The Daily Growler is expanding. Owner John Blakely says a second Daily Growler will hopefully open in early July at 258 W. Olentangy St. in Powell, an affluent suburb just north of Columbus.
Just like the original location in Upper Arlington, the Powell site will offer 60 beers on draft for on-site consumption and growlers to go. There also will be a patio.
Business is thriving at the Upper Arlington store so it made sense to open a second location to serve another part of the Columbus market, Blakely said Tuesday.
When the new Daily Growler opens, it will launch with some exclusive beers, including one that Blakely helped brew:
• Roller Blabe, a collaboration double India pale ale was brewed with Blakely’s help at Hoof Hearted Brewing. Yes, Blabe is spelled correctly. It's a mashup of blade and babe. (Check out the image below.) Blakely said he spent eight or nine hours at the brewery, which is located on a farm in Marengo. “It’s a pretty unique experience,” he said. “It literally is a farm. They have pigs and cows, and they are getting a horse in a couple of weeks.”
• Actual Daily IPA, a single hop IPA.
• Wolf’s Ridge Blackberry Cream Ale.
• Seventh Son Stone Fort made with chai tea and vanilla beans.
“In the first year and a half, I’m most proud that we’ve been able to form some really good relationships with the breweries and people in the beer scene,” Blakely said. “Some people have gone from being clients to friends.”
“We want to stress how thankful we are to our patrons and the craft beer drinkers of Ohio because if it wasn’t for their continued sponsorship and patronage, we wouldn’t have a first location much less be in a position to open a second one,” he added. “I feel blessed to work in the craft beer industry. It’s a great time to be in it right now, especially in Ohio. We’re really making a name for ourselves in Columbus and nationally.”