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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

Concentrate, Now Delivering Hoppy Goodness Year-Round

In opart 2 of our Double-Dose of year-round IPA Press Releases today, we’re jazzed tio to introduce our first year-round series of Hazy IPAs: Concentrate. The name is inspired by the beer’s utilization of Cryo-Hops—essentially concentrated hop oils—to achieve super juicy and intense hop flavor and aroma without overwhelming bitterness.

“Concentrate IPA is aptly named, packing a concentrated juicy hop punch, compliments of the use of the Cryo-Hops,” says Director of Operations, Mark Richards. “I am a longtime hophead and this became one of my favorite new beers of 2018. I am pumped to see how the brewers will riff on the style from quarter to quarter in 2019!”

“Concentrate is the sum of our knowledge about creating big hop flavor in an easily drinkable package,” says Lead Brewer, Dan Shaffer. “Cryo-Hops allow us to maximize juicy hop flavor without the harsh burn of other highly hopped beers.”

Each quarterly edition of Concentrate will feature a new can label design, featuring Warhol-inspired cans in varying colors, highlighting the flavor and seasonality of the beers.

“The name Concentrate took me back to coming home on a summer day and having Mom peel open a can of Orange Juice concentrate for instant refreshment,” says Creative Director, Walt Keys. “That nostalgia played nicely with the Warhol-inspired can motif and, much like Quadrahopic, its seasonality gives me reign to play with the colors and the feel of each release.”

Concentrate IPA will retail for $11.99 per six-pack, and will be available in package and on draft beginning the first week in February 2019.

Introducing Quadrahopic, Year Round Rotating IPA

We are excited to announce that we’ll kicking-off 2019 with a brand new rotating hop IPA series. Quadrahopic, an IPA brewed using a blend of four hop varietals, is poised to join the brewery’s year-round offerings, albeit with a quarterly twist: every 3 months, the hops change.

“Quadrahopic IPA is a showcase of 4 hops varieties that will rotate hop blends with the seasons in 2019,” says Director of Operations, Mark Richards. “It’s always interesting to see how the hops flavors play off one another to create a compelling blend of flavor and aroma in these approachable IPAs.”

Lead Brewer, Dan Shaffer shares Mark’s excitement for the new line, saying,: “Quadrahopic is the canvas for our hop palette; with some combination of new varieties, personal favs, and old classics, creating flavor and aroma that is greater than the sum of its parts.”

While the malt base of the beer remains the same, the hops aren’t the only thing that will change from season to season. Each edition of Quadrahopic will feature a new can label design with varying colors to highlight the intended flavor profile.

“For me, the introduction of this new series, along with its ‘sister’ series, Concentrate, let me have some fun and think outside of the design systems we’ve created here over the past four years,” says Creative Director, Walt Keys. “I looked at this new brand as a way to create something new that lives outside our seasonal and year-round brands, but still under the umbrella of what makes a ‘Land-Grant Beer’ look like a ‘Land-Grant Beer.'”

Quadrahopic IPA will retail for $9.99 per six-pack, and will be available in package and on draft beginning the first week in January 2019.

New Brew: Dropout

Four years in the making, this hardy Imperial Stout was brewed specifically to help us celebrate our Fourth Anniversary at our Franklinton Brewery and Taproom on September 29 2018. Barrel-Aged on OYO Bourbon-soaked oak from our friends at Middle West Spirits, this jet-black stout offers up notes of Vanilla, Coconut, and Chocolate while wrapping up with a Coffee-forward finish.

DROPOUT STATS


STYLE: IPA
ABV: 9.4%   IBU: 52
HOPS: COLUMBUS, EAST KENT GOLDINGS, BRAMLING CROSS
MALTS: PALE ALE, BLACKPRINZ, COFFEE MALT, PALE CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE MALT, CARAMUNICH, MOLASSES
CONTAINER: KEGS / CANS
AVAILABILITY: 4th ANNIVERSARY

New Brew: Batch 500

We brewed our first beer on September 16th 2014. Between then and June 28 2018 we cranked out 498 more tasty batches, and for our 500th brew, we wanted to make something special. Batch 500 is a strong fruited Sour Ale brewed with sweet cherry and plum to commemorate this milestone at our Franklinton, Columbus, Ohio brewery. Here’s to 500 more!

BATCH 500 STATS


STYLE: SOUR ALE
with CHERRY and PLUM
ABV: 7.0%   IBU: 7
HOPS: TETTNANG
MALTS: PALE, RED WHEAT
INGREDIENTS: SWEET CHERRY and PLUM
SEASON: SUMMER
CONTAINER: KEGS / CANS
GLASS: BELGIAN

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: 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

New Brew: The Last Red-Eye

Sometimes it feels like you woke up a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, and a little pick-me-up would do you some good. The last Red-Eye was brewed in collaboration with our friends from the Rogue Squadron Podcast with Columbus-roasted espresso from our Franklinton neighbors, Stauf’s Coffee Roasters. In addition to Stauf’s Odarrec espresso, this beer was brewed with Kiln coffee malt, creating lighter drinking porter with rich, roasty flavor that will open your eyes and leave you with a sense that perhaps the dark side isn’t so bad after all.

THE LAST RED-EYE STATS


STYLE: COFFEE + ESPRESSO PORTER
ABV: 6.2%   IBU: 18
HOPS: CHINOOK, CASCADE
MALTS: 2 ROW, KILN COFFEE, CARAMEL, PALE CHOCOLATE, GOLDEN NAKED OATS
INGREDEINTS: STAUF’S ODARREC ESPRESSO
SEASON: SUMMER
CONTAINER:
KEGS
GLASS: BELGIAN