Sip Ohio Beer at the North Market Craft Brew Festival

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Craft-beer lovers know the best brews rival wine in terms of variety and complexity. North Market's Ohio Craft Brew Festival, Sept. 12 to 14, celebrates the state's craft-beer scene for the ninth year in a row, with more than 20 brewers sampling their creations. Admission ($20 in advance, $25 at the door) includes a souvenir glass and 10 tasting tickets, and you'll find styles to suit every taste.

If you're looking for something unusual, Seventh Son will have a firkin (a small barrel of cask-conditioned beer) filled with oak-aged, chocolate-infused Golden Ratio IPA. If IPAs aren't your thing, try Rockmill Brewery's Saison Noir, a seasonal farmhouse ale with hints of candied fruit, tobacco and caramel. The festival is also perfectly timed for tasting Buckeye Lake Brewery's Oktoberfest ale, but if you need a refreshing non-alcoholic treat in between tastings, Buckeye Lake will also have its wildly popular root beer on hand. Lamb