Homestead Beer Co. releases six-packs

Beth Stallings, Columbus Crave

For the last year, those who wanted to sip on brews from Homestead Beer Co. had to belly up to a bar or hunt down a limited supply of 22-ounce bombers. That changes today as the popular Heath-based brewery releases its first six-pack in Franklin County.

Beer drinkers can now purchase 12-ounce bottles of 1805 IPA-a classic American IPA with a light body and citrus and orange aroma-at area retailers including Crafted Drafts, Weiland's Market, Corner Stone Craft Beer & Wine, Grain + Grape, Barrel & Bottle, Savor Growl, Hausfrau Haven and Celebrate Local.

Homestead's Tenpenny Amber- a sweet, caramel malt with a mildly bitter and fragrant hop aroma-will hit nearby shelves in mid-September. Both six-packs will retail around $8.99. And if you happen to live in surrounding counties- Licking, Fairfield, Knox and Athens-you're in luck. Bottles of Homestead, founded byAdam Rhodes and Kevin Atkinson,have already begun to appear on your nearby beer shelves.