Sideswipe Brewing Co. -- which features some of the coolest and most artistic beer labels in Ohio -- is launching regular taproom hours. The Columbus brewery will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays (starting June 26) and fans will be able to grab a pint or sampler, or buy bottles and growlers to go.
"We've been working on it for awhile, but we've never had regular taproom hours," owner and brewer Craig O'Herron said.
All four Sideswipe beers will be available: Coop Looter Saison, Fisticuffs India Pale Ale, Elegant Hoodlum Smoked Stout and Pixelated Sun Hoppy Wheat. O'Herron hopes to offer some rotating, brewery-exclusive beers in the future.
The tasting room will be open only Thursdays at first. If everything goes well, Sideswipe expects to expand to Fridays and Saturdays.
The taproom itself is pretty simple, O'Herron said. "It's a warehouse space," he said. "We've turned the front area into a simple tasting room. A couple tables for sitting. A couple tables for standing around. A little bar area."