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Crew Beer Taste-Off: Black vs. Gold

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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.

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Columbus Craft Beer Week

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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
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 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

Vandal Shirt Update

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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!

Video : New Year’s Time-lapse

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!

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Photos: Four Thieves Holiday Speakeasy

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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.

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Save the Date: Land-Grant Opens October 18th!

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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!

Video : USA vs. Ghana

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On Monday evening we hosted a small group of people at the brewery to show them around and take in the USA’s first match of the 2014 World Cup. The game was projected on a massive screen we built in the Columbus Idea Foundry’s parking lot, and luckily the #USMNT ensured all had a great time by delivering a thrilling 2-1 victory over Ghana. Here’s a time-lapse of the evening:

CBC 2014: A Mile High Recap

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Last week the Land-Grant team took a little field trip to one of America’s craft brewing mecca’s: Denver, Colorado. We headed west to attend our second Craft Brewer’s Conference, we learned a lot, met a ton of awesome people, got a little time on the slopes and generally had a blast.

For those who are unfamiliar with CBC, there are essentially three aspects to the event:

1. The Conference CBC provides educational seminars on everything from Sustainability to Distribution to “Selling your Beer in Sweden using the Systembolaget.” No matter your role in the brewing process there is knowledge to be gleaned at CBC.

2. BrewExpo America Throughout CBC, a brewing trade show runs concurrently to the conference It gives brewers a glimpse of all the latest toys for making, packaging, selling, and serving their beer. Leave your wallet at home.

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3. The Events Once the convention show has closed its doors for the day, that’s when the real fun starts. Breweries save some of their best stuff for tapping during CBC, and love throwing parties to celebrate the occasion. For instance, Lagunitas and Left Hand joined forces and hosted a blow-out bash at the Fillmore Auditorium and booked the Funky Meters to provide the soundtrack. There’s no shortage of things to do—or beers to try—after hours at CBC.

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Beyond the official events, the real highlight of CBC is the opportunity to meet your fellow brewers—from the midwest and around the world—in person. We were thrilled to meet folks from Mad Tree, Country Boy, Braxton Brewing, Seventh Son, 4String, Elevator, Wolf’s Ridge, Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Co., Columbus Brewing Co., Vitruvian, Brewery X, Grist, and a whole bunch more.

Speaking of Grist Brewing, on Wednesday night our brewhouse manufacturer, Sprinkman, invited us to visit their brewery and taproom. We hopped on a bus to their facility, and spent a few great hours sampling their beers and checking out their setup. Their brewhouse was of particular interest to us, as it is, essentially, the same Sprinkman system that we will be brewing on here in Columbus. They brewed a batch of their tasty Berliner Weisse while we were there and it was a joy to see the system in motion in a real brewery setting.

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All in all, it was an amazing week that began sunny and 70° and ended atop Vail Mountain in a blizzard. We had a fabulous time in Denver, and are already looking forward to CBC 2015 in Portland, Oregon.