand distribution throughout Central Ohio, and will allow more customers to enjoy our seasonal and limited-edition releases.

“We’ve had success self-distributing since we opened and have formed great relationships over the years. As we look toward the future, we need a partner with distribution expertise, a shared brewing vision and dedication to Central Ohio to continue our rapid growth,” says Adam Benner, Land-Grant president and co-owner. “Our partnership with Columbus Distributing allows us to expand production and offer a larger, wider selection of beers at more locations across our community, and we’re excited to do it alongside a company with the same commitment to Columbus as us.”

Starting July 29 2018, Columbus Distributing will handle Land-Grant’s Franklin County wholesale distribution. The partnership will allow Land-Grant to expand operations at their current Franklinton facility, as well as dedicate space to a quality assurance lab. The partnership will also expand Columbus Distributing’s craft beer offerings.

“As a family-owned Columbus business for 85 years, we look to partner with companies that are invested in the future of our shared community and want to build the success story that is Columbus, Ohio,” says Erik Jenkins, Columbus Distributing vice president of sales. “We admire Land-Grant’s charitable involvement and dedication to our community, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of bringing these phenomenal beers to beer lovers all over Columbus.”

ABOUT COLUMBUS DISTRIBUTING COMPANY


The Columbus Distributing Company is a fifth generation family owned beer and beverage distribution business. It was the first wholesale beer distributor established in Ohio following the repeal of prohibition in 1933. Columbus Distributing maintains administrative offices and warehousing (130,000 square feet) at 4949 Freeway Drive East in Columbus, Ohio with an additional facility (43,000 square feet) at 1000 Freeway Drive North for keg sales, an in-house state of the art print shop, and point-of-sale merchandise storage.

Columbus Distributing is driven by its passion for great beer and dedication to its 225 employees. Providing quality value-added service to its customers is top of mind.
Partnering with various local non-profit groups and investing in responsible consumption programs in Columbus are very important to the company and its employees.

Connect with Columbus Distributing on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
For more information, please visit their website.
Read the Press Release.

Introducing the Beers With The Brewers Podcast!

Every Wednesday at 3:30pm, the Land-Grant staff files upstairs, passes a pitcher of the latest batch of beer, and tastes it together with the brewers guiding the conversation. We started recording these tastings for the folks who couldn’t make it, and ta-da!: we have a podcast! Pull up a stool, crack open a can, and enjoy a cold beer with the Land-Grant Brewing team.

The series kicks off with the taproom classic, Stiff-Arm, and stay tuned because our new release, Spring Quarter, is up next! So, crack open a Stiff-Arm, turn up the volume, and have a drink with Dan (our Lead Brewer, the star of Beers With The Brewers, and this month’s Person Behind the Pint!).

First Episode!


Land-Grant Welcomes Ray Ray’s to Franklinton

We, along with our good friends, Ray Ray’s Hog Pit, are excited to announce that we are partnering up to offer Ray Ray’s BBQ as our anchor food truck at our Franklinton taproom. In order to give you more opportunity to pair their award winning barbecue with our tasty craft beer, we’ll be extending our taproom hours and opening up at 11:30 on Thursdays and Fridays.

Beginning on Saturday, November 11th, Ray Ray’s will be Land-Grant’s dedicated foodtruck from Thursday through Sunday. Land-Grant will now open at 11:30 am on these days, offering both lunch and dinner services. All of your Ray Ray’s favorites will be on the menu, including smoked ribs, jerk chicken, beef brisket, pulled pork, and more! Plus, Ray Ray’s will be rolling out some new, delicious specials that will be exclusive to their Land-Grant location. Beyond sitdown 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. A complete menu is available below.

Land-Grant will be home to Ray Ray’s third location. Ray Ray’s Owner, James Anderson, also operates a foodtruck in Clintonville, and a walk-up window in Westerville. “I’m really excited to cook and serve my food down in Franklinton, right beside the best craft beer,” says Ray Ray’s Owner, James Anderson. “I love being part of the growth in such a cool part of town, and I feel at home here.”

“I have been a fan of Ray Ray’s since the food truck first pulled up in Clintonville,” says Land-Grant President, Adam Benner, “so, adding a hog pit to our taproom is pretty surreal and we feel very, very honored. I’ve always said that Barbecue is my favorite food group, and strongly believe Land-Grant will be a great home for Ray Ray’s.” 

We’ll be hosting a Grand Opening celebration to welcome Ray Ray’s on November 11th and, just One week later, on Friday, November 17th, Ray Ray’s will be featured on the Food Network series Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Land-Grant and Ray Ray’s will be hosting a watch party at the taproom, from 6-10pm. The show will air at 9 pm and the Ray Ray’s buffet will be served from 7-9 pm. The event is ticketed and will cost $5 with proceeds benefiting Franklinton Gardens.Tickets can be purchased in the coming days via Ray Ray’s Facebook Page.

Our hours and foodtruck schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday will remain the same. Monday’s are open for ordering-in/carry-in until our popular Euchre League in the winter, with Sunnyside Tacos set to return in the spring.

GRAND OPENING


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 11:30 am

RAY RAY’S HOURS (BEGINNING 11/11)


THURSDAY: 11:30am-8:00pm
FRIDAY: 11:30am-8:00pm
SATURDAY: 11:30am-8:00pm
SUNDAY: 11:30am-8:00pm

TAPROOM HOURS (BEGINNING 11/11)


MONDAY: 3:30pm-10:00pm
TUESDAY: 3:30pm-10:00pm
WEDNESDAY: 3:30pm-8:00pm
THURSDAY: 11:30am-8:00pm
FRIDAY: 11:30am-8:00pm
SATURDAY: 11:30am-8:00pm
SUNDAY: 11:30am-8:00pm

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