The second annual Columbus Winter Beerfest will be held Jan. 14 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus. The event is expected to feature more than 200 beers. The Beerfest website says a list of beers will be posted on Jan. 7. A special VIP tasting begins at 6:30 p.m., with the regular tasting starting at 7:30 p.m. VIP tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. VIP participants will receive an 8-ounce souvenir glass. The regular tasting is $30 in advance or $40 at the door, and participants receive a 5-ounce acrylic sampling glass. For more details, click here.
As far as I know, the Columbus Winter Beerfest is the first beer festival scheduled in Ohio for 2012. There are a ton of them. I am trying to compile a complete list of major events for a story next week in the Akron Beacon Journal and to post on this blog. If you know of an event that should be included, feel free to send me an email at email@example.com.