Cleveland has one. So does Dayton and Cincinnati. Now, Columbus will hold its first-ever Columbus Beer Week in April 2014.
Just like in other cities, Columbus Beer Week, organized by the folks behind the Columbus Summer Beerfest, will feature beer dinners, tap takeovers and brewery tours. It's also expected to conclude with the first All Ohio Beerfest to benefit the Ohio Craft Brewers Association. Those details are still being finalized.
As far as the actual week, that hasn't been announced yet. Those dates will be revealed Aug. 24 during a "Tasting Room Trolley" event. The Tasting Room Trolley, taking place from noon to 6 p.m., involves chartered buses shuttling people to local brewery tasting rooms. Tickets are $25 and include a souvenir glass and T-shirt. (Beer costs extra.) Proceeds will benefit the Ohio Craft Brewers Association.
“It just seems that right now, the stars have aligned a little and in Columbus we’ve reached that critical mass of bars and restaurants that will get behind this, and the folks at Columbus Beerfest are the perfect people to help promote it," Eric Bean, owner/brewer at Columbus Brewing and the president of the brewers association, said in a prepared statement.
Future details are expected to be announced on the Columbus Summer Beerfest website.