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LAND-GRANT BREWING COMPANY ANNOUNCES COMMEMORATIVE 16 OZ. CANS OF THEIR CREW SC SUPPORTER BEER, MASSIVE, CELEBRATING 25 SEASONS OF SOCCER IN COLUMBUS.

FEBRUARY 21,  2020 / COLUMBUS, OHIO – Land-Grant Brewing Company is excited to bring back their iconic Columbus Crew SC Supporter Beer, Massive Juicy Pale Ale, in spectacular 16oz. commemorative “Jersey” cans celebrating the club’s twenty-fifth season of MLS play. Each can features an iconic kit from Crew SC’s history and a fact about the season those shirts were worn on the field.

These special, limited edition, cans will be available exclusively at MAPFRE Stadium and for carry-out at Land-Grant’s Franklinton taproom. As an extra bonus each four-pack of beer will feature up to four different can designs in the same pack.

“We worked with our beer label producer to develop these labels so that thew six designs are printed in a row on the same spool. So every six cans coming off the line has different art,” says Land-Grant President and founder, Adam Benner. “Our packaging process isn’t that automated, so we cannot guarantee that all four will be different,  but odds are you’ll be getting three or four different cans per pack.”

On Saturday 2/22 Land-Grant will make these cans available for the very first time during a full-on Crew themed pre-season extravaganza. Representatives and players from the club will be on hand, as well as a handful of the actual kits being celebrated! The taproom will re-air the Crew’s MLS Cup win from 2008 leading into the broadcast of the team’s pre-season match against Houston at 7pm.

Massive is available in its regular 12oz six packs in the taproom and at Central Ohio craft beer retailers now. 16oz Commemorative four-packs will be available for purchase in the Land-Grant Brewing Company Franklinton taproom starting Saturday, 2/22. They will also be available for on-premise consumption at MAPRFE Stadium during 2020 Columbus Crew SC matches.

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 Collaboration Brew: Sports

This edition of sports is the 2nd iteration of our Sports + Jorts Collabo with our friends and rivals Seventh Son. Sports is a light-on-its-feet Gose brewed with tangerine and grapefruit. It’s counterpart, Jorts (brewed at Seventh Son), is a tropical Sour Ale brewed with cherry, tangerine, guava, pineapple, and apricot!

SPORTS


STYLE: CITRUS COOLER GOSE
ABV: 4.4%   IBU: 8
HOPS: TETTNANG
MALTS: PISLNER, RED WHEAT
INGREDIENTS: LOCAL, METROPARK-HARVESTED, HONEY
COLLABORATOR: SEVENTH SON
CRUSHABILITY:
CONTAINER: KEGS / CANS
AVAILABILITY: SEPTEMBER 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

Jeni’s Strawberry Jam 2019!

A huge and berry-filled THANK YOU is in order to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Hirsch Fruit Farms,and all of the amazing people who came together to make the Strawberry Jam an incredible success.

Delicious, fresh, refreshing, food and bev from: Mikey’s Late Night Slice, Preston’s, Angry Wiener, Ray Ray’s, Sunshine Mobile Wine, Bacca Coffee, Fox in the Snow, and Little Eater!

The amazing musical lineup: Razzamatazz and Jazz, School of Rock, Waves De Ache, Hebdo, 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: Celebrated, Cub Shrub, Florish, Prospect Jam, the Tart Peach, and Urban Spreads!

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 Splendid

In Ohio, summer means three things: Beer, Ice Cream, and StrawBerries. Once again we’ve teamed up with Columbus Ice Cream Champions, Jeni’s, to brew up the perfect, easy-sipping complement to their annual Strawberry Jam: An early summer bash that celebrates the sunshine-minded makers, growers, artists, lovers, and musicians of Central Ohio. Splendid is an effervescently dry, brut ale brewed to showcase fresh Berries and the sweet citrus aroma of Lemondrop hops. Whichever variety of pint you prefer, summer is here!

SPLENDID


STYLE: BERRY BRUT
ABV: 6.1%   IBU: 19
HOPS: EL DORADO, LEMON DROP, CASCADE
MALTS: 2 ROW
INGREDIENTS: FRESH BERRIES
COLLABORATOR: JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS
CRUSHABILITY:
CONTAINER: KEGS / CANS
AVAILABILITY: MAY 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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New Beer: Thirteen Point One Tart Citrus Ale

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.

THIRTEEN.ONE STATS


STYLE: TART CITRUS ALE
ABV: 4.0%   IBU: 8
HOPS: CITRA
MALTS: WHITE WHEAT, VIENNA, PILSNER
INGREDIENTS: KEY LIME
COLLABORATOR: CAP CITY HALF MARATHON
CONTAINER:
KEGS / CANS
AVAILABILITY: SPRING 2019

Land-Grant x HOMAGE x Club Trillion

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.

Connect with Mark on Instagram or Twitter. For more information, please visit TheRinger.com.

ABOUT HOMAGE


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.

See what it means to #PayHOMAGE at HOMAGE.com.
You can check out their special Club Trillion 10 year tee at HOMAGE.com/clubtril

LOCAL DELIVERY ONLY AVAILABLE FOR ORDERS OVER $40 (1 case). Please allow 20-30 minutes for us to pull pick-up orders. Pick-up is from Noon-7p Thursday-Saturday and Noon-4p Sunday Dismiss