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
Go ahead and pull the tab, you’ve earned it. Brewed to celebrate the Cap City Half’s 16th running, Thirteen.One places a heavy emphasis on maximizing your refreshment. It’s a light, bright, and tart beer featuring citrusy key lime. Run or walk, it’ll be waiting for you at the finish line.
STYLE: TART CITRUS ALE
ABV: 4.0% IBU: 8
MALTS: WHITE WHEAT, VIENNA, PILSNER
INGREDIENTS: KEY LIME
COLLABORATOR: CAP CITY HALF MARATHON
CONTAINER: KEGS / CANS
AVAILABILITY: SPRING 2019
We’re grabbing a seat on the bench with our good friends Mark Titus and HOMAGE to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Club Trillion Blog!
We’ve dusted off our Fundamentals training videos, and are excited to announce we’re teaming up with Walk-on Legend Mark Titus and HOMAGE to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Titus’ wildly popular Club Trillion blog. Planned to mark the occasion is a collaborative beer, Taproom Launch Party, limited edition t-shirt, and a blowout bash at the 2019 Final Four in Minneapolis.
“Is Club Trillion the first college basketball fraternity in history to get its own fashion line and its own beer? I have no idea,” says Titus. “Figuring something like that out would require effort, and effort goes against everything Club Trillion stands for. What I do know, though, is that I couldn’t be more excited to partner with HOMAGE and Land-Grant for the 10th Anniversary celebration of Club Trillion, especially since both have already shown me more respect in the short time we’ve been working together than all of my teammates combined did during my four years at Ohio State.”
“Mark’s talent for story telling, and, um, lack of talent on the court really endeared himself to hoop fanatics as well as casual followers,” Says Land-Grant President, Adam Benner. “And in his post-collegiate career, he has developed into an incredible ambassador for Columbus. For that reason, it really made sense to take a look back and celebrate the Club Trillion Legacy with a special beer release.”
Titus tends to enjoy beers on the maltier end of the spectrum, so for this brew it only made sense to develop a beer that the man himself would enjoy drinking. The brew team at Land-Grant whipped up an Amber Ale that should satisfy newcomers to craft beer as well as those seeking some depth to their beer. The whole thing is wrapped up in the texture and graphics from HOMAGE’s iconic “Club Tril” t-shirt that helped propel the blog to viral status.
To celebrate the beer and t-shirt launch, Land-Grant will be hosting a launch and watch party with Titus and HOMAGE centered around the Ohio State vs. Michigan basketball game on January 29th at 9pm. The collaborative trio will follow that up with a blowout party in Minneapolis at the Final Four on Sunday, April 7th. Details on both events will be filled in as the dates approach, but go ahead and save the date now.
HOMAGE founder Ryan Vesler sums the project up nicely saying, “HOMAGE is excited to be a part of the Club Trillion 10th Anniversary. Never before have we paid homage to so little!”
Club Trillion Amber Ale will retail for $9.99 per six-pack, and will be available in package and on draft beginning at the Launch Event and Watch Party at the Land-Grant taproom on January 29, 2019.
ABOUT MARK TITUS
MARK TITUS is the founder and author of the blog Club Trillion. His book, Don’t Put Me In, Coach, chronicles his career as a walk-on benchwarmer for the Ohio State basketball team and is on sale now. He currently is a contributor at The Ringer where he also hosts one of the country’s most-listened-to College Basketball Podcast, One Shining Podcast. Before joining the Rnger, Titus contributed to ESPN and Grantland.
Calling Columbus home since its founding in 2007, HOMAGE has been turning back the clock while connecting sports fans and pop culture aficionados through vintage-inspired apparel. With shout-outs to unpredictable, offbeat moments and larger-than-life personalities, HOMAGE shares the stories of individualism, hustle and triumph that lift spirits and transcend time.
While building an archive of unforgettable stories and unmistakable designs, HOMAGE has had the honor of partnering with the legendary likes of The Ohio State University, NBA and MLS. Along the way, the company’s homespun e-commerce beginnings have evolved into four Ohio retail locations and a team of 100+ All-Stars.
As HOMAGE has grown, the company has never lost sight of what really matters. Through outreach, volunteer efforts and nonprofit partnerships, HOMAGE has been dedicated to supporting and raising awareness for tremendous causes that touch lives and strengthen communities locally and nationally.
We’re very excited to announce some spooky Halloween-centric events in the Beer Garden throughout October. The Fiergarden Film Series launches tomorrow (Wednesday 10/10) kicking off three straight Wednesdays with scary movies under the stars. Pack a blanket, grab a beer, and brace yourself for all the spooks. All movies start at sundown at 7pm, and we’ve got a full line up of creepy classics:
These freaky films all lead up to the howlin-est Halloween party in town: The Land-Grant and BARK Party in the Fiergarten!
October 27th not only marks the eve of All Hallows Eve, but also the date in which Pups on the Patio legislation becomes OFFICIAL law! YAY! We advocated hard for our best dog friends, so we are ready to celebrate with a big ol’ party. From 3-7pm, Our human friends at BARK will be helping us host an all-out costume party. Bring your four-legged fur-ball and don’t hold back with the ensembles… We’ll be handing out prizes all afternoon for the best costumes in various categories!
The party certainly doesn’t stop after the dogs hit the hay. As the lights go down in the Fiergarten, from 7-10pm, the music will turn up with DJ Sean Gleeson & DJ Al Sigman and the costume competitions will carry on. Let’s get sPoOoOoOkY!!! Ray Ray’s Hog Pit will be serving up some eerie eats, including Spiced Smoked Short Rib with Ghost Chili BBQ Sauce. 👻 OooOoOOoooooo 👻 The Party is FREE and open to the public!
Please keep your well-behaved dogs on leash.
This is Nik’s beer—a Kölsch-style Golden Ale, brewed with Agave Nectar, Tropical Hops and Nik in mind. Beer builds community, and we were honored to have Nik at the center of ours. He was a soft-spoken soul who could summon a roar, a roots rock king with tropical panache, and a man who taught us all how lucky we are to have one another. Proceeds from this beer benefit the Dick & Jane Project.
STYLE: TROPICAL KÖLSCH with AGAVE NECTAR
ABV: 4.5% IBU: 27
HOPS: FALCONER’S FLIGHT, CITRA,EKUANOT
MALTS: PALE, WHITE WHEAT
INGREDIENTS: AGAVE NECTAR
BENEFITING: THE DICK & JANE PROJECT
CONTAINER: KEGS / CANS
The weather is shining and the stage is set–let us play you some tunes. Now that the Beer Garden is up and running, and the stage is complete, we’re pretty stoked the Land-Grant Beer Garden Music Series! The series will feature live music in our brand new Beer Garden on select Thursday and Sundays through the rest of the summer and into the fall. Shows are 100% free, and, weather dependent (we’ll move music indoors when necessary and possible). You can check out the full lineup over on the Music Series Page as well as our Facebook. You can get to know the first three performers below. Dig it!
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.
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.
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.
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.
STYLE: PALE ALE with HIBISCUS
ABV: 5.3% IBU: 30
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
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
CONTAINER: KEGS / CANS