Craft Beer and Spirits are booming in Central Ohio today however our community suffered a long dry spell even before prohibition. Westerville in particular started on the path of temperance early and finished very late (2006). Today, Westerville’s dry spell has ended with the recent addition of new craft beverage destinations. On this tour we share the origins of Temperance (we can blame Ohio), the Westerville Whiskey Wars (including some bombings), the Anti-Saloon League and Ohio’s leadership of and quick path to national prohibition. As we explore Uptown Westerville and Temperance Row, we will visit and sample at several craft destinations to see what they are bringing to the table today. Our stops include Meza Wine Shop, Schneider’s Bakery, Good Vibes Winery, Asterisk Supper Club, Temperance Row Brewing/Uptown Deli & Buckeye Brewcraft.
This tour is priced at $55.00, and includes tastings of a variety of beverages and/or snacks at five locations, a guide with extensive local history knowledge and craft beverage expertise. This walking tour lasts up to 3.5 hours and includes a leisurely one mile stroll.
The Westerville Walking Tour is offered select Saturdays March to October. Please check the tour calendar for available dates.