Brew Review 2014

Brew Review Logo 2014

Great Brews for a Great Cause
Enjoy a night of great beer featuring local and national breweries as well as select imports. If you live in Columbus, Ohio, enjoy craft beer, and want to support a great cause check out the Brew Review event happening THIS Friday – October 17th starting at 7pm!

Brew Review is a casual evening tasting craft beers. Come for the beer and stay for the hors d’oeuvres, music, and mingling. 100% of net proceeds will support Creative Living’s Resident Assistance Program. Creative Living is a non-profit organization encouraging independent living for adults with severe physical disabilities by providing wheelchair accessible housing and assistance and by creating a supportive environment for people to learn, work, live and contribute to the community.

What’s On Tap
Want to know the brews on the menu? Check out this year’s list:

  • Actual Photon
  • Actual Oktoberfest
  • Anchor Steam Beer
  • Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
  • Atwater Vanilla Java Porter
  • Barley’s Blood Thirst Wheat
  • Barley’s Centennial IPA
  • Barley’s Russian Imperial Stout
  • Barley’s Scottish Ale
  • Brooklyn Lager
  • Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
  • Estrella Damm Daura (Gluten Free Beer)
  • Ithaca Flower Power IPA
  • Lager Heads Bed Head Red Ale
  • Lost Coast Tangerine
  • Mt. Carmel Harvest Ale
  • Rockmill Petite Saison
  • Rockmill Tripel
  • Rogue Dead Guy Ale
  • Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale
  • Uinta Hop Nosh IPA
  • Victory Prima Pils Wheat
  • Wolf’s Ridge Beta Belgian Dubbel
  • Wolf’s Ridge Clear Sky Cream Ale
  • Wolf’s Ridge Driftwood Session IPA
  • Wolf’s Ridge Trail American Amber

Event Information:

Brew Review – A night of great craft beers with Creative Living

Date and Time:
Friday, October 17, 2014
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Grange Insurance Audubon Center
505 W. Whittier
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Grange Insurance Audubon Center is located on the Scioto River just south of downtown Columbus.

$35 for tickets purchased before October 10th, $40 after and at the door.
You’ll receive 15 tasting tickets and a custom tasting glass that’s yours to keep.
Purchase your tickets

Want to invite a friend or follow the event on Facebook? Check out the Brew Review Facebook event page.


Upcoming Event: AleFest Columbus (2013)

Upcoming Event - AleFest Columbus 2013For the 8th year in a row, AleFest is coming to Columbus! It takes place this Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. It will be held at Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Road, which is right across the street from Easton Shopping Center. It just so happens it’s conveniently located very close to many Easton restaurants, making it easy to grab a bite to eat after you’re done drinking all that beer!

If you aren’t familiar with this event, AleFest is a craft beer festival. This year they will have more than 100 breweries and over 250 craft beers including rare draught lagers and ales, as well as cask ales.

According to ThisWeek Community News there will be about 15 new breweries and 25 to 30 beers that weren’t available last year, including 4 to 6 gluten-free beers.

As you may be aware, Columbus Winter Beerfest just took place a few weeks ago, on January 11th and 12th. They had quite a selection of beers available, so AleFest has some steep competition! However, I’ve been to this event in the past and it never disappoints. Last year they had around 1,500 attendees, and expect more this year. This is a much smaller number than the crowd that showed up to Beerfest, which in my personal opinion is why this event has a much more “refined” feel to it than the melee that Beerfest seems to be trending towards.

This year, AleFest organizers are also encouraging “tropical attire,” so if you need a break from your cold winter gear, break out your favorite Hawaiian shirt. Or if you’re really brave, maybe some coconuts and a grass skirt. 😉

What To Expect:

  • Over 250 craft beers from more than 100 world-class breweries
  • Expanded draught ales and lagers & cask ales
  • Commemorative AleFest sampling glass
  • Raffle for beer collectibles
  • Retail sales of wearables and glassware
  • Silent auction featuring beer memorabilia
  • Live entertainment by Nick Mitchell
  • Food concession available

Tickets are available for advance purchase on the AleFest website for $35.00 or you may purchase tickets at the door for $40.00. Buying a ticket will get you 20 samples of craft beer, a commemorative tasting glass and a tasting guide. You must, of course, be 21 to attend, and designated driver discounts are available.

A portion of the proceeds benefits SODZ Columbus Area Homebrew Club.

If you have questions or comments regarding the upcoming AleFest, you can email, or visit the website

Post a comment if you plan to attend!