Taft’s Brewing Company expands with new Columbus brewpub

Taft’s Brewing Company expands with new Columbus brewpub
[Courtesy of Taft's Brewing Co.] (Source: Taft's Brewing Co.)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -A Queen City brewery is expanding once again, this time with its eyes on the state capitol.

Taft’s Brewing Company is set to open a brewpub in the “Gravity” development in Columbus’ Franklinton neighborhood.

Brewery managers said the brewery and New Haven-style pizza pub will occupy a “sizable” indoor/outdoor space at Gravity. The development is slated to include apartments, offices and retailers.

The new Taft’s location will take over a 5,800-square-foot space at Gravity and will feature an extensive patio.

[Courtesy of Taft's Brewing Co.]
[Courtesy of Taft's Brewing Co.] (Source: KaufmanDev)

Managing Partner David Kassling said the brewery will feature a game room and a stage for music and comedy acts. Taft’s is slated to open in November 2019.

“We love that Franklinton is an up-and-coming area. And we love the neighborhood’s arts culture, which really fits the roots of our brand. We think it’s going to be a homerun,” Kassling said via a release. “Columbus, like Cincinnati, has a great population of beer drinkers, and they’ve shown us in our bar and grocery business that there’s a demand for our beer. It’s truly an honor for our whole team to have the opportunity to take the leap to another great Ohio city."

Taft’s currently operate a brewpub in Over-the-Rhine in a restored turn-of-the-century church, and a taproom and production facility in Spring Grove Village.

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