The new Columbus Brew Adventures tours highlight local breweries and distilleries
Bethia Woolf, who leads the popular Columbus Food Adventures tours around town, was getting requests for brewery visits. So she took the concept and ran with it. She and co-owner Jim Ellison created Columbus Brew Adventures, which highlights local distilleries and breweries. Ranging in price from $55-$85, the tours include several stops with drink samples and eats along the way (learn more or sign up at ColumbusBrewAdventures.com). We chatted with Woolf to learn more about the new venture.
-Heather Weekley, @heather_weekley
What is the experience like during a Columbus Brew Adventures tour?
Most will have four different stops with lots of samples of beer. They'll be some food and snacks along the way. It's a little bit different than Columbus Food Adventures, since this is all focused on drinks. It's not intended to be a drunk bus even though we're driving people around. It's educational and we want people to have fun.
How were the different tour options determined?
They're divided by area. We'll also have a couple of Sunday afternoon drives, so they will be tours going to different parts of Ohio. One will go to Granville and Buckeye Lake, and one to the Athens area. There's a wide variety of people with a different interest level in beer, so there are different levels of tours. Some are more of an introduction and some are more in depth where people can talk to the brewers and learn.
You have a large number of partners. Who are some of the big names tour-goers can visit?
We are working with places like Seventh Son Brewing Company, North High Brewing, Rockmill Brewery, the Columbus Brewing Company Restaurant and Barley's Brewing Company.