Elevate your taste

Elevator Brewing Company invites guests to come and “encounter the unexpected.” In this case, they’re talking about the ghosts that reportedly inhabit the historical Columbia building where the Draught House is located. One thing you can definitely expect is good beer.

Elevator Brewing Co. sits in the heart of Columbus, just a few blocks from Nationwide Arena, the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Short North. Built over one hundred years ago, the Columbia building used to house a saloon, distillery and billiards bar until prohibition. Thanks to Elevator, it’s still the place to go for libations.

They’ve still got the billiards, too. Two beautifully restored tables dating back to 1891 and 1884 highlight the dedication to the quality craftsmanship of times past. That same dedication to quality can be seen in the Ohio craft beer industry, especially at Elevator.

A beer loving father and son team founded Elevator in 1999. The name comes from their first location, a small town grain elevator. Well into their second decade of brewing, Elevator has had the time to establish themselves as an Ohio staple.

While it is definitely worth a trip to Columbus to visit Elevator, you can find their beer for sale all over Athens year-round, and of course, during Ohio Brew Week. Some great easy-to-find offerings include Three-Frogs IPA and the “Bleeding Buckeye” Red Ale. The latter is a perfect game day beer, obviously. For a stronger offering, find “Big Vic” Imperial IPA named after Elevator’s brewmaster, Vic Schiltz.

Elevator’s invitation to “encounter the unexpected” applies to Ohio Brew Week as well. While you can definitely expect great beers, you never know what unique offerings you’ll find in town. One thing we do know is that you should seek out some Elevator Brewing Company brews for yourself.