Like every business, Columbus breweries have been forced to adapt to the mandated closures. While taprooms and brewpubs are currently closed for dine-in services, many breweries have emphasized canning or bottling, growler fills, carryout food, or delivery.
Here are just a few highlights of what Columbus breweries are up to!
All Columbus BrewDog locations, with the exception of BrewDog Short North, are operating to-go food and beer orders, 11am-8pm every day! Franklinton and DogTap Columbus patios open May 15 and indoor dining begins May 21.
In addition, we’ve partnered with BrewDog to launch the Live Forward Cheers campaign to recognize the local, frontline hospitality workers who kept the world moving forward during COVID-19. Each week (Thursday-Wednesday), we will choose 10 deserving winners to receive a BrewDog growler and a $30 gift card to fill it with their drink of choice. To learn more about the campaign and how to nominate, visit experiencecolumbus.com/liveforwardcheers.
While its Short North taproom is closed (and its new Dublin brewpub is still under construction), North High Brewing is offering delivery of beer across the city.
Barley’s Brewing continues to serve their English-style beers in growlers and favorite pub grub for curbside carryout.
Land-Grant Brewing is set to re-open its large outdoor beer garden on May 19. Beer will only be served in cans through contactless ordering. Meanwhile, online ordering and drive-through pickup is still available.
Smokehouse Brewing is still open serving food and beer for carryout and delivery.
Purchase Seventh Son Brewing and Antiques on High beers to-go at Seventh Son. They offer delivery as well, including a special for $20 shipping to anywhere in the state of Ohio.
Random Precision Brewing has begun bottling its beers, including its selection of sours, for carryout from the taproom as well as free delivery to most of Franklin County on Fridays.
The newer Gemüt Biergarten in Olde Towne East is offering curbside carryout, as well as free delivery anywhere in the 270 loop and to Hilliard, Westerville, Dublin, Grove City, Gahanna, and Powell.
Lineage Brewing in Clintonville serves food, cocktails, and crowlers for curbside pickup.
Ill Mannered Brewing in Powell offerings curbside pickup of select beers in six-packs, plus crowlers and growlers.
While the patio isn’t open yet at Sideswipe Brewing, you can still order beer for carryout.
Since the shutdowns hit, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing pivoted quickly to offer more canned and bottled beers to go from its taproom, in addition to food and bottled cocktails. They also offer shipping to Cincinnati, Dayton, Cleveland, Akron, and Canton.
Nocterra Brewing in Powell is making use of its ample outdoor space to host guests. Picnic tables will be spread out, and lines for carryout (Nocterra is still canning many of its beers) and for guests ordering from the new Ray Ray’s Hog Pit truck, opening May 16.
Combustion Brewery in Pickerington is selling its beer, cider, and merchandise through online ordering and drive-through pick-up.
Zaftig Brewing has been bottling its beers as well as selling howlers and growlers for take-away. They’re also offering delivery select days of the week for much of central and northern Columbus. Its Italian Village brewpub has reopened for carryout as well.
Discover more of central Ohio’s 60+ breweries at cbusaletrail.com.