Columbus, Ohio, August 2015 —
Although I was only in Columbus for a day trip, I still found time for a visit to a local brewpub. My meeting was in downtown Columbus, just a couple of blocks away from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus.
I ordered a flight of six beers:
- Mogabi, a refreshing Wheat Pale Ale (5.5%)
- Bear-Ass Pale Ale, a classic American Pale Ale (6.5%)
- Three Frogs IPA, a well-balanced and strong IPA (7.6%)
- Dirty Dick’s Nut Brown Ale, a mellow Brown Ale (6.0%)
- Session IPA, a hoppy and easy-drinking IPA (4.2%)
- Original English IPA, a strong English-style IPA (6.9%)
I also had a small glass of Pinch Hit Pilsner, a classic European-style Pilsner, because the server brought it to me by mistake. I enjoyed the three IPAs on the menu, but my favorite was Mogabi, the hoppy wheat beer. After my flight, I had a 12-ounce glass of Mogabi as my dessert.
The beer was excellent, and so was the food. I started with an order of pork-stuffed Pot Stickers, served in a spicy broth made with the Nut Brown Ale. With my taste buds well-stoked, I had a Honey Habanero Chicken sandwich with Cajun fries on the side. Dee-licious! I wish I had time to pull up a stool at the gorgeous wooden bar and stay longer.
The local beer sampling didn’t end at Elevator. On my way out of town, I grabbed a Columbus brew at the airport – an IPA from Columbus Brewing Company (6.5%). This beautiful, pale orange hoppy IPA paired perfectly with my Buffalo Chicken Flatbread.Follow @boabeerblog