We'd put these local beers against anything brewed by the big craft labels.

Photon, Actual Brewing Co.

Calories? 98. Alcohol-by-volume? 3.4 percent. This crisp golden lager is all about one thing: drinkability. actualbrewing.com

Tripel, Rockmill Brewery

Rockmill's earthy strong ale is even richer (and boozier) after it's aged in Middle West Spirits whiskey barrels. Treat it like dessert. rockmillbrewery.com

Columbus Bodhi, Columbus Brewing Co.

The cult-iest Columbus beer, and for good reason. Bodhi's consistent tropical hop profile elevates the bar for all locally brewed IPAs. columbusbrewing.com

Vertigo, Zauber Brewing

German yeast strains unlock Vertigo's bright banana and clove notes, unmatched among hefeweizens in Columbus, or anywhere, for that matter. zbeers.com