Columbus Beer: Recent Brewing and Deep Roots

Columbus Beer: Recent Brewing and Deep Roots

by Curtis Schieber


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Columbus Beer: Recent Brewing and Deep Roots by Curtis Schieber

Brewing in Columbus began more than two centuries ago. The taps were only turned off during Prohibition and the short pause that preceded the modern craft beer explosion. For generations, names such as Hoster, Born, Schlee and Wagner secured staunch local loyalty for their brands and earned national acclaim for their brewmasters. Today, more than thirty craft breweries ply a prosperous trade in the capital city. After huge California craft brewery Stone became serious about Columbus for its East Coast expansion, Scotland's successful BrewDog chose central Ohio for its U.S. beachhead. Author Curtis Schieber celebrates the rise, fall and triumphant return of brewing in Ohio's capital.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626199101
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 11/06/2017
Series: American Palate
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 784,741
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Author Curtis Schieber brewed his first batch of beer on January 18, 1992, with malt extract and dried yeast. and has never looked back. Most of his work hours in the last forty-two years have been spent in or around the music business. He owned a record store for most of the 1980s and promoted concerts and released records on his independent label for six years. Schieber has hosted a specialty radio show on commercial alternative radio station WWCD, CD102.5FM since January 1991. The year 2017 marks the his fifteenth at his "day job" at Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Though he spent six formative years in Mexico City, he is happily settled with his wife and two children in Columbus, Ohio, a significant market in the craft brewing movement.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

1 The Class of 1989 11

2 Early Days 35

3 Early Germans 40

4 Louis Hoster: 1836-1905 44

5 Conrad Born 62

6 Schlegel and Blenkner's Bavarian Brewery (including Nicholas Schlee and Biehl & Schlegel) 70

7 Stock and Saloon-Owned Breweries 77

8 Consolidation: The Hoster-Golumbus Associated Breweries 89

9 Prohibition 98

10 August Wagner 105

11 Epilogue: Craft Brew Settles In, 2011-Present 137

Appendix 151

Bibliography 165

Index 171

About the Author 176

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Columbus Beer: Recent Brewing and Deep Roots 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
A great book detailing the history of beer in Columbus Ohio. A good read for any beer enthusiast that has lived in the capital city and enjoys local beer.