Cincy beer lovers, rejoice: The Queen City will soon be home to another taproom to satisfy your sudzy desires.
Columbus-based brewery North High Brewing plans to open a location in Hyde Park Square (2722 Erie Ave.) as early as this December.
The concept behind the brewery was born from two students who met in graduate school at The Ohio State University. Founders Gavin Meyers and Tim Ward "recognized an opportunity to bring a new kind of brewery to Columbus: one that focuses on the EXPERIENCE of brewing," says a release.
Initially, NHB leaned on a "brew-your-own beer" premise, in which they assisted customers in making their own beers. "We have since evolved to a full production brewery," says Heidi Oliver, marketing manager of the brand. "Jason McKibben joined North High in 2014 as Brewmaster and partner to lead the production expansion. Jason has been a professional brewer for 20 years, including as Senior Brewmaster at Anheuser-Busch."
The brewery's flagship taproom is located in Columbus' Short North District and opened in 2012. NHB has since expanded to two additional Ohio locations — one in Dublin and another in Springfield. Oliver says they eventually plan to open locations in Cleveland, Indiana and Kentucky.
The forthcoming Cincinnati taproom is collaborating with co-working space COhatch, and will be utilized as a co-working environment until 4 p.m. daily, after which it will begin serving brews from its 16 taps, as well as eats — a configuration that the brand shares with their Dublin and Springfield taprooms.
According to Oliver, NHB will always have 20 fresh beers in rotation, including their best seller Honey Wheat ale, which is made with local honey and is available year-round. In addition to brews, the taproom will offer a menu focused on pizza and salads, which Oliver explains is "an easy food to network over, which is appealing to our COhatch co-working members."
The brewery is currently building their staff ahead of their December opening. To apply, visit northhighbrewing.com.