April 21, 2010 | By Pete Lawrence
We recently interviewed Eric Bean, brewmaster of Columbus Brewing Company before our March craft beer event. Eric discusses how he got into brewing, the challenges of being a small brewery, and what's new and exciting for Columbus Brewing Company, including the 2010: A Hop Odyssey series.
April 13, 2010 | By Pete Lawrence
We were able to get a few minutes with Matt Wehmeyer of Red Ear Brewing at the Cincinnati Beerfest a few weeks ago. He told us a little bit about what Red Ear is up to, how it began and where they're going from here. I was really impressed with the beers they had at the festival, and would recommend them to anyone in the Cincinnati area. They're based in Fort Thomas, KY, which is just over the river, and are part of Vito's Cafe. Of course they're going slow and cautious as they grow and gain popularity, but based on what I sampled, including the tremendous Big Al's Nut Brown Ale, I would guess it won't be long before they are doing pretty well.