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Ohio Craft Brew Festival Presented by Heartland Bank

September 12 - 14 

Pre-sale has ended. Tickets will be available at the gate during festival hours.

The event is slated to have over twenty breweries this year. New additions to the event include: Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., Cincinnati; MadTree Brewing Co., Cincinnati; Rhinegeist Brewery, Cincinnati; Rockmill Brewery, Lancaster; Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, Columbus and Zauber Brewing Co, Columbus.Join over 20 of Ohio's best breweries at this 3 day event celebrating Ohio Craft Beer. The weekend will feature entertainment on the Elevator Brewing Co. Stage, the first ever North Market Battle of the Brew Home Brew Contest, and more!

Returning breweries include: Barley’s Brewing Company, Columbus; Buckeye Lake Brewery, Buckeye Lake; Columbus Brewing Co., Columbus; Elevator Brewing Co., Columbus; Four String Brewing Co., Columbus; Gordon Biersch, Columbus; Great Lakes Brewing Co., Cleveland; Hoof Hearted Brewing Co., Marengo; Homestead Beer Company, Heath; Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery, Athens; Lager Heads Brewing Co., Medina; Mt. Carmel Brewing Co., Cincinnati; North High Brewing, Columbus; Seventh Son Brewing Co., Columbus; Smokehouse Brewing Co., Columbus; Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., Akron; and Weasel Boy Brewing Co., Zanesville. *Breweries as of 9/2/14. Subject to change. 

Festival Hours

Friday, September 12, 7PM-10PM

Saturday, September 13, Noon-9PM

Sunday, September 14, Noon-5PM

Admission: $20 in advance (available online only) or $25 at door. Advance sales end Tuesday, September 9 at 5pm. 

Admission includes a souvenir pint glass, 10 tasting tickets and a $5 North Market "Fiver" Voucher to purchase food or goods inside of North Market. Additional taste tickets will be available for purchase at the event for $1. No refunds or exchanges on tickets.


Friday, September 12 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Opening Night and Reggae Night

7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Ohio Craft Breweries open for tasting

7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Photo booth opens for free pictures on Spruce Street

8 p.m. – 10 p.m., DJ Patrick, Reggae set on the Elevator Brewing Co. Entertainment Stage

Saturday, September 13 from Noon – 9 p.m.

Jazz Saturday

Noon – 9 p.m., Ohio Craft Breweries open for tasting

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m., Rorschach Quartet on the Elevator Brewing Co. Entertainment Stage

1 p.m.- 2 p.m., Rick Armon, “Ohio’s Booming Craft Beer Scene (and how I drink it all in.)”, Heidelberg Pavilion.

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Clave Sonic on the Elevator Brewing Co. Entertainment Stage

3 p.m. – 5 p.m., “Battle of the Brew” home brew competition presented by Seventh Son Brewing Co. & SODZ, Heidelberg Pavilion

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Victor Zancudo on the Elevator Brewing Co. Entertainment Stage

7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Derek DiCenzo Trio on the Elevator Brewing Co. Entertainment Stage

Sunday, September 14 from Noon – 5 p.m.

Funk-day Sunday

Noon – 5 p.m., Ohio Craft Breweries open for tasting

Noon – 5 p.m., Market Flea opens on the North Market plaza

Noon – 2 p.m., Sunny 95 prize wheel and music on the Elevator Brewing Co. Entertainment Stage

2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., DJ George Brazil on the Elevator Brewing Co. Entertainment Stage 

Battle of the Brew-Home Brew Competition

Saturday, September 13, 3PM-5PM, Registration open now through August 29 or until filled.

Attention all Central Ohio Home-Brewers! North Market is excited to announce the first ever Battle of the Brew at the Ohio Craft Brew Festival. The competition is sponsored by Seventh Son Brewing, SODZ and Matt the Miller's Tavern.

The competition is open to all styles of beer, no cider or mead please. All brewers must be amateur and 21 years of age or older. The competition is limited to 25 contestants and each contestant can can submit up to 2 entries for $10 per entry. Judging is pro-am style with local brewers and celebrities judging the entries.

Over 500 worth of prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, the grand prize winner leaving with Bragging Rights and the opportunity to have their recipe brewed at Seventh Son.

For detailed information and all registration forms and information, click here.

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