Beer-tivities: Beer challenges around town

Jesse Tigges, Columbus Alive

Besides the Parsons Challenge at Hal & Al's, a few other bars offer rewards for a dedication to trying new beers. Here's the lowdown on the options from Bob's Bar, Elevator and World of Beer.

The World Tour

The World Tour at Bob's Bar requires patrons drink 130 beers on the "Backstage Pass" list with no time limit. Sign up for $10 and once the tour is completed, you'll receive a limited edition Bob's Bar World Tour T-shirt and a 25-ounce mug with your name, or whatever you choose, engraved on it. The 25-ounce mug is good to be filled with any of the drafts for the price of a pint - for life.

Beer-tivites rating: 4 out of 5

Bob's Bar

4961 N. High St., Clintonville


The M.B.A/Ph.D. Program

At Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus, the goal is a beer education - with the title to prove it. Patrons who drink the beer of the month for 12 consecutive months will earn their M.B.A, along with a personalized 25-ounce mug that can be filled for the cost of a pint. Follow up the first months with 12 different beer of the month and you'll earn you Ph.D., with four personalized Ph.D. pint glasses to take home.

Elevator Brewing and Draught Haus

161 N. High St., Downtown


Beer-tivites rating: 4 out of 5

Loyalty Club

At either of the World of Beer locations (Brewery District or Easton), beer drinkers can sign up and achieve different levels of Loyalty Club accomplishments. The initial $15 fee purchases a Beer T-shirt and Loyalty Card to keep track of beers drank at any of the franchise's locations. The first level (50 different beersgets a Loyalty Club T-shirt. A hundred beers earns a -shirt and mug and 250 receives a olo shirt and plaque on the Wall of Fame. The levels continue at 250 increments up to 1000 and 500 beer increments after that. These higher levels earn gift cards, parties with bar and food tabs and more swag.

Beer-tivities rating: 4 out of 5

World of Beer

503 S. Front St., Brewery District


3934 Townsfair Way, Easton


Brewing at North High

The Parsons Challenge at Hal & Al's

Running with beer

Neighborhood bar crawls

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