Brewpub poised to open in Clintonville in 2015

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The owners of Lineage Brewing, which is set to open in Clintonville next year, are (from left): Jessica Byrne, Jessica Page, Carey Hall Mike Byrne.

Clintonville’s getting a brewpub.

Lineage Brewing will take over roughly 2,700 square feet of space in a small street center near the Olentangy Village apartment complex.

It will occupy the three south bays of a former car wash, south of Valvoline and La Patrona.

The owners all are Clintonville residents: husband and wife Mike and Jessica Byrne, Jessica Page and Carey Hall.

A 2015 opening date is planned.

“Our objective was always Clintonville,” Mike Byrne said. “We looked outside but it didn’t feel right.

“We wanted Clintonville to know who we were,” he said. “We’re not an investment firm. We’re not a development firm. We’re people in the community who want to make the community better.”

Byrne, the head brewer at Buckeye Lake Brewing Co. and a longtime home brewer, said Lineage will have a seven-barrel system for on-site production. The plan is to offer all Lineage beers in 12 to 16 handles, but the place might offer other brewery options when it first opens.

It also will have food, but the menu has not even reached the development stage, Byrne said.

“It’s going to be pretty basic to start with,” Byrne said. “Food is an important thing and want to have that for people”

He likes being among a crowd of popular establishments: Harvest, Aladdin’s, Lavash and Growl.

“It seems like a really nice community, to be in right there,” Byrne said.

He said choosing a name wasn’t easy.

“We knew we wanted something that would not only represent who we are, but also who we wanted to become,” he said. “Lineage Brewing just felt right. To us, Lineage Brewing means caring about where you came from and contributing to what you leave behind.”

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