Best of Columbus 2015: Local Beers We Love to Love

Columbus Monthly Staff

We'd put these local beers against anything brewed by the big craft labels.

Calories? 98. Alcohol-by-volume? 3.4 percent. This crisp golden lager is all about one thing: drinkability.

Rockmill's earthy strong ale is even richer (and boozier) after it's aged in Middle West Spirits whiskey barrels. Treat it like dessert.

The cult-iest Columbus beer, and for good reason. Bodhi's consistent tropical hop profile elevates the bar for all locally brewed IPAs.

German yeast strains unlock Vertigo's bright banana and clove notes, unmatched among hefeweizens in Columbus, or anywhere, for that matter.