beer history tour columbus

Something old, something new. Something bottled, plenty brewed. Not to mention, some great food too. Welcome to the Brewery District.

The craft of beer brewing is in the midst of a local renaissance but the origins of brewing in Central Ohio started here, among the historically preserved buildings of the Brewery District. On this tour of the neighborhood, we reveal the brewing history behind its stately brick structures, dive into the fundamentals of the creation of craft libations and sample all manner of beer, food, and more. Between pours and bites we’ll recall the era of local Beer Barons from the hey-day of the 1890′s to the dog days of Prohibition. We will toast the men and women that have made the Brewery District what it is, from the Hosters and Wagners to Hartmut Handke and Cameron Mitchell. We cover the history of the area as well as those that are making history today.

This tour is priced at $62 which includes tastings of a variety of beverages and/or food at five locations and a guide with extensive local history knowledge and craft beverage expertise. This walking tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours and involves a leisurely one mile stroll. This tour is for guests 21 and older. We are able to accommodate vegetarians with advance notice. We are unable to accommodate other dietary restrictions.

Please note, while we sample local craft beer and other beverages at many stops on this tour, there are no breweries open to the public in the Brewery District (the name comes from the pre prohibition legacy of the area, not the activity of today).

The Brewery District Walking Tour is offered March to November on Saturday afternoons. Please check the tour calendar for available dates.

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