A few weeks ago, we called on Crew SC Supporters to join us at the taproom and help us taste-test 4 different test batches of beer (two gold and two black), and the American Wheat won big. We also asked for input on each style of beer, and we’ve taken those recommendations seriously. Join us again on Saturday, August 22nd (leading up to the home Sporting KC match) and grab a flight of 4 variations on the American Wheat. Cast your vote, and the winner heads straight for the production, and will be debuted at Mapfre Stadium when the Crew take on Portland, September 26th.
We’ve got a ton of tickets to give away, and if you missed out on the limited edition Crew/Land-Grant glasses (pictured below), this is your chance to get your hands on one.
Tasting sets include a flight of all four brews, a commemorative Crew/Land-Grant glass, a full pour of the non-Crew Land-Grant beer of your choice, and the chance to win tickets to the Crew/Kansas City match. The tastings start at 2pm, and at 6pm, we’ll open the taps for full pour of the supporter beers (we want to make sure everyone has a chance to taste all four). If you’re not headed to the stadium that day, we’ll have the match on with audio at 7:30pm.
Saturday in the taproom we hosted a tasting party to determine the beer that will move forward as our Crew SC supporter beer. We brewed up four test batches (two black, and two gold) and asked the supporter community to cast their vote. Participants picked their favorite beer, offered up feedback, and even threw in a name suggestion or two. In the end, the American Wheat (CB02) was crowned champion and will go back to the brew lab for further recipe tweaking. Look for the beer later on this summer.
The first ever Columbus Craft Beer Week is nigh. It goes down May 1-9th in the Capital City, and there’s a whole smorgasbord of events happening around town. You can find info for all of the events we’re participating below, and you can check out our complete list of upcoming events calendar on our Events Page.
Saturday May 2 – Collaboration Beer Spotlight at the Taproom
We’ll be tapping our collaboration brew, Ghidorah -brewed with Four String and Sideswipe- at the taproom / more info
Sunday May 3 – Brunch with Land-Grant Brewing Company at Bar 145
Join us at Bar 145 for brunch / more info
Monday May 4 – May the Fourth Be With You at 16 Bit
16 Bit Bar + Arcade is hosting a Star Wars themed bash and we’re tapping a special beer for the event / more info
Tuesday May 5 – I-71 Ohio Brewers Pinball Championship at Yellow Brick
Yellow Brick Pizza it’s busting out the pinball for this I-71 throwdown between ourselves, Rhinegeist, and Platform Beer Company / more info
Wednesday May 6 – Souvenir Pint Night and Trivia at Marshall’s
Join us at Marshall’s for a “keep the pint” event and trivia / more info
Thursday May 7 – Land-Grant Brewing Company and Actual Brewing Special Release at Bodega
Bodega is tapping special beers all week, and on Thursday we’ll be tapping a limited release beer on Thursday night / more info
Thursday May 7 – Bowling Tap Takeover at the Athletic Club of Columbus
The Columbus Athletic Club is opening up its newly rennovated bowling alley and will be pouring a variety of Columbus Craft Beers. / more info
Friday May 8 – Tapper Tournament Takeover at 16 Bit Bar + Arcade
Test your Tapper skills by going head to head with your favorite Local Brewery Reps and Brewers. / more info
Saturday May 9 – Ultimate Beer Run at Land-Grant
We’re playing host to the 2015 Ultimate Beer Run. A fun run like no other with craft beer sampling, outlandish costumes & a big party at the end! Music, games, giveaways, and food trucks! / more info
Saturday May 9 – Six One Pour at Brewmasters Gate
30 Ohio craft breweries, more than 100 Ohio craft beers plus great food and music in the historic Brewmasters Gate in the Brewery District! / more info
Last Friday we got together with Four String and Sideswipe, became a three headed monster, and brewed Ghidorah, a peach saison for Columbus Craft Beer Week. We’ll be tapping the beer here on Saturday May 2nd, it won’t last long!
Independents’ Day 2015 is going to be awesome and we were honored to host the kickoff meeting at the brewery. This event is put on by a ton of smart, dedicated and über creative folks. Can’t wait!
Vandal shirts are here! We’ve got them all sorted and organized, and they’re ready for you to pick up. Bring your order confirmation (or ID) and claim yours! Stick around, watch the snow fall, and Molly here will gladly pour you some beers.Beyond the t-shirts themselves, we’re ecstatic to be able to present the proceeds to the Gladden Community House and the Harmony Project, that’s a whopping $2,293.50 to each charity! Thanks to everyone who participated!
On New Year’s Eve 2014, we set up a stage on the brewery production floor, threw a big party and had our friends Nick D’ and the Believers and Bella Ruse come play. Bella Ruse upped the ante for the evening performing a midnight set of all Prince songs, with the costume and wigs to match. The event required quite a bit of set-up, not to mention clean-up, so naturally we gave it the time-lapse treatment.
The soundtrack to the video is “French Delight” by Nick D’ and the Believers. Buy It Here!
Last night, Columbus cocktail wizards, Four Thieves Thirst Parlour, hosted their second pop-up speakeasy event at Land-Grant. The night featured traditional holiday cocktails and h’oeuvres d’oeuvres, a guided bourbon food pairing, and a special cocktail made with our 1862 Ale, the Morrill Mimosa. Here are a sampling of photos from a warm and fun evening at the taproom.
It has been a long haul since completing our successful Kickstarter campaign all the way back in March of 2012, and we’re beyond excited to finally announce that the doors to Land-Grant Brewing Company will officially open to the public on Saturday, October 18th!
A lot of blood,sweat, and beers went into building the brewery and brewing our first batches, and we can’t wait to open the doors, let the public in, and share our beer with you. There are still details to come for the Opening, but you can expect: Land-Grant Beer on draft, some delicious guest taps, Brewery tours, a tasty food truck, and a whole lot of toasting.
You can follow along at the event’s official Facebook page as we fill in some of the details of the day. See you in a few weeks!