This post is written by Nick Dekker, blogger at Breakfast with Nick and author of a book all about breakfast in Columbus. You can follow him on Twitter @BreakfastwNick.

The holidays are here, and what goes better with a celebration than a pint of spiced brew or a pumpkin ale? Columbus breweries have been busy as usual, so let’s check in with some recent developments. 

Ill Mannered Brewing opened in August in Powell. Their little taproom seats about 15, and on a 3-barrel system they’ve already begun pumping out IPAs, breakfast stouts, and hoppy wheat beers. The spot is great for kicking back with a beer or two; you’re welcome to bring in a slice of Brooklyn Pizza or a taco from Mojo Tago next door! Hoof Hearted Brewing

Hoof Hearted Brewing now offers their sought-after IPAs in cans, like Musk of the Minotaur, South of Eleven, Konkey Dong, and Roller Blabe IPAs. You can visit their new taproom in Marengo select weekend days, and even pitch in with canning sometimes. Their brewpub collaboration with A&R Creative will open in Italian Village in the coming months.

Brew Brothers brewery has opened inside the Scioto Downs Racino. The brewery and restaurant will feature 10 taps of beers, including a rotating selection of six house brews, to go with pizzas, burgers, and barbecue.

Land-Grant Brewing celebrated their one-year anniversary in October. Their Franklinton taproom is a regular hang out for sports-watching and food truck-sampling. Their beer can also be found in the Ohio Stadium during football games, and they brewed a specialty beer called the Glory American wheat for the Columbus Crew SC.lineage

Lineage Brewing just celebrated six months of being open in Clintonville. Already it’s a popular neighborhood spot to catch up with friends. Already they’ve made their mark with over 23 different brews (not counting specialty casked beers)!

A few other breweries newer breweries include: Pigskin Brewing in Gahanna, Restoration Brew Worx in Delaware, and Knotty Pine Brewing in Grandview.

There’s much more coming. Kindred Artisan Ales will open sometime late 2015/early 2016 in Gahanna. Smokehouse will unveil sour beers soon. Barley’s is opening an upstairs taproom and arcade called Brewcadia. Columbus Brewing Company is working on their expansion, too, and North High Brewing is installing a canning line.

Keep searching out those breweries using the Columbus Ale Trail. Get your book stamped at each stop, then redeem it at the Ohio Taproom to get a souvenir T-shirt!