Ohio craft beer: Rockmill Brewery

G.A. Benton, Columbus Alive

You drive 40 minutes from Columbus toward Lancaster to reach Rockmill Brewery, but it feels like you've traveled much farther. Motoring along a sprawling countryside of rolling hills, you actually see lambs on Lamb Road right before pulling up to the gorgeous Rockmill property. Rambling around the one-time horse farm, you quickly begin to understand Rockmill is an enchanted kind of place where the flavors of yesteryear flow gracefully into those of today.

Rockmill is anchored by an expansive and fabulously rehabbed house that also functions as a contemporary art gallery-and much of its bold, expressionistic art is equine-themed (when constructed in 1870, it was a horse barn).