Columbus Craft Beer Week wraps up Saturday with Six One Pour

Nicholas Dekker, Columbus Alive contributor

The inaugural Columbus Craft Beer Week has been running strong since May 1. The week has been loaded with over 200 beer-centric events held around the city, including beer dinners, tap takeovers and specialty beer tastings. The week is capped off this Saturday, May 9 with Six One Pour, a festival that includes a beer sampling, food from Chipotle and live music.

One of the features of Columbus Craft Beer Week is seven collaboration beers created by duos or trios of central Ohio breweries. Actual Brewing and Barley's Brewing, for instance, collaborated to create Simplicity, a Belgian golden strong ale. Four String, Sideswipe and Land-Grant put their heads together to brew the Ghidorah peach saison. All seven collaborative brews will be featured during Saturday's festival.

Every Central Ohio brewery will be present at the festival, including some outsiders like MadTree, Christian Moerlein and Rhinegeist from Cincinnati; Warped Wing from Dayton; The Brew Kettle from Strongsville; and Fat Head's from Cleveland.

The festival location brings the week's events to a close in the former center of Columbus brewing, the Brewery District. Brewmaster's Gate, where it's held, was once part of Augustus Wagner's brewery, one of the largest in Columbus prior to Prohibition.

The festival runs 5-9 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door and include a souvenir glass and 20 tasting tickets. Early admission VIP tickets are $75 and include an advance tasting, a T-shirt and special membership in the Ohio Craft Brewers Association.

Nicholas Dekker writes about breakfast at breakfastwithnick.com and authored the guidebook "Breakfast With Nick: Columbus," with a second edition coming in 2015. He leads breakfast and brunch tours for Columbus Food Adventures and brewery tours for Columbus Brew Adventures.