Columbus Craft Beer Week to Culminate with Six One Pour: The Ohio Craft Beer Fest
Columbus, Ohio – Top off the inaugural Columbus Craft Beer Week with Six One Pour: The Ohio Craft Beer Fest Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill at the historic Brewmasters Gate in the heart of the Brewery District. More than two dozen Ohio craft breweries will be pouring samples of their unique beers, including all seven of the collaboration beers created specifically for Columbus Craft Beer Week. The event will also feature live music, a special menu by Chipotle Mexican Grill, the CD102.5 Scene Team and the final judging for the Tallest Tap Handle contest. Six One Pour is supported by Chipotle Mexican Grill, CD102.5FM, 614 Media Group, Boelter Beverage, Uber Columbus and World of Beer.
“As if Columbus Craft Beer Week, a whole nine days devoted to craft beer weren’t enough,” said Mary MacDonald, Executive Director of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association. “We’re going to cap it all with an event featuring the best of our local breweries and beers along with great food and music in a setting that recalls Columbus’ rich brewing history. It’s the perfect ending for a spectacular week of craft beer celebration!”
Participating breweries include: Actual Brewing, Barley’s Brewing Company, The Brew Kettle, Buckeye Lake Brewery, Christian Moerlein Brewing Company, Columbus Brewing Company, Elevator Brewery, Fat Head’ s Brewery, Four String Brewing, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Homestead Beer Co., Jackie O’s Brewery, Land-Grant Brewing Company, Lineage Brewing, MadTree Brewing, North High Brewing, The Phoenix Brewing Company, Pigskin Brewing Company, Rhinegeist Brewery, Sam Adams Brewery, Seventh Son Brewing, Sideswipe Brewing, Smokehouse Brewing Company, Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, Warped Wing Brewing Company, Weasel Boy Brewing Company, Willoughby Brewing Company, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, Yellow Springs Brewery, Zaftig Brewing and Zauber Brewing Company. Special props to our sponsoring breweries: Actual Brewing Company, Barley’s Brewing Company, The Brew Kettle, Buckeye Lake Brewery, Columbus Brewing Company, Elevator Brewing Company, Four String Brewing, Homestead Beer Company, Jackie O’s Brewery, North High Brewing, The Phoenix Brewing Company, Samuel Adams Brewery, Smokehouse Brewing Company and Yellow Springs Brewery.
Schedule for Six One Pour: The Ohio Craft Beer Fest
- 4:00 p.m. – VIP and Enthusiast Member early entry and beer sampling begins
- 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – music by The Lovebenders, one of Central Ohio’s most popular cover bands
- 5:00 p.m. – General Admission entry
- 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Tallest Tap Handle contest judging on the stage
- 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – music by Matt Monta, a mix of original music and covers
- 9:00 p.m. – Six One Pour ends but you can move on to an after-party at 16-Bit Bar+ Arcade, Double Happiness or World of Beer Brewery District
Six One Pour: The Ohio Craft Beer Fest Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill is organized by the Ohio Craft Brewers Association and will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. General admission tickets are $40 in advance ($50 at the door) and include a souvenir glass and 20 tasting tickets for 4 oz. samples. VIP tickets are $75 in advance ($85 at the door) and include early admission at 4:00 p.m. and Enthusiast Membership to the Ohio Craft Brewers Association (complete with a Drink Beer Made Here t-shirt). Designated Driver tickets are available for $12 each and include a non-alcoholic beverage. Tickets are limited and available online at www.beerfesttickets.com/sixonepour. All proceeds from Six One Pour: The Ohio Craft Beer Fest benefits the Ohio Craft Brewers Association.
Chipotle Mexican Grill will offer their signature barbacoa and Sofritas tacos, with the addition of pickled vegetables, available for purchase by event guests for $5. Proceeds from taco sales will benefit an organization important to Chipotle’s Food With Integrity vision, the Stratford Ecological Center. The non-profit educational organic farm and nature preserve is dedicated to the education of children and adults in understanding the relationships between living things and their environment.
In addition to providing food at the event, Chipotle has also partnered with Columbus Brewing Company to spice up their signature Columbus Bodhi DIPA beer. A habanero and a citrus infused specialty beer will be offered exclusively at the Six One Pour event to pair with Chipotle’s taco offerings.
Chipotle Marketing Strategist Sarah Russell explains the partnership. “At Chipotle Mexican Grill, we’ve worked closely with a number of local breweries throughout the country to produce one-of-a-kind beers for our Cultivate Festivals. With Six One Pour, we’re now able to bring this collaborative partnership to Columbus, get in front of beer aficionados in the community, and showcase how our food pairs with our favorite local beers.”
Founded in 2007, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is a nonprofit guild that exists to promote and preserve Ohio’s unified craft brewing industry. We aspire to be recognized as the industry leader for preserving the art of making high-quality, unique craft beer; to serve as the unified voice for craft brewers across the state; to advocate on behalf of the Ohio Craft beer industry; to contribute to systemic, local community development by driving economic and job growth, while creating experiences that bring people together; and to serve as a beacon for local production and manufacturing through craft beer, resulting in diverse product choices for consumers. ###
Contact: Mary MacDonald, Executive Director
Ohio Craft Brewers Association