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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.

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For more information, please visit their website.
Read the Press Release.

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: 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

2017 Sustainability and Community Report

Brewing beer requires large amounts of energy, agricultural ingredients, packaging material, water, and labor all to be fermented and poured in a single glass. Since the beginning, we’ve wanted to be a brewery that brews with championship integrity. When we opened, our skeleton crew wasn’t able to pursue sustainability while also brewing, kegging, canning, delivering, bartending, and getting ourselves off the ground. Three years later and thirty-plus employees larger, we’ve been able to pursue sustainable brewing at last.

In 2017 we launched Sun-Grant, our formal Sustainability Program that aims to organize, measure, manage, and pursue our various environmental and communal initiatives. These initiatives are housed in the four pillars of the Sun-Grant Program:

  1. MITIGATION OF LIFE CYCLE IMPACT
  2. REDUCTION OF CARBON FOOTPRINT
  3. WATER STEWARDSHIP
  4. DEEP COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

These pillars, and the initiatives within them, reflect the common themes that we seek to address in our sustainability program: reduction of greenhouse gases, closing loops, minimizing waste, decreasing our water use intensity, diverting brewing byproduct from our wastewater, lowering the impact of our supply chain, and partnering with different farmers, environmental organizations, and community groups throughout Columbus and Ohio to make a healthier, better, cleaner world.

Our Sun-Grant program’s first year was focused on taking a holistic approach, with the aim of making progress and creating programs within each of the four pillars. Because of this, we were able to begin to mitigate every bit of our environmental impact, but as a Jack-of-All-Trades, Master-of-None.

We also launched our first Sun-Grant beer: Ra, a Fossil-Free Honey Blonde Ale, made with Ohio-grown Cascade hops, Ohio amber honey, and Rahr Malt’s fossil-free malts. Ra is the first in our Sun-Grant Series, and sales from each pour and six-pack went into our Sun-Grant Fund (more on that later).

Part of our mission here at Land-Grant is to make sure that we are ensuring Long Term Community Sustainability here in our neighborhood and beyond. You help us do this every day by patronizing our taproom and buying delicious beer out at your favorite shops and bars. This year, Land-Grant donated over 1% of our gross revenue to local area initiatives under the tiers of Education, Sustainability and Community Building, continuing our commitment to responsibly steward our resources for the greater good. We were able to donate a little under $50,000 in 2017.

Within this report you’ll see some examples of what programs we created, what worked, what didn’t work, and what we’re going to do about it. As always, we couldn’t do this without the continued support of our patrons, customers, and the Columbus community. Raise a glass to yourselves and read on to learn more.

New Brew: The Corsica

The Corsica is a juicy Northeast IPA brewed in collaboration with our good friends (and Columbus craft beer stalwarts), The Daily Growler. This citrusy Northeast-style Double IPA is brewed with candied citron and rides high on hazy, frothy swells of peach, orange, and tangerine aroma. Pop on your flops, cook up some brunch, set your course, and raise the sails.

THE CORSICA STATS


STYLE: NEW ENGLAND STYLE DOUBLE IPA with CANDIED CITRON
ABV: 7.2%   IBU: 92
HOPS: LIBERTY
MALTS: PILSEN, FLAKED RICE, FLAKED CORN, MUNICH
COLLABORATOR: THE DAILY GROWLER
SEASON: FALL
CONTAINER:
KEGS / CANS
GLASS: NONIC PINT

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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Land-Grant Third Anniversary Recap

A huge and hardy THANK YOU is in order to all of the amazing people who came together to make yesterday an incredible success.

The amazing bands that kept us moving… Our own Nik Heidel, Lisa Bella Donna Jazz Quintet, Yellow Paper Planes, Mungbean, Souther, Parker Louis and his amazing band, Osage, and the totally badass Land-Grant Super Jamble!

Our tasty food trucks…Aromaku, Sophie’s Perogies, Oh! Burgers, and PorKetta. The coffee that kept us going from Stauf’s!

The guest breweries that brought some inspiring beers to pour from the famous Daily Growler truck: Actual, Barley’s, Brewdog, Four String, Little Fish, North High, Platform, Pretentious, Rhinegeist, Seventh Son, Sideswipe, and Wolf’s Ridge!

Our incredible staff for pulling together an amazing variety of beers, and for putting in some crazy hours to make yesterday happen. You guys are amazing.

Cheers to Upright Press for bringing the live screen printing to the party, Eric and Todd for that bonkers projection on our grain silo.

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.

One last cheers to #LGTHREE, let’s do this again next year. Check out some photos from the day here, and you can see the full photo-set over on our Facebook page.

3rd Anniversary Band Lineup Announcement!

Our 3rd Anniversary Party is going down in just a little over a month. Today, we’re excited to announce the music lineup for the action packed day. We’ve assembled a fun and diverse schedule of tunes that should keep your toes tapping as you sample our HUGE list of Land-Grant and guest beers (more on that in the coming weeks). It All culminates in the Land-Grant Super Jamble, an all-inclusive jam hosted by the über funky Osage and featuring members from the day’s other acts. Get all the details for the party on the Anniversary page, or the Facebook event. See you on 10/21!

PARTY DETAILS


DATE: Saturday, October 21 2017
TIME: Noon-Midnight
ADMISSION: Free!

MUSIC SCHEDULE


3:00 pm: Nik Heidel
4:00 pm: Lisa Bella Donna Jazz Quintet
5:00 pm: Yellow Paper Planes
6:00 pm: Mungbean
7:00pm: Souther
8:00 pm: Parker Louis
9:00 pm: Osage
10:00 pm: The Land-Grant Super Jamble hosted by Osage