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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 Schlees to Hartmut Handke and Lenny Kolada. We cover the history of the area as well as those that are making hostory today.

This tour is priced at $55.00 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.

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 April to early November on Saturday afternoons. (We post dates in March and update through the season). Please check the tour calendar for available dates.

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This tour can be available as a private tour for groups of 8 to 14.
Contact us with questions about private tours.

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2 Comments to “• Brewery District Walking Tour”

  1. Where does the brewery district walking tour go to?

    • Jim Ellison
      July 6, 2016

      The Brewery District Walking Tour (updated November 2016), typically visits CBC Restaurant, Brick American Kitchen, Copious, Arepazo and Rockmill Tavern. At the stops guests will sample beers (5 to 6) a cocktail and snacks (3 locations). We sometimes substitute another site for one of the stops if there is a special event.

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