Friday, November 1, 2013

Tap Room Grand Opening & Award Tour Finale

We are pleased to announce the Grand Opening of our 13th Floor Tap Room on Saturday, November 9th from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. To celebrate the occasion, we're closing out our 2013 Award Tour by pouring all 12 of our beers that have won national blind tasting medals within the last 16 months!

Beginning in the summer of 2013, we featured multiple medal-winning beers at various beer festivals, tastings and other events throughout Ohio, dubbing it the Award Tour 2013. We have won numerous medals from the Beverage Testing Institute's World Beer Championships; their Beer Judge Certified scores serve as the reviews for All About Beer magazine. Five of the 12 medals were the highest-rated beers in their respective categories (see the full list of medal winning beers below).

As the list of awards continued to grow, it became obvious that a big event was warranted to close out the run of accolades. Upon recently adding a tap room to our production brewery at 165 N. Fourth St. in downtown Columbus, the perfect event presented itself.

To announce the new 13th Floor Tap Room and to highlight all 12 of our national medal-winning beers, Elevator Brewing Company invites all fans of great craft beer to come celebrate with us on November 9th. Regular tap room hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., but starting at 5 p.m. there will be special tappings of limited and rare beers, culminating with the tapping at 10 p.m. of the last keg of BarBar Bourbon Barrel Barleywine - judged the Beverage Testing Institute's highest-rated Barleywine of 2012 with a score of 97.

There will also be bands and food trucks to keep the celebration going. Plus, it's a Buckeye football bye week, so the celebration will not interfere with anyone’s football enjoyment. Please come out and support Elevator Brewing Company – the local brewery that is winning national recognition.

List of Medal-Winners:

* Mogabi Hoppy Wheat – 92 Points, Gold Medal
* BarBar Bourbon Barrel Barleywine – 97 points, Platinum Medal
* Winter Warmer Spiced Holiday Ale – 93 Points, Gold Medal
* Three Frogs IPA – 95 Points, Gold Medal
Dirty Dick’s Nut Brown Ale – 95 Points, Gold Medal
Bear Ass Pale Ale – 90 Points, Gold Medal
* “Big Vic” Imperial Mogabi Wheat IPA – 91 Points, Gold Medal
Heiferweizen German Wheat – 87 Points, Silver Medal
Horny Goat Barrel-Aged Porter – 93 Points, Gold Medal
Angry Goat Barrel-Aged Nut Brown – 92 Points, Gold Medal
Ghost Scorpion Lager – 82 Points, Bronze Medal
Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale – 91 Points, Gold Medal

*indicates this beer won its category for the year.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Elevator's Procrastinator Homebrew Competition

It's time.

The fifth annual Procrastinator Homebrew Competition is upon us. Entries are due no later than Friday, July 19, 2013 ($5 per entry). Please submit two 12-oz. samples or one 22-oz. sample in unmarked bottles.

BJCP categories 6-15 only. "Best of Show" will be brewed on the system at the Elevator Restaurant & Draught Haus.

  • Light Hybrid Beer
  • Amber Hybrid Beer
  • English Pale Ale
  • Scottish and Irish Ale
  • American Ale
  • English Brown Ale
  • Porter
  • Stout
  • India Pale Ale
  • German Wheat and Rye Beer
Please review BJCP guidelines at

Entry deadline is Friday, July 19, 2013. Please send or bring samples to the Elevator Brewery at 165 N 4th St. in Columbus, Monday through Friday, 1-7 p.m. Entries will be judged on Sunday, July 21 at 11 a.m. at the Elevator Brewery Tap Room.

If you have questions or would like to judge, please contact Mark Beery at

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

American Craft Beer Week 2013

Elevator Brewing Company is getting revved up for American Craft Beer Week 2013 - "The Mother of All Beer Weeks."

Check out our schedule of events!

Monday, May 13 - SODZ Homebrewers meeting, 7 p.m. at the brewery. Guest speaker is Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain).

Tuesday, May 14 - Third annual "Ride the Elevator" fundraiser, benefiting Franklinton Cycle Works. 7 p.m. at the brewery, $10 per rider. Register at,

Wednesday, May 15 - Elevator Brewery and Barley Hopsters "Beer & Movie Night." Strand Theatre in Delaware, featuring the film Beerfest. 7 p.m. social hour, 8 p.m. showtime. $15 for advance tickets, $20 at the door.,

Thursday, May 16 - Join us at the Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus Restaurant at 8 p.m. sharp for a "Coast to Coast Toast" to craft beer.

Friday, May 17 - Third annual "Bark & Brew" fundraiser to benefit the Downtown Dog Park. 6-8 p.m., $20 per person includes brewery tour, food, beer & pint glass.

Saturday, May 18 - Beer Dinner at the brewery! Exclusive menu prepared by Chef Nate Crockett. Five courses of beer-infused recipes, paired with Elevator brews. 6-8 p.m., $45 per person. Guest speaker: Steve Croyle, beer writer. Reservations required; call (614) 499-7828.

Monday, January 21, 2013

2013 MBA & PHD Lists

It's going to be a remarkable year. We promise.

Masters of Beer Appreciation

January: Wee Bit Heavy
February: Chipotle Hot Brown
March: Irish Blonde Bombshell
April: Grand Imperial Stout
May: Citrus Agave IPA
June: "Big Vic" Imperial Mogabi
July: Morning Coffee IPA
August: Over & Back Double IPA
September: Great Pumpkin Ale
October: Fresh Hop IPA
November: Pumpkin Stout
December: Mocha Plum Stout II

Professors of Hearty Drinking

January: Belgian Xtra Blonde
February: Three Hot Frogs IPA
March: Honey Brown Eyes Ale
April: Dictator Doppelbock
May: Mexican Wit
June: Ryan's Rye IPA
July: Belgian White IPA
August: Drake Bitter Bragott
September: Homebrew Winner
October: Midnight Dunkelweiss
November: Smoked Maple Nut Porter
December: Rum Raisin Winter Warmer

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Horny Goat 2013

Sixty whiskey barrels full of porter, due out in January 2013...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

2012 American Craft Beer Week

Here's our schedule for the 2012 American Craft Beer Week -- "The Mother of All Beer Weeks." Unless otherwise noted, these events will take place at the Elevator Brewery, 165 N. Fourth St. in downtown Columbus.

Monday, May 14: SODZ Homebrewers meeting. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 15: Second annual "Ride the Elevator" fundraiser to benefit Franklinton Cycle Works. 7 p.m. $10 per rider.,

Wednesday, May 16: MBA & PHD reunion and tour. 7-9 p.m. $10 per person. Featuring beer and burritos from the Burrito Bus.

Thursday, May 17: Elevator Beer Film Festival at the Grandview Theatre. "The Saddest Music in the World," "The Adventures of Bob and Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew." Doors open at 5 p.m., films at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. $20 per person. Includes film, chat with the reps, contests and a commemorative t-shirt.,

Friday, May 18: Second annual "Bark & Brew" fundraiser to benefit the Downtown Dog Park. 6-8 p.m. $20 per person. Includes tour, food, beer and a pint glass.

Saturday, May 19: Five-course beer dinner at the brewery. Guest speaker John Ross, Columbus Alive. 6 p.m. $45 per person. Call 614-499-7828 or email for reservations to any event.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

2012 MBA and PHD Lists

Masters of Beer Appreciation

January - Horny Goat
February - Espresso Baltic Porter
March - Import Bock
April - Horus
May - Belgian Nit Wit
June - Pale Ale Small Beer
July - 2012 Columbus Common
August - Imperial Big Vic
September - Fest Bier
October - Pumpkin Lager
November - Spiced Autumn Ale
December - Big Bad Barleywine

Professors of Hearty Drinking

January - Barrel-Aged IPA
February - Belgian Grand Cru
March - Blarney Stone Irish Stout
April - Angry Goat
May - Drake Honey Wheat
June - Belgian Blondie
July - Belgian Peach Rye IPA
August - Bully Goat
September - Homebrew Winner
October - Pumpkinhead Maximus
November - Wicked Goat
December - Belgian Christmas Ale