On Tap: Antiques on High sneak peek tastings

Nicholas Dekker
Photo courtesy Antiques on High

In anticipation of its new sister brewery, Antiques on High, opening soon in the Brewery District, Seventh Son Brewing is hosting two beer tastings in the coming weeks. The preview events will feature a selection of four Antiques on High beers paired with cocktail samples; guests will also receive a special Antiques on High glass.

The tastings are limited to 35 people each, and will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, and Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 7-9 p.m. at the Leisure Club, a “super cool and eclectic space on Columbus' South Side,” according to the event description. The exact address of the Leisure Club won't be revealed to ticket-purchasers until the day of the event.

Collin Castore, co-owner of Seventh Son and Antiques on High, said the tasting will feature selections from Antiques on High's wood-aged sour and wild beers. The brews are still in development and don't have formal names yet.

“The tasting will be a good chance to hang out with people [and] talk to them about the project,” Castore said. “A handful of staff will also get to try the beers for the first time.”

Castore said the brewery has 120 barrels of beer aging currently. “We originally thought we'd be open in the spring and have only 60-70 barrels,” he added, noting that the extra time has allowed the brewery to build a bigger stock of barrel-aged beers. Antiques brewed blonde, red and dark base beers, and have been inoculating them with different yeast blends. On opening, the brewery will feature eight barrel-aged sour and wild beers, two to four of which will be fruited, while four to six will be blends.

The cocktails are being developed by Travis Owens, owner of the recently closed Curio cocktail bar. Owens has branched out with his own consulting business, Behind the Glass, and is working with the brewery. Castore said they're narrowing down the menu to five draft cocktails, plus two more batched cocktails. “We're not trying to recreate Curio,” he said, “but we're trying to have an interesting, consistent, elevated cocktail list in a casual setting.”

Castore said Antiques on High will open within a week or two of the tastings. It will be located at 714 S. High St. in the Brewery District.