The brew-on-premise business concept -- where folks come to a brewery and make beer under the guidance of a professional brewer -- has long been relegated in Ohio only to the northeast portion of the state. The Brew Kettle in Strongsville was the place to go. Well, in many circles, it still is.
But Ohio is now seeing brew-on-premise operations opening elsewhere. There's Little Mountain Brewing Co. in Kirtland, and at least three others being developed: the Bottlehouse Brewery in Cleveland Heights, the Bryan Brewing Co. in Bryan (more on that in a separate post) and now BRU in Columbus.
The website Columbus Underground has a story about partners Tim Ward and Gavin Meyers launching central Ohio's first brew-on-premise business at 1288 N. High St.
"There's probably 8,000 to 10,000 homebrewers in Columbus and many other people who would like to homebrew but probably don't know how," Meyers told Columbus Underground. "It can be intimidating, expensive, messy and time consuming."
To read the full Columbus Underground story, click here.